Archive for May, 2011

Phil Silvers’ 100th Birthday

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

100th BIRTHDAY

Phil Silvers

 

 

 

AMERICAN ACTOR

 

 

 

 Click HERE to watch Phil Silvers in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”

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Doodles Weaver’s 100th Birthday

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

100th BIRTHDAY

Doodles Weaver

 

 

  

AMERICAN ACTOR

 

 

 

Click HERE to check out a Doodles Weaver video

 

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“Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide”

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

NEW BOOKS

Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide

 

 

By Mark Masek

  

Ebook Description

For more than 100 years, Hollywood Forever Cemetery has been one of the premier burial locations for entertainment celebrities, studio executives and members of the Hollywood film community. Today, it’s one of the top tourist destinations for fans who want to pay their respects to their favorite stars. “Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide” is the most complete and comprehensive directory to find the final burial locations for everyone from “The First Movie Star” to the most recent additions, along with detailed personal and professional biographies.

 

Organized as four separate walking tours of the property, the book includes nearly 70 names, from the legendary Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Cecil B. DeMille, to more recent additions, including Don Adams, Mr. Blackwell, Estelle Getty and “Vampira.” The book also features the stories behind the stones, including the legend -– and the true story –- behind Valentino’s mysterious “Lady in Black,” the mystery of Marion Davies’ secret child, the ghosts seen at the graves of silent film actress Virginia Rappe and actor Clifton Webb, the death of Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, the secret life and unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor, and the puzzling epitaph on the crypt of gangster Bugsy Siegel. 

 

Click here to purchase the eBook “Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide by Mark Masek”

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Valentino Tribute at the Barn…

Monday, May 9th, 2011

HOLLYWOOD EVENTS

 Valentino Tribute at the Barn…

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

HOLIDAY

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

 

Clara Bow and Son

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Dana Wynter Obituary

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

OBITUARY

Dana Wynter dies at 79; actress in ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’

 

 

 

Dana Wynter, best known for her role in “Body Snatchers,” appeared in numerous TV and film projects. The science-fiction film became a cult classic partly because of its “McCarthy-era subtext,” film critic Leonard Maltin wrote.

 

By Keith Thursby
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2011

 

Dana Wynter, an actress best known for her role in the 1956 science-fiction classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” has died. She was 79.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Dana Wynter

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Joe Yranski at the Mary Pickford Institute

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

HOLLYWOOD EVENTS

 Joe Yranski and ‘M’Liss’ at the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education

 

 

 

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Valentino’s 116th Birthday

Friday, May 6th, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Rudolph Valentino!!

 

 

Rudolph Valentino

1895 – 1926

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Sada Thompson’s Obituary

Friday, May 6th, 2011

OBITUARY

Sada Thompson dies at 83; stage and TV actress known for playing matriarch on ‘Family’

 

 

 

The actress won an Emmy for her role as Kate Lawrence on the 1970s dramatic series set in Pasadena. She won a Tony for playing four roles, a mother and her daughters, in ‘Twigs.’

 

Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2011

 

Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series “Family,” has died. She was 83.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Sada Thompson

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Arthur Laurent’s Obituary

Friday, May 6th, 2011

OBITUARY

Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director

 

 

 

Laurents, who won two Tony Awards, wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Gypsy.’ His screen credits include ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘Rope.’

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2011

 

Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals “West Side Story” and “Gypsy” and later wrote the hit movies “The Way We Were” and “The Turning Point,” died Thursday. He was believed to be 93.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Arthur Laurents

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