Did Bette and Joan Really Have a Feud?
The purported drama on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?—now the subject of an FX series—was part real-life rivalry, part publicity stunt.
Did Kirk Douglas Really Break the Blacklist?The star of Spartacus claims he was responsible for the end of that terrible era. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Actress, Opera Star, CongresswomanHelen Gahagan Douglas fought for liberty—and watched Richard Nixon end her political career.
“Have You Ever Been a Member of the Communist Party?”The price the Hollywood Ten paid for refusing to answer “the $64 question.”
How Elizabeth Taylor Won Her OscarTragedy, triumph, tramphood, and a tracheotomy, in 30 eventful months.
The Movie Star, the Gangster Boyfriend, and the Daughter With a KnifeLana Turner and the movies that turned her personal tragedies into box office gold.
The BombshellJean Harlow was 1930s Hollywood’s reigning sex symbol—and greatest screwball actress. Why did she die at 26?
The Lover and the Object of His AffectionThe truth and the fiction behind John Gilbert and Greta Garbo’s romance.
Charlie Chaplin, the “Peace-Monger”While Hollywood faced the blacklist, Chaplin made a film that did him no favors in the public eye.
Dorothy Parker Goes to HollywoodThe celebrated wit made her mark on the movie business—and found herself touched by the blacklist.
The Communist Hunters Come to HollywoodHow the search for Soviet sympathizers in the film industry began.
Spence and KathThe remarkable professional and personal partnership of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
Judy and MickeyThe long, fruitful, and tortured relationships between Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and MGM.