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1924 Hollywood Scandal Involved Denver "Clubman" Courtland Dines

Courtland Dines. International Newsreel File Photo

On New Year’s Day 1924, Denver “clubman” Courtland Dines was shot and seriously injured in a Los …

Tragic Star: Beautiful Olive Borden

2015 is the year of the Tragic Star at A Person in the Dark. January's Tragic Star is Olive Borden.
Beautiful Olive Borden had it all, but she ended …

Time-lapse video shows Pyongyang from a different perspective

More than anywhere else on earth, North Korea is hidden from the world community. But a videographer and a self-proclaimed "branding pioneer" have put together a unique look at the nation's capital city, Pyongyang. The two men, JT Singh and Rob Whitworth, traveled to the city with support from a …


40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …

Historical Photography

Researcher reopens issue of FBI's effort to discredit Martin Luther King

Nearly 50 years ago, a series of events involving sex, official corruption and a most unlikely ending began unraveling in Washington. It was plot that makes anything seen on the fervid television series “Scandal” look tame.

The protagonists were two men who helped define the age’s unceasing …


Top 10 Hollywood Scandals: #1 Gone With The Wind


Marcia Carroll

August 26, 2013

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BY: Marcia Carroll

August 26, 2013

Here is the first of our Top 10 Hollywood Scandals series, compiled by …

A Short History of Abandoned Hollywood Filmsets sitting in the North African Desert

A skeletal fortress built for Lawrence of Arabia, an American gas station used for a forgettable horror film now inhabited by an old shepherd and his …

The letters Cary Grant wrote to woo Sophia Loren

• Letters reveal Grant's passionate pursuit of the Italian bombshell• 
They were filming together in Spain when he tried to propose to her
Two years later

Hitler was a meth addict, records show

According to US dossier, Nazi leader was given cocaine drops, testosterone injections, and dozens of other drugs

Marie's Jewelry Line

During the late 1950s Marie had her own line of costume jewelry. Here is a necklace and earrings set she designed ...

Images from Etsy

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vintage everyday: Fascinating Animated GIFs Made from Vintage Photographs by Bill Domonkos

Bill Domonkos (Hungarian, not Greek) is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker. His work combines 2D and 3D computer animation, special effects, …


One of Hollywood's First Movie Stars, One of Hollywood's First Dope Casualties: Wonderful Wallace Reid

Originally posted at my blog, Sunset Gun.

"Wally Reid was a 180-pound

-Cecil B. DeMille

Wallace Reid loved cars. When
not working in pictures, the silent screen star would speed through Hollywood
in a choice automobile, wildly tearing up roads in anything from a Marmon Coupe
to a Stutz …


Actress Pier Angeli's Accidental Overdose 1971

Pier Angeli (19 June 1932 – 10 September 1971)[1] was an Italian-born television and film actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the

Kirk Douglas

Elizabeth Taylor: James Dean was molested by his minister

(CBS) - Elizabeth Taylor shared a shocking secret about fellow screen legend James Dean during an interview 14 years ago, but requested that it not …

Elizabeth Taylor

Marilyn Monroe Animated GIF


Marilyn and Tony Curtis

'Some Like It Hot', 1959

Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis are indelibly linked in the public consciousness for two main reasons: firstly, they …

Marilyn Monroe

Jeanne Carmen

Jeanne Carmen claimed she was a very good friend of Marilyn’s.They met in 1948 when they both lived in the same apartment complex. At a bar, Carmen …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Ecstasy of Hedy Lamarr

The first time audiences saw Hedy Lamarr, she was running naked through a field. The second time they saw her, she was in the throes of a very …

Hedy Lamarr: Co-Inventor of the LTE Technology

Hollywood is a place where folks are often recognized more for their looks than their talent - and actress Hedy Lamarr was no exception. But it's …


Gwili Andre

Gwili Andre was born Gurli Andresen in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 4, 1908. She got her Hollywood break courtesy of David O. Selznick, who cast …


C. David Heymann’s Lies About JFK and Jackie, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor

He had been dead for over two years, but he still had a magic touch with readers.When best-selling author C. David Heymann’s latest (and last) book, …

48 Unexpected Views Of Famous Historic Moments

A view from behind the Lincoln statue during Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. [28 August, 1963]

The recording of the MGM Lion. …

Abraham Lincoln

Tales of the Dead Come Back: How Modern Medicine Is Reinventing Death

"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death.

They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of universal love. Most do not want to return to the living. When they do, they're often endowed with …

Air Travel Was a Party, and They Were the Hosts


Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be 'timeless,' but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

GIF Animations

Meet Ann Dvorak: The Actress Who Traded in Hollywood for a Honeymoon

Ann Dvorak could have been a major Hollywood star. At least she should have been. With unconventional, yet striking good looks and an acting style that was raw and understated for the 1930s, she seemed destined to rise to the highest heights Warner Brothers had to offer. However, that immortality …

Jack Warner

Suicide of Dorothy Hale, El Suicidio de Dorothy Hale, Frida Kahlo, C0260

The Suicide of Dorothy Hale


This is one of Frida's most shocking and controversial paintings. Frida painted it in the style of an "ex-voto …

Frida Kahlo

The Disappearance of Jean Elizabeth Spangler

Jean Elizabeth Spangler was born in Seattle, Washington on September 2, 1923 and was an American dancer, model, and bit-part actress in Hollywood …


Superman debuts in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

Item # 611782

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 22, 1940 The top of page 18 has one column heads reading: "SUPERMAN STRUTS IN MACY PARADE", "His 23-Foot …