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Mickey Rooney Will Be Buried Among Hollywood Royalty

AP | Posted 04.12.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty. A judge signed off Friday on an agreement between Rooney's survi...

Old School Hollywood Royalty

George Heymont | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Once upon a time, Hollywood stars were worshipped like gods and goddesses. No photographers were trying to snap pants-less crotch shots as someone stepped from a car. Nor were they terrorizing people in traffic and threatening the lives of innocent bystanders with their self-aggrandizing stunts.

Learning From the Masters

George Heymont | Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

If you want to see an example of creativity as "intelligence having fun," watch the opening sequence from 1920's The Scarecrow as the 5'6" Buster Keaton and 6'3" Joe Roberts sit down to one of the most elaborately choreographed breakfasts you will ever see in your life.

Magic on the Screen at Silent Film Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

There is a folk tale / fairy tale feel to this month's San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The festival's upcoming winter event, a now annual day-long series of screenings at the Castro Theater, takes place on Saturday, February 16.

The Lady Who Basically Created Hollywood Has A Valentine's Day Look For You

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 02.13.2013 | Style

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LOOK: The 'Latin Lovers' And The Starlets Of Hollywood's Golden Age

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In 2011, Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" revived the black and white silent film, earning ten Oscar nominations and winning five awards. Among t...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

George Heymont | Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

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The Rich Live Different Lives From the Rest of Us

George Heymont | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Starring Freida Pinto as a poor, young Indian woman working at a hotel whose physical beauty catches the eye of the spoiled, wealthy son of an Indian businessman, Trishna rests on a painful foundation of rigid caste distinctions, male privilege, and the limited opportunities.

The More They Rehearse, the Better They Fall

George Heymont | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Most creative talents have a professional bag of tricks they like to employ in the course of creating art. From alliteration to asymmetry, from pointilism to pizzicato, these gimmicks help startle an audience and add to an artist's personal style.

Actor Jean Dujardin Speaks Up About Keeping Silent

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

M0dern audiences have no relationship with the silent films with which cinematic history began. That makes The Artist perhaps the gutsiest new release of the year-end season.

Movie review: The Artist

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Artist may be the year's most brightly imaginative and purely enjoyable film. It may also be the toughest sell. How many people, after all, will ...

Creative Cultural Cross Referencing (How to Link Stephen Sondheim to the Original Siamese Twins)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Let's look at two recent events, play a little cultural mashup, and examine the results.