William Haines was Hollywood’s first openly gay leading man. In many ways he was well ahead of curent cultural norms by being in a well known “Marriage” with his partner of 50 years Jimmie Shields. A leading man, he came into stardom in 1926’s “Tell it to the Marines” with Lon Chaney and also opposite […]
The studio’s official motto, “Ars Gratia Artis”, is a Latin phrase meaning “Art for art’s sake.” It was chosen by Howard Dietz, the studio’s chief publicist, in 1924. The studio’s logo is a roaring lion surrounded by a circle inscribed with the studio’s motto. The logo, which features “Leo the Lion,” was created by Dietz […]
When Conan first brought out Triumph, the insult comic dog in the late 90s (with his on the edge humor) Most may have thoughtConan O’Brien had just gone too far and had given up his chance for the prime time slot on the tonight show. Yet it was that on the edge humor that is so often copied by other talk shows (Leno) that has sustained Conan till now, and will surely sustain him well into the future with his new TBS show. Are you with Coco?
Celebrity Tipping Point: Philbin was a writer for Los Angeles talk show host Tom Duggan, one day the hard-drinking Duggan didn’t show up and Regis had to nervously fill in for him. jittery, nervous and stumbling at first but within a few minutes Philbin realized he liked being in front of the camera. The rest is history….