Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

On Golden Years: Jane Fonda Is 80

Somehow, Jane Fonda is now three years older than her father Henry lived to be, and is five years older than he was when he starred in their film On Golden Pond (1981). That's right, the legendary actress, workout guru and activist is 80 today. (more…)
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge! Do Young People Know Icons of the Past?

I was inspired to do a video project when, speaking with a millennial friend a year ago, it became clear he had never heard of ... Will & Grace! [caption id="attachment_4003" align="aligncenter" width="400"] She's comin' out — but are kids still noticing?[/caption] Having long been curious as to whether stars like Bette Davis and Judy Garland…
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She Wants More: A Look Back at ‘Imitation of Life’

Rick's Real/Reel Life just posted a long, loving look back at the classic 1959 melodrama Imitation of Life starring Lana Turner (1921-1995), Juanita Moore (1914-2014), Susan Kohner (b. 1936), Sandra Dee (1942-2005) and John Gavin (b. 1931). (more…)
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Kirk Douglas’s 101st B’day Bash

Superstar Michael Douglas is sharing intimate family photos from the Saturday gathering in honor of Golden Age of Hollywood Oscar winner Kirk Douglas's 101st birthday party! (more…)
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11 Surprising Things in a 1985 Copy of ‘Teen Set’

Teen Set was a teenybopper pinup-style magazine that thrived for a period of time in the '80s. I'm not sure if it is connected to an earlier magazine of the same title, but the September 1985 copy I own was published by Howard A. Weiss and edited by Sheila M. Cantillon. (more…)
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