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News From Hollywood's Golden Age

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Samuel Goldwyn heirs to sell art collection at auction

The heirs of the Goldwyn movie dynasty will sell art from the family's private collection at a series of auctions this spring, Sotheby's said Wednesday. The announcement of the sale comes two months after the death of producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

The mystery of Harry Houdini's lost film

Shortly before his death at 95 last year, Larry Weeks, a retired Brooklyn juggler, agreed to part with an extraordinary secret legacy - the only known copy of a 1919 film starring legendary magicia...

'Ninotchka,' 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 'Dark Victory,' and 'Dodge City' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy Four 1939 classics will be getting the high-definition treatment in June. In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers says ' Ninotchka,' ' The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' ' Dark Victory,' and ' Dodge City' will hit Blu-ray on June 9.

2015 Denver Silent Film Festival Announced!

The next Denver Silent Film Festival will be held April 24, 25, 26. Be sure to save the date for another wonderful year dedicated to the preservation and experience of our silent treasures.

Charlie Chaplin's 1929 Pierce-Arrow for Sale on eBay

He was famous for films that were silent, but packed a lot of visual impact, and the same could be said of Charlie Chaplin 's car. A 1929 Pierce-Arrow owned by the Hollywood legend is currently for sale on eBay.

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut "Star Trek," died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

Lady Gaga's Performance at the Oscars Could Redefine Her Career

At an Oscars ceremony whose high points were almost entirely musical, Lady Gaga stole the show. The "Bad Romance" singer ditched her usual elaborate theatrics for a pared-down, beautiful 50th-anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music, for which she hit Julie Andrews' high notes; the Oscar-winning actress thanked Gaga by name, proving that the establishment has accepted a pop star who was once the oddest girl in any room.

Glamorous portraits from Hollywood's golden age

In pictures: vintage photographs featuring iconic Hollywood stars

Actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104

Actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, has died at the age of 104. The German-born star was named best actress in 1936 and 1937 - a feat achieved by only five actors in Academy Awards history to date.

Lauren Bacall, Star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not," died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was 89.

Hollywood legend turned diplomat Shirley Temple dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, ringlet-haired moppet starred in a series of winsome films that lifted the spirits of millions during the hard days of the Depression, then retired from the screen at 22 and eventually went on to a diplomatic career, died surrounded by family at her home in Woodside, Calif.

Glamour and Irresistible Appeal: In-Depth Pictorial Story of Hollywood's Golden Age

"Charming" and "delightful" are the two words that best describe The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s by Marsha Hunt, a well-respected star of the golden age of Hollywood movies. The book, an art book of 400 pages featuring approximately 350 8 x 10 black-and white pictures, consists of the photos Marsha Hunt received after each of her fashion or film shoots.

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winning actor, dies at 96

The Oscar-winning actor Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and Rebecca and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died on Sunday. She was 96.

Peter O'Toole obituary

Katharine Hepburn, his consort in The Lion in Winter (1968), once told Peter O'Toole that he was profligate with his talent as an actor. But perhaps O'Toole's metier was always risk. Even in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), when he was not quite 30, he looked like an elegant wreck, dipped in suntan, his eyes full of fever.

To Have and Have Not

The apartment is cavernous, on a high floor of the Dakota, on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Huge windows overlook Central Park, 30 feet above the tree line, with the grand residential buildings of Fifth Avenue in the distance. My meetings with Lauren Bacall, who is 86, are at three P.M.