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Ava Gardner

'Frank and Ava' Is a Sensational Love Story, Remembered Today on the 16th Anniversary of His Death

Jay Weston | Posted 07.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As I said, it will make a terrific feature film, or cable movie. Yes, no one may ever create the same magic of these two incandescent stars... but it will be fun to see it tried.

Turning Adversity Into Strength: Madeleine's Journey From Losing Her Hearing to Creating a State of the Art Vintage Store Fantasy

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style
Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

With the resoluteness of her Jackie O canary ensemble, Madeleine has faced hardships that'd make Whatever Happened to Baby Jane seem like a family comedy.

Can You Hear Us Now? Ethnic Spa Goers Are Speaking

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

For ethnic spa goers, many times the preliminary conversation to determine what we use on our skin, why we use it and what we expect to achieve from our facial is omitted. Were you aware that such a conversation should even take place?

Frightway to Stardom (Part IV)

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Farrah Fawcett living as a citizen of a futuristic society! Peter Falk undergoing mesmerization by a supernatural mirror! Ava Gardner being menaced by Bela Lugosi!

From Hollywood to the Runway: Dennis Basso Spring 2014

Lisa Siva | Posted 11.03.2013 | Style
Lisa Siva

With New York Fashion Week around the corner, designer Dennis Basso offers a sneak peek at his upcoming collection for spring.

Where 1950s Divorcés Went For A 'Six Week Cure'

Theresa Iker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Divorce
Theresa Iker

The year was 1951. Right at the time that many associate with Leave it to Beaver and postwar domestic bliss, Marilu Norden's married life was shattered.

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

Liz Smith | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

In reading "Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations" which contain all of Evans' (and Ava's) notes on her life story -- up to the point she quit the project -- one senses Miss Gardner did not want to finish the book.

First Nighter: Sutton Foster, Jeanine Tesori, Brian Crawley Make Violet Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

So extraordinarily good was the one-night Encores! Off-Center staged concert reading of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman, that it calls for some serious transfer-it-somewhere-else-fast thinking.

The Pre-Holiday Rush Begins in Earnest

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

Thursday night was a busy one in the city, and I used it as an opportunity to check out some of the holiday windows on Madison Avenue before heading to a much anticipated spa opening downtown.

At Age 97, The Last Of The Great Cocktail Pianists Looks Back On His Life & Career

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

At age 97, more than eight decades into his remarkable career, Irving Fields is the last of the original generation of cocktail pianists who tickled the ivories in Manhattan's swankiest nightspots in the 1930s and '40s.

PHOTOS: Ava Gardner's Timeless Looks

The Huffington Post | Jada Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Like many unsuspecting to-be stars, Ava Gardner was visiting New York City when her sister’s husband took her portrait and decided to hang it up in ...

Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Should we call him "Spartacus"? Or "Champion"? Both names certainly fit the man. Kirk Douglas turns 95 tomorrow, and he is still very much with us.

First Nighter: Cy Coleman's Best is Yet to Come is Here Now at 59E59 Theaters

David Finkle | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The best is yet to come? Not this time. It's already here as it deliciously unfolds by way of singers Sally Mayes, Lillias White and Rachel York.

Where Have All the Playboys Gone?

Staar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Staar

Playboys are not aficionados of hookers, whores and porn stars. Playboys of yesteryear were openly and unapologetically faithless rakes, but they adored, loved, and consumed women.

The Top Father/Son Movie Stars, Bar None

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With advance apologies to Lloyd and Jeff Bridges, Henry and Peter Fonda, Martin and Charlie Sheen, this special designation belongs to Kirk and Michael Douglas.

Woman Of Style: Katherine Johnstone, Vintage Goddess

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's easy for Cate Blanchett or Kiera Knightley to look glorious on the red carpet: they have gaggles of stylists, make-up artists, and the world's...