Susan Hayward

  • Film

    October 15, 2014

    Don't Watch That, Watch This: Odd Man Out Blues

    What's fascinating, new and neglected across all major video platforms.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Ultimate Gay YouTube Collection

    You don't have to be gay to enjoy the staggeringly entertaining and wildly campy clips I've compiled for you, but it helps. Simply click on the links and you'll see: Joan Crawford/Cyd Charisse, "Two Faced Woman" (narrated by Debbie Reynolds, of course). This defies description. Must be seen to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Photo Homage To Hollywood Hunk Stephen Boyd

    Irish-born Stephen Boyd was best known as the chariot riding hottie in Ben-Hur--a guy whose dimpled cheeks and sculptured chin could distract the Christians even as they were being thrown to the lions. But let's not forget his roles opposite Susan Hayward and Doris Day, not to mention The Oscar, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Best Catfights In Hollywood History

    They're all in John DiLeo's new book Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies, and not surprisingly, a bunch of them involve Susan Hayward. In fact, as anyone with any breeding knows, the above scene has Hayward as aging battleax Helen Lawson getting into a tussle with Patty Duke as pill-pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Isabella Rossellini Is The Queen Of The Bees

    ​Screen and glamour icon Isabella Rossellini played a bee when she did those award-winning Green Pornos for the Sundance Channel, in which she personally enacted the mating rituals of the animal kingdom (while wearing the proper protection, I'm sure). Well, at her daughter Elettra Wiedemann's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    "Dubbing Through The Decades" Video Expanded And Improved!

    I recently posted a YouTube video of clips showing who dubbed the singing voices for various screen icons so they could sound as hot as they looked. It was eye- and ear-opening, a vastly entertaining glimpse into Hollywood magic-making that you cineastes adored. Well, by popular demand, the person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Nellie McKay Pays Homage To Susan Hayward

    ​You can't say this has been done before: A cabaret act called "I Want To Live!" in which the star plays Barbara Graham--the real-life Death Row inmate portrayed by Susan Hayward in the 1958 movie--and recites actual dialogue from the film in between crooning classics like "April Showers" and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Camp Flashback: Valley of the Dolls Casting Weirdness

    ​The 1967 campfest Valley of the Dolls is the ultimate glossy film about three show biz glamour girls who fall into a big bottle of pills. (They should remake it with Britney, Paris, and Lindsay.) Interestingly, the book's author, Jackie Susann, wanted Liza Minnelli to play the part of risin ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 6, 2010

    Will & Grace Star's Affair With George Clooney

    Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The Campiest Movie Lines Evah!

    Thanks to all my years spent watching hilarious works of cinema camp--some of them even intentionally funny--I've compiled my favorite lines, the kind that can only be uttered by over-the-hill divas in too much hair and makeup. My all-time faves: "So they drummed you out of Hollywood and you come ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 22, 2008

    The W Premiere and a Hustler Ball!

    There's no business like Gaynor's show business; under the big top at Hustlaball

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008
  • Columns

    August 14, 2007

    Self-Service Nightlife

    Elvis sightings, ethnic humor, and tomcat cruising, plus a peek at Jodie Foster's panic room

  • Columns

    March 13, 2007

    Anchors a-Gay

    Straight talk from CNN's Roberts about his molester—but not a word about his boyfriend

  • Film

    March 11, 2003

    Hello Stranger

    Alienated Dreamers and Lusty Rebels

  • Columns

    February 22, 2000