Posts Tagged: movies

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Marilyn Monroe and Me

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life screen

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Marilyn Monroe and Me

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life screen

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe

Vintage Vinyl Soundtrack to Some Like It Hot, autographed by Marilyn’s Co star Tony Curtis I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe

Vintage Vinyl Soundtrack to Some Like It Hot, autographed by Marilyn’s Co star Tony Curtis I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest

Black Movies I passed for White

#OscarSoWhite…Redux

Yet again. Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2016 would be to pass for white. Oscars

Black Movies I passed for White

#OscarSoWhite…Redux

Yet again. Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2016 would be to pass for white. Oscars

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so