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Shirley Jones at the Café Carlyle: People Will Say We're in Love

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Partridge Family mom took center stage at the Café Carlyle this week, singing classics from the American musical theater, and recounting anecdote...

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

Of Phil Spector, Marshmallows and Ebb Tides

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and ...

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Local Hero: A 30th Anniversary Ceilidh

Donald Liebenson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

Director Bill Forsyth's Local Hero, starring Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster, recently marked its 30th anniversary. To ex.erience Local Hero is to be besotted by it, much like the film's main character,

George McGovern And The Star-Studded, Wild Campaign Of 1972

Michele Willens | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I recall three days traveling the state with McGovern's daughter, (who would later die tragically in the snow), Jon Voight, (times have changed) Candy Bergen, Ben Gazzara and a few others. I have never had so much fun and for all the right reasons.

The Best Navy Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, a slew of outstanding Navy-themed films have furnished us with a variety of salty celluloid adventures worth catching. The following dozen titles comprise my own personal favorites.

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.

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.

Burt Lancaster: Always Larger Than Life

John Farr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Perhaps Brando was thought to be a better actor, and other stars may have proved more popular in any given year, but over the long haul, few would make stronger movie choices more consistently than Burt Lancaster. Here are just 10 of them.

10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

John Farr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

Heartthrob: Alain Delon Turns 75

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those younger readers unfamiliar with him, how best to summarize this actor? Well, let's put it this way: in terms of authentic heartthrobs, before there was Johnny Depp, there was Alain Delon.

The Man Who Was Tony Curtis

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

It was Curtis' combination of toughness and vulnerability -- his predatory sexual magnetism and the almost female quality to his beauty -- that would make his career.

The Story Behind Tony Curtis' Sweet Smell of Success

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Even before he died last week, any mention of Tony Curtis made most people think of Billy Wilder's classic Some Like it Hot. But for me, it was and will always be Sweet Smell of Success.

Two Passing Greats: A Tribute to Arthur Penn and Tony Curtis

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

One had to acknowledge and admire Tony Curtis's sheer spirit and zest. But while Curtis was the ultimate public personality, filmmaker Arthur Penn, who died two days ago, was basically a private man.

They Sure Don't Make 'Em Like They Used to: A Tribute to Deborah Kerr

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The late Deborah Kerr was the kind of star and personality we rarely see anymore: a lady first and foremost, who, even playing women of dubious virtue, projected an innate sense of class, dignity, even nobility.

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

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.

For Memorial Day, the Best War Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

These special movies not only recreate the horror of combat, but also portray the human toll war takes beyond those who fall on the field of battle.

Where Is Lee Marvin When We Really Need Him?

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I look at the new action movies coming out, and I have to wonder: Where's our new Lee Marvin? The manly man, the bad guy turned good guy, the guy who's so ugly he's almost beautiful, the guy who takes no prisoners?

Jean Simmons Dead: 'Guys and Dolls' Actress Dies At 80

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywood's top actors made her a mid-century film icon, has ...

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

What Sarah Palin and Other Patriotic Traitors Think About Health Care Reform: "Soylent Green Is People!"

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

When I call Sarah Palin a patriotic traitor, I'm not equating her with Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, or Kim Philby. I have no reason to doubt that she loves the United States.

Men's Iconic Swimsuit Movie Moments: Which Is Hottest? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Memorable swimsuit moments in film may inspire visions of bikini-clad icons like Phoebe Cates or Bo Derek, but Hollywood men sometimes steal the show ...