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Old Hollywood

  1. book excerpt
    Were Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Really Lovers?Many have speculated about this relationship. A new book about Grant looks at the evidence.
  2. old hollywood
    Courtney Love Has the Best Elizabeth Taylor StoriesThey all involve diamonds, naturally.
  3. classic hollywood
    8 of the Craziest Old-Hollywood Publicity StuntsIncluding shaving women’s heads in busy movie theaters and hiring lewd skywriters.
  4. old hollywood
    Where Were All the Pregnant Women in Classic Movies?In Old Hollywood movies, thanks to a conservative, male-generated Production Code, having a baby was an exercise in innuendo.
  5. old hollywood
    What Was the First Modern Nude Scene?For a very long time in Hollywood, it was impossible to show nudity onscreen. But by the early 1960s, a few stars were willing to test the nude taboo.
  6. old hollywood
    Gossiping About Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart With a Living LegendAngela Allen, the last surviving crew member of classics like The African Queen and The Third Man, dishes about her 50-plus years in Hollywood.
  7. podcasts
    You Must Remember This Is Back With Stories of Hollywood’s ‘Urban Legends’Karina Longworth previews the new season of her hit podcast about Hollywood’s forgotten history.
  8. The 10 Essential William Holden PerformancesIn time for what would be his 100th birthday, celebrate the classic Hollywood icon by watching his greatest work.
  9. Rose Marie on Telling Off Sexual Harassers in the 1950s and Tweeting“I said, ‘You son of a bitch, you couldn’t get it up if the flag went by!’”
  10. party reports
    Rita Moreno Says She Was Sexually Harassed by Legendary Studio Executive“You might think, ‘Jesus, you’re 85! Get over it, woman!’ You never get over something like that.”
  11. fashion nostalgia
    Debbie Reynolds Fought to Preserve Hollywood’s Most Iconic CostumesOver the course of four decades, Reynolds collected thousands of film costumes and memorabilia in hopes of placing them in a museum.
  12. old hollywood
    The Story Behind Faye Dunaway’s Iconic ‘Morning After’ PhotoTalking to Terry O’Neill about his iconic ‘60s and ‘70s photographs.
  13. screen sirens
    See 9 Eerie, Erotic Polaroids of Hollywood StarsA secret trove of small-screen mementos from an anonymous artist known only as Type 42.
  14. r.i.p.
    La Dolce Vita Star Anita Ekberg Dies at 83“The Iceberg.”
  15. legends
    Lauren Bacall Could Teach You a Thing or 2 About StyleHer greatest hits, from coveralls in the ‘40s to ‘70s Gucci glamour.
  16. old hollywood
    Iconic, Intimate Shots of Hollywood’s Heyday Joan Didion’s Corvette, Barbra Streisand’s sheer pantsuit, and so much more.
  17. An Homage to the Lovely, Feisty Barbara StanwyckCelebrating the Lady Eve.
  18. old hollywood
    Flappers With Sad Eyes: 20 Exquisite SorrowsWhy so sad? Abuse, scandal, and a talkie actress with a lisp.
  19. it’s vintage
    The ‘Best Figure in Hollywood’ in 1931“She would be far more beautiful if she were heavier.”
  20. tales from tinseltown
    Rachel Shukert on the 5 Things About Old Hollywood She Wants To ForgetSo that’s why Vivien Leigh always had her head thrown back in Gone With the Wind?
  21. old hollywood
    Why Does Hollywood Think America Likes Surfing?Because they like surfing.
  22. old hollywood
    Slideshow: Vintage Hollywood Studio StillsFrom the new book Hollywood Unseen, which showcases the portraits and “candid” photos that studios used for promotion.
  23. old hollywood
    Slideshow: Vintage Hollywood Studio StillsFrom the new book Hollywood Unseen, which showcases the portraits and “candid” photos that studios used for promotion.
  24. spring 2012 fashion week
    Watch the Hair and Makeup Test at Jill Stuart The designer goes for old Hollywood glam.
  25. New Memoir to Reveal All Sorts of Sordid, Sexual Details About Old HollywoodNames dropped: Katharine Hepburn, Desi Arnaz, Cole Porter, and many more.
  26. Major Auction of Hollywood Treasures This WeekEverything from Marilyn Monroe’s engagement ring to Star Trek costumes.
  27. trendlet
    Slideshow: 22 Roughed-Up BaublesCheck out our favorite plucked-from-nature designs from Pamela Love, Anthropologie, Stone & Honey, and more.
  28. buyer’s guide
    Old Hollywood’s New Franklin Street Store Stocks Body Chains and Chuck Norris NecklacesSee a slideshow of our top picks from the new space.
  29. trendlet
    Slideshow: 23 Knockout Knuckle DustersOgle finger-spanning rings by Pamela Love, Bijules, Dannijo, Surface 2 Air, and more.
  30. best bets
    Best Bet: The Silver Twig RingThis eye-catching bauble is cast from recycled sterling silver.
  31. swimwear
    Pinup-girl Style Makes a Comeback This SpringThe swimwear trend this spring isn’t squint-and-you’ll-miss-it bikinis, for once. Check out the retro, pinup-girl-inspired styles in stores.
  32. feathered fashion
    Wing It With Feathered Hair AccessoriesA sampling of party-ready feathered hair accessories, from subtle, tufted clips to bold, Kenley-esque headwear.
  33. white men with money
    The Maffei IdentityLiberty Media’s effort to seize control of InterActiveCorp, the $7 billion e-commerce company built by Barry Diller with Liberty’s backing, is not being driven by Malone alone. The Wall Street Journal this morning tells us a little bit about the third man involved in the mission of ousting Diller, one who may have been hired for the purpose. He even has a hit-man–like name: Gregory Maffei. Gregory Maffei. Scary! Where was Maffei before he was hired at Liberty? Zapping people in a Harry Potter novel? Building homemade bombs in Chechnya? No. Actually, he worked for Bill Gates and Larry Ellison. Then he became the chairman of IAC offshoot Expedia, where he first tangled with Diller. Relations, the Journal tells us, soon became “cold.” The point is, like any good assassin, Maffei has gotten to know his mark. (When Malone made him CEO, it was due, according to the Journal, to his “understanding of Barry Diller’s very delicate psyche.”) Now, it appears he’s using his knowledge to systematically destroy Diller: It was his plan to attempt to legally dismantle the agreement the company made with Diller back in the nineties that guaranteed him voting rights, an agreement he had believed was ironclad. “These people are insane!” Diller sputtered when he found out yesterday. Indeed. Insanely brilliant. This whole thing is going to get a lot more interesting. A Not-So-Loving Triangle [WSJ]
  34. Mediavore
    EPA Joins Mercury Craze; A ‘Seinfeld’–Inspired Food StudyThe Environmental Protection Agency is beginning to examine the mercury levels in the twenty most commonly eaten fish in the New York City region. [NYT] Top Chef seductress/hostess Padma Lakshmi is moving into a full-floor loft in Alphabet City. [The Real Estate/NYO] The holy triumvirate of burgers, fries, and milk shakes continues to dominate the nation’s culinary imagination. [NRN]
  35. developing
    What’s That Shiny Building, and What Have They Done With Our Bus Station? When Governor Spitzer held a press conference Friday to announce the state was opening bidding for the 12-million-square-foot Hudson Yards site, he mentioned another bit of redevelopment in the works for the West Side: an imminent overhaul of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Which promptly sent us scurrying to the Port Authority’s Website, looking for details. We turned up these renderings and these optimistic stats: Apparently they’re planning 55,000 square feet of spiffed-up stores, 26 new bus gates, and a bright office tower on top. Even if the building doesn’t look too architecturally interesting, it’s still nice to imagine a presentable depot. Just don’t count on it anytime soon; feasibility studies will be ongoing till 2009. —Alec Appelbaum Earlier: You Wanna Buy a Rail Yard?