Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Return of “The X-Files” – Yep, I’m EXCITED…and just a little bit nervous!

I was an avid X-Files fan back in the day. Would’t miss an episode. I’d hunker down each Wednesday night at 8:30PM, usually home alone and scared out of my brain, but unable NOT to watch! The fan anticipation for this new instalment is massive. The pressure to match, or better, the original is off the charts! My biggest concern is that these six-episodes in the new series will bomb and the show will forever have the tagline, “Great show. A classic! Pity they brought it back though…”

What do you think? Can they pick up where they left off? Same cast, same crew…can lightning in a bottle strike twice? We’ll soon see!

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For more info on the revival, click the links below…

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4370492/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3164859/Mysterious-beings-menacing-machines-David-Duchovny-Gillian-Anderson-star-new-X-Files-trailer.html

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Marilyn Monroe’s Last Screen Worn Dress Auctioned!

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 Monroe’s last screen worn dress from her last (incomplete) film, Something’s Got To Give, is up for auction! We all know the prices these pieces bring, no doubt, half a million is a conservative estimate!

http://pagesix.com/2015/06/23/big-hollywood-auction-offers-items-from-marilyn-monroe-and-royals/

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Update: The dress sold for $348,000 USD!

See more info on the auction results at the link below…

http://pursuitist.com/marilyn-monroes-grave-marker-and-princess-dianas-dress-auctioned-in-beverly-hills/

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Omar Shariff Dies (Age 83) – Best Known for “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/movies/omar-sharif-a-star-in-dr-zhivago-dies-at-83.html?_r=1

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One Million Dollar Reward Offered For Stolen Ruby Slippers!

Only four pair of those famous ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are known to exist, and one of those pairs was stolen nearly a decade ago. Where are they? Who knows! However, a pretty sweet one million dollar reward has now been offered for information leading to their return. While the famous footwear, probably the most well-known piece of Hollywood memorabilia ever, was insured for one million at the time of the theft, estimates are now putting them at a worth of between three-to-four million! In all likelihood, they’ve been exchanged on the black market. Will a million dollar temptation be enough to get someone to tell?

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More info here > http://nypost.com/2015/07/11/1-million-reward-offered-for-stolen-judy-garland-slippers/

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CORRECTS TO U.S. DOLLARS, NOT CANADIAN DOLLARS - FILE - This April 10, 1996 file photo shows one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film

CORRECTS TO U.S. DOLLARS, NOT CANADIAN DOLLARS – FILE – This April 10, 1996 file photo shows one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” on display during a media tour of the “America’s Smithsonian” traveling exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to a pair of the sequined shoes which was stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown, Grand Rapids. The 10-year anniversary of the theft is in August 2015. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)hollywood-costume-dorothy-ruby-slippers

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When “The Queen of Hollywood” Met “The Queen”…You Know, the Authentic English One…

Love the side glance from Joan Crawford! The GIF below the actual video footage (at the link below) is too good not to post here. Aside from that, we get to see Marilyn doing the perfect courtesy in a very tight dress. Only she could pull off that move!

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/07/joan-crawford-queen-elizabeth-side-eye

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Olive Thomas…Back on Broadway! Well, Kind Of….

Thank you so much to Christopher Kulik for making me aware of this fabulous new show dedicated to Olive Thomas and The Midnight Frolic! Of course, this all happens after I’ve moved back to Australia! 😦 After living in New York for nine years and writing the first full-length biography about the life of Olive Thomas, the trickle effect continues, which thrills me no end! Any time Olive’s name and story gets out there to the masses, it’s fine by me! Olive would be so proud to be back on BROADWAY! 🙂

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If anyone goes to this show, I’d LOVE to see your photos and hear all about it!

For more info…

http://www.speakeasydollhouse.com or http://www.ziegfeldmidnightfrolic.com

There’s an almost half price discount for this weekend’s shows via the Speakeasy Dollhouse Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speakeasy-Dollhouse/131736840270279?fref=ts

To purchase my book on the life and career of Olive Thomas…

http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-2908-0

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Was Clark Gable a RAPIST????

According to new reports, Clark Gable, the so-called “King of Hollywood”, date-raped, Loretta Young, producing their illegitimate daughter, the late Judy Lewis! These startling revelations come from Young’s daughter-in-law, Linda Lewis. It’s been a family secret for decades, and not something that Judy Lewis ever knew about, which is probably for the best! Judy Lewis came to know about her paternity in her early-twenties. Her resemblance to Gable was uncanny, and while she eventually knew he was her biological father, she died not knowing the truth about her conception. It was a family secret, buried to protect Judy Lewis, thus avoiding the hurt and further scandal that would come from such a shocking revelation.

More at the link…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3159062/Tragedy-actress-date-raped-Clark-Gable-gave-birth-baby-kept-secret-EIGHTY-YEARS.html

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Above: Clark Gable and Loretta Young

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Above: Clark Gable and his daughter, Judy Lewis.

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“Noseferatu” Director’s Head Stolen from German Cemetery!

F.W. Murnau’s skull has been taken from his grave, with possible occultist motives! Murnau died in a road accident in 1931. He was only 42! This is not the first time his grave has been disturbed 😦

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/14/nosferatu-director-head-stolen-germany-grave-fw-murnau?CMP=fb_gu

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