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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 film …

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.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Continues in Chicago – A Brief History & Where to Celebrate This Year!

This year’s Oktoberfest may have ended in Germany, but the celebration continues in the Windy City. Read on for a brief history of the world’s largest festival, and learn where you can celebrate in Chicago.

Catching Up With Larry King, Love Machine

Renowned interviewer Larry King, best known for his one hour cable-tv show Larry King Live, may not at first seem the typical “ladies man,” but his story suggests otherwise.

Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood’s Most Alluring Starlet

Elizabeth Taylor was the beautiful packaging of an unusual mixture of characteristics. She was simultaneously loving and combative, delicate and harsh, nurturing and merciless. Today she is remembered for all this, along the endless glamour that accentuated her every move.

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges Continues His Campaign for Food Justice in States

Actor Jeff Bridges has been an anti-hunger activist since 1983, when he founded the End Hunger Network, which engages in awareness campaigns and operates with the goal of ending child-hunger in America. Within the past few years he has also become involved in No Kid Hungry, acting as advocate and national spokesperson.

Shadow Town II: The Johns

Shadow Town II: The Johns explores the role that cultural views of masculinity play in the perpetuation of sex crimes. A Chicagoland epidemic, the sex trafficking of young girls and women is a devastating crime that has consequences extending beyond the immediate violence and exploitation involved in the transactions themselves. …

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 …

Hot Doug’s

A Farewell to Hot Doug’s

Located at the corner of Roscoe Street and California Avenue in Avondale, hundreds of people lined up about five blocks down Roscoe to get a last taste of Doug’s amazing gourmet hot dogs.

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“Gone with the Wind” TCM Celebrates the 75th Anniversary

On September 28th, moviegoers experienced Gone with the Wind on the big screen, presented in its original format by Turner Classic Movies.