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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.

The Anti-Gatsby

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Great Gatsby is days away from public unveiling, but there's such a media storm around it I feel like I've already seen it. So I'm turning my attention to the anti-Gatsby. Which turns out also to have been written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Kirk Douglas Is Spartacus at Academy Screening!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night at the at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences they screened a new 70 mm print of Spartacus. Producer/Star Kirk Douglas, 95, was present with wife Anne, and engaged in a vigorous Q&A session.

Ann Brenoff

Holy Batman! City's Real Estate World Rocks With Talk Of $150 Million Listing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles

The #1 Rule of Real Estate: You can ask any price you want; it doesn't mean you'll get it. The #2 Rule of Real Estate: If you have the highest pric...

Tony Curtis Art Collection Goes To Auction

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Paintings, sculptures and other collectibles that once belonged to Tony Curtis are hitting the auction block. Darren Julien, president...

The 2011 Academy Awards: It Gets a C-Plus at Best

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

You know the writers are in trouble when they have to rely upon Hathaway's mother and Franco's grandmother to help out in the audience. All in all the show was mediocre, but not a disaster.

In a Mostly Caucasian Oscar Year, a Tribute to Sidney Poitier

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

There are some celebrities who, by virtue of what they represent and contribute beyond their talent, become something more than simply what their chosen profession would indicate.

Dead Folks 2010: Everyone's Pushing Up Roses

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Iconic Arts Figures Who Passed in 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Whether cut short or lived to the fullest, the end of the calendar year provides a somber moment of reflection to honor the lives of artists who've pa...

Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween Queen Makes the Scene

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

Elegant, astute and ticklishly real, Jamie Lee Curtis recently spent an October day signing her children's books at the grand opening of the new gallery location of Every Picture Tells a Story.

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.

Tony Curtis Laid To Rest After Las Vegas Funeral

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS — Actor Tony Curtis was buried Monday with a melange of his favorite possessions – a Stetson hat, an Armani scarf, driving glove...

Some Grunts From a Grumpy Guy

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

My nephew, John McNamara, a fireman who worked at Ground Zero, died one year ago as a result of illnesses caused by that cleanup, leaving his wife and three-year-old son.

Tony Curtis: Actor, Artist, Sex Symbol, Father and Savior of Stallions

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

Without the opportunity to research Tony's 140 films, I could only name two off the top of my head (Spartacus and Some Like It Hot). He didn't care. "Don't worry, honey," Tony assured me.

Remembering Tony Curtis

Morris Ruskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris Ruskin

Tony loved being famous. But there was another side to Tony: He was also a fragile, wounded human.

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.

"Bernie's Tune": A Playlist for the Late Great Tony Curtis

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars ever, only once. RIP Tony Curtis, and Bernie Schwartz too.

Oscar-Nominated Actor Tony Curtis Dies

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one. He overcame early typecasting as a lightweight prett...

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up In 'More' About Her Mother, Janet Leigh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jamie Lee Curtis covers the May issue of More, on newsstands Tuesday, and inside she writes for the first time about her late mother, Janet Leigh, and...

It's Been Happening Since Mickey Mouse Was Born: The Business of Licensing

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Sterling

The world of licensing is a fiercely competitive one, with almost every brand you can think of involved in licensing as a method of increasing brand recognition.

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.

The Oscars: Party Like It's 1929 ...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Perhaps we can celebrate in the same spirit that inhabited that first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in May 1929, just 5 months before the whole world slid into the economic abyss.

The Best City Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those of you who love cities, movies, and by extension, cities in movies, here's a batch of capital DVD titles, and the capitals that inspired them.

Tony Curtis At Harrods: Frail, Bald And Wheelchair Bound

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tony Curtis is in London for an exhibition of his painting at legendary department store Harrod's. At Thursday's opening, he showed up bald, dressed i...