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Wednesday
Sep 05 2018

Showbiz History: Intolerance,Pee Wee,and Nightcrawler

9 random things that happened on this day,September 5th,in showbiz history...

1847Outlaw Jesse James is born.160 years later he'll be assassinated by Oscar nominated "supporting"actor Casey Affleck on the big screen.

1914Stellar makeup artist Stuart Freeborn born in Leystone,London.You can thank him for the iconic looks of the original Star Wars trilogy (hello Chewbacca and Yoda) and the original Superman quadrilogy,and Peter Sellers transformations inDr.Strangelove.He also worked on classics like2001: A Space Odyssey,The Bridge on the River KwaiandMurder on the Orient Express.He was never Oscar nominated so how did he not even get an Honorary Oscar?

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Friday
Jun 08 2018

Showbiz History: Robert Preston Centennial,Audra's Sixth and More

Happy Robert Preston Centennial!He was born on this day in 1918 and went on to  screen immortality viaThe Music Man(1962,Tony win for the stage version) andVictor / Victoria(1982,Oscar nomination).Other famous films include:Dark at the Top of the Stairs(1960),Mame(1974) and his last feature filmThe Last Starfighter(1984). We had planned a whole thing but this week has been bu-sy.

Here's what else was happening on this day in showbiz history...

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Monday
Dec 15 2014

Last Thingz - Missi's Farewell

The Missi Pyle Experience is a wrap.

-by Missi Pyle

Before I go,I want to give y'all a sentence or two about eight photos,a few of which Nathaniel asked me about.

GALAXY QUEST (1999)

Tony Shalhoubis a fucking dream boat.This movie was the best experience of my life.Also every dayAlan Rickmansat and ate lunch with us like a real human being,not in his trailer.He is like a beacon from heaven.I am so lucky I got to do this movie.

[Gina Gershon and Joan Riversafter the jump...]

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Friday
Sep 05 2014

R.I.P.Joan Rivers

By now,I imagine most of you have heard thatJoan Rivers passed away today,at 81 years old,following complications from throat surgery.The loss is doubly shocking - not just because it came about so abruptly,without any history of health problems,but because Rivers was still such a prickly,alert life force: in her reliable appearances at red carpet events and her E!television presence,she had the same quick,tart wit that made her a pop culture mainstay for a solid half-century.

Rivers' presence in cinema was limited compared to her TV and stand-up: several cameos as herself,both in live-action and animation,and a part in Mel Brooks' sci-fi parodySpaceballsas a sarcastic robot make up virtually all of her movie roles of note.She did,however,appear as the subject of the 2010 documentaryJoan Rivers: A Piece of Work,a remarkably intimate and comprehensive look at her career from the earliest days.It's available for viewing on Netflix,and if you haven't seen it yet,I'd highly recommend it: its presentation of the aging Joan as unapologetically confident and aware of her own mind is bracing and hilarious,and the volumes of vintage footage of a much younger Rivers in the early days of her standup showcases a biting,shockingly fresh voice that those of us who only ever knew the comedian thanks to her latter-day profession as living punchline could hardly imagine.

The world is not full enough of women who get a chance to speak truthfully,angrily,and boldly about their minds,and can be absolutely hilarious while doing it,and a true icon has been lost today.The Film Experience expresses our condolences to Joan's family,亚博主页and we keep them in our thoughts.