Category Archives: ’40s

Mitzi Gaynor Sticks Up for Boys Who Dance

Good Morning America host Lara Spencer, 50, put her left foot in her mouth this week by mispronouncing "ballet" while offhanded mocking Prince George, 6, for reportedly loving his studies in the field. Mitzi with some of her boys (Image via Mark Alan Knowles) The implication was that he would come to hate ballet once…
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Past & Curious: Tate’s Sis on Robbie, Macy Gray Sings ‘Golden Girls’!

Links to the past with relevance today: Margot conjuring Sharon (Image via Columbia) VANITY FAIR: Sharon Tate's (1943-1969) surviving sister Debra Tate (b. 1952) loooved the performance Margot Robbie (b. 1990) gave as her sister in Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019). She recently said: “She made me cry because she sounded just…
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Happy 96 to Rhonda Fleming!

Flame-haired beauty Rhonda Fleming is truly one of Old Hollywood's last remaining stars, and at 96 (as of today!), she is among the oldest living survivors of the studio system. A link to Hollywood's past! (Image via head shot) Born on August 10, 1923, in L.A., she graduated from Beverly Hills High School and was…
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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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Married John Schneider Marries + Disney Legend Dies & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Did he have a best man, or a good ol' boy? (GIF via GIPHY) PEOPLE: John Schneider, 59, just got married — except he's still married to his most recent wife. Which is "General Lee" not acceptable. He has The Fog-giest. (Image via AVCO-Embassy) VARIETY: John Carpenter, 71,…
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