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04.07.2014 | | Posted at 04:46 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Hollywood’s infamous casting couch wasn’t just for actresses. Some actors advanced along the same route via the industry’s influential, closeted gays. Long time entertainment journalist Robert Hofler, in his tell-all The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and the Dirty Deals of Henry Willson (out in paperback from University of Minnesota Press), explores the sha...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Turner Classic Movies host to speak at Ten Chimneys

Robert Osborne got his start as a young actor in the production company run by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (Desilu), but his greatest role began after he turned 60 and continues to this day. Osborne has been the genial host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) since the channel began in 1994. There is nothing else like TCM on cable. The channel is commercial-free and makes film history accessible to popular...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Discovering a Lost Classic

By David Luhrssen
Barbara Stanwyck was a scrappy young thing in 1930s Hollywood and a femme fatale in the �40s. But by 1960, she was a grand old dame of movies, already over 50 and finding few good roles (a problem for actresses even today). She turned to television, eventually finding success with a late �60s western called �The Big Valley.� Her first venture onto the small screen, �The Barbara Stanwyck Show,�...