Tag: hollywood

Vegan Parenting, LTYM Chicago, and Steven in Hollywood! (Episode #25 of MY PODCAST)

Vegan Parenting, LTYM Chicago, and Steven in Hollywood!  (Episode #25 of MY PODCAST)
The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss Veganism in regards to parenting and discuss Steven’s recent trip to California! Also: Jack performs in the grade school orchestra, Steven stands on Groucho Marx, and Steven’s dangerous ankles! You can buy tickets for Steven’s... Read more »

Dahlings...I'm Dead! (A final letter from Zsa Zsa Gabor)

Dahlings...I'm Dead! (A final letter from Zsa Zsa Gabor)
Dahlings, I don’t know how to tell you this, but I have passed into the hereafter! I mean, I was ninety-nine, but it’s still a shock, is it not? (It’s perfectly alright if you forgot I was still alive, you know. I won’t judge you. Just donate a dollar to Greenpeace in my honor.) I... Read more »

A Mary Wickes Week Celebration! (#4): Letters from Mary's Famous Friends

A Mary Wickes Week Celebration! (#4): Letters from Mary's Famous Friends
My week-long celebration of character actress Mary Wickes continues today with a look at the letters of incredibly famous individuals who contacted Mary throughout the years. According to biographer Steve Taravella: “So great was Mary’s need to feel connected to others – to feel herself a part of the Hollywood extended family – that much like... Read more »
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An imagined meeting between Bette Davis and Kim Kardashian

An imagined meeting between Bette Davis and Kim Kardashian
A hush falls over the landscape of California. Two blurred forms walk down Sunset Boulevard. California often feels as if its stuck in some permanent existential crisis, the old mingling with the new in a constant twisted ballet. The first figure is stocky, big-boned, often frowning (or, shall I say, has a “resting bitch face”?),... Read more »

The Elusive Star: The Appeal of the Classic Movie Actress

The Elusive Star: The Appeal of the Classic Movie Actress
Bette Davis could melt a man with her eyes alone. Tallulah Bankhead drew men in like a moth to flame. Gloria Swanson was said to be so beautiful that a Maharajah traveled thousands of miles to cut a lock of her hair. These actresses all possessed very different styles of acting, but they all embodied... Read more »