#BornThisDay: James Dean

  February 8, 1931- James Dean: "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." I had the above Dennis Stock photo from 1955 as a poster in my dorm room. Original, huh? Because no other young male actor in the late 1960s & ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Mamie Van Doren

February 6, 1931- Mamie Van Doren: “I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow's footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have.” It is unfair to lump Van Doren into a convenient little ... See the Rest

#NoJoke: Joseph Fiennes Cast As Michael Jackson (Escaping 9/11 with Liz & Brando!?)

Diversity in Hollywood was just dealt another casting oddity. In 2001, one of the strangest road trips in history (allegedy) took place. Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando drove from New York to Ohio in an attempt to get home ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Gianni Versace

December 2, 1946- Gianni Versace was a vulgarian & a genius. His uncompromisingly glitzy fashions were designed to turn men into hot studs & women into objects of ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Comic Writer, Bruce Vilanch

November 23, 1948- I could not quite fathom the idea of Bruce Vilanch being hired by those homophobes Brett Ratner & Eddie Murphy to write the ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Rock Hudson

  November 17, 1925- Rock Hudson was blessed with the desirability, dashing good looks, & the driving virile masculinity of Hollywood's classic matinee idol ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Montgomery Clift

October 17, 1920- Montgomery Clift made his Broadway debut at 13 years old in something titled Fly Away Home (actually, it was a hit comedy starring ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Angela Lansbury

October 16, 1925- Angela Lansbury: “Actors are not made, they are born.” In Seattle, 1984, the producer/writer & the director of a brand new TV show had ... See the Rest