Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

The Final Journey of a Film Star in Decline

Tiny American actress Mildred Shay (1911-2005), busy in the '30s both on the screen and between the sheets (wink!), peaked in the '30s, winding up in poverty, forgotten and without any of the things that once made her so fabulous. (She's pictured above with Nelson Eddy (1901-1967). (more…)
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Robert Mandan of ‘Soap’ Dies @ 86

Robert Mandan, the silver-haired lothario Chester Tate on Soap (1977-1981), has died at 86, ExtraTV reports. According to THR, a friend reported his death occurred on April 29 following a long illness.  (more…)
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When Mae West Was Good: Hot New Book!

Goodness has something to do with it — but greatness has more. Michael Michaud, the author of engrossing books on celebs — Sal Mineo: A Biography (2011), Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir (with Diane McBain, 2014) and Alan Sues: A Funny Man (2017) — has just published his latest (and greatest?) tome, Mae West: Between the Covers (BearManor,…
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