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The Movie Stars And Mobsters Of Ciro’s

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  Billy Wilkerson was a true entrepreneur during Hollywood's Golden Age. He was also a criminal. A native of Tennesee, Wilkerson was in the speakeasy business in New York City during Prohibition....

The Hollywood Ghosts Of Pickfair

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One of the greatest homes in the history of Hollywood was Pickfair, which was originally the home of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. This article will discuss the history of the property...

Some Dean Martin Christmas Specials For Your Enjoyment

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In the 1960s and 70s Dean Martin made a number of Christmas Specials. Dino would invite his friends on the shows either in prominent roles (Bob Newhart, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope,...

My Lunches With Orson: A Book Review

My Lunches With Orson came out seven years ago and I've been meaning to read it since then. I finally got around to it and it is great. If you aren't familiar...

The Rise And Fall Of The Brown Derby

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From 1926 until 1985 Hollywood players and playees could be heard uttering the phrase "Meet me at the Derby." The Brown Derby was a Los Angeles based restaurant chain with 4 locations...

FRED AND GINGER Coming To Amazon

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Amazon Studios in association with Automatik, have cast Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Fred Astaire and Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) as Ginger Rogers in Fred and Ginger. Fred...

The Hollywood Glamour Of George Hurrell

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  George Hurrell is the definitive photographer of Hollywood's Golden Age. A master of black and white photography whose expertise in contrast and shadows was unparalleled at the time. His pictures are...

Stutz Blackhawk: A Hollywood Status Symbol

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The Stutz Blackhawk was the luxury car of the elite of the entertainment industry in the 1970s and 80s. It was, for all intents and purposes, the ultimate status symbol. Elvis Presley...

Old Hollywood Glamour at The Earl Carroll Theatre

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We've done articles about celebrity homes and favorite eateries in past columns so I thought it would be fun to explore a different type of nightlife that the celebrities of yesteryear...

The Weird Childhood of Candice Bergen

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Everybody knows Candice Bergen from Murphy Brown but before she had a career in Hollywood, she was essentially a prop in a ventriloquist act in a house in a town called...