If you drank Vernors and you felt a special affinity for Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves, Aviva Kempner has a good idea where you grew up.
‘42’ accurately depicts the hostility Jackie Robinson faced from players and fans. But the hit film leaves out a memorable encounter Robinson had with Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg.
Fifty-five years ago today, union activist and thespian Philip Loeb checked himself into the Taft Hotel in Midtown Manhattan under a false name and took a fatal dose of sleeping pills. Targeted by the insidious blacklist, Loeb could no longer find work in his beloved acting profession and had reached rock bottom.
The heroics of the French resistance have long intrigued movie buffs and filmmakers. Perhaps the most famous scene in cinema history is in “Casablanca,” when the tormented Ingrid Bergman bids adieu to Humphrey Bogart and chooses to escape with her resistance leader spouse.
I have yet to hear my fellow female directors calling for Roman Polanski to return to the United States to face sentencing for his admitted guilt of statutory rape.
After more than three decades of playing the baseball equivalent of neglected stepchildren, Washingtonians finally have a state-of-the-art ball field to call their own. Nationals Park was inaugurated this past Sunday night with all the fanfare befitting a team headquartered in the nation’s capital.
Round-faced and sunburned, with wild, kinky hair and a Mexican accent, Eli Wallach was in an utter rage at the end of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Clint Eastwood’s character had nearly killed him, and as Eastwood trotted away on a horse, Wallach chased after him, bellowing curses.It has been 36 years since Wallach co-starred