Remember when movies mattered?
I do—vaguely. Cast your mind back 30 or more years to a time when the next Arthur Penn movie, the next Coppola, the next Mazursky or Ashby or Bogdanovich excited burning anticipation, and the question of whether or not Billy Wilder could pull it together and mount a comeback Read More
Here at The Real Estate, we revel in our New York provincialism. But on an irregular basis, we like to range a little further and relay what we’re reading about deals further afield. To wit: Fancy bloggers at Luxist alert us to the Vancouver Tudor (right) that Goldie Hawn just put on the Read More
The parodists have it wrong. They’ve turned the phrase most identified with Greta Garbo—“I want to be alone”—into something that might have issued from Bela Lugosi. Garbo did not pronounce the “w” as a “v” (she says “want,” not “vant”); she did not declaim those words, from 1932’s Grand Hotel, in a Slavic tugboat of Read More
She had this thing about brownies. She liked ‘em chewy. Hated ‘em if they had the texture of cake. Like everything else that crossed her path, Katharine Hepburn wouldn’t tolerate any nonsense from brownies.
Imagine my surprise, then, to find myself on a rainy January afternoon in 1979 sitting on the floor of her old Read More
Wednesday, July 7
Barry Diller gave the order in the spring of ’98: no more fighting on The Jerry Springer Show ! Well, a couple of public outcries and media-fueled mass murders later, Mr. Diller has finally brought order to the program, which is owned by his Studios U.S.A.
Nothing good lasts forever.
Peter Bogdanovich’s Movie of the Week
There isn’t really a more quintessential show-business drama than a love story between two professionals, one on the way up, the other on the way down. Variations abound, but the most famous of these-the “Star Is Born” story-has been made four times: The first, about a struggling young Read More