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Millennial fashion designer Alexandra O'Neill is seeing cocktail dress sales skyrocket as customers prepare for the new Roaring 20s

Alexandra O'Neill Courtesy of Alexandra O'Neill Markarian is luxury fashion brand best known for dressing Jill Biden during the 2021 inauguration. To Insider, O'Neill talks career beginnings and business ambitions. This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name: Alexandra O'Neill Age: 35Location: New York City, New York Business: A luxury fashion line inspired by the...
Tags: Fashion, Kerry Washington, Small Business, New York City, Trends, Luxury, Retail, Emma Roberts, Lauren Bacall, Millennial, Neill, New York Fashion Week, Katherine Hepburn, Jill Biden, O Neill, New York City New York

‘An artist in search of good material’: My time at an Auckland massage parlour | Megan Dunn

In this extract from her new book, New Zealand writer Megan Dunn describes her time answering the phone at Belle de JourI got a job at Belle de Jour in 1998. I was 24 years old and had just graduated from art school. What did I need next? Life experience. The neon sign hung in the window of the ranch slider. The massage parlour logo was of a vintage femme fatale: a raven-haired Betty Page-ish beauty with bright red lips who wore a cheetah V-neck and elbow-length black gloves and toked a cigarett...
Tags: Books, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Lauren Bacall, Auckland, Belle de Jour, Megan Dunn, Belle de JourI

Warum finden wir rauchige Stimmen so sexy?

Meine Entscheidung, mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören, fiel mir alles andere als leicht. Ich wusste zwar, dass es das Richtige für mich war, aber gleichzeitig liebte ich diese Angewohnheit. Nichtsdestotrotz gewann meine wachsende Angst vor den unvermeidlichen gesundheitlichen Folgen irgendwann die Oberhand. Bald nachdem ich meine letzte Kippe ausgedrückt hatte, begannen sich die Vorteile eines qualmfreien Lebens zu summieren: Ich wachte nicht mehr mit diesem unangenehmen Geruch in meinen Haaren a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Chris Hemsworth, Lauren Bacall, Klang, Mir, Das, Weise, Freund, Frau, Meine, Grund, Personen, Eine Studie, Frankreich, Männer

"Alienated Young Man Creates Some Sad Music."

That's the headline from January 1968 in The New York Times for of "Songs of Leonard Cohen," Leonard Cohen's first album. The headline is hilariously dismissive. The reviewer was Donal Henahan (1921-2012), whose (in the NYT) says he was a WWII fighter pilot, and he began his NYT reviewing in September 14, 1967 with this: “The American subculture of buttons and beards, poster art and pot, sandals and oddly shaped spectacles met the rather more ancient culture of India last evening at Philhar...
Tags: Law, India, New York City, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Nyt, Angela Lansbury, Woody Allen, Harold Pinter, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Lauren Bacall, Tim Buckley, 1960s, Don, Cohen

The 20 best Michelle Pfeiffer films – ranked!

She blazed a trail as gangsters’ molls and slinky lounge acts, then returned from a career break to essay a variety of wicked witches, comic turns and grand dames. Next month she’ll be seen as a penniless heiress in acclaimed comedy French Exit. But which are her best roles?Kenneth Branagh’s all-star revival of the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery gives us a traditional exotic cross-section of high society (with picturesque servants and bits of rough) on board the snowed-in Orient Express,...
Tags: Comedy, Film, Culture, Agatha Christie, Lauren Bacall, Branagh, Orient Express, Pfeiffer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mrs Hubbard, Period and historical films, Comedy films

11 vintage photos of celebrities, politicians, and royals on yachts

Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly aboard a yacht. AFP via Getty Images Yachts have long been associated with both Hollywood royalty and actual royalty.  Actress Elizabeth Taylor owned a yacht named Kalizma, which her husband Richard Burton bought for her in 1967, according to the yacht's website.  The British royal family used to take vacations on the Royal Yacht Britannia, before the yacht went out of service in 1997.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From El...
Tags: Transportation, Hollywood, Celebrity, Entertainment, Wales, Life, Thames, US, Trends, Spain, History, Features, Getty Images, Culture, Boats, Yacht

In ‘Chasing The Light,’ Oliver Stone writes of Vietnam, ‘Salvador’ and ‘Platoon’

In Oliver Stone‘s new memoir, he writes about when he first understood that his screenplay about a lost soldier in Vietnam connected back to the oldest tales of humankind. The protagonist of what was then titled “The Platoon” was like Odysseus in Homer’s epic, he saw, a young man who’d traveled into hell and who would only find the path home if he opened his eyes to the truth around him. It was a lesson Stone had retained from his days at NYU when a classics professor used to hammer home the mes...
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How Humphrey Bogart Became an Icon: A Video Essay

According to film theorist David Bordwell, there was a major change in acting styles in the 1940s. Gone was the “behavioral acting” style of the 1930s (the first full decade of sound film), where mental states were demonstrated not just through the face, but through body movement, and how actors just held themselves. Instead, in the 1940s there is a “new interiority, a kind of neutralization, of the acting performance, that’s intense, almost silent film-style.” Part of this is due to inc...
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Weekend Cooking: 2 Good Books for Foodies

Happy Saturday! As always (lately), I want to start out by wishing  you all health and safety, and I hope you are all finding enough to eat and drink as you continue to stay home and practice social distancing. This week was my final trip to my mother's house to get the items I really wanted to keep and to take home with me. Travel was a bit stressful, but we were able to make the drive without stopping and without seeing, talking, or being near another human being. Playing it safe for us and f...
Tags: Books, France, America, Paris, Ohio, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Linky, Tina, Gretchen, Ansel, Beth F, Louis Bromfield, Stephen Heyman Norton, Dominique Ansel Simon Schuster

The top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies – ranked!

Inspiring, indiscreet and occasionally gasp-worthy – to mark the publication of Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing, we arrange the best Tinseltown memoirs in order of excellenceThe two volumes of Anjelica Huston’s autobiography are a shrewd account of her life with wry comments on the alpha-males in it, including her father John Huston and longtime boyfriend Jack Nicholson. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Jack Nicholson, Film, Film Industry, Culture, Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Michael Caine, Autobiography and memoir, Woody Allen, Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Boorman

Appreciation: Kirk Douglas was a Hollywood light who never seemed to fear the darkness

Flowers rest on Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Douglas passed away at the age of 103-years old, Wednesday February, 5, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Tour guide Gregg Donovan moves flowers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas who passed away at the age of 103-years old Wednesday February, 5, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in se...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Jack Nicholson, California, Washington, White House, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Jimmy Carter, Amsterdam, Broadway

Remembering Kirk Douglas, One of the Last Surviving Links to Old Hollywood

You could draw a caricature of his face with little more than a hearty stroke for the jawline and a few exclamatory dots: two for the piercing eyes and one for that magnificent, trademark dimple. Kirk Douglas, who died on Feb. 5 at age 103, defined the ideal manly-man persona of the 1950s, often giving electrically appealing performances while playing less-than-exemplary characters. Douglas’s most famous role may be that of the slave who became a rebel leader in ancient Rome, in Stanley Kub...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Navy, Uncategorized, Rome, Remembrance, Broadway, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Spartacus, Lauren Bacall, Van Gogh, Michael Douglas, Douglas, Tony Curtis, Brian De Palma

November 19 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW November 19 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s November 19 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Dora and the Lost City Of Gold When her parents disappear in search of the Lost City of Gold, Dora swings into action on a wild quest to find them. Follow Dora and her friends as the...
Tags: TV, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Kentucky, New York City, Digital, Los Angeles, Noah, Canada, Ireland, New Jersey, Italy, TV News, Un

You Need to Watch ‘The Big Sleep’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

(Welcome to Knives In, a series about the movies to watch before Rian Johnson’s Knives Out arrives in theaters.) Put on your murder-solving hat, because /Film has given me jurisdiction to dive deep into one film a day in preparation for the release of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out , which hits theaters next week. Each film relates to Johnson’s “whodunnit” in its own unique way, and each picture should hopefully be viewed prior to patrons watching the new movie on the big screen. Today, we’ll...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Features, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Carmen, Hawks, Blanc, Chandler, Spade

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Whistlers’

With all due respect to Lauren Bacall, there’s always been a bit more to whistling than putting your lips together and blowing. Certainly for Cristi (Vlad Ivanov), the corrupt Bucharest policeman embroiled in a comically complex plot to get a local gangster off the hook in Corneliu Porumboiu’s Cannes competition title “The Whistlers,” it is […]
Tags: Reviews, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Lauren Bacall, Bucharest, Corneliu Porumboiu, Cannes Film Review, The Whistlers, Cristi Vlad Ivanov

John Mulaney Hosted SNL and Boy Did He Deliver

“The Bodega Man can!” John Mulaney returned to host SNL for the second time in less than a year and we could not be more excited about it. As well as taking over the world of stand-up comedy with his specials The Top Part, New In Town, The Comeback Kid, and Kid Gorgeous, Mulaney spent years as a writer for SNL where he penned some of the best jokes and created the best characters to grace our televisions. And this last episode proved once again that he’s as strong a performer as he is a wr...
Tags: Humor, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Gracie Hughes, Kate McKinnon, John Mulaney, George St Geegland, Mulaney, Kid Gorgeous Mulaney

John Mulaney Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

John Mulaney’s Saturday Night Live hosting debut was voted one of the top five episodes of Season 43. Did his return stint live up to — or exceed — expectations? Once again, the former SNL scribe ditched the usual monologue to tell a round of jokes from his stand-up routine. What followed was a series of memorable sketches, including a follow-up to the beloved “Diner Lobster” and one of the better game-show satires as of late. The latter was elevated by fellow series alum Bill Hader, who appea...
Tags: Religion, Chad, Fox News, Bill Hader, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Pete Davidson, Jim Jordan, Jussie Smollett, Michael Cohen, Jeanine Pirro, McKinnon, John Mulaney, Mulaney, MUSIC CELEBS, House Oversight and Reform Committee

John Mulaney Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

John Mulaney’s Saturday Night Live hosting debut was voted one of the top five episodes of Season 43. Did his return stint live up to — or exceed — expectations? Once again, the former SNL scribe ditched the usual monologue to tell a round of jokes from his stand-up routine. What followed was a series of memorable sketches, including a follow-up to the beloved “Diner Lobster” and one of the better game-show satires as of late. The latter was elevated by fellow series alumni Bill Hader, who app...
Tags: Religion, Chad, Fox News, Bill Hader, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Pete Davidson, Jim Jordan, Jussie Smollett, Michael Cohen, Jeanine Pirro, McKinnon, John Mulaney, Mulaney, TOP VIDEOS, House Oversight and Reform Committee

How the Bonkers ‘Serenity’ Borrows From Film Noir Classics

(Welcome to Classically Contemporary, a series where we explore the ways in which new releases echo classic Hollywood.) By this point audiences have been scratching their heads and questioning their film choices with the release of Steven Knight’s Serenity . It’s a movie that is as compellingly bonkers as it is exceedingly dumb. It’s a fun bad movie that you’ll enjoy if you’re into that kind of thing. But, in watching it myself (and loving everything about it), the classic film comparisons fl...
Tags: Elsa, Movies, Orson Welles, Features, Karen, Ocean, Anne Hathaway, Plymouth, Smith, Casablanca, Baker, Garfield, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Constance, Hemingway

The Best Movies For Getting Over Your Ex

Listen. Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart. And, to help us in our quest for catharsis, we’ve consulted the very academic Kübler-Ross model of handling grief, which divides the process into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (because, above all else, we here at Refinery29 are nothing if not academics, of course).There are many different types of breakup...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, Keira Knightley, Ben Affleck, Disney, Toronto, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Carrie Fisher, Fox, Vienna, Ireland, Paris

November 27 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

November 27 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s November 27 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Searching After David Kim’s (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assign...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Scotland, Natalie Dormer, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Digital, David, Britain, Marilyn Monroe, TV News, Spike Lee, David Kim

Charting the Career of Jamie Lee Curtis From Strode to Strode

(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.) Jamie Lee Curtis has always been fascinating because of her contradiction. As the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, she could have been the poster child for Hollywood nepotism, but she became an actor of the people. Even though she describes her dad as becoming a post-divorce absentee parent when she was really little, and we can...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington Post, Christopher Lee, Features, Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lauren Bacall, Michael, Baroness, John Carpenter, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Curtis, Carpenter, Ebert

Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch With ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale is a buffet of noir. The music. The language. The location. The lies. The genre is poured on thick as crude oil on a moonless night with a side of extra pulp to chew on. It’s also a follow-up to Cabin in the Woods, so the twists are conveniently layered on top of the turns. The thrilling pastiche stars Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, and Jon Hamm as mysterious guests at the gimmick hotel on the border between California and Nevada (you can ...
Tags: Movies, California, Features, Jon Hamm, Army, Las Vegas, Nevada, Charles Manson, Terry Gilliam, Ken Burns, Carla Gugino, Rian Johnson, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Thompson, Nixon

TV picks for Wednesday: ‘Ancient Invisible Cities’ explores Athens’ secrets

Catch “Key Largo,” part of a daylong tribute to Lauren Bacall on TCM; “MasterChef” contestants cook for the first responders who battled Southern California’s Thomas Fire.
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Athens, Lauren Bacall, Southern California, Tcm

Carrie Fisher’s brother happy late actress will appear in next ‘Star Wars’ movie

Carrie Fisher is seen in a 2012 photo at her home in Coldwater Canyon. (File photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The brother of Carrie Fisher responded gratefully Saturday to the news that the late actress will appear in the next “Star Wars” movie. “I couldn’t be more personally thrilled and happy that our Carrie will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new and final ‘Star Wars Episode IX,’ using previously unreleased footage of her shot for ‘Star Wars: The ...
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Ken Levine a.k.a. Beaver Cleaver

Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver on the classic 50s sitcom LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, passed away several years ago.  She was 94.  Not the star that Lauren Bacall was, but as a kid I... [Author: Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Lauren Bacall, Ken Levine, June Cleaver, Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleaver

Bike Whistle

You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put this in your mouth and blow. Lauren Bacall got Bogie's attention with that line, and this powerful tooter will get you noticed, too, even in loud traffic. Give it a hard blow to make a very loud, ear-piercing whistle when you need it. A small puff gives nearby pedestrians a gentle alert.Made specifically for cyclists by one of the oldest whistle manufacturers in the world, it has some unique safety features:- It's "pealess." With no moving parts, ...
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Meet Me at the Muny

The Muny celebrates its 100th season this year!. So I thought it would be nice to share this excerpt about our beloved Muny from my 2006 history book, Strike Up the Band. The Muny's origin story sounds a lot like the origin stories of New Line and tons of other small companies all over the country -- very humble beginnings, struggling against greater odds than a more generous God would have allowed (to quote 1776)...____________________________ On June 16, 1919, one of America’s greatest temple...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Robin Hood, Theatre, America, Live, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Theater, St. Louis, Lauren Bacall, Scott Miller, Ethel Merman, River Des Peres, Kiel, Joel Grey