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When Comedy Was Clean and Comediennes Were King

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those wanting a respite from today's low, "in-your-face" brand of comedy, here are a few tried-and-true classics featuring these top screen comediennes. These special ladies made us laugh -- and feel smart -- at the same time.

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.

Is Today's Film Comedy in the Toilet?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I continue to be nostalgic for comedy that doesn't require constant profanity or a surfeit of fart gags to succeed, that relies instead on subtle, clever scripts and witty dialogue; movies that in the end give their audiences some credit for brains and taste.

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even though Entertainment Weekly named him the 16th-best film director of all time, if I mention the name Ernst Lubitsch to my own middle-aged contemporaries, I usually get a hazy look.

Vanity Fair's Coverage of the White House State Dinner: A Namedropping Guide

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The author was obviously trying to put the 2009 dinner in context with how previous years' affairs went. But he may have gotten a bit carried away in including quite so many characters, even as afterthoughts.

Cleopatra and Egyptian Fashion in Film

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

Fashion inevitably looks to history to interpret and re-interpret previous fashion trends. The Egyptian style has been adopted and interpreted by practically every generation.

Is There Finally Some Oscar Hope for Star Trek?"

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

We're well into Oscar season and I've been despairing for Star Trek, a sensational reboot of the sci-fi franchise that offers the smart, broadly appealing entertainment that Hollywood does best.

The Best Train Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

In a host of movies, the train has served as a microcosm of modern society, and the individual's potential risk and conflict within it.

Let's Bring Back ... 10 Things That Are Ready For A Comeback

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

Ladies and Gentlemen: To honor the launch of Huffington Post's new Style section, I present the seventh installment of my Let's Bring Back series. A...