Paper mag's Mickey Boardman and I have come up with three can't-lose works that are so flawlessly titled they should immediately get mounted like dogs in heat. Here they are: *Guy and Dahl. A two-person show starring glam rocker Miss Guy and author Tessa Dahl. I don't even care what they do, I jus ... More >>
She played a Broadway gypsy in the 1970 hit musical Applause and managed to get noticed even though Lauren Bacall was filling the stage with her throaty star turn. She was Ann Romano on the smash TV series One Day at a Time (1975-84) on which she dealt with two growing daughters and a terrible hair ... More >>
The theme was "turquoise and white" at the dinner party for the Geoffrey Bradfield-designed apartment in the window of BoConcept on West 18th Street and we turned it out till we were blue in the face. Or till we saw blue in the face. I felt underwater, but strangely afloat, loving the chance to fi ... More >>
In his new book, Fortune In My Eyes, producer/activist David Rothenberg writes about his extraordinary life. Yesterday, I quoted the book about the not-always-so-lovely-to-work-with Lauren Bacall. And then there's Liz. According to Rothenberg, she was the picture of grace, even when being stared ... More >>
I've always admired Lauren Bacall--from a distance. Because truth be told, I'm a little bit afraid a huh. Enter David Rothenberg, who produced Fortune and Men's Eyes, among other plays, and who also formed the Fortune Society, an advocacy and service organization for the formerly incarcerated. In ... More >>
Famed director Sidney Lumet, who gave us the true grit of Twelve Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network, was memorialized at Alice Tully yesterday afternoon. Daughter Jenny Lumet MC'd the event, bringing out the speakers and smilingly announcing, "No matter how esteemed they are, they get ... More >>
Some of the greatest film directors in history have reaped kudos, won Oscars, and earned a place as eternal icons of cinema art, yet they didn't really do that much on the set. According to one book I read, John Huston (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre) sometimes didn't talk to t ... More >>
The longtime Village Voice cartoonist looks back on a life of pen and ink
It's a miracle that Lauren Bacall is still here after this version of "I'm Still Here" that pops up on Youtube. It's very informal--maybe a rehearsal or something she did in what might be her own living room, but it clearly should have stayed there.
Get out your Tums, kids, because this one's gonna hurt. You see, in 1969, screen legend Katharine Hepburn played designer Coco Chanel in the splashy Broadway musical Coco.
If you're a legit performer who's not ripped apart in Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway shows, then you don't count for much and in fact you might not exist at all! A badge of honor among Broadway bright lights for years has been getting skewered by Alessandrini's deft spoofs as rende ... More >>
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
If you're already saying "I'm Still What?" then don't bother with this post, please.
It was recently announced that Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, and Gordon Willis will receive honorary Academy Awards at the telecast next year, and I'm applauding with both hands this time. But who would you pick for such an honor? I feel it should always be presented to people who are alive a ... More >>
Playing a tortured writer in a paranoid Hollywood, Bogie kicks off Film Forum's Nick Ray fest
In these tumultuous times, thank fuck for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. TomKatCrazy reports that "Katie Holmes Has Fallen in Love with New York," and quotes an "inside source" who sounds very much like a publicist that "LA is more Tomâ€™s turf, but Katie feels more in control in New York" and "Katieâ ... More >>
Juicy details plucked from the garbage of a movie mogul
This might be the first time there's even been a woman in a bikini on this blog Busty Raquel Welch's Las Vegas show in the '80s was rudely dismissed by critics as "the sale of two titties." She's always gotten a bum rap in the pressâ€•she may not be Helen Mirren, but she does have a certain star ... More >>
A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal in the semi-successful The Walker
Glamour, heartbreak, and some interpretive dance
Coffeehouse song-and-dance star and his lady friend beat back boredom
Sex and the Pity: Dowd can't make up her mind, while Levy takes on pornification
A daft match made in heaven: Author and star of Betty's Summer Vacation reunite in lunacy
In Hayao Miyazaki's latest delivery, dreams of destruction overcome defective dubbing
Celebrities theatrically pleasure themselves on Broadway
About a boy: Upper East Side widow finds love with underaged object of obscure desire
Failed Christian charity, Old Testament payback: A Danish director's American tragedy
Paul Bettany explains the method in his director-tormentor's madness
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle on creating beauty amid brutality
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Long-Held Assumptions
Thinking outside the box: Cornell's found-footage curios
Indulging in Cannes's Desserts of the Reel
The 'Times' Strikes a Pose
My Ongoing Love Affair With Those Twisted Awards
What actor was boyfriends until recently with that hotshot director who helped guide him to Oscar?
The Badass New York Enforcers Aim To Keep the Wussy Skaters In-Line
When the President Perjures Himself, Is He Above All Laws?