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The True Hollywood Stories Behind
’s Alternate History
Separating fact from fabrication in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series, which deliberately skews Tinseltown’s past in ways both big and small.
A Surprise 1936 Oscar Win Banned Write-in Campaigns Forever
For a short stretch, the Academy Awards allowed voters to write in their own choices. It didn’t go well.
How the Oscars Went Austere for World War II
After nearly canceling the 1942 ceremony, the Oscars took a less-than-glamorous approach throughout the war — including issuing plaster trophies.
The Long History of
A Star Is Born
Striking Out at the Oscars
If Bradley Cooper’s
A Star Is Born
comes up short on Sunday night it won’t be the first one.
What the 1948 Best Picture Race Has in Common With This Year’s Competition
This year’s Best Picture race isn’t the first time films with conflicting takes on a controversial issue were pitted against each other.
8 of the Craziest Old-Hollywood Publicity Stunts
Including shaving women’s heads in busy movie theaters and hiring lewd skywriters.
Where Were All the Pregnant Women in Classic Movies?
In Old Hollywood movies, thanks to a conservative, male-generated Production Code, having a baby was an exercise in innuendo.
What Was the First Modern Nude Scene?
For a very long time in Hollywood, it was impossible to show nudity onscreen. But by the early 1960s, a few stars were willing to test the nude taboo.