Hollywood


More than just a pretty face
Michael Cook | Apr 9 2013 | comment  

Hollywood is mourning the greatest Mouseketeer of them all, Annette Funicello, who died on the same day as Maggie Thatcher.


Between divorce and Scientology: the fate of a child
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 4 2012 | comment  

Hollywood, we all know, is not the home of lengthy marriages, but if celebrity couples are going to divorce they could at least offer a solid reason. Katie Holmes appears to have one.


The Brad-y Bunch
Mariette Ulrich | May 27 2011 | comment  
In these days of demographic decline, father of six Brad Pitt gets a tentative thumbs-up for endorsing large families.

Let’s remember the mother, not the wife
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 25 2011 | comment  
Elizabeth Taylor has died and it seems obligatory on a family blog to say something about, possibly, the most married film star ever.

A Hollywood story, where things turn out (more or less) right
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 19 2010 | comment  
Life seems to have imitated art in the life of child film star Baby Marie Osborne, according to an obituary for her in the New York Times. “She was cast as an orphan, a child of social climbers, the charmer of a crotchety millionaire, a diplomat, a cupid,” but her real life was equally eventful.

Hollywood history so much more memorable than the facts
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 7 2009 | comment  
Was Mozart a childish and vulgar young man who mocked royalty? Was Marie Antoinette able to quell the revolutionary mob at Versailles just by appearing on the balcony? Did the exploits of the American navy lead to the cracking of the German Enigma code? Well, no, probably not, and no.
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