1950’s

Five of the Best Dennis Hopper movies

One of the most influential actors of all time, Dennis Hopper left a valuable and timeless film legacy as an actor, writer and director. We look back at five of his best movies on the 88th anniversary of his birth

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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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Singer Brenda Lee turns 79 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 successfully achieve international fame. She was born on this day in 1944

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Remembering Hollywood legend Rock Hudson

He’s still considered to this day one of Hollywood’s biggest sex symbols ever, and one of it’s first heartthrobs, Rock Hudson, the legendary actor whose career accidentally became a shining example of Hollywood’s classical “star system”-style career promotion and ended in tragedy

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Ben Cooper Halloween Costumes From Yesteryear

During the 1940’s and 1950’s, Halloween costumes weren’t as advanced as ours today. Ben Cooper Inc. primarily manufactured Halloween costumes from the late 1930’s to the late 1980’s, remaining one of the three largest Halloween costume manufacturers ever in the U.S, take a moment and admire these iconic vintage Halloween costumes

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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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Remembring “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis on his birthday

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”. 

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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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Remembering the Hollywood icon Natalie Wood

She remains one of the most memorable Hollywood actresses of all time, a symbol from one of the most appreciated movie history eras with several timeless classics, and her untimely death, a mystery . Remember this timeless Hollywood icon born 85 years ago today

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The Ed Sullivan Show Releases Previously Unreleased Louis Armstrong Video Clips

These clips were never shown since the original broadcasts and capture Satchmo at his effusive best, one of which shows the jazz maestro and opera star Robert Merrill performing a Medley (“Vesti la giubba” and “Honeysuckle Rose”) on the episode that aired on April 17, 1955. Another new clip that was originally broadcast on CBS Network on May 15, 1955, features Armstrong alongside Gary Crosby delivering a performance of “Struttin With Some Barbecue.”

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Remembering the legendary Gina Lollobrigida 1927-2023

During the 1950’s and early 1960’s Gina Lollobrigida was considered often one of the most beautiful women in the world. The Italian’s actress sex symbol status boosted her career, a successful run co-starring with some of the best and most legendary actors of all time. Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy and the memory as one of the most popular figures of modern history.

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An interview with author Gareth Jones

The book “French Pop” by Gareth Jones, is a thorough investigation and documentation of the history of French Pop music, which is also the story of the modern music industry. In this interview, Gareth Jones discusses the writing and research process as well as the origin of his passion for French music. This interview is also proof that the author is a man who can best described as a scholar in the history of all modern music, not just French one.

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Jerry Lee Lewis dies at age 87

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”. He passed today at age 87 in his house in Memphis.

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Goodbye to Angela Lansbury

One of the most dearest actresses in the screen, that crossed through several generations of fans, Angela Lansbury died peacefully during her sleep at age 96, in her Los Angeles house on Tuesday

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Kirk Douglas celebrates 103 years today

Turning 103 today, Kirk Douglas is one of the very few last living actors and witnesses to Hollywood Golden era. The actor who had a successful career that earned him several awards, starred in countless film classics that elevated him to the legend status he has today, check five of his very best movies

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