Dina Merrill: Beyond the Billions
As the Princess of Monaco, Dina is a beautiful, blue-eyed blonde—and “ladylike,” a term which Hollywood does not apply to all its feminine stars. The fans don’t ask Miss Merrill for photographs. They ask for money. — The Palm Beach Post Jul 12, 1959 Dina Merrill has always been more …
Chicago Pizza vs. New York Pizza
It’s a never-ending debate, and people on both sides are willing to fight to the death. Whether you’re from the Big Apple or the Second City, your version of pizza is a delicacy. You wouldn’t dare betray your city’s pizza by admitting you actually like the other one. That’s preposterous! …
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 Natalie …
Chicago Human Rhythm Project: Jubalee… Tap Into the Night
The Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park came alive recently as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (C.H.R.P.) celebrated their 25th year silver anniversary.
Plant With Purpose Celebrates Their 30th Anniversary
The critical link between deforestation and poverty in the Dominican Republic was an eye opening, terrible cycle first observed by Tom Woodard in 1984. He quickly realized that donations and offerings of food could never break this negative cycle or address the causes of rural poverty in certain countries…
Jean-Paul Gaultier Does Away With Ready to Wear Collection
On September 27, during this past Paris Fashion Week, Jean-Paul Gaultier showcased his last prêt-à-porter collection for Spring/Summer 2015 at Le Grand Rex. Being a legendary fashion designer, he plans to stay in the fashion industry but focus on haute couture and his perfume business. Hundreds of people in Paris …
Sandy Linter Makes Art of Cosmetics
Sandy Linter grew up in Staten Island sitting atop piles and piles of fashion magazines. She couldn’t have then known that she would one day be collaborating on some of the most iconic fashion shoots in history, but it is indisputable that her extensive career as a make-up artist has solidified her royal status within the industry.
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 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.