Who Was Hedda Hopper? -
TownandCountrymag.com (blog)Who Was Hedda Hopper?TownandCountrymag.com (blog)Spencer Tracy once confronted Hopper at Ciro's and kicked her in the behind for printing a "blind item" on his affair with Katharine Hepburn. ZaSu Pitts compared her to a ferret and Joan Bennett actually had a live skunk delivered to her. The Sweet ...
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 10:53 am
Dixieland Monterey's Jazz Bash by the Bay
Monterey County WeeklyDixieland Monterey's Jazz Bash by the Bay spreads its wings.Monterey County WeeklyThe Ellis Island band worked for Disney for decades and their grandmother was Zasu Pitts, a famous silent film star. “So they have some great old stories to tell,” Barnhart says. With his other half, who is classically trained, Barnhart goes by Ivory ...
Posted on 2 March 2017 | 11:02 pm
Sufjan Stevens addresses immigration order:
EW.com (blog)Sufjan Stevens addresses immigration order: 'I charge you to eradicate barriers'EW.com (blog)Sufjan Stevens addressed President Donald Trump's recent immigration order, which bars immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries plus Syrian refugees from entering the United States, in a letter posted on his record label's Twitter Monday.and more »
Posted on 30 January 2017 | 12:25 pm
Ciao Ristorante, creative Italian — with
Louisville Eccentric ObserverCiao Ristorante, creative Italian — with pizzaLouisville Eccentric ObserverCiao's signature appetizer is not-so-Italian monkey bread ($6), a thoroughly-American recipe that most scholarly culinary sources trace to California home kitchens in the 1940s, and some link to the silent-film starlet Zasu Pitts. So, not Italian, but ...
Posted on 4 January 2017 | 8:11 am
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 -
UPI.comUPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017UPI.com... J.R.R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings," in 1892; actors ZaSu Pitts in 1894, Ray Milland in 1907 and Betty Furness in 1916; entertainer Victor Borge in 1909; Maxene Andrews, of the Andrews Sisters singing trio, in 1916; football Hall of ...
Posted on 3 January 2017 | 6:32 am
Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars You Never Knew:
On August 5, Mariah Carey became the 2,556th star who earned a permanent spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—whose lights already illuminated the path? Each week, PopCrush will look into the oft-forgotten icons of yesteryear. Between Slim Summerville (?
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 11:03 am
Mae Questel: The Voice Behind Betty Boop
Mae was in at the beginning as the voice of Olive Oyl, basing the character's fretful stream of chatter and flutterings on comedic movie actress ZaSu Pitts. For Swee'Pea, she supplied babyish goos and gurgles. When the Fleischer Studios moved from New York ...
Posted on 6 August 2015 | 2:13 pm
Jeff Jardine: Two lives converge for CASA
In 1983, Steve Ashman formed the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, which has toured the world. Now, as head of CASA of Stanislaus County, he’s bringing his old musician friends to town to raise money for the agency that supports foster children through the ...
Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:00 pm
Hal Roach's film legacy explored in
The producer-director was successful enough by 1919 that he was able to expand, building the Hal Roach Studios in Culver City ... Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, ZaSu Pitts and Jean Harlow. Roach, who died in 1992 at age 100, also had an uncanny knack for ...
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 6:00 pm
Maurice Tani is Friday's headliner at
Maurice Tani, once with Zasu Pitts and Big Bang Beat, brings his solo act to Freight & Salvage. Over the years, Maurice Tani has performed in several bands - including Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat. He's now pursuing a solo career ...
Posted on 30 April 2014 | 9:01 am