Category Archives: ’50s

All the Stars We Have Lost in 2017 … So Far

If 2016 was one of the worst-ever years when it came to losing major celebrities, 2017 is trying its best to keep up. Following is a very full list of notables lost in 2017 that I intended to update ... (more…)
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Blowing Up Her Image: A Review of ‘Bombshell’

If you're old enough to know who Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) was, her name probably conjures a handful of things: Great beauty, skinny-dipping, many husbands, Harvey Korman's Hedley Lamarr character in Blazing Saddles (1974), a shoplifting scandal. (more…)
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5 Actors You Never Knew Were … or Are … LGBT

For your OMGing pleasure, a roundup of actors you might not realize were gay. They may not have been out publicly due to the times in which they lives and the restrictions that guided their ability to have careers, but ever since reading The Gay Book of Days as a teen, I've always found it…
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The Birds: Hitchcock’s Living Leading Ladies

When Joan Fontaine died at the ripe old age of 96, I was thinking she must surely have been the earliest of Alfred Hitchcock's leading ladies still living. Nope! She had been the oldest, but there was — at the time — one leading lady working with Hitchcock a decade before Joan, and she was…
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