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Cosmo Girl Helen Gurley Brown Getting Movie Makeover At Fox 2000

Cosmo Girl Helen Gurley Brown Getting Movie Makeover At Fox 2000
Exclusive: Fox 2000 will tell the story of the trailblazing rise of Helen Gurley Brown, who became one of the first female editors of a national magazine when she took the reins at Cosmopolitan in 1965. The studio has optioned Enter Helen: The Rise And Reign Of The Original Cosmo Girl, the upcoming book by Brooke Hauser that HarperCollins will publish next year. Chernin Entertainment will produce, and Marisa Paiva is overseeing for the studio.

I’m picturing Mad Men, except with a ballsy woman who thrives in a male-dominated world, her currency a legion of women ready to rebel against the housewife stereotype in search of careers and sexual freedom. The story begins in the early ’60s when she wrote the blockbuster book Sex And The Single Girl and then took the top job at the then-floundering Cosmo. She remade the magazine, and in doing so, helped changed the perception to
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TCM Honors Lauren Bacall With 24-Hr Film Marathon Sept. 15 -16

Lauren Bacall models an Mptf Christmas card in 1951.” Courtesy Mptf

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart.

TCM’s tribute to Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89, will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (Et), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday.

Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the ‘golden age of cinema,’” said TCM host Robert Osborne. “Personally, I have to admit that she never failed to make my heart beat faster and my voice to stammer when we spoke. Talk about true star quality – that was Bacall. We are truly blessed to have had her as an integral part of our TCM family.”

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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall, Sultry Star Of Stage And Screens

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall, Sultry Star Of Stage And Screens
Update August 14: Broadway will go dark: The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of Lauren Bacall on Friday, August 15, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute.

One of the leading ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age died today after a stroke. The sultry, fiery Lauren Bacall was 89. MSNBC’s Thomas Robert broke the news in a tweet, and the Bogart estate has confirmed it. She was famous for starring — onscreeen and off — with Humphrey Bogart in such 1940s classics as The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage and Key Largo. In one of Hollywood’s great love stories, they married in 1945 and stayed together until his death in 1957. Four years later she married another acting legend, Jason Robards Jr.; they divorced in 1969.

Related: Reactions to Lauren Bacall’s Death

Bacall worked in films consistently through the mid-1960s and
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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

Just one day after Robin Williams passed away, another acting legend is now gone, Lauren Bacall. The Oscar-nominated actress suffered a massive stroke at her home and died on Tuesday morning. She was 89 years old. Bacall is best known for her work with her husband Humphrey Bogart in such movies as "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo." She later co-stared in "Sex and the Single Girl" and "Murder on the Orient Express." The actress received only one Oscar nomination for her supporting role in "The Mirror Has Two Faces," but was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 2010. Her latest projects included voice work on "Family Guy" and the Oscar-nominated animated film "Ernest and Celestine."
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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014)

Legendary silver screen actress Lauren Bacall has passed away aged 89 after suffering a stroke at her home on Tuesday morning, with the estate of her late husband Humphrey Bogart breaking the news via Twitter.

Born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924, she made her Broadway debut in 1942 under the stage name Betty Bacall and became a part-time model before being signed to a seven-year contract by Howard Hawks, who changed her name to Lauren Bacall. She made her feature film debut in 1944′s To Have and Have Not, before appearing alongside Humphrey Bogart for the first time two years later in The Big Sleep.

Bacall would go on to share the screen with Bogart in Dark Passage and Key Largo, while her subsequent films included the likes of How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Women, Sex and the Single Girl, Harper, Murder of the Orient Express, The Shootist and Misery.
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Lauren Bacall Dead At 89

One of the most iconic figures of Hollywood’s Golden Age is no longer with us. Today, sultry-voiced actress Lauren Bacall died at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke, multiple sources confirm.

Bacall is perhaps best known for her partnership with fellow Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart, both on-screen and off. In 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, Bacall’s first big screen role (and the one in which she delivered her most iconic line: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow”), the sparks between the two ignited one of the film industry’s most enduring love stories. The pair married the next year and went on to star in such 1940s classics as The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo, staying together until Bogart’s death in 1957. Bacall was later engaged to Frank Sinatra and married another acting legend,
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Lauren Bacall, Hollywood Legend, Dies At 89

Lauren Bacall, legendary Hollywood Golden Age actress, died on Tuesday at 89.

Lauren Bacall Dies

Bacall reportedly suffered a massive stroke at her New York City apartment, which led to her death, reported CNN.

Bacall’s break came in 1944’s To Have and Have Not in which she played Marie “Slim” Browning opposite Humphrey Bogart’s Harry Morgan. After striking up a romance with Bogart and marrying him the following year, Bacall reunited with him on the big screen in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). Bacall and Bogart remained married until his death in 1957.

After her string of performances with her husband, Bacall teamed up with Kirk Douglas in a pair of films – Young Man With a Horn (1950) and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). She went on to costar with Rock Hudson in 1956’s Written on the Wind and with Cary Grant in 1957’s Designing Women. She also
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Rip Lauren Bacall, Dead of a Stroke at Age 89 (Clips)

Rip Lauren Bacall, Dead of a Stroke at Age 89 (Clips)
"Oh, maybe just whistle," said 19-year-old Lauren Bacall, giving future husband Humphrey Bogart "The Look" in "To Have and Have Not." "You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." 70 years later, Lauren Bacall has died at age 89 in her home, the Humphrey Bogart estate has confirmed, of a massive stroke. The New Yorker known as Betty Bacall had a long and illustrious life, from her early days as Howard Hawks' discovery in such films as "To Have and Gave Not" (clip below) and "The Big Sleep" to later successes in Hollywood ("Key Largo," "Written on the Wind," "Designing Woman," "Sex and the Single Girl," "Harper" and "Murder on the Orient Express") and on Broadway, winning Tonys for "Applause" and "Woman of the Year." She was nominated for an Oscar for playing Barbra Streisand's mother in "A Mirror...
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Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89

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Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89
Hollywood has lost a second iconic voice in less than 24 hours.  Lauren Bacall, star of screen, stage and television, passed away at the age of 89 Tuesday. Born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx, New York in 1924, Bacall was discovered by director Howard Hawks' wife Nancy after she saw a photo of her in Vogue magazine.  After flying her across the country for a screen test, Hawks transformed Betty into Lauren and cast her opposite Humphrey Bogart in his classic 1944 drama "To Have and Have Not."  And, as they say, "a star was born." Bacall was a fixture of the golden age of Hollywood appearing on screen opposite Bogart, her first husband, several more times including films such as "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947) and "Key Largo" (1948). She also starred alongside Marilyn Monroe in "How to Marry A Millionaire" (1953), with John Wayne in "Blood Alley" (1955), with Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood
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Legendary Actress Bacall Has Died

Lauren Bacall Dead: 89-year-old Oscar nominee who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in ‘To Have and Have Not’ and ‘The Big SleepLauren Bacall has died following a massive stroke earlier today, August 12. Curiously, the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee for The Mirror Has Two Faces, and the star of film classics such as To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, and How to Marry a Millionaire, had been "killed" by an Internet hoax yesterday. Bacall would have turned 90 on September 16, 2014. According to Media Mass, the Lauren Bacall death rumors began on Monday, August 11, following the creation of a "R.I.P. Lauren Bacall" Facebook page that "attracted nearly one million of ‘likes.’" On the "R.I.P. Lauren Bacall" ‘About’ page, there was the following explanation: “At about 11 a.m. Et on Monday (August 11, 2014), our beloved actress Lauren Bacall passed away. Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924 in New York.
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Costume Stories, This Week: Edith Head and Ender’s Game

Costume news you may have missed.

Edith Head

Google’s delightful doodle to celebrate the birth of Edith Head on 28th October 1897, showcasing illustrations of her work from A Place in the Sun, White Christmas, Sex and the Single Girl, To Catch a Thief, The Birds and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Costume preview via Trish Summerville and The New York Times – no spoilers. Look out for our own coverage soon.

Julien’s Auctions

The estate of William Travilla. Get your credit card(s) ready.


New costume Tumblr by Nicolas Magand. Mark this as essential reading forever.

Duck Dynasty

Well what did You wear for Halloween..?

Christine Bieselin Clark

Long time assistant and then co-costume designer with Michael Wilkinson discusses her career so far with Tyranny of Style, and in Part 2 her new solo project Ender’s Game.

Ender’s Game

CBC explains those
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Wood TCM Movie Schedule: Her Years as a Top Star

Natalie Wood: Hot Hollywood star in the ’60s - TCM schedule on August 18, 2013 See previous post: “Natalie Wood Movies: From loving Warren Beatty to stripping like Gypsy Rose Lee.” 3:00 Am The Star (1952). Director: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson, June Travis, Paul Frees, Robert Warrick, Barbara Lawrence, Fay Baker, Herb Vigran, Marie Blake, Sam Harris, Marcia Mae Jones. Bw-90 mins. 4:30 Am A Cry In The Night (1956). Director: Frank Tuttle. Cast: Edmond O’Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood. Bw-75 mins. 6:00 Am West Side Story (1961). Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, John Bert Michaels, David Bean, Robert Banas, Anthony ‘Scooter’ Teague, Harvey Evans aka Harvey Hohnecker, Tommy Abbott, Susan Oakes, Gina Trikonis, Carole D’Andrea, Jose De Vega, Jay Norman,
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Top '60s Star Has Her Day on TCM

Natalie Wood movies: From loving Warren Beatty to stripping like Gypsy Rose Lee Three-time Academy Award nominee Natalie Wood, one of the biggest Hollywood stars of the ’60s, is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" performer today, August 18, 2013. TCM is currently showing Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass (1961), a romantic drama written for the screen by playwright William Inge (Picnic, Bus Stop). Wood is fine as a young woman who loses her emotional balance after she’s seduced and abandoned by the son (Warren Beatty) of a wealthy family in Kansas shortly before the Great Depression. For her efforts, she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination. (Sophia Loren was that year’s winner, for the Italian-made Two Women.) (See “TCM movie schedule: Natalie Wood Hot Hollywood Star.” Next in line is Richard Quine’s feeble attempt at screwball comedy, Sex and the Single Girl (1964), a movie that promises much more than it delivers,
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Spiderbaby's Terror Tapes: 'Don't Torture a Duckling' With Barbara Bouchet

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Spiderbaby's Terror Tapes: 'Don't Torture a Duckling' With Barbara Bouchet
Don’t Torture A Duckling is one of the most intricately woven, original giallo films ever made, and definitely one of my favorite Italian giallo films of all time. Numerous interviews credit Don’t Torture A Duckling (1972) as Lucio Fulci’s personal favorite, and it firmly established him as a major talent in the suspense genre in Italy. Don’t Torture A Duckling never saw a theatrical release in North America in the 1970s, and the film wasn’t released on VHS until 1999 when it was released in both VHS and DVD format by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Even though the time of VHS had come and gone by 1999, Anchor Bay released the film on VHS to appease horror video fans like myself. Blue Underground released the same version of the film again in 2007, but only on DVD and Blu-Ray. Currently, you can buy Don’t Torture A Duckling on VHS
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Seven Psychopaths – review

After establishing his reputation as a playwright, Martin McDonagh made a remarkably confident movie debut in 2004 directing the Oscar-winning, half-hour Six Shooter, set on a train in his native Ireland, where grieving widower Brendan Gleeson is confronted by a gun-toting psychopath. He followed it up in 2008 with his first feature, the dazzling, accomplished In Bruges, a conscious cross between Hemingway's The Killers and Beckett's Waiting for Godot in which Gleeson and Colin Farrell play Irish hitmen waiting for their psychopathic British boss to dictate their next assignment. Now McDonagh has moved to the States, where his hero, Colin Farrell, is Marty, an incipient alcoholic Irish playwright working on a Hollywood film, and the number of psychopaths involved has exponentially advanced to seven.

At the opening of the startling and funny Seven Psychopaths the camera pans across the hills above Los Angeles, taking in the iconic sign that has loomed over
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R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown, influential Cosmopolitan editor

Iconic Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown died this morning at the age of 90, according to The New York Times. Brown, 90, began her career as a secretary and advertising copywriter before writing the bestselling 1962 advice book Sex And The Single Girl. It established her as a leader of the sexual revolution, encouraging financial independence for women and speaking frankly about sex, and directly inspired work across decades to come—including Mad Men, whose Matthew Weiner has cited it as an influence, and its most obvious descendant, Sex And The City. (In many ways, Brown was the original Carrie ...
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Legendary Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dead At 90

Helen Gurley Brown, who was the legendary Editor of 'Cosmopolitan' for 32 years, has died today, August 13, at the age of 90. Her death was announced in a press release from Hearst, the owner of Cosmopolitan. Helen was a mentor to's Editor in Chief Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown first broke out with her best-selling book Sex and the Single Girl. In July 1965, she became the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and revolutionized the magazine and the publishing industry. She stepped down from the position in 1997 but remained in the masthead as editor in chief for Cosmopolitan International through 2012. After Helen stepped down,'s Editor in Chief Bonnie Fuller was named the Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan and worked closely with her. Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, said in the statement, "Helen Gurley Brown was an icon. Her formula for honest and straightforward advice about relationships, career and beauty revolutionized the magazine industry.
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Helen Gurley Brown dies: 'Cosmopolitan' magazine editor was 90

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Helen Gurley Brown, who was editor-in-chief of "Cosmopolitan" for 32 years, died today after a brief hospitalization, the Hearst Corporation announced today (Aug. 13). She was 90.

The iconic publishing trailblazer led the feminist movement with her revolutionary "Sex and the Single Girl," published in 1962 -- a year before Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique."

With "Single Girl" and, later, "Cosmo," Gurley Brown advocated what become the model for "Sex and the City": encouraging single women to focus on their careers and enjoy sexual relationships outside of marriage.

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Hearst Magazines president David Carey called Gurley Brown "an inspiration [and] a true success story," adding, that her "her energy, enthusiasm and true passion for women's issues unleashed a platform for women worldwide. She brought the subject that every woman wanted to know about but nobody talked about, to life, literally, in Cosmo's pages."

A memorial is scheduled for this fall,
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Helen Gurley Brown, Iconic Editor of Cosmopolitan, Died at Age 90

Helen Gurley Brown, Iconic Editor of Cosmopolitan, Died at Age 90
Helen Gurley Brown, the groundbreaking editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and the bestselling author of Sex and the Single Girl, died Monday in New York. She was 90. An outspoken advocate of women's sexual freedom, Brown clashed with both feminists and conservatives as she helped usher in the sexual revolution of the 1960s with her monthly magazine that became the bible for "fun, fearless females." "Helen Gurley Brown was an icon. Her formula for honest and straightforward advice about relationships, career and beauty revolutionized the magazine industry," said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation. "She lived every day of her
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Helen Gurley Brown: 90, And As Quotable As Ever

Helen Gurley Brown: 90, And As Quotable As Ever
If you ever watch the women of Sterling Cooper navigate the sexual mores of the early 60s and think, simultaneously, "Thank god that's not me" and also that parts of that game must have been ever so slightly fun, you probably have Helen Gurley Brown to thank.

With her books "Sex and the Single Girl," "Sex and the Office," and "Sex and the New Single Girl" among others and as editor of Cosmopolitan from 1965 to 1997, Brown, who turns 90 today, basically created the Joan Holloway figure, the woman who uses her career as a means of accessing men, money, sex, great clothes, and all-around glamour.

Brown was criticized for encouraging this approach to life -- 70s feminists weren't huge fans. Still, it's hard to deny Brown's role in making America aware that single women had sex lives and that the sex they were having, and how they went about getting it,
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