Slicked with olive oil and glistening in the glow of the dining room's hanging lamps, the skewered anchovies curved around Manzanilla olives and pickled guindilla peppers in a sultry cocktail-toothpick pole dance, their olfactory siren song beckoning from the server's tray. Yes, these gildas were ri ... More >>
A few new wine and cocktail books have hit the market, just in time for holiday gift giving--or, you know, serving as the gift you buy yourself when shopping for others. But unless you're a sommelier student or burgeoning professional in the biz, you'll find that these seemingly spirited topics ofte ... More >>
My old neighborhood not only teems with good Italian food, but they got wit too. At Lioni's, they hawk dozens upon dozens of heroes, each named after an Italian-American celebrity and each one described with a cute little quip.
...It was a little lady by the name of Martha Mears, who supplied the vocals for at least 50 actresses, as witnessed by this amazing new YouTube clip compiled by Mark Milano, debuting right here on La Daily Musto. Martha did the singing for stars like Claudette Colbert, Loretta Young, Hedy Lamarr, ... More >>
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 >>
Andrew Embiricos was the 25-year-old grandson of Rita Hayworth and son of Yasmin Aga Khan who mysteriously was found dead last year, with a plastic bag over his head. It was a presumed suicide, according to the cops, but his friends and family couldn't understand how that could be, seeing as he was ... More >>
Patrick McMullanAndrew Embiricos--a personable, charming guy who happened to be the grandson of screen legend Rita Hayworth--was found dead a few days ago, and it was announced as a probable suicide. I promptly posted my own point of view, which dissented from that idea, and in the process, ... More >>
Patrick McMullanI knew Andrew Embiricos from the scene. The 25-year-old grandson of movie legend Rita Hayworth and son of Yasmin Aga Khan and shipping magnate Basil Embiricos, he was a strikingly handsome, personable guy who radiated charm no matter what crisis he was weathering.
Jonathan May-Bowles, the man who famously threw a pie in the face of Rupert Murdoch during the media mogul's hearing last month, has just updated his blog from jail. Bowles, who often goes by the name "Jonnie Marbles," posts on a blogspot domain called "Anarch*ish*." He has posted twice since ... More >>
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 >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 3 A pain in the gullivar By Arthur Bell The star of the hottest sinny in town came to town last week for a bit of promo on the old telly, and it was a case of clockwork orange, American style, wherein t ... More >>
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Prodigal Sons director Kimberly Reed fills me in.
It's a question that calls for an expert
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 >>
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