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Rare Historical Photos of the Titanic Disaster Taken by 17-Year-Old Girl Bernice Palmer, April 12, 1912

Sometime around her 17th birthday, Canadian Bernice Palmer received a Kodak Brownie box camera, either for Christmas 1911 or for her birthday on 10 …

Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?

Wait for it.<p>Lower right quadrant. Seated. Holding a small, black, rectangular object at about eye level.<p>See him?<p>It's not clear exactly who this man is, but he might as well be popping off a selfie or thumbing through his news feed. He seems to gaze into the handheld device in such a way that …

Indigenous Peoples

Oscar Wilde denounced as the devil by his lover

A book by Lord Alfred Douglas demonising Oscar Wilde, his former lover, that was never published because it also libelled the Prime Minister of the day will be sold at auction this month.<p>Wilde's affair with 'Bosie', the son of the Marquess of Queensbury, led to the Irish-born poet, playwright and …

The Mystery of L.A. Billboard Diva Angelyne's Real Identity Is Finally Solved

Way before Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the enigmatic blonde bombshell was famous for being famous, perpetually driving the streets of Hollywood …

Beverly Hills

The King of Prescriptions

The 1943 Stabbing Death of Actor David "The Masked Marvel" Bacon (New "Trail Went Cold" Episode)

In 1943, David Bacon was a 29-year old aspiring actor from Massachusetts who had recently started finding roles in Hollywood and just finished …

Crime

Biggest Bombshells From New Ava Gardner Biography: Her Tumultuous Marriage to Frank Sinatra & More

Ava Gardner was legendary for her beauty, her classic Hollywood films — and her tumultuous love life, especially with Frank Sinatra.<p><i>Ava, a Life in</i> …

Frank Sinatra

So how does a turntable work? Find out what keeps the record spinning in this slick video

Capturing the immaculate, vivid sound that can only be produced by a record player (or in an actual recording studio) is not an easy task for many …

Did Jayne Mansfield Fake her Own Shipwreck?

<i>O</i>ne of Hollywood’s favourite sex symbols of the 20th century, Jayne Mansfield was as notorious for her publicity stunts as she was for her …

Paris

15 Historical Figures You Probably Didn't Know Were Black

Was Michelle Obama the first black First Lady? You might be surprised at these 15 historical figures you probably didn’t know were black.<p><b>1. Betty Boop</b><p>…

Black History

I Loved My Grandmother. But She Was a Nazi.

My grandparents were Nazis. It took me until recently to be able to say — or write — this. I used to think of and refer to them as “ordinary Germans,” as if that was a distinct and morally neutral category. But like many “ordinary Germans,” they were members of the Nazi Party — they joined in 1937, …

Political History

Hollywood in Vivid Kodachrome

Suddenly, in the late 1930s and the 1940s, the American viewing audience went from thinking of Hollywood in black and white to experiencing it in stunning, rich color. Kodachrome was the vessel that brought hyper-real, hyper-beautiful stars into movie houses, magazines, and homes. In a new book, …

Frank Sinatra

We’ll never really know if Clark Gable actually date-raped Loretta Young

Was the most famous “love child” of Hollywood’s Golden Era actually conceived when actress Loretta Young was “date-raped’’ by the legendary Clark …

Rare behind-the-scenes photos show what it was really like to be on set during Hollywood's golden age

Hollywood's golden era is generally considered to have started in the 1920s and stretched until the 1960s. The latter half was the time of some of the industry's most legendary stars: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando, to name a few.<p>A child star during the time, Angela Cartwright …

Marilyn Monroe

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

Black History

Did George Washington’s false teeth come from his slaves?: A look at the evidence, the responses to that evidence, and the limitations of history

<i>by Kathryn Gehred, Research Specialist</i><br>October 19, 2016<p>Photo courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Link to original.<p>George Washington’s …

Black History

Hitler doppelganger sighted near Nazi leader's birthplace in Austria

Austrian authorities are investigating a man appearing in Adolf Hitler's birthplace as the Nazi dictator's double. The reported doppelganger carries …

Germany

Judy Garland Allegedly Groped by Munchkins on 'Wizard of Oz,' According to Late Ex-Husband's Memoir

Judy Garland’s late ex-husband Sid Luft claimed in his unfinished memoir that she was repeatedly molested as a teen by Munchkins on the set of her …

Inside Tokyo’s Decaying 1970s Capsule Tower

Isamelsheimer.com<i>T</i>he Nagakin Capsule Tower is one of the most important buildings in postwar architectural history in Japan, once praised as the …

Paris

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Ronald Reagan Plays the President

<i>by Anne Helen Petersen</i><p>When you think of Ronald Reagan, you think of jellybeans, Nancy’s power suits, and self-satisfaction. You think of all the …

24 Facts About Manson Family Victim Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate's life was brutally cut short . . .<p>True Crime<p>Share<p>StumbleUpon<p>charles manson<br>• Creepy Catalog<br>• sharon tate

Lost Wallet Discovered 71 Years Later

There aren't too many feelings worse than the sudden realization that you've lost your wallet. Replacing it is no fun, especially if you think that …

Wallet

THE HAPPIEST MARRIAGE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Story of William Haines and Jimmy Shields

William Haines and Jimmy Shields with Jean Harlow, William Powell, and friends.<p>In 1933, a young and successful actor lost his job in Hollywood. His …

The Last Living Silent Star: Child Actress Baby Peggy Made the Equivalent of $14M a Movie and Lost It All

Ninety years ago, Hollywood's "Million Dollar Baby" was a beloved star earning seven figures. But her career was over at age 6, and her family then …

Hollywood

For the Love of a Noblewoman

<b>The remarkably well preserved</b>, fully dressed body of a seventeenth-century noblewoman has been found in a lead coffin in the French city of Rennes. A …

Archaeology

What I’ve learned so far from living in a Mars simulation – Sheyna Gifford

I don’t quite remember what it’s like to wake up on Earth. Five months after ‘landing on Mars’, my day begins in a white dome in the middle of a red …

Mauna Kea

Here's How Hollywood Fakes Snow on Screen

Frozen

This Forgotten Female Screenwriter Helped Give Hollywood Its Voice

Pickford. Harlow. Valentino. Garbo. A single script by early Hollywood’s highest-paid screenwriter could make or break any of their careers—and for …

Define

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.<p>Japan's coast guard said …

North Korea

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

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. Unfortunately, though, neither magic nor mysticism were responsible. It was drought.<p>In the southern Mexico state of …