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How Did Pee-wee Herman Become A Thing? Paul Reubens' Strange Alter Ego

Entertainment | August 9, 2020

Actor Paul Reubens poses for a portrait dressed as his character Pee-wee Herman in May 1980 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archi...

Xanadu: The 1980 Olivia Newton-John Flop Everyone Must See

Entertainment | August 8, 2020

The 1980 film Xanadu combines Greek gods, neon lights, Olivia Newton John, and the plight of a lowly music industry painter. It’s hard to wrap your head arou...

Caroline Munro: Hammer Horror And Bond Beauty, Then And Now

Entertainment | August 7, 2020

Caroline Munro, the British actress who was both a Hammer Horror mainstay and a Bond Girl, was a top onscreen seductress of the '70s. Munro, who'd risen to ...

Robert Mitchum: Hollywood's First Bad Boy And Star Pothead, Stories And Scandals

Entertainment | August 6, 2020

Left: Actor Robert Mitchum smokes a cigarette outdoors, circa 1948. Right: Mitchum with Marilyn Monroe in 'River Of No Return' (1954). Sou...

Easy Bake Oven: The Joy Of Cooking With A Light Bulb

Culture | August 5, 2020

In 1963, the light-bulb-powered Easy Bake Oven by Kenner arrived in stores, a thrilling development for young girls. The gender roles were set in stone, and the cu...

Carl Lewis, The Dominant But Unloved Athlete Of The '80s

Icons | August 4, 2020

Carl Lewis holds the American flag after winning the 100m Men's final in 9:99, at the Los Angeles Olympic games, on August 04, 1984. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by ...

How Young Martha Stewart Became The Ultimate American Homemaker

Icons | August 3, 2020

Caterer Martha Stewart outside in backyard with her pet Persian cat perched on her shoulder, 1980. (Photo by Arthur Schatz/The LIFE Images Collection via G...

'Lawrence Of Arabia,' Starring Peter O'Toole: Facts And Trivia About The Epic

Entertainment | August 2, 2020

At nearly four hours long, Lawrence of Arabia is a career defining performance by Peter O’Toole, and it’s one of the greatest films ever m...

How George Harrison Brought Bob Dylan Back With The Concert For Bangladesh

Music | August 1, 2020

Bob Dylan at the Concert for Bangladesh, August 1, 1971. Photo by Thomas Monaster/NY Daily News via Getty Images. On August 1, 1971, Bob Dylan...

Gilbert O'Sullivan's 'Alone Again (Naturally),' The Song That Changed Hip Hop

Music | July 31, 2020

Left: single sleeve art for Gilbert O'Sullivan's 'Alone Again (Naturally).' Right: Biz Markie. Sources: discogs.org; Michael Ochs Archives/Ge...

What Happened To Jimmy Hoffa? Facts And Theories About His Disappearance

Culture | July 30, 2020

James R. Hoffa, heir-apparent to the Presidency of the giant Teamsters Union, as he appeared before Senate Rackets probers on August 22, 1957. Sou...

When Charles Married Diana: Facts And Trivia About The 'Wedding Of The Century'

Icons | July 29, 2020

Newlyweds Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer share the famous kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after ceremony. Source: Bettmann...

The Boomtown Rats' 'I Don't Like Mondays:' The Strange Story Of Its Lyrics And Meaning

Music | July 28, 2020

The Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays," a fun-sounding little song that went to #1 in the UK, isn't about mere start-of-week g...

Bruce Springsteen, 'Born To Run,' And The Lawsuit That Almost Ruined His Career

Music | July 27, 2020

Bruce Springsteen backstage at Hammersmith Odeon, London before his first UK show, 18th November 1975. (Photo by Mark and Colleen Hayward/G...

Pink Panther Movies: Facts And Trivia About Inspector Clouseau

Entertainment | July 26, 2020

Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) hides in a trash can in 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again.' Source: Gerry Images / Bettmann / Contributor Cool an...

Young Faye Dunaway: 'Bonnie And Clyde's Bonnie, Then And Now

Entertainment | July 25, 2020

Left: Faye Dunaway on the set of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' directed by Arthur Penn. Right: Dunaway in 'The Happening.' Sources: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Im...

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