#BornThisDay: TV Host, Merv Griffin


July 6, 1925- When Mervyn Edward Griffin died, he left behind: Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy  (both game shows invented & produced) & its theme song, hotels, real estate ventures, more than a billion dollars, & a great deal of speculation. According to the biography Merv ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Jim Nabors


June 12, 1930- James Thurston Nabors has spent more than 60 years in show biz. He squandered his considerable intelligence, talent & beautiful baritone to playing a hillbilly. Jim Nabors denied his gayness for the sake of his career, even partying with Ron & Nancy Reagan. ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Filmmaker, Douglas Sirk

Director Douglas Sirk with actress, Lana Turner on the set of Imitation of Life

April 26, 1897- Douglas Sirk was not gay, but the great German born yet thoroughly American filmmaker, made a particular kind of melodrama that explored the class-ridden nature of the small town & its fear of women's emotional & sexual needs that easily serve as an ... See the Rest

Oh, Happy Day!: Doris Turns 90


Happy birth-Day to the most famous Doris EVER. I thought this one deserved a special shout-out. Do you want to sign a birthday card to her? – just go here. (No, you won't have to chip in for the gift.) But if you DO want to donate to the Doris Day Pet Foundation, just go here. ... See the Rest

Flashback 1966: Not Now Playing


A psychiatrist treating a man with emotional problems who is a brilliant scientist being pursued by international powers and their operatives finds himself caught in the middle and falls in with a mysterious woman who may be helping him but could also be another sinister figure ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote


  "Please God, he did not die in vain." – Elizabeth Taylor on Rock Hudson's AIDS-related death in 1985 ... See the Rest

Friday Night Inspiration

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Melba Moore singing disco, from the 1980 Bea Arthur Special featuring Rock Hudson + Wayland Flowers & Madame. ... See the Rest

Simply Breathtaking: Roddy McDowall’s Home Movies

An UNBELIEVABLE collection of Roddy McDowall's never-before-seen silent home movies from the summer of 1965 were uploaded onto YouTube yesterday, featuring impossibly young, impossibly gorgeous stars like Natalie Wood, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Hope Lange, and Rock ... See the Rest