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The Thin Man and More: The Best William Powell Movies

John Farr | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This actor, who'd earn screen immortality playing detective Nick Charles in 1934's The Thin Man, is someone I'd watch in most anything. What set him apart?

She Was The Very First Blonde Bombshell

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 03.12.2013 | Style

Seriously, she was way sexier than Marilyn.

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.

Marilyn Monroe: Still Dead. Still Selling. How Come?

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.

Makeup Through the Ages: A Fresh Spin on Beauty Classics

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Elizabeth Taylor's passing really got me thinking about looks that defined that time. I've taken each statement from the 1920s to 1980s and put a new spin on it.

Sue Wong Brings Vintage Hollywood Glamour to LA Fashion Week

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

 Pictured: The designer, Sue Wong at her Los Angeles Spring 2011 show. (Photo: M. Hall) You really can't say that LA Fashion Week is really L...

The Runways of Yesterday: 9 Designers Worth Revisiting

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

Fashion often looks to the past for inspiration. This fall, history is in great evidence: surrealist flourishes from the 1940s abound; shoulder pads and neons from 1980s saturate clothing lines at all levels.

A Wistful Champagne Toast to William Powell

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

One of the finest actors and leading men from Hollywood's Golden Age, William Powell was born towards the end of this month way back in 1892. It's unlikely most people under 30 would even recognize his name, which is sad, but also easily remedied.

15 Top Movies That Should Be On DVD, But Aren't

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I firmly believe that what we consume by way of popular entertainment helps determine the overall quality of our lives.