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An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Gloria Swanson Saga, Part One

Gloria Swanson wasn’t here to make friends. She wasn’t “just like us.” She didn’t take out the garbage or “wear cotton” or go to the bathroom. Lady …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Most Wicked Face of Theda Bara

Theodosia Goodman grew up in Cincinnati, the child of middle-class Jewish immigrants. Her father was a tailor; her mother kept house. She went to …

The “It” Girl and the Secretary

By 1930 Clara Bow had been appearing films for eight years, and she’d lit up the screen in every one of them. In 1924 Bow was selected to be a WAMPAS …

Norma Desmond's Handbook: How to Live Life as a Star

Poor Norma Desmond, so misunderstood. Sure, she was a bit loony. Who wouldn't be? When the thing you love most deserts you, it can have devastating …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Unheralded Marilyn Monroe

What’s left to say about Marilyn Monroe? I mean seriously, what can I tell you? She was beautiful, she had a <i>body</i>, she dripped sex, plus all of the …

HISTORY LESSON: Who-dunnit, Hollywood?

Charlie Chaplin and Marion Davies: did their affair<p>lead to murder???<p>Part of Hollywood's allure is its mystique: a foreign land of sunlight, palm …

Sex Scandals of Early Hollywood

Sex Scandals of Early Hollywood<p>Updated on April 20, 2016<p>Hollywood has always been a highly sexed town full of attractive young people with plenty of …

The Death of Director Ed Wood

Six scandals that prove Hollywood was just as screwed up back in the day as it is now (pt. 2)

<b>The “Suicide” of Thelma Todd</b> <b><br>The Background:</b> Thelma Todd was a beautiful star of comedies in the late 1920s and early 1930s, best known for her roles …

Remembering Marilyn Monroe: how her death was reported 50 years ago

Archive footage of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe has been re-released on the 50th anniversary of her death<p>Marilyn Monroe died on Aug 5, 1962, aged 36. In re-released news reel footage that was broadcast shortly after her death the actress is remembered as "a beautiful girl who showed that she …

Six scandals that prove Hollywood was just as screwed up back in the day as it is now (Pt. 1)

With all the Lindsay Lohans and Paris Hiltons getting drunk and not wearing underwear, and with all the Tiger Woodses plowing their way through every …

Marilyn Monroe filmed smoking dope in home movie

A home video of Marilyn Monroe allegedly smoking cannabis has been sold for £180,000.<p>The film was shot around 50 years ago at a private home in New Jersey buy has only recently surfaced. Keya Morgan, who collects the Hollywood legend’s memorabilia, tracked down the footage.<p>"This is the late ’50s so …

Film in American Popular Culture

The working life of William Randolph Hearst began after he was expelled from Harvard College in 1885 for academic non-performance. His active career …

Jean Harlow's Signature Blonde Hair May Have Helped Kill Her

While, these days, "platinum blonde" is commonly used to describe hair color, the term actually wasn't coined until the thirties when Howard Hughes …

Hair

The Woman Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Making it in Hollywood is a tough game. For every success story, there are a thousand failures. A vast majority of hopefuls understand the odds and …

Playwrights

Gloria Swanson’s Not So Hollywood Wedding Night

Gloria Swanson photographed by Edward Steichen, 1924.<p>In a series of wildly popular films Gloria Swanson made with Cecile B. De Mille between 1919 and …

Puerto Rico

Was Jessica Rabbit Inspired By Vikki Dougan

There was a recent buzz around the internet claiming the <i>real</i> inspiration for Jessica Rabbit was found - former pin-up model and actress Vikki Dougan. …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Clark Gable, the Scandal That Wasn’t

<i>by Anne Helen Petersen</i><p>Clark Gable married five times, slept with nearly all of his co-stars, and cheated on everyone. In just about every movie in …

The Original Superstar of a Hollywood Lost ~ Rudolph Valentino • 1895-1926

Long Before Clark Gable or Brando, James Dean or Elvis, Paul Newman, Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp – the First Pop Icon Glam Rock Superstar Held the World …

Sex fixer to the stars lifts lid on scandal in Hollywood's golden age

Scotty Bowers has kept quiet for 60 years but now, at 88, he's talking about bedding the biggest screen icons of the day<p>Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn had just one thing in common – apart from being movie superstars.<p>But that one thing wasn't the fairytale romance that Hollywood falsely spun …

The real Hotel Babylon: A new film tells how the Chateau Marmont became a byword for Hollywood debauchery

By<p>During one of my frequent trips to Hollywood, I used to look out of my hotel window towards ­Sunset Boulevard every day at dawn. And there, on a …