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The 'Other' Wolf of Wall Street

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 30, 2013 2:12 PM
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"Money there is, also madness, women, and swindling,” wrote The New York Times about "The Wolf of Wall Street"—in January of 1929...

Halloween Pin-Ups

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 31, 2012 1:00 AM
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Here are some silly publicity photos of attractive actresses making faces to herald the arrival of Halloween. We begin with an unusual selection, as Jane Wyman was past the starlet phase when she took this picture at Warner Bros. to promote A 'Kiss in the Dark' (1949).

Valentine Pin-Ups

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 14, 2012 1:00 AM
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In the old days of the Hollywood studio system, stars and starlets under contract learned that their “free time” between movies would be taken up by interviews, appearances, and posing for publicity photos. These often-silly pictures were gobbled up by newspapers and magazines around the world, adding to the public’s awareness of the players, especially up-and-comers. They’re great fun to see all these years later. Today’s sampling celebrates Valentine’s Day in typical (and sometimes not-so-typical) pin-up fashion. First up: Marsha Hunt, in a demure pose for Paramount in 1936, when she was about to make her second movie, Desert Gold, with Larry “Buster” Crabbe and Robert Cummings. No one could have envisioned that the former Powers model would turn out to be a sensitive, intelligent actress…and to this day one of the most gracious women in Hollywood.

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