Although she was to become one of world's most alluring sex symbols, Marilyn Monroe's start in life was very, very far from glamorous. Born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson spent most of her childhood in and out of foster homes and orphanages.
Here's my deepest concern about the Global Family Reunion: Has the marketing of it been so successful that we're in danger of changing the definition of genealogy? The interest in famous cousins has always been there, but has its prominence in the GFR's PR campaign been such that many will think that's the whole point?
In Ireland nearly every stranger you meet engages you in a bit, or more than a bit, of talk. An oldish priest entered behind me as I asked the receptionist where I might find Father Horgan.
Last year at the Carlyle, Hilty was pregnant. Her television series Smash had ended, and was the focus of her show. This year and much to her surprise, as she said, not only does the memory linger, but Smash has become a cult classic
Today, pin-up is enjoying a popular revival. Modern-day pin-up girls, like HellCath and others, have grown out of the subcultures of Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture and then been taken mainstream by social networking heavy hitters.
Everyone needs role models -- people we can look up to and emulate such as world leaders, brain surgeons, architectural geniuses, mathematical wizards, artists, rocket scientists, writers ... sex symbols. Here are 12 original sex symbols we can thank for blazing the trail.
What do Judy Garland, Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, and two horses named Romy and Rocky all have in common? I would normally come up with many witty, even snide retorts, but what I now know for sure is that they were all married at the same famous "Little Church of the West" in sunny Las Vegas. Yes, you read that right.
It's the mecca for Hollywood's elite, a home to stars and high society patrons, it remains one of the most iconic hotels in the world. Nothing can compare to its history or compete with its 12 lush acres of tropical gardens and exotic flowers... just ask Journey he's been on the prowl.
With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to invest in a nice piece or set of luggage that will i...
For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence. One can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.
I don't like to dress for Halloween, but I do love dressing my Chihuahua, Jerry. Clearly, I'm not alone. The National Retail Federation estimates we humans spend $350 million on Halloween pet costumes. You're welcome.
After more than three decades on top, Madonna has never been more relevant, more powerful or more interesting than she is at this very moment. How in the world does she do it?
The retro pin-up look from the 1940s and 1950s, which was popularized by the likes of Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and pin-up icon Bettie Page, is increasingly being seen everywhere around the world.
Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.
Bond's written 22 books since she retired decades ago. Bond uses only two criteria when allowing real patients onto her imaginary couch: They have to be women and she has to love them as people.
Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.