Category Archives: ’30s

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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Past & Curious: Farrah’s Legacy, ‘Meatballs’ Love & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Take a bow, Angel ... (GIF via GIPHY) PEOPLE: Ten years ago today, June 25, Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009) died after a long fight with anal cancer. Now, those who were around her recall her mission to destigmatize the killer disease. Her oncologist, Dr. Laurence Piro, recalls: “Farrah was…
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Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress & Designer, Dies @ 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, a 20th-century icon who was an heiress, author, fashion maven and businesswoman, died Monday in Manhattan. She was 95. On a frivolous Love Boat "cruise" (Image via ABC) Her death was confirmed by her TV journalist son, Anderson Cooper (b. 1967). Born February 20, 1924, she was initially famous as the subject of…
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Auction: Marilyn, ‘Oz’ & More — Oh, My!

The latest Julien's Auctions sale, Legends, is happening today (June 13) and tomorrow (June 14) — and it has some pretty amazing, and amusing, goodies for fans of Hollywoodiana. Book 'er! (Image by Harold Lloyd/Julien's) Among the most interesting lots? Lots 'n' lots of personal Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) items, and some stunning original photos of…
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Past & Curious: Vintage Music Lost, Gay TV Classics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Buddy Holly and now his masters were lost in flames. (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: This sprawling piece on a 2008 UMG warehouse fire documents the fact that over 100,000 — and possibly 175,000 — original, irreplaceable master recordings were consumed by flames that day, works by some of the…
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Past & Curious: Grandpa Robby, Marla Is Overcoming & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Teenage heartthrob now "Gramps"! (Images via tear sheets) CLOSER: Robby Benson is now 63 ... and a proud grandpa! Well, shoot! (GIF via GIPHY) EW: Harrison Ford, 70, says "nobody" should be the next Indiana Jones. Asked and boulder-crushed! I'd like to blow out those tan lines! BOY…
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