Category: Hollywood

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Audrey Hepburn grew up in Holland during World War II and began life with great uncertainty—not knowing when she would see her estranged father, where her next meal would come from, or even whether she would survive the war. Dance was her refuge and it brought her to the movies, where she quickly rose to […]
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As a shy, young orphan in Sweden, Ingrid Bergman dreamed of becoming an actress. She started appearing in films while still a teenager, eventually rising to stardom. Her film Intermezzo (1936), in which she played a classical pianist in love with a married violinist, brought her to the attention of independent producer David 0. Selznick. […]
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When the Brattle Theatre, near Harvard, started its annual revivals of Casablanca (1942) in the sixties, students showed up for screenings dressed as Rick Blaine, their trench coats and snap-brim hats mirroring Humphrey Bogart’s screen image just as his tough-guy pose mirrored their own youthful rebellions. Had Bogie been alive, he probably would have been […]
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Laurence Olivier didn’t just create characters; he created “the universe in the palm of his hands,” one of his own definitions of acting. Graced with the ability to disappear inside even the showiest role, he transformed himself into a series of unforgettable characters. Through the course of his career, he moved from romantic lead to […]
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