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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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The Sting

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By Matthew Specktor in New Film on Wednesday 30 September 2009

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 […]

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West Edmonton’s Fantasyland Hotel

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By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Travel on Monday 3 August 2009

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.

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 7 February 2008

Giving teenage pregnancy the Hollywood treatment could have easily resulted in sickly sweet, sentimental rubbish. Instead, a sharp script and excellent lead performances backed up by a stellar supporting cast have produced a film that manages to be both pro-life and liberal. With its honest, insightful and at times hilarious dialogue, along with a simple but compelling plot, Juno is the antidote we needed to Knocked Up.

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