Hollywood history and culture

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  1. Gene Tierney

    Gene Tierney

    American actress

  2. Elizabeth Short

    Elizabeth Short


  3. Angelyne


    Model, actress

  4. Joe E. Brown

    Joe E. Brown

    American, Actor

  5. Rona Barrett

    Rona Barrett

    American writer

  6. Henry Willson

    Henry Willson

    American talent agent

  7. Louella Parsons

    Louella Parsons

    Gossip columnist, screenwriter

  8. Johnny Grant

    Johnny Grant

    American, Radio Personality

  9. Todd Fisher

    Todd Fisher

    American actor and director

  10. John Swope

    John Swope

    American photographer

  11. The Kid Stays in the Picture

    The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)


    The Kid Stays in the Picture is both the name of the 1994 autobiography by film producer Robert Evans and the title of the 2002 film adaptation of Evans' book.

  12. Alan Smithee

    Alan Smithee


  13. It Came from Hollywood

    It Came from Hollywood (1982)


    It Came from Hollywood is a 1982 comedy film compiling clips from various B movies. Written by Dana Olsen and directed by Malcolm Leo and Andrew Solt, the film features wraparound segments and narration by several famous comedians, including Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Gilda Radner, and Cheech and Chong. Sections of It Came from Hollywood focus on gorilla pictures, anti-marijuana films and the works of Edward D. Wood, Jr.. The closing signature song was the doo wop hit "What's Your Name" by Don and Juan.

  14. Hollywood Film Festival

    Hollywood Film Festival


    The Hollywood Film Festival is an annual Film festival which is located in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Festival was established in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu and his wife, model Janice Pennington.

  15. The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson

    The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)


    The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson is a mockumentary on the disappearance of a fictitious wealthy British film producer, Kevin Johnson, who is dealing in sex, lies and blackmail in Hollywood. This marked Dudley Moore's last live-action role before his death.

  16. Hollywood

    Hollywood (2003)


    "Hollywood" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The song was written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï for her ninth studio album, American Life (2003). It was released as the second single from the album on July 14, 2003 by Maverick Records. "Hollywood" is a folk rock song that lyrically refers and criticizes the life style of district Hollywood. It received mixed reviews from music critics, who considered the song as catchy, despite criticizing its lyrical content. "Hollywood" attained moderate success, reaching number two in the United Kingdom, while making into the top ten of in Canada, Finland, and Italy. In the United States, the song failed to enter on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Madonna's first single since 1982's "Burning Up" to do so.

  17. The Reinactors

    The Reinactors (2008)


    The Reinactors is a [2008] documentary film about the lives of film character impersonators and celebrity look-a-likes on the Walk Of Fame of Hollywood, CA. The film was well received by critics and audiences during its world premier at the 2008 Rotterdam Film Festival, going on to screen around the world at various Film Festivals in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Lisbon (Portugal), Dallas (Texas), Veritmiglia (Italy), Bucheon (Korea), New York City, Montreal (Canada), Luanda (Angola), Basel (Switzerland), & Berlin (Germany). The documentary also aired on Canada's Super Channel in September and October 2009. The DVD was released in the United States September 2009 by We Got Power Films. Filmmaker Spike Jonze has gone on record calling the film "A strange and tragic portrait of a dream that lives on one square block in Hollywood, and kind of in our whole country, too. Thank god Dave Markey made it funny at least."

  18. H.J. Whitley

    H.J. Whitley

    American businessman, California land developer

  19. These Amazing Shadows

    These Amazing Shadows (2011)


    These Amazing Shadows is a 2011 documentary film which tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

  20. History vs. Hollywood

    History vs. Hollywood (2001)


    History vs. Hollywood is a television show on the History Channel in the United States. On the show, experts are interviewed on the historical accuracy of a film that is based on a historical event. For example the movie The Last Samurai was featured in one episode in which military historian Geoffrey Wawro, professor of history at the University of North Texas, and director of the university's Barsanti center for military-history, compared the movie with the actual events (December 2003). On the show the expert guests discuss the factual accuracy of the film as well as the everyday objects that a person of the particular time period would have seen. In some episodes an expert or the host will go on a journey to the actual historical sites depicted in the film, or interview someone who witnessed the event firsthand. In each of the more than dozen episodes both expert guests and filmmakers will discuss the historical accuracy of the film dramatized.

  21. Georgette Bauerdorf

    Georgette Bauerdorf


    Georgette Elise Bauerdorf (May 6, 1924 – October 12, 1944) was an American socialite and oil heiress who was strangled in her home in West Hollywood, California. Her murder remains unsolved.

  22. That's Black Entertainment

    That's Black Entertainment (1990)


    That's Black Entertainment is a 1989 documentary film starring African-American performers and featuring clips from black films from 1929-1957.

  23. Hollywood High

    Hollywood High (2003)


    Hollywood High is a 2003 documentary television film about the depiction of drug addiction in film. It was directed by Bruce Sinofsky, and features appearances by Darren Aronofsky, Jared Leto and Hubert Selby Jr. It was originally aired on AMC on March 31, 2003.

  24. Harvey Henderson Wilcox

    Harvey Henderson Wilcox

    American rancher

  25. George Hill Hodel

    George Hill Hodel

    US physician, suspected murderer

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