Exactly 50 years ago the world lost a beloved actress, a sex symbol, an icon, a legend. Marilyn Monroe passed away on august 5th 1962. She was 36 years old.
Genre: Drama Description: In Rebel Without A Cause a troubled teenager named Jim Stark (James Dean) can’t help but get into trouble, which is reason enough for his parents to move from one town to another.
Actress Celeste Holm passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
Just saying the name ‘Hollywood’ brings up visions of movies, stars and glamour. But how did this iconic part of Los Angeles begin? Who made Hollywood what it is today? The answer is simple: H.J Whitley. Don’t be ashamed if this name doesn’t mean anything to you, most people don’t know the man who was …
Genre: Musical Description: In Singin’ in the Rain it’s 1927 and Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) are the most famous actors in Hollywood.
Birth: December 25, 1899 New York, United States Death: January 14, 1957 Los Angeles, United States Childhood Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on December 25th 1899 in New York. He was the oldest child and only son of Dr. Belmont Bogart and Maud Humphrey, who he was named after. His mother was a commercial illustrator …
Method acting, or ‘The Method’, was an extremely popular approach to acting during The Golden Age of Hollywood. Some of its biggest fans were Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean.
The Dutch Astrid Franse recently discovered she had had a unique Marilyn Monroe archive in a box under her desk for years.
Genre: Drama Description: In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Brick Pollit (Paul Newman) is a troubled ex-football player and alcoholic who ignores his frustrated wife Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor).
Birth: September 12, 1929 Philadelphia, United States Death: September 14, 1982 Monaco Childhood Grace Patricia Kelly was born in 1929 in Philadelphia into a succesfull family.
Kim Novak has finally put her hands and feet into wet cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre last Saturday.
Hollywood bible Variety has reported that Nicole Kidman has beaten out some stiff competition in to grab the role of Grace Kelly in the upcoming film Grace of Monaco.
Genre: Romantic drama Description: In Casablanca Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) runs an upscale nightclub in unoccupied Casablanca in the early days of World War II. He is shocked when he sees his lost love Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) walk into his nightclub.
Actor Frank Langella, who is known for his roles as Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Richard Nixon, has written a tell-all book about the Hollywood icons he once worked with. The book is called Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them.
Nearly three dozen movie theater posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age were found in an attic in Pennsylvania.
Genre: Drama Description: In Sunset Boulevard disillusioned screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) hides in an apparently abandoned mansion on Sunset Boulevard while being chased by repo men. While he wonders around, he discovers the owner: forgotten silent star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson).
Birth: February 8, 1931 Indiana, United States Death: September 30, 1955 California, United States Childhood James Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in Indiana and was called Jimmy by his family and friends. Although the pregnancy was not planned, his mother Mildred was absolutely smitten with him.