The Drawing Room: Don Bachardy’s Hollywood

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Artist Don Bachardy, now 80, is one of the greatest chroniclers of Hollywood’s big name faces. As the longtime partner of novelist Christopher Isherwood (Cabaret), Bachardy had access to some films most iconic figures. Hollywood (Glitterati), the portraits of Don Bachardy include; Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, George Cukor, Montgomery Clift, Fred ... See the Rest

Flashback 1963: Bette Davis on Gender Roles

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A 1963 interview with Bette Davis is animated (BRILLIANTLY) in the latest installment of PBS's Blank on Blank, which combines old interviews with famous people and new animations. Says Bette about the difference between men and women: "I think men have got to change an awful lot. I think somehow they still prefer the little woman... I think ... Watch Now

Legacy: Lauren Bacall Was The Last of Madonna’s “Vogue” Legends


Here's an strange bit of trivia about the passing of Lauren Bacall yesterday: As pointed out on Twitter, all 16 of the 20th-century stars immortalized in Madonna's “Vogue” are now gone. The amazing black-and-white music video, directed by David Fincher, is a tribute to the golden age of Hollywood. Now almost a quarter century old, the song came out ... See the Rest

Hollywood Legends: Now & Then


I know this is a silly game but I can't really help myself. Whenever you focus on the Hollywood heavyweights, like last night's Oscars did, you think back on the golden era of Hollywood and try to figure out our star equivalency today. Not their looks as much, (although these two examples are a bit uncanny) but more the kind of actors they are and ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote: Bette Davis


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Fezbians of Note: Bette Davis


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 “I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my makeup box.” – Bette Davis     ... See the Rest

Oscars Flashback: 1936


Bette Davis injected politics into awards-show fashion when, nominated for best actress for her performance in Dangerous, a film she hated, she wore a simple blue-and-white dress designed by Orry-Kelly. Her intention was to look like the hired help, which was what she felt like under contract to Warner Bros. ... See the Rest