As Mallory O’Meara uncovers in her book, there are worlds of fascinating stories behind the Black Lagoon costume. It was designed by Milicent Patrick, and following a triumphant publicity tour with her creation, she disappeared from the film world.
Five billion. That’s how many DVDs Netflix has shipped since it starting mailing entertainment directly to people’s homes in 1998. Five billion little red envelopes have been carried by postal workers to all 42,000 zip codes in the U.S.A., and even some military bases.
The son of a hardware store owner from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Stewart embodied classic Americana on film. Starring in everything from Frank Capra small-town dramas to Hitchcock nail-biters to gritty Westerns. He became the face of wholesomeness.
Each had fantastic careers in their own right but there is something joyous in watching Myrna Loy and William Powell play off one another.
Ruth Hussey’s first film was released in 1937. Her early roles were often as the girlfriend in romantic comedies. But she made her mark as magazine photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story in 1940. She is snappy, snarky, all-knowing, and the perfect contrast to the erratic Katherine Hepburn. Audiences and the Academy agreed — she…