Rex Harrison

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Cleopatra Returns In All Its Fabled Glory

    Only in Hollywood could the year's highest-grossing feature also be the biggest flop, but that's what happened with Cleopatra, the 1963 Joseph Mankiewicz-directed epic of Egyptian headdresses, cleavage, and makeup, all done with a distinctly 1960s American slant. The main attractions were Richard B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Bad Reviews For Sitcom About Two British Queens! Check It Out

    This might be your only chance to get a glimpse at Vicious, the Britcom with Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as squabbling old lovers with arms flailing and pinkies up. The critics hated these old biddies, but they should revisit the old movie Staircase--with Richard Burton and Rex Harrison as sq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Watch Out, Les Miz! Here Are Movie Stars Who Sang Live

    When archivist Mark Milano heard Anne Hathaway and her cohorts say in an interview that the upcoming Les Miserables film was the first time actors sang live while filming, he dug into his vaults to prove them wrong. Really wrong. The below compilation clip is an enchanting reminder of all the star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Movie Stars Who Turned Down Legendary Roles

    We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    The Weirdest Portrayals of Asians In Movie History

    Hollywood used to have a habit of putting slanty-eye makeup on non-Asian stars and passing them off as from "the Orient." Here are some of the more egregious examples:

  • Columns

    June 15, 2010

    Joan Rivers's Gay Revelations

    Also, remembering the Tonys, even the forgettable parts

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Is Carey Mulligan The Right Choice For My Fair Lady?

    ​Our dear friend Emma Thompson has announced that she's writing a screen remake of My Fair Lady and Carey Mulligan will play the street urchin turned grand dame Eliza Doolittle. I think this casting is absolutely loverly. Mulligan--so good as a woman conned in An Education--is just plucky e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Coco Before Tautou: Katharine Hepburn Sings!

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Which Celebrities Had The Most Macabre Deaths?

    ​There's a new book that's to die for! It's Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of The Famous and Infamous by Alan W. Petrucelli, and it's a Hollywood Babylon-style rundown of the best (as in worst) star deaths--how they croaked, what they last ate, what they last said, and who smoked the ... 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

    August 1, 2008

    Roz Russell YouTube Treasure: "Some People" Can't Sing

    Rosalind Russell always swore that she did her own singing for the 1962 movie Gypsy. That may be, but they sure didn't use it! Lisa Kirk (from Broadway's Kiss Me Kate) dubbed Roz in the film, except for the pattery portions of the singing, the kind Rex Harrison probably could have done (though Roz s ... More >>

  • Screens

    June 28, 2005
  • Art

    January 14, 2003

    Personality Crisis

    ••• British Author Nigel Dennis Gets Lost in the Shuffle

  • Film

    December 14, 1999