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Sorry James Franco, this Oz is neither great nor powerful
The sky keeps falling!
Donald Trump rampages through Scotland
In the old days, whenever you saw a star dressed up as an "Indian" and saying "How," you wanted to say "Why?" Here are some of the wildest/weirdest of all time.
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Who would know better than me? The 10 dissiest, wickedest, bitchiest sass-o-grams (whether in movies or in life) are as follows: 10) "She doesn't write, she types!" (Gore Vidal re popular author Jackie Susann) 9) "She looks like a truck driver in drag." (Truman Capote re the very same ... More >>
Some of you will say "Nope, that's not him." More savvy types will coo, "Uh huh." But anyway, now that you've seen classic movie star Burt Lancaster in full drag right here the other day, now you'll see him with full on nothing! Definitely not safe for the office.
When I ran my stunning montage of male actors in drag yesterday, I asked if anyone had a shot of Burt Lancaster in 1952's The Crimson Pirate, a novelty image which Christian Freedom had alerted me to. Well, Gregory Moore came through. Burt is much prettier here than he was in The Birdman of ... More >>
You loved the last batch, so here are more bathing-suited matinee idols from the old days, courtesy of Hollywood historian Gregory Moore. Above is the delectable Fernando Lamas, looking ready for a big splash. And below you'll find such hubba-hubba heartthrobs as: John Gavin, George Brent, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 19, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 33 A vision of American multiplicity By Stuart Byron One feels that de Tocqueville, or Frederick Jackson Turner, or Vernon Parrington would understand "BILLY JACK" far better than have the New York critic ... More >>
Viscontis masterpiece gets a digital restoration
Guy MadisonGregory Moore--who brought you those wonderful Cary Grant/Randolph Scott montages--wants us to pose that question, and he's generously provided hot shots of the nominees to help you vote. So stop picking your nose and instead pick your favorite old-school hottie. Oh, and please d ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
The accident changed Monty's face, and his life, but not his talent
As Roy Edroso pointed out the other day, most children's programming in the New York area during the early and mid-1960s was dreck. There were exceptions: Chuck McCann, who read the funnies to us on Sunday morning, and Sandy Becker of Sandy's Hour, who died in 1996, are fondly remembered. But ... More >>
The horizontal mambo between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the 1973 thriller Don't Look Now was so vivid that whispers got out claiming the two had really done the deed onscreen! On hearing this rumor, Julie's main squeeze, Warren Beatty, ran to the set to demand they cut the footag ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 16, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 39How Many 4-Letter Words Can a Prosecutor Use?By Stephanie Gervis HarringtonSitting in on Lenny Bruce's current New York "obscenity" trial, one gets the feeling of being present at an historical event -- the birth of ... More >>
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The New York Times celebrates by profiling Bed-Stuy's Martin Luther King Jr. Place, which "has only a handful of buildings that anybody lives in, a sprawling schoolyard playground and a small city park -- all pavement, no grass to speak of." Also, nearby the Marcy Hou ... More >>
John Frankenheimer's Lone Heroes Confront Communists, the French, and Themselves
The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Oscar Declares War on the War
Of Mugger, Masher, Donna Johnson and . . . Calendar Boy
Remembering a Master of Precise Gestures and Cinematic Emotion