Hollywood is mourning the greatest Mouseketeer of them all, Annette Funicello, who died on the same day as Maggie Thatcher.
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.
In these days of demographic decline, father of six Brad Pitt gets a tentative thumbs-up for endorsing large families.
Elizabeth Taylor has died and it seems obligatory on a family blog to say something about, possibly, the most married film star ever.
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
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