Star of stage and screen, one of the first Hollywood sex symbols, writer and singer, Mae West’s outsize curves and personality earned her recognition as one of the greatest female film stars of all time. Comment.
They call him Mr. Warmth and the Merchant of Venom for his trademark sarcastic and berating insults targeted at those innocent yet willing victims who make up his audience. He will call the really annoying ones hockey pucks. Comments (2).
Summer may be the season of the Hollywood blockbuster packed with enough alien invasions, gangland shootings and hyper-drive car chases to last until New Year’s Eve, but in Astoria movies tend to be a little quieter, a bit more nuanced and definitely geared toward fans of cinema. Comment.
Born March 1, 1927, at the Lying-in Hospital in Harlem, Harold George Bellafanti Jr. is a singer, actor and political and civil rights activist whose unforgettable presence on the American stage has spanned seven decades. Comment.
Francis Xavier Bushman was a film and television actor whose career flourished during the silent film era. Born in Baltimore in 1883, he was perhaps best known for the role of Romeo in the 1916 Metro Pictures production of “Romeo and Juliet” as well as that of Messala in the 1925 silent epic “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” Comment.