That's the bold contention of Dan Callahan's well written book Barbara Stanwyck, The Miracle Woman. Says he: "Mighty as they were, Davis and Hepburn were actors who sometimes indicated emotions, or ran roughshod over them. "Stanwyck only did that once, in Sorry, Wrong Number, her last Oscar bid. ... More >>
The imminent Oscar contender The Artist puts a luminous spotlight on the days of silent films, with Jean Dujardin playing a star who's been described as sort of a Douglas Fairbanks who becomes a Fred Astaire. But when you see the film--which deals with the bumpy transition from silents to ta ... More >>
Remember last week, when Madonna dissed a hydrangea bouquet that was given to her, muttering (after the giver had walked away) that she absolutely loathes that particular form of flora? Well, she's turned apologetic about the whole thing--and she's being funny and clever about it too.
The Red Hook Ramblers provide the soundtrack to silent-film classics
Norma Desmond is ready for her close-up again
No al fresco dining for you!Even though the endlessly talked-about Second Avenue subway still seems like a figment of a wistful city planner's imagination, it's very real -- and very personal -- for many of the Upper East Side restaurants that line the busy street.
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