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The Tragedy of Hollywood Star Lupe Velez

The lives of Hollywood stars are too frequently tragic tales of absent fathers, cruelly ambitious mothers, and madly dysfunctional families. Mexican-American actress, Lupe Velez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944) “The Mexican Spitfire” was a beautiful, passionate, emotionally fragile woman best known for a series of 1930’s B movies in which she plays a […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: There Ought To Be a Law

Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Family, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Hollywood: Then and Now, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Myrna Loy, Rudolph Valentino | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Hollywood Stars and Cars: I Drive Therefore I Am

America has long had a love affair with the automobile. Cars are the ultimate expression of form, function, fashion — and speed. But most of all the car represents freedom. Try and remember when you were a teenager yearning for your driver’s license so you could hop into daddy’s car and go, go, go. It […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Males It In

The operative word is effortless. In truth, Chaplin’s style was only achieved through the superlative tailoring of the English Savile Row firm, Anderson & Sheppard. As the new book, Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born, edited by Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, makes clear, the venerable British tailors  shunned actors and other show-biz types […]

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