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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...

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...

Veronica Lake: A Fallen Star

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Veronica Lake soared to stardom in the early 1940s with movies that included Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch and I Wanted Wings. She was incredibly popular in no small part...

Hollywood’s Haunted Homes And Hangouts

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Here at LMO we have a series of articles about celebrity homes from the past called "The Hollywood Ghosts Of...", but they aren't really about ghosts at all. This article is! In...

The Hollywood History of Looney Tunes And Merrie Melodies (1929-1940)

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So how did animation start at Warner Brothers? "It was all started by a mouse." Walt Disney Actually, it all started slightly before that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ptLDuxbbVM Charles Mintz, a cartoon producer, was working with Walt Disney...

The Garden of Allah: Hollywood’s Home For Heathens (1927-1959)

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In the Golden Age of Hollywood, there was a place that became synonymous with booze, sex, drugs, and lavish parties overflowing with decadence. This place, called The Garden of Allah Hotel...

Vote For The Greatest Hollywood Stars Of All-Time

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We voted on our favorite movies a while ago here at LMO and we had a sensational response from people sending in hundreds of ballots. It’s time to do it again, but...

LMO’s Greatest Hollywood Stars of All-Time: THE RESULTS

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Well, here it is the list of the 75 (technically 76 because of a tie) greatest Hollywood stars of all-time as voted by you. We'll cover some basic info on each star...

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...