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Director Peter Glenville Was a Brilliant Artist, a Conservative—and in the Closet in 1960's Hollywood

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Peter Glenville led a multifaceted life: a prominent Cold War-era director who worked with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, a staunch conservative Catholic, and a gay man.

How a British Spy Drank His Way Across the Americas—and Missed the Civil War

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Richard Burton was one of the greatest adventurers of the Victorian era, and a spy. But several weeks just before the Civil War are curiously missing from his life's account.

‘The Wild Geese’ To Fly Again With William Monahan Writing For New Republic Pictures, Filmula

EXCLUSIVE: New Republic Pictures and Filmula will co-finance an updated version of The Wild Geese, the 1978 cult favorite mission movie that starred Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris as British mercenaries sent to Africa to restore a leader to power. Show More Summary

Procurement & Finance – A Fine Purchase-to-Pay Romance?

Categories: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Samson and Delilah. Kermit and Miss Piggy. Perhaps you have been in that situation personally - you can’t live with […] (Read more...)

Today in History for August 5th

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal; 'American Bandstand' debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die. (Aug. 5)        

MY COUSIN RACHEL (2017) - Trailers, Clips, Featurettes, Images and Posters

"My Cousin Rachel" is a new adaptation of the 1951 novel of the same name written by Daphne du Maurier, and the first big screen adaptation since the 1952 film starring Richard Burton and... For more, visit our blog !

6 Amazing Must See Places for 2017

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton Summer is almost upon us and for many, that means thinking about our yearly […] The post 6 Amazing Must See Places for 2017 appeared...Show More Summary

‘My Cousin Rachel’ Review: Rachel Weisz Brings Mysterious Allure To Fine Remake

Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton are tough acts to follow, but in Fox Searchlight’s attractive new production of the Daphne Du Maurier gothic classic My Cousin Rachel, the teaming of Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin (Me About You,Show More Summary

From Natalie Wood to Richard Burton, Portraits of 19 Classic Hollywood Stars You Won't Believe Have Never Won an Oscar

There are many actors who haven't won an Oscar. For 95 percent of the acting population, there is probably a good reason they haven't taken home one of film's most prestigious honors. Only two actors per year can win either the Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor Oscars, leaving eight other nominees with nothing. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Taylor's Lesson for Supervisors

Wally Bock relates a great anecdote about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton that should be remembered by every supervisor.

Booze-Soaked Shoots, Hot Gay Sex, And Elizabeth Taylor’s Poop Problems: Behind the Scenes of Dominick Dunne’s Infamous Last Film

7 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Elizabeth Taylor showed up late and drunk for her shoots. Richard Burton threatened the film’s beautiful gay star. And producer Dominick Dunne knew a terrible secret about the screenwriter of what would become his ill-fated final mo...

Here's the Trailer for Jackie, Natalie Portman's Spin as a Kennedy 

Here is your first look at Natalie Portman’s upcoming performance as Jackie Kennedy. The trailer largely consists of lingering, vaguely unnerving shots of the actress as the iconic first lady paired with Richard Burton singing the finale to the musical Camelot. Lay it on me, Hollywood. Read more...

Michael Gambon is the Churchill of all Churchills in 'Masterpiece's' powerful 'Secret'

Albert Finney, Richard Burton, Bob Hoskins, Timothy Spall, Peter Sellers, Ian McNeice  — these are just a few of the actors who have played Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill on film and television. Two upcoming feature films will add Gary Oldman and Brian Cox to that formidable list, but it...

Hacienda San Angel

This warren of bedrooms, balconies, dipping pools, courtyards and roof terraces is more akin to a Baz Luhrmann film set than a hotel. It was once owned by Richard Burton and many of his antiques still remain in the house.

Welcome to Elizabeth Taylor’s Luxurious Mexican Hideaway

Casa Kimberly, Mexico A new hotel debuts in the villa that Richard Burton bought for her in Puerto Vallarta… Jimmy Im

14 Poetic Facts About ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

last yearHumor / odd : mental_floss

It’s been 50 years since one of America’s most famous married couples, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, played one of cinema’s most unhappy married couples.

Why is Shakespeare Still So Popular? For the Same Reason Tolstoy Hated Him

Richard Burton as Henry V. (Photo: Maurice Ambler/Getty Images) Among the First Folios and rare quartos and historic theatre costumes at the British Library’s recently opened exhibition, Shakespeare in Ten Acts, there’s a book. About the size of a modern paperback, it’s neither particularly old—it’s from 1907—nor is it particularly rare. Show More Summary

Skeptical Sir Richard

Yesterday I finished reading the first volume of Sir Richard Burton’s 1855 Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah (in the public domain). Here Burton recounts his travels in the summer of 1853, when he disguised himself as a wandering Persian physician and performed the Muslim pilgrimage. At the time, if a non-Muslim…

This Palm Springs Home Hasn't Been Redecorated Since 1969 and It Looks Like Actual Heaven 

Please feast your eyes upon a Palm Springs home last redecorated the year Richard Burton bought Liz Taylor a 69-carat diamond ring. It is truly wonderful. Read more...

These 12 Actors Hold the Record for Most Oscar Noms

Oscar nominations spawned new records for some of Hollywood’s most decorated actors. Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet both received their seventh nominations, joining an exclusive club that includes Ingrid Bergman, Richard Burton, Judi...Show More Summary

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