It was like a double-date between the entertainment and political world and while it resulted in helping a Republican, it had all been prompted by a Democrat. There’s No Business Like Show Business, Easter Parade, White Christmas: these are just… Read More ›
A National Stage where Iconic Movie Stars meet Presidents & First Ladies.
Unlike Presidents such as Franklin Roosevelt, Nixon, or Obama, chronicling an unusual pairing between any Hollywood Actor or Actress and Ronald Reagan is almost an exercise in futility, a nearly moot story since Reagan was himself a professional Hollywood Actor… Read More ›
It’s absolutely certain that they shared two great passions. Miami, and golf. And, legend has it, actor and performer Jackie Gleason and President Richard Nixon had a mutual curiosity about UFO’s and extra-terrestrial beings. Yet in the public imagination, they… Read More ›
President John F. Kennedy is often perceived as the first sort of “Mr. Hollywood,” among the American Presidents when, in truth, most of his predecessors also maintained friendships with powerful entertainment industry figures both behind and in front of… Read More ›
Super-Seventies Movie! The Nixons & John Wayne, the Gabors, Mary Tyler Moore, Glen Campbell, Lawrence Welk & More!
Plaid sport-jackets, bell-bottom pants, wide ties in eye-popping patterns, macrame shawls, wedge heels, massive patent-leather handbags, frosted hair, pompadoured hair, seersucker suits, rayon everything, white belts, hot pants, wrap skirts, Maude-like whatever-they’re-called shoulder-to-floor vest-skirts. It was the ubiquitous vibe of… Read More ›
Fifty years ago tonight, more happened than just Marilyn Monroe singing her famous sultry rendition of Happy Birthday to President Kennedy. With the need to reduce so much news and history to a single snapshot image or quotable line, the… Read More ›
Context is everything. Documentation, even better. It may be devastating to the American people to suggest that a romanticized story they have long cherished and held dear about a beloved President might be, in fact, utterly false or at least… Read More ›
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy, born on May 29, had his birthday turned into a massive Hollywood meets Washington convergence at a May 19 fundraiser held in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The event proved highly successful, paying off… Read More ›
Even in the era of bathtub gin, flappers and daredevils sitting atop flagpoles for days on end, it was a pretty startling sight. Here came a massive chestnut-colored horse galloping through the gates of the White House to pause beneath… Read More ›