Category Archives: ’50s

Century Marks: On All Things 100

I turn 50 this year, my parents are 75 and my last grandparent turned 100, so that may be the secret behind my string of age-related posts. In this one, I focus on the magic of 100 ... (more…)
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Ravishing B-Starlet Laurie Mitchell Dies @ 90

Laurie Mitchell, who appeared in fare as diverse as Queen of Outer Space (1958) and Some Like It Hot (1959) — but was much more likely to be found in projects similar to the former — died September 20, film historian Tom Weaver reported. (more…)
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One for the Ages: We Are All Norma Desmond

This is not an "age-shaming" post, but it is a post about how much our perceptions of age and aging have shifted in recent decades, as well as an indulgence in the mind-blowing reality of the passage of time. (more…)
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10 Times Burt Reynolds Was Too Hot

The great screen icon Burt Reynolds died Thursday at 82, leaving in his wake a slew of memorable TV and movie appearances, and a reputation as a ladies' man and as one of the last century's go-to sex symbols. (more…)
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