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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 …

Entertainment

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 …

Studio Founder Sam Warner 1927 Home of Peace Cemetery

<b></b><b><br>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</b> …

Cemeteries

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

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

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.<p>Kashfi was Brando's first wife and the mother of their son Christian.<p>Her Aug. 16 death was confirmed by Cowlitz …

Marlon Brando

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

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

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.<p>We decided to take a look back and see what simple tricks and tips were …

Vintage

1924 Hollywood Scandal Involved Denver "Clubman" Courtland Dines

Courtland Dines. International Newsreel File Photo<p>On New Year’s Day 1924, Denver “clubman” Courtland Dines was shot and seriously injured in a Los …

Colorado

Tragic Star: Beautiful Olive Borden

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

Top 10 Hollywood Scandals: #1 Gone With The Wind

Tinseltown’s history books are filled with juicy gossip. Here is the first of our Top 10 Hollywood Scandals series, compiled by film and musical …

The letters Cary Grant wrote to woo Sophia Loren

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

Marie's Story

Marie McDonald became one of the most popular pin-up girls of the 1940's. She had a promising career but it was overshadowed by her countless …

Actress Pier Angeli's Accidental Overdose 1971

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

Celebrity Gossip

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 …

Marilyn Monroe GIF

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Marilyn and Tony Curtis

'Some Like It Hot', 1959<p>Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis are indelibly linked in the public consciousness for two main reasons: firstly, they …

Jeanne Carmen

<b>Jeanne Carmen</b> 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 …

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 …

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 …

Hollywood

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

<b>The Suicide of Dorothy Hale</b><p><b>1938</b><p>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 …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Rita Hayworth, Tragic Princess

Readers, Rita Hayworth had something. And by something, I mean <i>everything</i>. This little girl from Brooklyn, exploited at the hands of her domineering …

Errol Flynn, warts and all: How the broke Hollywood film star met his end in Vancouver

<b>Over July and August, more than five million foreigners will come to Canada on their summer vacation. For the rest of the summer, the National Post</b> …

Canada

Ramon Novarro: Gay Hollywood Murder

Ramon Novarro was once one of the great male sex symbols in American films. The gorgeous Mexico-born movie star caused a sensation in the original …

John Gilbert

John Gilbert was born John Pringle on July 10, 1895 in Logan, Utah. He entered films through family connections in 1916 and slowly worked his way up …

The Curse of the Little Rascals

<i>The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader.</i><p>When Robert Blake was arrested in 2002 and charged …