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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.
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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.
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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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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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May 8, 2015 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
DANNY TREJO may be best known for playing the lead in the "Machete" film franchise, but he has had a long and memorable career. "I've worked with Steven Seagal, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Amber Heard and - oh, yeah - Amber Heard," Trejo said, with a laugh. Trejo has made a career out of playing hyper-masculine, tough characters at a time when many complain that Hollywood's leading men have gotten soft. "I like the way Robert Rodriguez works," Trejo says of the director he has worked with on numerous films.
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May 7, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
AS BURT Reynolds mingles with fans at Wizard World Philadelphia this week - his first-ever Wizard World Comic Con - the geek speak is likely to center around what might have been. He might have been Han Solo. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas queried him about the job, but Reynolds turned it down and instead made "Smokey and the Bandit," a hit in its own right. "I saw the director, and we talked about it, but I wasn't really enthusiastic about it," said Reynolds, speaking from his home in Florida.
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April 22, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A proposed park alongside Pitman's Broadway Theatre is getting a boost from Hollywood. Don Wildman, the witty and literate host of the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum series, is helping raise money to transform a forlorn portion of Theatre Avenue into an outdoor gathering spot called Theatre Plaza. "You grow up in a town like Pitman and you're bonded to it for life," said Wildman, 54, who visited the borough Saturday to make a video that will promote the project online and perhaps on cable TV. "Pitman is the foundation of everything I'm interested in. " Wildman moved to Pitman as a 4-year-old in 1965 and recalls seeing The Poseidon Adventure and other hits on the Broadway's big screen.
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March 31, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
EMMY AWARD-winning actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence was in town last week doing interviews and made the Daily News her first media stop. It was also her birthday, and at age 66 she looks as beautiful and energetic as ever. The former "Mama's Family" jokester was promoting awareness of chronic idiopathic urticaria, or CIU, a form of chronic hives having no known cause, with which she was diagnosed four years ago. "I woke up with my hands itching one morning, and I said to my husband, 'I want to jump off the balcony into the bay,' 'cause that sounds good - the cold water," Lawrence told me Thursday.
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February 26, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
This is the ballad of Joseph Frank and Frank Joseph. The Tartaglia brothers. Sons of the Italian Market. Joe's gone. He passed. And now, Frankie's leaving Ninth Street. He doesn't want to spend his life on the block. He wants to chase his dreams - give it one more shot. He's going to Los Angeles to try to make it in the movies. His flight leaves Monday. "I got a lot of fear," Frankie said the other night at his Ninth Street music space, Connie's Ric Rac. "Part of it has to do with my brother, and part of it - I've just got to try again.
NEWS
December 18, 2014
THE FUN WE'RE all having reading the embarrassing emails of Hollywood big shots is tempered by the fact that we really shouldn't be seeing them at all. The hacked Sony emails arise (very probably) from an attack by a foreign government. It's (very probably) a form a terrorism, it's illegal and death threats have been made, and that's unacceptable. Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said as much recently when he labeled as "morally treasonous" and "spectacularly dishonorable" anyone who publishes the emails.
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August 14, 2014
HOLLYWOOD LOST one of its last links to cinema's Golden Age yesterday with the passing of Lauren Bacall, a name that might leave film-deprived millennials scratching their heads. She died of a stroke at her New York home at age 89, and when the news reached my house, a teenager who lives there said, "Who?" Well, young'uns, go on YouTube and search for Bacall in "To Have and Have Not," her debut role back in 1945. See if you can find a scene of the actress asking Humphrey Bogart if he knows how to whistle.
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May 25, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
On May 6, 2010, a 15-year-old boy named Oriel died of diphtheria in Haiti. Normally, the world would not have noticed. But the boy was living in a refugee camp managed by the actor Sean Penn. With the listless teenager in his sinewy arms, Penn had spent hours, rushing from hospital to hospital in the capital of Port-au-Prince, searching for the antitoxin that would save Oriel's life. It was found too late. Shortly after the boy was taken off life support, Penn appeared on CNN, expressing outrage about the many factors that led to his death.
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April 11, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE WASN'T a monster Corey Feldman couldn't handle in the movies. Feldman, 42, starred in a string of blockbusters and cult classics in the 1980s that Generation Xers and their siblings probably played over and over on VHS tapes until they broke. Feldman slayed vampires in "The Lost Boys," traded wisecracks with Mama Fratelli and her sons in "The Goonies," battled gremlins in "Gremlins" and shed youthful innocence in "Stand by Me. " But monsters lurked in Feldman's offscreen life, too. Adults in the Hollywood system and his own family abused him mentally and sexually, he says, at a time when he was one of the world's biggest child stars.
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