Category Archives: ’30s

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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Past & Curious: Is His New Look Foxworthy? + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: I think he looks 100x better, no? (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Citing quarantine boredom, Jeff Foxworthy, 61, has shaved off his trademark mustache for the first time in 40 years! Peter Michael Marino tells it like it was. (Image via Event Combo) EVENT COMBO: You can watch the…
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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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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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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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Past & Curious: Elvis 3-Way, George Hamilton 101 & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Elvis wanted to go downtown ... (Image via Warner Bros.) DO YOU REMEMBER?: That one time Elvis Presley (1935-1977) proposed a threesome to Petula Clark (b. 1932) that would have included her friend Karen Carpenter (1950-1983)! Hamilton at a '17 autograph show (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) THR: George…
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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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Past & Curious: Siren Conned, Judy’s Shoes, New Elvis & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Lollobrigida is still alert, but is allegedly the victim of a scam. (GIF via GIPHY) MSN: The family of Gina Lollobrigida, 92, have accused her 32-year-old manager (and onetime chauffeur) of defrauding her of millions, including properties, a car and cash. Lost — and found (Image via ABC…
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Full ‘Judy’ Trailer Is Here

Renée Zellweger's take on Judy Garland (1922-1969) is coming this September. "Oh, please — I'm Judy." (Image via 20th Century Fox) Now, we have a full trailer by which to judge her impersonation (and through which to hear her vocal stylings). What do you think? Do these put you over the rainbow, or do the…
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‘Won Ton Ton’: A Dog of a Picture, but What a Cast

Have you ever seen Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood? Kahn, and the gun was to keep people in their seats (Image via Paramount) The 1976 film is ostensibly a comedy, but there is precious little joy in it — just a lot of celebrity cameos that would have been even more priceless were…
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