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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 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...

The Films That Never Were: Part II – Stanley Kubrick’s NAPOLEON

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Greetings Primates! Evil Ash checking in again. I'd like to preface Part II in this ongoing series of films that never were by stating emphatically that this piece is completely biased. Stanley Kubrick...

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...

The Films That Never Were: Part I – Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BLIND MAN

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Greetings Primates! Evil Ash checking in again. This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on films that never were. Projects by revered filmmakers that got off the ground,...