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  • Hollywood's ruler's, past and present -- Louis B. Mayer and ... Harvey Levin?!

    "SADLY, a great swathe of the public has very negative views on my great-uncle Louis B. Mayer."
  • Remembering director Patrice Chereau's 'Queen Margot'

    "I'M 24! I think it's a little early for all that." That's Daniel Radcliffe, sensibly answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query about his "greatest regret." R.J. Wagner and Jill St. John are returning here to New York on the wings of a huge...

    A long winter leads me to 'Marie Antoinette,' the great 1938 movie

    "IS THIS the couch of a countess? Is this the couch of a princess? Oh, no tra-la, tra-la, 'tis only the couch of a laundress!" So did the great Gladys George, as Madame du Barry, bristle during her opening scene in 1938's lavish MGM epic, "Marie...

    Review: 'The Actress' by Amy Sohn

    Review: 'The Actress' by Amy Sohn
    The Hollywood novel is a difficult undertaking, especially in the era of Google and TMZ. F. Scott Fitzgerald basing “The Love of the Last Tycoon” on Irving Thalberg of MGM was a simple alteration; Charles Bukowski's namesake barely changed...

    Silent films that express an era

    Silent films that express an era
    Warner Bros. caused a seismic sensation Oct. 6, 1927, when the studio premiered "The Jazz Singer," the first feature that included sound using synchronized dialogue sequences. But while the Al Jolson drama proved to be the death knell of silent movies,...