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A Simple Explanation For Why People In Old Movies Seem To Talk Funny

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty

Ever watch a black-and-white movie and wonder why the actors sound sort of funny? A video from BrainStuff explains why the people in old movies might ...

Was Lili St. Cyr an Accidental Feminist?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 09.15.2016 | Books
Leslie Zemeckis

I am praised for showing Lili to be a one such; a pioneer, a free-thinking independent woman. Yet, I had to question, was she a feminist?

Walking on the Street of Dreams -- Hollywood Boulevard

Rich Grant | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel
Rich Grant

It has taken decades and billions of dollars of investment, but today, Hollywood Boulevard is finally coming back to its glorious past.

Does Hollywood Think It's Not As Good As It Used to Be? Apparently So

Dick Guttman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Hooray for Hollywood now refers more to the past than the present. The movie capital has in inferiority complex when it compares itself to prior glories.

Changing The Neighborhood Engulfs Their Old Hollywood Home

Los Angeles Times | Nita Lelyveld | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

For nearly 40 years, Sam Fuller has made his home in the Villa Carlotta, a 1920s Hollywood apartment building whose Juliet balconies and wrought-iron ...

The Legacy of Rita Hayworth

Lisa Lori | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Lisa Lori

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Rita Hayworth Gala in New York City as a guest of my dear friends Robin and Roger Meltzer.

The Eyes Still Have It: Glamour-Inspired Makeup

Marina Chetner | Posted 12.09.2014 | Style
Marina Chetner

It's all about more is more, where layers of shadow, liner, pencil, and mascara are applied with a dash of nonchalance to keep it in the present. I do abide by one rule, and that is to highlight one feature. Lips get a swipe of rosy gloss or lipstick in a nude hue.

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

She was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 to two Jewish immigrants. She was immortalized as "Lauren Bacall" for her smoky voice, come-hither looks, flirtatious wit.

Bringing Bette Davis Back

Sheril Antonio | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

It always surprises me to think about just how much she contributed to an era of filmmaking -- gracing screens large and small from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Where Lucy Became a Redhead and Marilyn Became a Blonde: Historic Max Factor Building Chronicles Hollywood Beauty Biz

Bob Richter | Posted 06.14.2014 | Style
Bob Richter

The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.

He Put on a Show: A Memory of Mickey Rooney

David S. Simon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Mickey Rooney was not just a star. He was one of the grand, anointed MGM stars whose constellation featured the greatest talent ever assembled on any soundstage.

Louise Brooks' Star Shines Brighter Than Ever

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

The silent film star, famous for both her sleek dark bob and role as Lulu in Pandora's Box, is undergoing a revival. The actress -- her image and legend, are seemingly everywhere.

LOOK: Can You Guess Which Icon's Son This Is?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty

Seems like Fred Astaire's legendary moves were genetic. This photo captures the actor and dancer mid-swing with his son, Fred Jr., for a 1941 i...

Hollywood's New Address

Joel L. Watts | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Joel L. Watts

With audience appreciation in decline and independents rising, are we likely to see a return to what made Hollywood great? There is hope in the form of a recently published work, The Address of Happiness.

PHOTOS: Inspiration For An Old Hollywood Wedding

Posted 06.23.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Nothing says glamorous like old Hollywood, and the lush ivory details, rich gold and silver accents, white fur and fe...

"Mexican Spitfire" Mystery Solved After 7 Decades!

Barbara Schroeder | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Barbara Schroeder

Thanks to a source close to the case, my co-author had found the only known official photo from the death scene. Here, published for the first time, a look at how Lupe Velez really died.

Hollywood Glamour At Its Most Irresistible

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

George Hurrell went from a Cincinnati-born art student considering life as a priest to the bearer of the almighty title: "Grand Seigneur of the Hollyw...

Anna Almendrala

LOOK: You'll Adore These Vintage Holiday Photos | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.05.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- For Alison Martino, long-time TV producer and creator of the online community Vintage Los Angeles, it can be difficult to feel the holi...

Intimate Shots Of Hollywood's Greatest Starlets

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts

By Kate Phillips The diverse and lengthy career of photographer Eve Arnold, who passed away earlier this year, not long before her 100th birthday, ...

How I Was Almost a Movie Star

Alan Shayne | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Alan Shayne

I thought, if I had gone to Hollywood at that time, I might have been spoiled by success, adulation, sex, drugs and thinking I was better than everyone else.

Dale Olson: "I Lived My Life My Own Way"

Tom Gregory | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.

Happy Birthday, Marilyn

Lois Banner | Posted 07.31.2012 | Celebrity
Lois Banner

A deeply spiritual individual and a believer in astrology, Monroe considered her sign -- Gemini, identified with "the twins" -- to be an indicator of who she was: "I was born under the same sign as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Queen Victoria and Walt Whitman."

The Ten Best Audrey Hepburn Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2012-05-10-Screenshot20120510at1.50.52PM.jpgLast Friday, iconic star Audrey Hepburn would have turned 83. Sixty years after she won an Academy Award, she still represents something important and aspirational to the young women today.

Classic Hollywood Stars And Starlets In A Whole New Light

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

The smoldering gaze, the flirtatious smirk, the incredible jewelry collection... who knows what gives a Hollywood starlet that magical razzle-dazzle. ...

Clark Gable: King of Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we kick off Oscar month tomorrow, we also honor the birthday of Clark Gable, who picked up a statuette at the seventh Academy Awards ceremony in 1935.