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French Actress Danielle Darrieux Dies at 100

The actress appeared in more than 100 films throughout her career, including Billy Wilder's first film, 'Mauvaise graine.'<p>Danielle Darrieux, a …

Entertainment

Marilyn Monroe warned Joan Collins about 'wolves in Hollywood' in sexual harassment confession

Collins gave a candid interview on This Morning.<p>Dame Joan Collins has opened up about sexual harassment during her heyday in Hollywood on This …

Marilyn Monroe

7 Colors to Use in Your Home to Create a Midcentury-Modern Look With a Twist

From the cheerful hues of the 1950s to the softer, earthier shades that were popular in the 1960s, your own take on midcentury-modern colors can add the perfect splash of nostalgia to your home.

Interior Design

Frank Sinatra's Former Desert Getaway Is Back On The Market

fullscreen<p>While Frank Sinatra always seemed to be a man about town (what with all the carousing and his Rat Pack antics) he also liked a nice respite …

Frank Sinatra

Mad Max Director is Selling an Iconic Art Deco Building in Sydney’s East

George Miller, the Australian director behind the <i>Mad Max</i> franchise, has announced he’s selling The Metro in Potts Point.<p>If you haven’t heard of the …

Mad Max

That time Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump “Go f**k yourself”

Ol’ Blue Eyes’ former manager says the singer lashed out when The Donald tried to “Art of the Deal” him<p>Both President Donald Trump and the late legendary standards singer Frank Sinatra are known for their querulous, pugnacious attitudes. No surprise then that when the two once engaged in …

Donald Trump

That time Bob Newhart Was Bigger Than Rock and Roll

By David Marienthal and Tory Foster • 25 May, 2017 •<p><i>Mister Kelly's is excited to welcome our newest young guest-blogger, Historian Adam Carston:</i> …

Mack Avenue to Re-Release "Oscar With Love" Including 5 LP Edition

Mack Avenue Records will re-issue the 3 CD set <i>Oscar With Love</i> on November 17th—shortly before the 10th anniversary of Peterson's passing. A deluxe 5 …

Jazz

How Marilyn Monroe Helped Break Ella Fitzgerald Into the Big Time (1955)

Think of movie stars, and you'll almost certainly think of Marilyn Monroe; think of jazz singers, and you'll almost certainly think of Ella …

Jazz

Make It Last: How to Update & Repair Vintage Wood Furniture

We've all heard the phrase "they don't make 'em like they used to," which in my experience, cannot be more true when it comes to quality-made …

Furniture

How to Host a 1950's Cocktail/Lounge Party

I think that music is the most important part of any theme party. It truly makes or breaks it. So if you can only do a couple of things to make this …

Etsy

Hugh Hefner will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe

Hefner famously bought the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe in 1992.

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, Playboy, and being a man during the Cold War

As news broke today that Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, had died aged 91, many were quick to point to the complicated legacy of both the magazine …

Hugh Hefner

The Life Philosophy Of Hugh Hefner, In His Own Words

Before he died, the Playboy king shared what life had taught him<p><b>If they say Hef, they know me.</b> If they say Hugh, they don't.<p><b>I have slept with</b> …

Hugh Hefner

Historic hotels of Detroit, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Las Vegas, once they were dazzling city landmarks

From Edwardian times until the 1960s, an elegant hotel built in a city was a place to see and be seen. Exquisite dining rooms hosted celebrities, …

Las Vegas

Hugh Hefner Passes away at 91

Hugh Hefner, the iconic founder of Playboy magazine, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion, of natural causes at age 91, Playboy Enterprises said in …

Entertainment

JFK: Will Donald Trump allow release of secret John F Kennedy assassination papers?

The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to United States president John F Kennedy's assassination has …

John F. Kennedy

Persisting for seven decades, the cold-case questions of "the Black Dahlia" in Los Angeles

The date was January 15, 1947. During the morning hours of a chilly Wednesday–rather grim for Los Angeles–resident Betty Bersinger, taking a stroll …

Crime

The last Austin Healey ever made up for auction for £90k

This Austin Healey 3000 MKIII is the last to come off the production line in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, before it shut in 1968. But there are reports …

Spy museum nets huge donation | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Dinosaur bones and George Washington’s fake teeth are nice, but how about a tiny suicide syringe hidden in a silver dollar and designed for spies …

ELECTRIC JAG

Jaguar announced this week they are moving toward the production of electric versions of their auto line. The plan is to have full electrification by …

Swank Advice – Returning Calls and Writing Back

For some strange reason, and I guess it’s because people seem to think they are a star on social media, today nobody seems to want to write back, …

Here Are All The Classic Horror Movies TCM Will Be Airing (Commercial Free!) During October

It’s good to see some classic movies getting some love. This year Turner Classic Movies will be airing vintage horror movies all month, and unlike …

John Coltrane Documentary Receives London Screening

Featuring a performance by Binker Golding...Fascinating music film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is set to receive a full screening in …

John Coltrane

Abandoned in space in 1967, a U.S. satellite started transmitting again in 2013

After learning that a satellite that’s been silent for decades has suddenly started sending out new signals you may, of course, suspect that the …

Happy birthday, Mr President! JFK and Jackie O's rare personal items, from his swim shorts to their kids' silver toothbrushes, are set to go up for auction in honor of his 100th birthday

• <b>Precious items once owned by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie will be up for auction in New York next month</b>• <b><br>The rare personal</b> …

The Ultimate Watch Hamilton Ventura

One thing I haven’t mentioned on the Cocktail Nation radio show is my love of watches.<br>To me watches, especially vintage watches are like shoes are to …

Seiko Brings the “Cocktail Time” to Presage and Expands the Line With New Models and Colors

One of the great joys of the Seiko world (or great struggles, depending on your tolerance for jumping through hoops) are region-specific models. Some …

Watches