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This Forgotten Female Screenwriter Helped Give Hollywood Its Voice

Frances Marion was one of early Hollywood's most influential writers

Pickford. Harlow. Valentino. Garbo. A single script by early Hollywood’s highest-paid screenwriter could make or break any of their careers—and for over 20 years, that screenwriter was a woman, Frances Marion. Though women face …


Mysterious wrecked boats with corpses onboard have washed up in Japan

Mysterious "ghost boats" are washing up on Japan's shores each year — wrecked wooden ships with decaying corpses onboard.

Japan's coast guard said Tuesday that over the past month, nearly a dozen boats carrying decomposing bodies were found off the country's northwestern coast.

The first boat was …

The Mexican Drought Caused This Mysterious Sunken Temple To Re-Emerge

Abandoned because of plague, then drowned in a reservoir, the Temple of Quechula just won't stay buried.

It sounds like something out of a gothic story or a fantasy novel, but it's real: the ruins of a magnificent 16th-century temple have just emerged from the bottom of a Mexican river. …


Tragic Stars: Alma Rubens

There is no shortage of tragic star stories from Hollywood, but few stars ever get to write of their own dramatic demise.
Alma Rubens is remembered …

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Studio Founder Sam Warner 1927 Home of Peace Cemetery

Samuel Louis "Sam" Warner (August 10, 1887 – October 5, 1927) was a Polish-born American film producer who was the co-founder and chief executive


There's a crazy conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds sank the Titanic to set up the Federal Reserve

There's a conspiracy theory that links the Rothschilds, the sinking of the Titanic, and the creation of the Federal Reserve.

On Friday I stumbled across a tweet sent in reply to a prominent finance parody account on Twitter. It featured the black-and-white image of three men and the Titanic.

The text …


21 of the world's coolest outdoor cinemas

(CNN)Save for a few quirky venues left to satiate the needs of nostalgic cinema goers, drive-in theaters are a relic of a past.

What hasn't faded, however, is the appeal of catching a flick outdoors.

In fact, you could even say outdoor movies are going through a revival.

Location specialist The Venue …


The Greatest Director in Sci-Fi Goes to Mars

When you stand on Mars, it's hard to figure the horizon. It looks a smidge too close, disconcertingly dim. Dark even. The color of the sky above you? Sort of blue, with a green tinge. It's vast, unlike anyplace else you've seen. Distance is the first puzzle of this place. Point A to point B stuff. …

The oldest living thing in Los Angeles

Many by now have probably seen Nathan Masters's recent blog post or read elsewhere about this lone palm tree standing today in front of the Memorial …

Los Angeles

"Fantasy Island" Actor Herve Villechaize Commits Suicide in North Hollywood 1993

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French actor of English and Filipino descent who achieved worldwide

Peter Dinklage

Anna Kashfi dies at 80; wife in brief, stormy marriage to Marlon Brando

Anna Kashfi, an actress who played exotic beauties on screen and who went through a brief, turbulent marriage to Marlon Brando, has died at a care center in Woodland, Wash. She was 80.

Kashfi was Brando's first wife and the mother of their son Christian.

Her Aug. 16 death was confirmed by Cowlitz …

How They Made ‘The Flintstones’: 15 Unpublished Photos

A rare behind-the-scenes look at how they made a seminal animated TV series.The post How They Made ‘The Flintstones’: 15 Unpublished Photos appeared …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes

Traveling by airplane is a lot different than it used to be. And we’re not just talking about the elaborate and cumbersome security restrictions that …


Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.

GIF Animations

NASA Finally Explains the Origin of the Apocalyptic Noise Heard from the Skies!

Strange noises from the sky? That’s been the case in recent years, occurring in various parts of the world. The most recent video capture comes from …


86-Year-Old Woman Has Been Living on Luxury Cruise Ship for Seven Years | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

For most of us a cruise around the world aboard a luxury ship is nothing but a fantasy, but for Lee Wachtstetter it’s everyday life. The 86-year-old …

Luxury Lifestyle

The ultimate sex symbol for men. But did Marilyn Monroe only love women? Fifty years after her death, an author who met the star questions her sexual identity


As headlines flashed around the world on an August morning 50 years ago announcing the death of the ultimate love goddess, newspapers filled their …

Marilyn Monroe

The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King's Guitar

After it was rescued from a fire, the guitar became an icon

Eric Clapton had "Blackie" and "Brownie"; Willie Nelson has "Trigger"; Keith Richards, "Micawber." But before all of them, B.B. King had "Lucille."

For more than a half-century, the bluesman and Lucille have been virtually inseparable — few, …

Lost Films: "Saved From The Titanic" (1912)

April 15 marked the anniversary of one of history’s most infamous maritime disasters: the sinking of the Titanic. As anyone who is a) alive, and b) …


Thugs, Thieves, Killers & Hookers- Vintage Mugshots from the 1920's

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On weekends at the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney, Australia, visitors can see …

A 1950s Kitchen, Locked Away Since It Was Built

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Like walking back in time, furniture designer Nathan Chandler opened the door on a home he bought in 2010

Atari 2600 Ad - $299.98 - Nerd

A co-worker of mine sent me this picture with the title of “Who could afford this?”

You know what, he’s right – I’m not sure what year this add was …

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10 Vintage Beauty Secrets From Old Hollywood's Most Glamorous Stars

With their glowing skin, simple elegance and striking makeup, there's a reason why people are still obsessed with the style and glamour of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and other classic Hollywood beauties.

We decided to take a look back and see what simple tricks and tips were …


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 …