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Cashing in on celebrities' names: How relatives of famous people do it

There’s a deep-rooted tradition of the relations of successful people following in the family footsteps, whether in business, politics, or entertainment: you have your Heinz… 88 more words


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Some Kind Of Wonderful

They were arguably the top band in the world in 1970 or 1971, but I dismissed them as just so much noise.

I wasn’t alone. … 640 more words


The Royal Family of Broadway (George Cukor/Cyril Gardner, USA, 1930)

A legendary film, difficult to see until now, and worth watching for many reasons: it’s adapted from the Kaufman and Ferber Broadway hit from 1927 and is based on the Barrymores; it makes one understand why Ina Claire was a Broadway superstar and then considered without equal in light comedy, something heretofore hard for me to grasp having seen her only in supporting parts, even when she’s been very good in them, like in… 483 more words


Capital Burlesque Expo: Saturday Gala

Excuse me for a moment while I release a series of creative and amazed expletives as I cast my memory over this show, which was, by far, one of the most amazing events I’ve ever attended. 1,597 more words


Pinky, 1949 (or, starring the whitest black actress you've ever seen)

Pinky’s not a familiar story to those of us who didn’t live through the Jim Crow era.

This film follows the title character as she returns home to rural Alabama after several years at nursing school in Boston. 907 more words

80s Retro Night at Barrymores

Last week in Ottawa I stumbled upon this wicked music hall by the name of Barrymores; Even more wicked was the fact it was 80s Retro Night. 62 more words