#BornThisDay: Actor, Farley Granger

granger 2

July 1, 1925- One day last week I watched back to back Hitchcock on TCM. I thought I had seen all of Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood period films & most of his British silent films & early talkies, but I had somehow missed Marnie from 1964. I finally watched this movie in ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Maureen Stapleton

stapleton 2

June 21, 1925- Maureen Stapleton is one of those great character actors that I am crazy about. I loved the film version of the musical Bye Bye Birdie (1963) as a child, & I still do. Stapleton played Dick Van Dyke’s mother & was Oscar nominated, even though, at 36 years ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Marilyn Monroe

monroe MM

June 1st, 1926- Norma Jeane Mortenson “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius & it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." 53 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe remains an enchanting enigma. She was once the most famous woman in the world & ... See the Rest

#TBT: 35 Vintage Cannes Pics of Baby-Faced Celebs, From Arnold to Madonna to Meryl

madecannes

The Cannes Film Festival kicked off in the South of France last week with the standard red carpet glamour that the annual event always offers. It's been going since just after WWII in 1946, and it has developed into a place to feature controversial films, badly behaved ... See the Rest

Liza Minnelli Checks Into Rehab – Again

Liza Minelli, The 86th Annual Academy Awards, Red Carpet Arrivals (set A) held at The Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.

Liza Minnelli has checked into rehab in Malibu. Her rep. Scott Gorenstein, confirmed to Page Six on Wednesday that Minnelli: “has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years, and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. She is currently making excellent ... See the Rest

Icons & Idols Auction: Diana’s Gowns, Sinatra’s Gun Permit & Marilyn’s Chest X-Ray

MARILYN MONROE CHEST X-RAY, EST. $1-2,000

I'm always amazed at what comes up for auction at Julien's. The New York art auctions just happened and in one night, Sotheby's brought in close to a billion dollars but at Julien's, it's not about the big bucks and in fact, most items are extremely affordable. And the best stuff ... See the Rest

RIP: Mike Nichols

158973.CA.0603.la-et-0608-mike-nichols

Aw, this one IS sad. Acclaimed film and theater director and all-around great guy, Mike Nichols is dead. He died suddenly on Wednesday. He was 83. ABC News president James Goldston said in a statement; "He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his ... See the Rest

Happy Birthday, Andy!

et_krupp

"It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger." –Andy Warhol, who would have been 86 today ... See the Rest