Charlie McCarthy was the impudent little dummy who sat upon the lap of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, his creator, and entertained millions every week with his comedy.
The Waltons was a story of a large family living in Virginia during the Great Depression. The classic TV show originally aired from 1972 through 1981. Find out what the cast thought of the program here.
Why was Greta Garbo America’s highest-paid film star in the 1930s? A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Garbo was one of the most popular actresses of the era. See what she was all about here.
See portraits of vintage Halloween pin-up girls from the 1930s and 1940s – themed photos featuring famous actresses and beautiful models.
Between 1918 and 1955, there were 11 different Tarzan movie actors, in the character’s various incarnations and adventures. Here’s a look back at those wild men.
Cowboy actor and hero of scores of western thrillers of the silent film era, Tom Mix, was killed on a highway detour in Arizona. Here’s what happened.
Walt Disney’s first full-length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, debuted in 1938. A technicolor marvel, it’s considered a classic work of animation.
How much does The Sound of Music movie differ from the true story of the von Trapp family? Take a look back at the hugely-successful musical based on their lives, and find out both fact and fiction.
Find out all about the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz, in this collection of vintage articles – including interviews with the cast, peeks behind the scenes, costume info, photos, videos and more!
What were jitterbugs jiving to in the late ’30s & early ’40s? For one, the Lindy Hop dance, with hundreds of individual steps, breaks and mutations inspired by American music.
1940′ “Gone With the Wind” – when adjusted for inflation – remains the highest-grossing movie of all time. Here’s a look back at this beloved classic film!
How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn’t know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here’s a look back at its history.
Mickey Rooney, an actor at the age of 11 months, veteran trooper at 10, and screen star at 16, writes his autobiography.
Panic followed an Orson Welles radio broadcast of the book ‘War of the Worlds’, during which armies and navies were wiped out right and left and the real radio audience was frightened as the actors pretended to be.
The life of young Elvis Presley Excerpted from an article by Tina McElroy, The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) August 27, 1977 In 1933, a 13-dollar-a-week
These ads showing child star Shirley Temple as a fashionable Hollywood screen siren, were a humorous way to introduce the 6-year-old girl’s film, ‘Baby Take a Bow.’
Do you know how to kiss? Sure, everybody knows how to kiss — after a fashion. But there’s a right and wrong way, so they say. Here is the proper stance, kiss and everything.
I married a Hollywood movie star. Everyone called it an ideal match. Yet, I ended up learning the true and — perhaps shocking — reason why celebrities get divorced.
Pocketful ‘o songs Listen! You can hear it — a melody sometimes strong and soaring; sometimes sad and faraway. The words make a story, too
With hearts and checkbooks the stars responded to the call of humanity — but an insidious plot lay hidden behind the campaign! By Morton Thompson
How kids grow up in Hollywood: Despite all the glamor, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin live home lives similar to millions of other growing girls
One of the most difficult problems of Hollywood film producers has been to create the condensed breath that emanates from a person’s mouth on a cold day.
Our first TV star In case you forgot, it was Felix the Cat The image is blurry and flawed but identifiable: Felix the Cat, hero
Uncle Wiggily, star of Christmases past By Dolores Quinlisk – The Wichita Beacon (Kansas) December 25, 1974 Wichita likes to think of itself as a
George & Gracie: The real Burns and Allen story (1936) Published in the Centralia Chronicle Advertiser (Washington) October 9, 1936 George Burns and Gracie Allen
Here’s Groucho singing the song he’s famously associated with from his time with the Marx Brothers: ‘Hello, I Must Be Going,’ as seen in the 1930 film Animal Crackers.
Miss Shirley Temple taps with Mr Bojangles In this clip from 1935’s “The Little Colonel,” watch as 7-year-old child star Shirley Temple dances on the