Category Archives: ’20s

Don’t Speak!: 13 Hottest Silent Actors

If someone were creating a list of the sexiest male actors in the history of the movies, many obvious names spring to mind: Montgomery Clift (1920-1966), James Dean (1931-1955), Rock Hudson (1925-1985). But it's very likely any such list would exclude most of the actors whose stars burned brightest — or exclusively — in the…
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Past & Curious: Larry David, Ron Wood & MORE

Links to the past, with relevance today: Larry times! (Image via Office of the Governor of California) YOUTUBE: Larry David is 72 and letting you know that you're an idiot if you leave the house, endangering the lives of old dudes like him. Heave is a place on Instagram Live. (Image via Instagram Live) BOY…
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How Joan Crawford Became Mildred Pierce

March 23 is approximately the 116th anniversary of the birth of screen legend Joan Crawford. (Her real birthday is lost to history — on purpose, by Miss Crawford, who was probably concerned about vanity.) In honor of the anniversary, check out this lavish piece on how Crawford became Mildred Pierce in 1945. A birthday toast…
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Revisiting Early Chicago, 1 Image at a Time

Chicago photographer Mark Hersch has so far restored about 300 vintage images of his city, helping to recreate an understanding of how things worked 100 years ago. His trick is to take a new image in the exact same spot and blend old and new to create a three-dimensional look at the past. Hersch says:…
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Baby Peggy, Last Silent Star, Dies @ 101

Via ExtraTV: She earned a million dollars a year nearly a century ago — and she did it as a toddler. They had (adorable) faces then! (Image via movie still) Before her death at her home in Gustine, California, on Monday, Diana Serra Cary had logged another unthinkable achievement — she had survived long enough to become…
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Inside Gloria Swanson’s Mansion!

Gloria Crest, a massive dwelling located 10 miles out of Manhattan in Englewood, New Jersey, was once home to movie star Gloria Swanson (1899-1983) — and now, it could be yours. For just $9.9 million! It gives good facade! (All images via video still) Believe it or not, the new price is a steal, considering…
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Past & Curious: Gless Is More, Tab Hunter Pillow Talk & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: The Peyton Place stud's final role was 40 years ago. (Image via movie still) THR: RIP Barry Coe — the Peyton Place (1957) actor died last month at 84. Is this Cagney & Lacey or Police Woman?! (GIF via GIPHY) BOY CULTURE: An original Q&A with Sharon Gless,…
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Hal Prince, King of Broadway Musicals, Dies @ 91

Hal Prince, the producer and director whose touch molded such hits as The Pajama Game (1954; co-producer); Damn Yankees (1955; co-producer), West Side Story (1957; co-producer), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962; producer); Fiddler on the Roof (1964; producer), Cabaret (1966; producer/director), Company (1970; producer/director), Follies (1971; producer/director); Sweeney Todd…
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