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The Lost Masterpiece

The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader. A few years ago one of our BRI writers saw the classic 1931 horror film Dracula for the first time …and thought it was terrible. He never knew there was a story behind why the film had so many problems -or even that [...]

A Very Tiny Dollhouse with Very Big Treasures

I hate dolls. They just creep me out. But, as I’ve mentioned before on the _floss, I have a bizarre fascination with dollhouses. I’m in good company, though. Included amongst the millions of people interested in miniatures was Colleen Moore, a silent film star whose career fizzled a bit when the talkies came out. But [...]

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 [...]