Vampira: The First Glamour Ghoul of Horror

The story of the legendary Vampira Show is a tough one to tell. Only two minutes of the early 1950’s series survive on YouTube, although an episode of the show was reconstructed and released in October 2007. The woman behind the campy, late-night horror hostess Vampira was Maila Nurmi

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The British singer Cliff Richard turns 79

With more than 250 million records sold worldwide since the beginning of his career in the 1950’s, the singer was never able to successfully break into the American music market, despite dominating the British music scene pre-Beatles

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Remembering TV Pioneer Ed Sullivan

“The Ed Sullivan Show” remains the mother of all varieties shows. More than 40 years after it’s end, the show remains a favorite among Pop Culture fans and culturally relevant. The man behind and in front of the show, Ed Sullivan, one of modern TV pioneers, he passed away on this day in 1974

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The Legacy and Importance Of Legendary Rocker Eddie Cochran

Rock N’ Roll legend Eddie Cochran was born on October 3, 1938, and despite his untimely death at a young age,his legacy in Rock music is immense, maybe one of the biggest ones is being the man that got John Lennon and Paul McCartney together to form a band

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Remembering Frankie Lymon on his 77th Birthday

The 1950’s band Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers were the mold for similar bands to come such as The Jackson 5, their 1956 hit “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” is still remembered to this day, Frankie Lymon the group’s most memorable member died prematurely at only 25 years old in 1968

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Jerry Lee Lewis, The Killer Turns 84

He was the prototypical Rock Star. Long before the late 60’s and 70’s era of rock stardom excess, Jerry Lee Lewis already was living the wild Rock Star life in the 1950’s. His bad wild boy reputation as well as his non conventional stage antics that included wild and energetic performances and instrument smash before Rockers did it, earned him the nickname “The Killer”, today, he turns 84

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Friday The 13th Horror Special

Friday 13th, it’s always a special date when it comes to superstition.  On Popular culture has been the subject of movies, books, songs and much more. In case you want to play safe and don’t leave home on Friday 13th, we suggest you to browse through our special! We’ve compiled 6 creepy articles including quizzes and lists!

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Remembering the Hollywood legend Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly is ranked by the American Film Institute as the 15th greatest male screen legend of Classic Hollywood, and remembered as one of the earliest multi-faceted stars, remaining popular to this day due to memorable roles such as the one he played in “Singin’ in the Rain”

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Alfred Hitchcock the “Master of Suspense” was born on this day in 1899

Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was nicknamed the “Master of Suspense” for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience.

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The Hollywood founding father Cecil B. DeMille was born 138 years ago today: Take a look at five of his best movies

As Gloria Swanson famously said in “Sunset Boulevard”, “I am ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille.” The legendary director and producer was born in 1881 and was the top man in Hollywood from the dawn of cinema until his death in 1959

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Remembering Jack Haley, the iconic Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz” on his 122nd anniversary of his birth

Initially, Haley was not the actor that had been cast to play that iconic role of Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz”, the role that gave him an enduring Hollywood legend status

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“Sunset Boulevard” – A timeless and magnificent cinema masterpiece

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” was heard by audiences for the first time on August 10, 1950. Starring Gloria Swanson in her signature role, “Sunset Boulevard”, this Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett “Film Noir” masterpiece, it’s an essential movie to watch

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Looking back at the influential and iconic Louis Armstrong and five of his best songs

To talk about Pop Culture, Jazz and overall music in the 20th century and not mentioning Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, would be ignoring history, we look back briefly at his successful career

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The living legend of music Tony Bennett turns 93

He fought in World War II and has delighted audiences for over 70 years, as an artist, Bennett never got stuck in time, and throughout his career he always appreciated new artists and genres, which contributed for his intact popularity to this day.

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Paul Anka turns 78, watch him live in Switzerland, 2011

One of the most popular and famous singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Paul Anka became worldwide famous before he was 20 with hit songs such as “Diana” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”. He turns 78 today

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In 1957 Jerry “The Killer” Lee Lewis appears on TV for the first time at The Steve Allen Show

After being rejected by The Ed Sullivan Show, the wild Rocker was finally invited to appear on TV, it happened on July 28, 1957 at The Steve Allen Show where he played “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On”

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“What’s up, Doc?” In 1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut with “A Wild Hare”

Created in the late 1930’s, Bugs Bunny is the most famous rabbit in the world, an iconic figure that even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He made his official debut on July 27, 1940 with “A Wild Hare”

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Controversial German actor Emil Jannings was born on this day in 1884

Emil Jannings, who played memorable roles in “Faust” and “The Blue Angel” was the first to ever receive an Academy Award for Best Actor, but his political ties and ideology put an end to his popularity

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Sun Records released Elvis Presley’s first single “That’s All Right” on this day in 1954

Written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup in 1946 as “That’s All Right, Mama”, “That’s All Right” became Elvis Presley’s first single. It was released by Sun Records on July 19, 1954

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On July 9, 1955 Bill Haley & His Comets peaked to No.1 on the US singles chart with Rock N’ Roll classic “Rock Around the Clock”

Despite the cultural influence “Rock Around The Clock”, the song bear a very close similarity to several songs written years before, learn which ones and also more about the background of this Rock classic

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The British actor and Hollywood legend Charles Laughton was born on this day in 1899

Charles Laughton’s early discreet film career took him to Broadway and then Hollywood where since the 1930’s he starred in several of Hollywood’s Golden Age classics

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The Hollywood’s Golden Age legend Olivia de Havilland turns 103

Olivia de Havilland first came to prominence in 1935 as a screen couple with Errol Flynn in adventure films including “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and also starred on the 1939 cult classic “Gone with the Wind”. Today she turns 103

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The legendary and influential Willie Dixon was born on this day in 1915

Willie Dixon has influenced and continues to influence generations of Blues and Rock artists. His songs have been covered extensively since the 1960’s by some of the most important artists and bands and he is one of the most important important links between the Blues and Rock

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The Elvis Presley manager Colonel Tom Parker was born on this day in 1909

The world knew him as Colonel Tom Parker, the mighty manager of Elvis Presley, but, he was born in the Netherlands with a total different identity and name, that he hide for decades and proved to even have a negative influence on Elvis Presley’s tours

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The legendary Howlin’ Wolf was born on this day in 1910

Howlin’ Wolf stands as one of the best Chicago Blues artists ever and several of his songs, including “Spoonful”, “Little Red Rooster” or “Back Door Man”, became both blues and rock staples

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The Beat Poet and free thinker Allen Ginsberg was born on this day in 1926

Allen Ginsberg vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, he was a pioneer on Gay rights and inspired music artists such as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith or Jim Morrison. We look back at the life of this legendary poet

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25 Quotes by one of the most famous women of the twentieth century Marilyn Monroe

On June 1 Marilyn Monroe would have turned 92, we remember her through her words on 25 quotes, some inspirational, some revealing of who she was, taken from interviews, films, and live statements.

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Remembering Horror Icon Vincent Price

Vincent Price was born on May 27, 1911, in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Price initially began his film career as a character actor, he transitioned easily into the over the top roles he would become illustrious for in pop culture

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The timeless genius of Orson Welles: 6 essential movies

One of Hollywood’s first rebels, Orson Welles turned his back on the movie industry during the late 1940’s, disappointed by the lack of artistic freedom given to directors and actors

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The influential guitarist Link Wray was born 91 years ago

Link Wray was the first guitarist to discover the potential of the electric guitar distortion and the power chord. His seminal 1958 song “Rumble” opened the way to the emergence of Punk and Hard Rock

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Actor Gary Cooper was born on this day in 1901

Actor Gary Cooper was born on May 7, 1901, in Helena, Montana. Spanning from the silent film era to the early 1960s, Academy Award-winning actor Gary Cooper built much of his career by playing strong, manly, distinctly American roles.

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Portuguese artist José de Almada Negreiros was born today on 1893

José de Almada Negreiros was a Portuguese artist born on April 7, 1893. Almada developed ballet choreographies and worked on tapestry, engraving, murals, caricature, mosaic, azulejo tiles and stained glass.

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Remembering actor Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins was born in New York City, on April 4, 1932, most well-known part as innkeeper Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ (1960). Perkins died on September 12, 1992, in Hollywood, California due to AIDS-related pneumonia.

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Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds was born on this day in 1932

Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds is known for her boundless energy and pert demeanor, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds has made memorable turns in films like ‘The Tender Trap,’ ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘Tammy and the Bachelor’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown.’

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Famous silent film actor Lon Chaney was born on this day in 1883

Lon Chaney was an actor known for his use of makeup to great effect in such films as ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame.’

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Actress Shirley Jones turns 85 today

Shirley Jones is a singer and actress best known for her parts in movie musicals, and for her role as Mrs. Partridge on the 1970s television show “The Partridge Family”.

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Gloria Swanson was born on this day in 1899

Gloria Swanson was born on March 27, 1899, in a small house in Chicago, Illinois. The actress and producer is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film “Sunset Boulevard”.

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Remembering Johnny Cash, The Man In Black

The iconic “Man In Black” is among the most well-known and beloved American singer-songwriters to have ever lived and his storied career continues to inspire a new generation of artists from all musical genres

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Legendary performer Nina Simone was born on this day in 1933

The Amazing Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. Simone released a bevy of albums like “The Amazing Nina Simone” (1959), “Nina Simone Sings Ellington!” (1962), “Wild Is the Wind” (1966) and “Silk and Soul” (1967).

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The Legendary Lee Marvin was born on this day in 1924

Lee Marvin, it’s one of Hollywood’s biggest movie legends, but he also was a man who had many sides to him. War soldier, actor, singer and even the first Hollywood advocate for Gay Rights. We look back at his life on his birthday

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Looking back at 1931’s Dracula

There’s something very sexy and erotic about vampires. It’s probably the intimacy of their assaults and the fact that they traditionally choose to appear in your bedroom in the middle of the night, maybe. But back in 1931, director Tod Browning was pretty direct about bloodsucking as a euphemism for sex in his classic “Dracula”.

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Looking back at the career of “The Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda was born on 9 February 1909 in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal and was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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James Dean – An Unfinished Book

Like a lot of celebrities of his time, James Dean always carried around a certain aura of mystery that endures to this day. This might be also because of the fact he died young and as we all now know, that is a certain morbid formula to eternity that allows people like Dean to be remembered forever. Explore some facts of Dean’s short life on this article.

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On this day in 1959 Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa

On February 2nd, 1959, just a few hours before the tragic plane crash that killed them, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, three of the rising stars on the Rock N’ Roll scene, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, during the infamous Winter Dance Party Tour.

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A Rock classic was born on this day in 1956, when Elvis Presley releases “Heartbreak Hotel”

“Heartbreak Hotel” was his first release on RCA on January 27, 1956, right after leaving Sun Records, it’s one of the most covered songs not only in Rock music but on other genres too and gave Elvis Presley his first international hit. Find out what the song is really about

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The influential Blues artist Lead Belly was born on this day

Lead Belly was the first American Blues artist to achieve success in Europe, he was born in 1888, wrote a large part of his repertoire while doing time in prison and became one of the most influential artists to musicians from all genres including the Alternative Rock and Grunge bands of the early 90’s.

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Iconic TV star Betty White of the popular 1980’s sitcom “The Golden Girls” turns 97 Today

Betty White has been in show business since the 1950s. In these 70-odd years, White has appeared in sitcoms, on game shows, and, on “Saturday Night Live” as the host, after a Facebook-fueled effort to get her to host the show

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Influential photographer Francesco Scavullo was born on this day in 1921

One of the most influential photographers of all time, Francesco Scavullo captured dozens of iconic celebrities and artists throughout decades such as Madonna, Christopher Reed, Sting, Janis Joplin, Joe Dallesandro, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol among others. We’ve put together a gallery with some of his most iconic photographs

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The Eternal King Of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935

Elvis Presley still holds his title as the King Of Rock N’ Roll even over 40 years after his untimely death, celebrate Elvis life, on the day of his 84th Anniversary by looking at some of his best and most iconic photos.

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Remembering Sun Records founder Sam Phillips on his birthday, a man who changed the music world

Sam Phillips had a pivotal role on the initial success of Rock N’ Roll music during the 1950’s with his label Sun Records, that served as a launching platform for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner among others, we look back at some of the highlights of Sun Records history on his 96th anniversary

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Singer Brenda Lee turns 74 today

Brenda Lee is mostly remembered by her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, but prior to that song she already had scored nine consecutive Top 10 Hot 100 songs. The singer was one of the first Country Pop artists to successfuly achieve international fame. She was born on this day in 1944

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Roy Orbison passed away 30 years ago today

The influential singer and songwriter Roy Orbison left a more than thirty years legacy of absolute music classics such as “Crying”, “In Dreams”, “Oh Pretty Woman” and “You Got It”. On December 6th, 1988 Orbison passed away suddenly at the age of 52. We recap his life and career

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The legendary self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 86 today

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. ” said Little Richard once. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, with his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship, he laid the foundation for Rock N’ Roll, his music played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres. We couldn’t imagine Rock music without Little Richard. He celebrates 86 years old today, we look back at his life and career

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10 Of The Best Horror Movies of the 1930’s to 1950’s

These movies are truly the product of the first creative minds on the Horror genre, most of us are familiar to these titles as some were remade several times but if you haven’t seen these originals, you might want to create your movie playlist to Halloween now with our Top 10 Best Horror Movies of the 1930’s to 1950’s

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Sexy Witches: Vintage Halloween Pin-Up Girls

Vintage pin-ups from this era featuring sexy witches and gals with pumpkins, ghosts and the like. Halloween pin-ups featuring Hollywood starlets with spooky shadows, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and peeping scarecrows!

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Artist Steve Ditko, the influential creator of Doctor Strange and co-creator of Spider Man dies at age 90

Unlike Stan Lee, Steve Ditko always preferred to live his life away from the spotlight, despite being the creator and co-creator of some of the world’s best known characters including Spider Man, Doctor Strange and The Green Goblin, among many others

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The extraordinary Bo Diddley was born on this day

Bo Diddley created a signature guitar playing style that keeps influencing Rock music to this day and influenced artists from Buddy Holly to the New York Dolls. We look back at the career of one of the most influential Rock guitarists of all time on his birthday

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Remembering “La Môme” Édith Piaf on her birthday

One of the most legendary singers of all time, Édith Piaf was born in Paris on this day in 1915, with songs such as “La Vie En Rose” she obtained international success and notoriety, we recap her life and career

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