hollywood-history

Hi-Yo Silver; The Lasting Effect of the First Ride of the Lone Ranger

  It was on ABC, Thursday, September 15, 1949, when the Lone Ranger first premiered on television. It was before many homes had a…

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American Icon; The Wizard of Oz Was a Flop at First

Few movies will ever achieve as much lore as “The Wizard of Oz.” For every inch of celluloid, there are ten stories about the…

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Candid Camera Has Been on the Air Way Longer Than the Simpsons

Ask folks which TV series is the longest running of all time and they will always say “The Simpsons.” It’s true, the Simpson’s have…

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The Death Knell Of The Film [Reel] Industry

  It was a lovely 7th of June, 1975, when the evil corporation from Japan launched their answer to the reel-to-reel. They called their…

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Marlon Brando Failed To Land Star Trek But He’s Still The Contender

A recently revealed story told in a new book, Brando almost joined the Star Trek franchise. The tale coincides with another story about how…

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After 133 Years, The Ringling Brothers Circus Performs Its Final Act

When the Ringling brothers performed with their new circus on May 19, 1884, they caught the attention of the more venerable, aging Barnum &…

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Historic Star Wars Facts To Sound Smart On May The 4th

The most unofficial holiday next to 420, has to be May the 4th. In case you’re actually cool or you’d rank as a zero on…

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Three Celebs You’d Never Know Were Once Badasses

When it comes to war, celebrities have the best excuse to not take part. They can’t afford to damage the moneymaker. A shell explosion…

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The Day Ed Sullivan First Introduced The Beatles Live On American Television

From 1948 until 1971, every Sunday night from 8-9 p.m. E.T. millions of Americans tuned into what many feel to be one of the…

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Celebs With Historically High IQs

Most people often assume that celebrities aren’t exactly bright, and sometimes they might be right to assume so. However, some of Hollywood’s leading men…

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