Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

Madonna: Polaroid Heaven

Madonna's onetime costumer designer and stylist Marlene Stewart created looks for the videos “Material Girl,” “Papa Don't Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and for the Queen of Pop's early tours. (more…)
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The Birds: Hitchcock’s Living Leading Ladies

When Joan Fontaine died at the ripe old age of 96, I was thinking she must surely have been the earliest of Alfred Hitchcock's leading ladies still living. Nope! She had been the oldest, but there was — at the time — one leading lady working with Hitchcock a decade before Joan, and she was…
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Jerry Lewis, King of Comedy, Dies @ 91

Hey, l-a-a-a-a-dy! Jerry Lewis, who rose to fame as part of the comedy team Martin & Lewis in the '50s, became a slapstick solo star in the '60s and went on to become a film auteur, has died at 91. (more…)
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Short Subject: Billy Barty as Liberace

On January 30, 1954, Old Hollywood's most famous little person, Billy Barty (1924-2000), appeared on The Spike Jones Show, impersonating Liberace (1919-1987).