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Throwback Thursday: Natalie Wood – A Hollywood Enigma

  Natalie Wood spent most of her life in front of the lens, starting her first film at the age of four. Her mother was obsessed with making Natalie a star and moved the entire family to Los Angeles to focus on the child’s career. This dedication paid off when …

Throwback Thursday: Tippi Hedren – From Hitchcock’s Grasp to the Lion’s Den

  Tippi Hedren is of Midwestern roots, and at the age of 20 she bought a train ticket to New York and began a professional modeling career. Tippi was a rising star in print and television advertisements, and one day, a Hollywood agent requested that she fly to L.A. and …

Throwback Thursday: Hedy Lamarr – Actress, Inventor and Runaway Bride

Hedy Lamarr, originally from Austria, became an international actress and invented frequency-hopping, which became the forerunner to modern Bluetooth technology.

Thowback Thursday: Rita Hayworth – A Tragic Princess

Rita Hayworth is a Brooklyn native who was born of Spanish descent in 1918. She came from a family of professional dancers and actors, and she was encouraged to pursue these talents at a young age. Her father preferred her to be a dancer, and her mother wanted her to …

Throwback Thursday: Brigitte Bardot – From Sex Kitten to Saving Kittens

She spent half her life performing and modeling while the other half she dedicates to protecting animals. Even now at eighty, she continues to be a fierce advocate and seems to have no plans of slowing down.

Throwback Thursday: Ann-Margret – Still Cracking That Whip!!!!

  Ann-Margret was originally from Sweden and moved to the United States in 1946, settling in the nearby Chicago suburb of Wilmette. Even at a young age Ann was interested in the performing arts and began attending the Marjorie Young School of Dance. Later after attending Northwestern, she began performing …

Throwback Thursday: Suzanne Pleshette – A Woman of Incredible Talent and Personality

Her style was often referred to as sultry and sardonic and her success on Broadway brought her to a mirage of small television and movie parts, all ultimately leading to her role in Hitchcock’s’ infamous film, Birds.

Joan Rivers: What Becomes a True Legend Most?

This week we lost a true legend, a queen, and a pioneer of women in comedy: Joan Rivers.

Throwback Thursday: Sandra Dee, Queen of Teens

As a young film star, Sandra Dee became best known for her wholesome roles, such as those played in The Reluctant Debutante, Gidget, and A Summer Place.

Cary NoKey Brings Glitter and Glam to Chicago

  The music collective Cary NoKey recently gave a glam packed performance at the 35th annual NorthHalsted Market Days. Lead singer Grammy Award winning Rob Fusari, now known as 8bit,  along with two high energy backup dancers, brought some much needed excitement to the Boystown crowd. He dazzled everyone with a …