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’.
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.
Never-before-seen vintage Hollywood contact sheets featuring Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Grace Kelly
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.
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).
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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.
‘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.
More timeless than current’. But I recently finished a long and complicated novel about Hollywood in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and am just now buckling down to write a short nonfiction book about this film, part of a series for Soft Skull Press. A little peremptorily written off as a mere ‘entertainment’, and also […]
Fantasyland Hotel is located in the West Edmonton Shopping Mall, Alberta, Canada. It first opened in 1986 and the main characteristic of the complex is its original themed-room styles, which include Hollywood, Roman, Polynesian, Truck, Victorian Coach, Canadian Rail, Arabian, African, Igloo, Western and Waterpark. All up, the hotel has a total of 120 theme rooms in eleven different styles.