From Hollywood

Come here on Sunday, February 28th at 7PM EST for co-editor J.M. Demaree’s annual Oscars liveblog.

part of Pretty Boys & Pathos, an ongoing column exploring the men of classic Hollywood In a July 1953 letter to writer Budd Schulberg about casting On the Waterfront, famed director Elia Kazan wrote: “If we don’t get Brando, I’m for Paul Newman. This boy will definitely be a film star. I have absolutely no doubt.…

When I first started playing the violin in the fourth grade, my parents went violin crazy. If there was someone playing violin on a TV show or in a commercial, they immediately called for me to come see or listen to it. My mom would record episodes of shows for me to watch later because…

Click to read more in Bastien’s Pretty Boys & Pathos column. To understand Tony Curtis you need to chart the contradictions between his pretty boy looks and the darkness lurking at the edge of his smile—long lashes, bright blue eye—he’s hard to peg. His looks lie at the strange crossroads between matinee idol and Brooklyn…

Co-editor Joshua Michael Demaree liveblogs the 87th Academy Awards. Be there & be square!