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June 9, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CLEM MURRAY
The search is on as 1,500 show-business hopefuls audition for parts in "Bandstand," a new movie being filmed here. On Saturday, Richard Logan took his turn in front of the Hollywood moviemakers, who included director and Germantown native Mark Rosenthal (third from right) and casting director David Ruben (second from right). They were at Temple's Conwell Hall, looking for local talent to appear in this romantic comedy about teenagers who reached the national spotlight on a televised dance party during the 1960s.
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October 16, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
From the halls of Congress to the shores of south Florida, a 60-year-old city and a world-famous film community fight for the right to call themselves Hollywood. U.S. Rep. Larry Smith, D-Hollywood, Fla., took to the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to protest the request by Hollywood, Calif., to trademark its name. "If Tinseltown is successful, what next?" Smith asked. "Rome, Georgia, vs. Rome, New York? Portland, Oregon, vs. Portland, Maine? We may have a war between the cities starting on the steps of the U.S. Patent Office.
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October 3, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The NC-17-rated "Showgirls" stumbled out of the starting gate its opening weekend, but Hollywood's steam quotient is still rising. Spike Lee says his upcoming "Girls 6" got an NC-17 but probably will be edited to an R. Greg Araki's "The Doom Generation," with a walk-on by Heidi Fleiss, will go the unrated route, a la "Kids. " Meanwhile the upcoming "Jade" has escaped with an R.
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August 22, 1986 | By JOE O'DOWD, JR., Daily News Staff Writer
The last 3-D movie the Hit Man saw left a lot to be desired. He was subjected to wearing those silly paper glasses, and the movie seemed out of focus, not three dimensional. He left the theater disgruntled and unhappy. This week you can see a bit of moviedom up close, and you don't have to wear silly paper glasses. The "Hollywood on Tour" exhibit, with memorabilia valued at more than $1 million, is at Willow Grove Park and Mall today through Aug. 28. It features a collection of costumes, props and original posters from some of Hollywood's most famous movies.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
SO, IF Hollywood is all "pinko commie leftists," what does that make Bruce Willis, Bo Derek, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Britney Spears, Gene Simmons, the late Johnny Ramone, et al? They're Republican. Many country artists are GOP. Even former actors turned governors - Reagan and Schwarzenegger were/are Republican. Don't think all entertainers are liberal. I have discussions with conservatives who don't resort to name-calling. The venomous tone just feeds into stereotypes that all Republicans are stodgy and incapable of accepting other points of view.
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December 1, 2003
Concerning Michelle Malkin's 11/17/03 OP/ED piece, entitled "Just Another Dumb-Blonde Joke," about Jessica Simpson and other Hollywood "dummies" as poor role models for our children. Aren't conservatives cute when they're self-righteous? I'll be the first to admit that I have never watched Jessica Simpson's show, nor do I plan to, and all I know about it is what I have read in the paper. But as I read Ms. Malkin's "fair and balanced" rant, I thought of some other Hollywood "dummies" that she neglected to mention . . . perhaps intentionally.
NEWS
April 10, 1998
Below is Modern Maturity magazine's list of the most powerful people over 50 in Hollywood. The list was compiled by historian Aljean Harmetz. Her definition of "powerful people"? Those who can "(1) get a movie made and (2) get people into the theater, particularly on a movie's critical opening weekend. " 1. Clint Eastwood (67) 2. Harrison Ford (55) 3. Michael Douglas (53) 4. Robert Redford (60) 5. Arnold Schwarzenegger (50) 6. Sean Connery (67) 7. Morgan Freeman (60)
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August 16, 2000 | By Mark Bowden and Steven Thomma, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
If you just looked at the demographics, at the swimming pools and stunningly landscaped lawns, you might mistake this for Republican country. But as Democrats move from one studio bash to the next, mingling with stars and moguls, it's clear that the party is on home turf. "This is such a Democratic community that I think it's actually hard for a film celebrity to stand up and say they're Republican," said Dan Jinks, coproducer of last year's Oscar-winning film American Beauty.
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November 14, 2000 | By Chris Puzak
Hollywood needs to stop marketing sex and violence to our nation's children. I'm young enough to have felt the full force of Hollywood's marketing machine. By the time I entered high school, I had seen countless murders on the screen. I had seen women degraded and family values mocked. And I had heard enough swearing to make even the crudest sailor blush. Only recently was I able to unlearn some of the "lessons" I received. For example, for years I thought zombies were evil flesh-eating creatures who only wanted to destroy the human race.
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April 8, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN ANSWERING questions about race, religion or gender, a little perspective is always a good thing. In an interview with Cosmopolitan , Scarlett Johansson talked about why she doesn't like to discuss the gender pay gap in Hollywood. "There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole," Johansson said. "I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage . . . I think every woman has [been underpaid]
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April 3, 2016 | By Steven Rea, MOVIE CRITIC
The stars are aligned. Music stars, that is. In one of those weird what's-going-on-here? Hollywood convergences, a quartet of biopics about jazz, pop, and country-and-western luminaries is playing on theater screens right now, or is about to be. And a spate of other song-driven bios is heading this way, with even more in development. Of course, music and movies have been intrinsically intertwined all the way back to 1927's pioneering talkie, The Jazz Singer , and music bios have been a staple of studio fare down through the decades (James Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story , Cary Grant as Cole Porter in Night and Day , Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways )
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January 9, 2016 | Molly Eichel, Steven Rea, Staff Writers
The Golden Globes - airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC10 - don't matter. They're trivial, kind of stupid, and have little bearing on the entertainment industry. But that's what makes them so great. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) - a shady group of individuals who don't actually seem to be a part of the foreign press - throw the best party of the year. Because it doesn't really matter. It's like Whose Line Is It Anyway? in that points are given out, but none counts.
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November 30, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
TORONTO - Bryan Cranston had to play it big in Trumbo because, well, Dalton Trumbo was big. The Hollywood screenwriter, blacklisted in the late 1940s but determined to keep his family fed and clothed by cranking out screenplays under a cloak of pseudonyms, was a force to be reckoned with. He was bullish and voluble. He smoked. He drank. He was not shy with his opinions. "He was a very flamboyant man," Cranston said, "and I was concerned, because of the cigarette holder, because he had this lilt to his speech - he would go up and then he'd go down - and because of the bird on his shoulder.
NEWS
November 3, 2015
ISSUE | MAUREEN O'HARA A Hollywood star The world has lost a beautiful, talented actress who entertained millions of moviegoers with films including The Hunchback of Notre Dame , The Quiet Man , and Miracle on 34th Street ("Maureen O'Hara, 95, leading lady and action figure," Sunday). There was a certain veracity in her acting that connected with the audience. For me, her spirited performance as John Candy's feisty mother in Only The Lonely was among her best.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
Judd on the offense In a talk with  Variety ,  Ashley Judd  said she was once sexually harassed by a famous (but unnamed) Hollywood studio executive. Judd said the harassment occurred in 1997, when she was shooting "Kiss the Girls. " She said the exec "physically lured" her to his hotel room and made various requests, which she declined. When she was asked to watch him shower, she was able to get the heck outta there. Judd said she later found out that the exec had done the same thing to other actresses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
The rather innocuous title of Bruce Graham's According to Goldman conceals two characters' committing some nasty little acts against each other. Their dealings concern the movie business, which lends a fascinating touch and means their sly maneuverings harm no one but themselves. (The Goldman of the title, veteran screenwriter William Goldman, once famously noted that, in the entertainment industry, "nobody knows anything. ") Comic actor Tony Braithwaite plays Gavin Miller, a disgruntled, cynical professor of screenwriting at a Northeast college.
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September 6, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anne Hathaway on ageism At 32, actor Anne Hathaway is already over the limit by two years. Face it: She's too old for Hollywood. At least, that's how Hathaway feels lately. She says she is losing roles to younger women. "I can't complain about it because I benefited from it. When I was in my early 20s, parts would be written for women in their 50s and I would get them," Hathaway tells Glamour UK. "And now I'm in my early 30s and I'm like, 'Why did that 24-year-old get that part?
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July 6, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
One night last week in a tiny Thai-Laotian eatery in Belfast, Maine, a Penobscot Bay town with a thriving boatyard, a lobster pound, and a family-owned movie theater dating to 1912, the talk was all Jurassic World and Inside Out . Both were playing at the Colonial up on High Street, and every table in the Laan-Xang Cafe (all four of them, with a hard rain wiping out its deck business) was buzzing about genetically engineered dinosaurs and Pixar-engineered emotions. Then, the waitress asked whether anyone had seen Melissa McCarthy's Spy , and a trio working on soup and noodles started parsing Love & Mercy and Paul Dano's performance as the young Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
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June 19, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Saldana and sexism Hollywood may be filled with Lefties, but it's still a big-money industry and rare is the industry that treats its workers as anything more than cogs in a machine. New mother of twins  Zoe Saldana  ("Star Trek," "Avatar," "Guardians of the Galaxy," the upcoming "Infinitely Polar Bear") spoke with  USA Today  about the response she got when she told her bosses she was pregnant. "The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic," she said.
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