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“What I’d like to say about stardom is that it gave me everything I never wanted.” ~ Ava Gardner*

Whenever I read this quote, I think, me too, Ava.

       The quote is often misinterpreted to represent that she was unhappy with the way her life turned out, but as her autobiography closes, she says she would have stayed the course for the most part. 1,902 more words

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Mark Wahlberg Seeks Official Pardon For Teenage Assaults

BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer.

Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years so he can be a role model to his children and others. 415 more words

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My Darling Clementine, USA 1946.

This classic western directed by John Ford was screened at Il Cinema Ritrovato 2014. The screening used a 4K DCP, which offered excellent visual quality. The film had been digitally scanned at 4K from the Museum of Modern Art’s 35mm nitrate fine grain master. 473 more words


Creating the Ultimate Hollywood Goddess Boudoir

I recently moved home and one thing I was determined to have in the new place was a boudoir space all of my own. I’ve always loved the glamour of the bedrooms and dressing rooms you see in the films of the 1930s and 40s and, of course, all of the beautiful robes and lingerie they sashay about in during these scenes. 1,151 more words


Hollywood memories

We made a brief stop on the way to Disneyland to show our friend from France Hollywood. It brought back memories of my own. How in the 3rd grade my mother moved us out to Beverly Hills, where we lived on the wrong side of Santa Monica Blvd in a white stucco duplex with a very shell-shocked Korean vet living upstairs. 269 more words

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