Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

Inside Hollywood Heritage Museum’s Star-Studded Show

May 21, 2024 Stepping inside ... Where magic was made! Eve Arden (1908-1990) wore this in At the Circus (1939) On a trip to L.A., I visited the Hollywood Heritage Museum (2100 N. Highland, L.A.), the site of the oldest movie studio Hollywood, and the place where the first feature film was made by Cecil…
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Dabney Coleman, King of Playing Delicious Villains, Dies @ 92

May 17, 2024 Sadly, venerated character actor Dabney Coleman died May 16, 2024. Dolly's Doralee sizing up Dabney's Mr. Hart in 9 to 5 (Image via 20th Century Fox) His death, at age 92, was confirmed by his grieving daughter Quincy Coleman: "My Father, Dabney Wharton Coleman, took his last earthly breath peacefully and exquisitely…
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Duane Eddy, Guitar God, Dies @ 86

May 1, 2024 Duane Eddy, the wildly influential rock guitarist who made a '50s TV theme song into an iconic hit recognizable to listeners nearly 70 years later, died April 30, 2024, at 86. One of the greats (Image via Jamie) Eddy, whose "Peter Gunn" was a twangy smash in 1960 and again, with Art…
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Liza Minnelli’s Terrific New Movie, Jodie Foster Honored & More

April 19, 2024 Links to the past, with relevance today: Liza is excited about a new project. (Image via TriBeCa) FACEBOOK: Liza Minnelli announces she has worked with a filmmaker to tell the story of her career: "Hi Kids! Sit down, because this is a long story! People always wonder what I’m up to… when…
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The Ladies Who Lunched, Liza Out & About, Jackie Chan on Turning 70 & More!

April 8, 2024 Links to the past, with relevance today: It's the cover story of the publication's 10th "Yesteryear" Issue (Image via New York Magazine) NEW YORK: New York Magazine checks in with a fascinating piece that tracks the city's social history completely through restaurants. "Who Ate Where" is delicious. INSTAGRAM: Blonde bombshells stick together…
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‘Mae West & Her Adonises’ — The Life in Her Men

April 6, 2024 If you're a fan of the late, great Mae West, you'll want to seek out the new book Mae West and Her Adonises (BearManor Media), a new biography by Michael Gregg Michaud. (Image via BearManor) Unlike the standard bio, the book focuses on West's love affair with, well, love affairs. A description…
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Barbara Rush Dies @ 97

March 31, 2024 Old Hollywood star Barbara Rush, renowned for her regal beauty and for her work on the TV series Peyton Place and in the sci-fi classic It Came from Outer Space, died on Easter at 97. Lovely Rush contemplating space invaders (Image via Universal) Fox News reporter Claudia Cowan, her daughter by the…
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