#BornThisDay: Sir Francis Bacon

January 22, 1561- Sir Francis Bacon: "Silence is the virtue of fools." Have you ever checked out the amazing Michael Curtiz directed The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939) starring Bette ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Bette Midler

  December 1, 1945- Bette Midler: “I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins & the fringes.” I have seen ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Roddy McDowall

September 17, 1928- I ran into Roddy McDowall twice. The first time was at the 50th Anniversary of MGM Ball at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel in 1973, which I had successfully ... See the Rest

Did You Know OTD: “Bette Davis Eyes” Was Originally A Honky-Tonk Country & Western Song From 1974?

Dangerous Minds has an interesting ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Photographer, Horst P. Horst

August 14, 1906- Horst P. Horst is another photographer & another gay artist, celebrating the birthdays of Horst & Herb Ritts within 24 hours is an embarrassment of artistic photographic riches. I would give myself a grade of B- as an ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Jean Hagen

August 3, 1923- Jean Shirley Verhagen was born in Chicago, but when she found work on Broadway in her early 20s, she became Jean Hagen. On a cold winter evening in 2012, I had ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Bette Davis

 "Everybody has a heart. Except some people." April 5, 1908 – I find All About Eve (1950) to be a perfect film with not a wasted piece of dialogue or an unnecessary ... See the Rest

The Drawing Room: Don Bachardy’s Hollywood

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), ... See the Rest