Actresses like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn dared to break style rules when they rocked pantsuits.
Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich in matching coats is a serious aesthetic.
The androgynous icon's legacy shines bright on her 116th birthday.
I want to spend New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel in London dancing to the Savoy Orpheans. But they're long gone. The Orpheans were the resident dance band at the Savoy from 1923 to 1927, and on and off thereafter throughout the 1930s.
If jobs were food, publicity would be chicken paprikash. The Hungarian recipe is spicy, a touch of danger. It begins, my
In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?
3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now -- Marlene Dietrich v. Leni Riefenstahl, Jonathan Franzen, and Blurbs
Taken from The 50s: The Story of a Decade, an anthology of New Yorker articles, stories, and poems published this week, Franzen's
Given the luxurious privilege of having my diary of life among the superstars, Starflacker, excerpted in The Huffington Post and in Saturday Evening Post, why would I instead choose to excerpt from another book not yet even on the market?
Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Just as we think of the films of the exceptionally gifted Leni Riefenstahl as Nazi art, so we are in an inexorable process of appreciating much of the art of Richard Wagner as such.
Instead of asking for forgiveness or otherwise expressing regret for the past, or even honestly and clearly acknowledging it, what most of these Nazi-tainted German artists have done at best, individually or collectively, is what might be called gestures of redress
It's timely that A Fuller Life -- a documentary celebrating Samuel Fuller's career -- opens Friday at the Laemmle Noho 7 in Los Angeles, and that the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris has just mounted a massive retrospective of Francois Truffaut's work.
First Nighter: Bacharach Revue Awkwardly Asks 'What's It All About?' -- Steve Tyrell Smoothly Answers
Truth is, Tyrell's effortlessly infallible phrasing has the effect of making what he does appealingly conversational. The emotion he's experiencing is a component of his seemingly off-handed -- smile-smile-smile -- style. Let's just say he's singing for all generations.
Back in June I put together a summer reading list that included a delightful-sounding memoir called Deeply Superficial: Noël Coward, Marlene Dietrich, and Me, written by film executive Michael Menzies. It's a must-read for anyone who's ever felt a special kinship with a celebrity.
Many important things happened in the 1920s (Prohibition, jazz music, Art Deco...) But in our minds, one of the more significant