"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." Mae West ONE OF THE hardest things to do is to accurately judge the impact of a rebel after society has morphed in their direction. It’s the difference between falling down a set of stairs and remembering it as stubbing your toe. … Continue reading Ida and the Sinner, Mae West
CJ Johnson, host and producer of Movieland, ABC Radio's podcast for lovers of film and the film business, interviewed me for the latest episode. Together, we cover the controversy over Ben Urwand's book, The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler and what it has taken to defend my great-uncle, Louis B. Mayer, from Urwand's sensationalistic claims. At the time of the … Continue reading CJ Johnson of ABC Radio podcast Movieland interviews Alicia Mayer
Exactly what happened after the initial altercation with Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and his cousin Pat DiCicco is not clear, but Healy would later be found at a Hollywood hotel where the hotel doctor sewed up a huge gash over his left eye.
Three years after this photo, their perfect world would come crashing down thanks to two diamond bangles from Paris, a shadowy "Nicaraguan diplomat," and the vengeful, Hitler-loving maid of a Supreme Court judge. Read on, dear friends, for just like you, I had no idea our beloved George Burns got caught up in a smuggling … Continue reading The pro-Hitler maid who nearly killed George Burns’ career
Anyone who comments about a rare early morning start to play himself in a movie that, "Birds were singing. How long has that been going on?" I could have had a lot of fun with. Of all the early Hollywood elite that I have written about, the one I most wished I could have met … Continue reading Sid Grauman: the hair, the theaters, the chutzpah.