Ava Gardner

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    December 4, 2013
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    August 21, 2012

    Movie Stars Playing Movie Stars: A Marvy Montage

    No one plays a legendary movie star like another movie star--I mean, they really know how it's done, or at least they're willing to trot out their best mannerisms and try. Here are some of the most memorable examples (some because they're brilliant, others because they're glittery trash) of filmla ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012
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    February 18, 2011

    "You Gotta Get A Gimmick" Rewritten By Me!

    I have a lot of free time, folks, so I've sat down and retooled "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" from Gypsy as if it were sung by Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, and Ava Gardner to rising starlet Kim Novak back in the 1950s. Before you call the men with the white suits, check out this theater queen flight o ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010
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    October 7, 2010

    The Most Boring Movie of All Time?

    ​That's easy. It was Meet Joe Black, the plodding, overlong meditation on life and death starring a wan Brad Pitt, a comatose Claire Forlani, and an annoying Anthony Hopkins. After the 20-minute mark, I had already met Joe Black and eagerly wanted to move on -- but there were two hours and 3 ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    RIP, Lena Horne

    via Wikipedia​ With flaring eyes and a honey-drenched voice, Lena Horne was a force of nature, and divinely gorgeous to boot.

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    April 29, 2010

    Jessica Alba: Hottest Woman Alive

    ​I have no idea if she can act since I've only ever seen her in Fantastic Four, which wasn't exactly The Magnificent Ambersons, scriptwise. But there's no doubt that Jessica Alba is a modern day Ava Gardner, rife with smoldering sex appeal--so much of it that she could turn a gay man straight ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    The Ten Greatest Dicks In History!

    This is one list I definitely wish I was on---a ranking of the most fantabulous penises in creation. Some of the ones listed are only so amazing because they were so small (or so much smaller than expected), but still, I'd love to be including here (or anywhere)! I'd feel so genitally special! One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Who's The Most Beautiful Screen Goddess of All Time?

    Mind you, I'm not including anyone from the silent era because I'm always too busy reading their lips to assess their attributes. But looking through my old issues of Hollywood Confidential--and skimming through some Peoples for updates--I've decided that the 10 runners-up for "most stunning cinema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Cleopatra Knocked On Her Asp

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 20, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 35 'Cleopatra': The Fall of Bosley Caesar By Andrew Sarris In case you're still wondering, "CLEOPATRA" (at the Rivoli) is a complete disaster, and I kid you not. I vas dere, Charlie, for four hours and three mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    More Sex Advice for Village Single Girl

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 9, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 42 Greenwich St. Peaches Dear Sir: Stephanie Gervis, for all I know, might make Ava Gardner look like a bag and a prude in the bargain. However, it seems to me that sex in the Village is like sex anywhere. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    'I Hate Baseball'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 7, 1957, Vol. II, No. 41 Look Ma, I'm Interested By Jim Larkin Gee but I hate Baseball and all that phoney baloney that goes with it. The crap about sore arms, balloting for the All-Star Game. Ladies' Days (I just can't bring myse ... More >>

  • Film

    April 10, 2007

    Quiet on the Western Front

    Silent cowboy star William S. Hart gets his first N.Y. retro

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    January 11, 2005
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    December 28, 2004
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    December 7, 2004

    The Life Aeronautic

    Sky captain and the world of yesterday: Scorsese's epic OCD portrait stalls in midflight

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    September 2, 2003
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    July 1, 2003

    Behind the Musicals

    The Need for Freed

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    January 7, 2003
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    December 17, 2002
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    November 26, 2002
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    August 6, 2002
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    October 31, 2000
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    May 2, 2000
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    February 15, 2000
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    February 8, 2000

    Show People

    Behind the Scenes With the Drama Queens

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    September 29, 1998

    Flash of the Titans

    Previewing the 36th New York Film Festival

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    August 25, 1998

    Different Doldrums

    Fox Gets a Mascot, Showtime Gets Smart—Is This August or What?

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    May 26, 1998