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Dr. Seuss’ Letter to the Children of Troy, Michigan

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, a children’s librarian in Troy, Michigan, wrote to many celebrities and political leaders and asked them to send back inspirational messages to the children of her town. 97 wrote back, among them Vincent Price, E.B. White, Pearl Bailey, Douglas Fairbanks, Isaac Asimov, and Pearl Buck. You can read them all at [...]

8 Movie Star Life Stories (That Were Completely Made Up)

You know you shouldn’t believe everything you read about famous actors and actresses. Here are eight stars whose life stories (or significant parts thereof) were as fictional as the movies they starred in. 1. Theda Bara The publicists promoting Theda Bara, Hollywood’s first major sex symbol, let their imaginations run wild. She was introduced in fan magazines [...]

10 Cocktails Named After Famous People

It’s the weekend, so why not have a drink? If you want to add a little celebrity pizazz to your tipple, try one of these 10 cocktails named after famous people. 1. The John Daly © Mitchell Gunn/Icon SMI/Corbis You’ve probably seen this golf joke before, but it still makes us chuckle. A John Daly is an [...]

7 Historic Hollywood Landmarks

Whether it’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater or that iconic nine letter sign, Hollywood is rife with historical landmarks. Here are seven that had a small part in making Hollywood the movie capital of the world. 1. Knickerbocker Hotel Built in 1925, the Knickerbocker is one of the oldest hotels in Hollywood, and has a storied history unlike any [...]

Making of an Oscar statuette

The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world. [...]