Gorgeous rare photos of a young Audrey Hepburn before she was famous

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 3 September 2015

Before she was a household name, Audrey Hepburn was a fairly normal kid living in Europe during the Second World War. She studied ballet and even performed as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre before landing roles in films like Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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See all your favourite movies in these colourful compressions

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Kevin Ferguson has visualized all our favourite films by compressing screen shots from every 10th second of the films. The results? Colourful and blurry works of art.

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Try not to laugh as you watch the Taiwanese remake of Titanic, starring Michael Hamilton

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By Daya Ha in Video on Tuesday 9 June 2015

When in Taiwan to promote his latest film ‘Baby Steps’, Hollywood star Michael Hamilton stumbles into the craziest production on the island: famous director Ong Li’s new film ‘Taiwan Titanic’.

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Would you wear such atrocities if you were offered US$250,000?

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Saturday 6 June 2015

Yes, cackle away when you see celebs dressed in outfits that make you go ‘Over my dead body!’ But it seems they may be having the last laugh. We already know those far-out designs in any collection generate online clicks and immense publicity, which in turn lead to brisk sales in the fashion brand’s more affordable perfumes and lipsticks.

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Never-before-seen vintage Hollywood contact sheets featuring Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Grace Kelly

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 9 January 2015

Back in the mid-’60s, photographers began taking candid photos of movie stars on-set, selling them to magazines like Photoplay and Look. These photos were arranged as contact sheets, which photographers, publicists and the stars themselves would go through to fish out the shots that weren’t worthy of printing.

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This Pan Am experience guarantees zero turbulence

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Almost a century after Pan Am took to the air, this iconic airline is coming back… kinda. Called the Pan Am Experience, this is the chance for everyone to experience the smooth service of yesteryear aboard a replica of the airline’s Boeing 747, all from the comfort of the ground (this 747 is located in a production studio).

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Vintage pictures of modern day celebs by Victoria Will

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 22 August 2014

Victoria Will has photographed countless celebrities in her day, but one project titled ‘Tintypes’ is worlds away from her usual photo collections. For this project, which was created for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Will used an old technique for developing her celebrity photographs.

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Before and after the visual effects in blockbuster films

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Monday 21 April 2014

Just how much of a movie is made up of special effects? Movies such as Gravity, The Great Gatsby and of course Iron Man 3 all rely on special effects to make their films come to life. But what do these film sets look like without the added effects? Take a look at these images […]

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Vroom vroom: filmography of Hollywood cars

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 12 December 2013

Where would Hollywood be without a high-speed chase through the streets (Fast & Furious)? Or a thinking, feeling car (Herbie)? In fact, how would James Bond get from place to place without a high-powered vehicle? Calm the Ham knows just how important a set of wheels is for our favorite movies and they’ve come up […]

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Hollywood star charts

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 1 July 2013

UK-based collective Dorothy — or Ali, Phil, Jim and Tich — are beckoning us to go on another round of film class following their terribly cool Film Map.

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Faux Horror Sequel Art Prints

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By Rondal Scott III in New Art on Monday 10 December 2012

Before the new millennium brought us the Hollywood trend of cannibalizing classic (and not so classic) films to rehash them for a new audience, the film industry relied on sequels to keep a franchise alive – especially horror movies. Not every film became a box office franchise, though, even if they really deserved it. Strange […]

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James Franco in drag, James Dean on fire: new art show

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By Jessica Birkett in New Art on Thursday 31 May 2012

This month has seen the opening of James Franco’s ode to James Dean and young, lost Hollywood in the heart of its city. Drawing some of the biggest names in contemporary art, the exhibition holds Terry Richardson’s original portraits of Madame Franco, the McCarthy brothers’ infamous cinema style, canvases by Ed Ruscha, and more. Not to be missed, the exhibition runs through to June 23.

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Sexy Sax Man Careless Whisper Prank (feat. Sergio Flores)

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By Nathan Fuja in New Trends on Tuesday 19 July 2011

People come to Hollywood to see celebrities, enjoy the great weather, and go to Malibu. Now there’s an even more compelling reason to visit the land of stars. The Sexy Sax Man!

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The pop art of Martin Kreloff

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By MK in New Art on Wednesday 16 March 2011

Martin Kreloff is a second generation pop artist living and working in Las Vegas. His work features iconic stars of Hollywood and Broadway juxtaposed with traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e art. Much like East Meets Mae West.

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Laurel Avenue Bakery

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 6 March 2010

‘We’re all a little mad here’, say the owners of Hollywood’s Laurel Avenue Bakery (aka Bakelab), an outfit that makes handcrafted goodies inspired by that fantastical childhood classic, Alice in Wonderland. The bake shop’s Tea Party Curio Box is packed with a delectable array of trippy treats: ‘curiously sweet’ blue meringue mushrooms, Cheshire Cat Macarons, ‘Taste Me’ cookies, and even a couple of unbirthday cupcakes — candles included.

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