A Hoboken, New Jersey native and the son of Italian immigrants, Frank Sinatra was the Elvis, the Bieber, the Jagger, of the teenage generation during World War II. After a few years of bobbysoxer besiege, however, “Old Blue Eyes” slid… Read More ›
A National Stage where Iconic Movie Stars meet Presidents & First Ladies.
Amid the din of cheering and the shift in audio from the microphone back to the voice-over of news anchors, one would have had to listen closely after former President Bill Clinton finished his speech yesterday at the Democratic National… Read More ›
Sometimes looking at just what famous faces came to meet a President can suggest the man in the White House as being one who knows what’s up with the people outside the gates of what Harry Truman called, ‘the great… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›