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…Read more
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).
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