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 >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Guy MadisonGregory Moore--who brought you those wonderful Cary Grant/Randolph Scott montages--wants us to pose that question, and he's generously provided hot shots of the nominees to help you vote.
So stop picking your nose and instead pick your favorite old-school hottie.
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"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up,"In 1950, two instant classics about the cruelty of show business, both starring older dames, went at it for Best Picture. Joe Mankiewicz's All About Eve--starring Bette Davis as an aging actress whose entire life is usurped by an unctuous fan--clob ... More >>
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In John Haskell's new novel, Out of My Skin, the narrator is a Los Angeles¬-based journalist who's been assigned to do a piece about a Steve Martin impersonator. Strangely impressed by the man's transformation, and the kind of charisma it seems to lend him, the narrator deci ... More >>