#BornThisDay: Actor, Maureen Stapleton

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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: Producer, Allan Carr

Carr (L) with Michele Pfeiffer & Peter Horton at the opening of Grease 2

May 27, 1937- I proudly indulge in camp when ever possible & I get dizzy for a really good bad film: Valley Of The Dolls (1967),  Roadhouse (1989), Terror In Tiny Town (1938) are all on my list of movies so ridiculous that they transcend crummy to become truly iconic cinema ... See the Rest

#QuoteUnquote: Gossip Columnist Liz Smith On Why She HATES Lee Radziwill

Princess Lee Radziwill with Truman Capote in the 60s

At the height of Liz Smith's column, it was syndicated in more than 75 newspapers worldwide, including the New York Post, which lured her away from arch-rival Daily News for more than $1 million a year. The Post let her go in '09, but she's still turning out her column from the ... See the Rest

#InstaGlam: 20 Vintage Passports Of 20th Century Icons

Marilyn Monroe

Did you know that the majority of Americans don't have a passport? According to recent statistics issued by the State Department in January of 2014, only 46% of U.S. citizens have valid passports. But 50 years ago, having one was an absolute must for any worldly well-known ... See the Rest

Class Pictures: Slim Aarons Was A Man For All Seasons

Truman Capote in His Brooklyn Heights Apartment, 1958

Slim Aarons moved to California after WWII and began photographing celebrities. He never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." Toward the end of his long life ... See the Rest

New Book Claims Rudolf Nureyev Had Affairs with Jackie Kennedy AND Bobby Kennedy


... and was just waiting for John-John to grow up so he could seduce HIM, TOO!  According to a new book, The Pink Triangle by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince – ghoulishly due for release on the 20th anniversary of Jackie Kennedy’s death from cancer in 1994 – the First Lady ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote: Truman Capote


“It is a myth, the city, the rooms and windows, the steam-spitting streets; for anyone, everyone, a different myth, an idol-head with traffic-light eyes winking a tender green, a cynical red. This island, floating in river water like a diamond iceberg, call it New York, name it ... See the Rest

Merry Christmas From Andy & Truman


(Photos of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote by Mick Rock, black and white by Andy Warhol, circa '79) ... See the Rest