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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Jew Without a Gun: 25 Years Ago, the LA Riots

Tweet This coming Saturday marks the 25the anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. Thus, I am republishing my three-part series about the riots of 1992 in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent and the bad […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Passover

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Star in the Hat

Tweet There was a time when wearing a hat was  de rigueur. Fine millinery was considered a sign of good taste, good breeding, and good fashion. Hollywood actresses were rarely seen in public without hat, gloves and a designer outfit. Those were the days when Hollywood insisted on projecting style and glamour. Of course, with the […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Cary Grant: The Truth About The Academy Awards

Tweet “Years ago, when Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon were getting divorced, a perhaps apocryphal story appeared in the scandal sheets: As an example of Grant’s supposed irrationality, Cannon cited to the judge Cary’s yearly habit of sitting in front of his television and sardonically abusing all the participants. This item, true or not, must […]

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Robert Osborne 1932-2017

Tweet Film historian Robert Osborne passed away yesterday at the age of 84.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hollywood: Starving for Fatherhood

Tweet by Jake Novak Have you noticed that America is starving? No, not for food. What more and more Americans are starving for is fathers. Here are some shocking statistics: -Only 46% of American children now live in a “traditional” household with a mother and father. -34% of American children today are living with an […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Raymond Chandler: Advice for Hollywood Screenwriters

Tweet “Like every writer or almost every writer, who goes to Hollywood, I was convinced in the beginning that there must be some discoverable method of working in pictures which would not be completely stultifying to whatever creative talent one might happen to possess. But like others before me I discovered that this was a […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Sidney Fox: Lost in Hollywood

Tweet In 1930, film mogul Carl Laemmle, Jr., attended Lost Sheep, a Broadway play that had garnered positive reviews. A young actress, Sidney Fox, b. Sidney Leiffer (1907), received particularly strong notices for her performance. The influential New York Times observed:  “As Rhoda, little Sidney Fox [she stood only 4′ 10″ tall] won the hearts […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Mike Nichols On Casting The Graduate: Hoffman a Loser, Redford Not

Tweet Mike Nichols, on casting the role of Benjamin Braddock: “I interviewed hundreds, maybe thousands, of men. Robert [Redford] wanted the part. I said, ‘You can’t play it. You can never play a loser.’ And Redford said, ‘What do you mean? Of course I can play a loser.’ And I said, ‘O.K., have you ever […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Issur Danielovitch AKA Kirk Douglas Can’t Get a Prom Date

Tweet In the beginning of his legendary career, Kirk Douglas (1916 – ) b. Issur Danielovitch, was almost typecast as a well-meaning but ineffectual husband in two fine films, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946, and A Letter to Three Wives, 1949.  But his career ascended into mega-stardom when he played cynical heroes motivated by […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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