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Lean In to Your Unique Dreams

Areva Martin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I leaned in to my ambitions despite my fear. I decided I had no choice but to forge ahead using what has always gotten me through the toughest periods of my life: faith and hard work.

Lost Movie by First Film Superstar Found

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

More than a century ago, a petite and rather pretty young actress then known only as the "Biograph girl" and "Little Mary" appeared in Their First Misunderstanding, a comedy about young newlyweds.

Famous Movie Discovered In A Barn

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment

KEENE, N.H. — Carpenter Peter Massie has come across some interesting finds over the years – antique bottles, old newspapers stuffed in wa...

On Top Of The Magic Flagpole Of Celebrity

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 07.28.2013 | Celebrity
Malcolm Boyd

"If I should make just one slip, I'd slide down the entire way. There was no escaping the feeling that some people far below apparently hated me. "

2013 MTV Movie Awards Swag Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 06.15.2013 | Style
Zorianna Kit

In the days prior to Sunday's MTV Movie Awards hosted by Rebel Wilson, nominees, presenters and celebs had a chance to visit some gifting suites in th...

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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Mary Pickford Tour Comes to Bay Area

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 04.01.2013 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies was published to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of the silent era's most accomplished, most popular and most beloved stars. Recently, its author answered some questions about her new book and the importance of Pickford.

Would You Wear This '20s Look?

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Although she was affectionately called the "girl with the curls" by American audiences and played childhood roles well into her twenties, Mary Pickfor...

Silent Movies -- When the Stars Were Intriguing

Mark Juddery | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

You've probably heard old-timers talk about how movie stars aren't as good as they used to be. This is a little unfair -- plenty of fine actors are working in the movies -- but in one respect, the new stars really aren't a patch on the stars of yore.

Who Is Cool, What Is Cool

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 07.15.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Is cool necessary for a public life? I think it helps. There seems to be a yearning -- even a need -- for shading and variation in tone and color and meaning. Celebrity requires it if a celebrity is to survive.

After "The Artist" Wins Best Picture, Mary Pickford, Silent-Film Icon Orphaned by Parent Foundation

Debra Levine | Posted 05.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Debra Levine

Mary Pickford (1892-1979), Hollywood's original "Artist," was the world's first movie superstar, known internationally as the original "America's Sweetheart."

Rolling Down a River, Drowning in Denial

George Heymont | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The cost of maintaining a family secret often turns out to be far more dramatic than previously imagined. This summer, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival screened two classics that showed the devastating effect such secrets can have on a family.

Good Time Charlie: The Sheen of Hollywood's Restored Rogue Archetype

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

In repossessing his previously successful persona, Charlie Sheen is now tweaking it into a narrative only Hollywood's long-gone "Rogue" Archetype can ...

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.