Sad to read that comic actor Jay Thomas has died. He was 69. (more…)Read more
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Hey, l-a-a-a-a-dy! Jerry Lewis, who rose to fame as part of the comedy team Martin & Lewis in the '50s, became a slapstick solo star in the '60s and went on to become a film auteur, has died at 91. (more…)Read more
On January 30, 1954, Old Hollywood's most famous little person, Billy Barty (1924-2000), appeared on The Spike Jones Show, impersonating Liberace (1919-1987).
Dick Gregory, the ballsy black comedian who in the early '60s joked to white nightclub audiences about slavery, segregation and social injustice — and who later became a bona fide conspiracy theorist — has died at 84. (more…)Read more
Founded in 1945, Bob Mizer's (1922-1992) Physique Pictorial was the first American gay magazine, and indisputably the all-time greatest beefcake 'zine. (more…)Read more
Fifties Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter is 86, but he's no recluse — the still-handsome guy who brightened such diverse fare as Battle Cry (1955), Damn Yankees (1958), Polyester (1981) and Grease 2 (1982) is still comfy in front of the camera, as he showed in a July shoot with photographer Michael Freeby. (more…)Read more
The secret of billboard star Angelyne's identity was something we never thought we'd know — until we did. (more…)Read more
The Village Voice is ending its print edition. Above is the cover I loved most as a college kid in Chicago. Have carried it around for 25 years. And counting. (more…)Read more
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- March 8, 2018 on Gone, but Forgotten: 12 Figures Shafted & Ignored by Oscars’ In Memoriam