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…)Read more
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…Read more
If you're a fan of '40s and '50s noir movies and their femmes fatales, check out the paintings of Jane Ianniello, whose NoirscapesArt is represented by a store on Etsy. (more…)Read more
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