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  • Timeline: Men and their grooming habits

    Timeline: Men and their grooming habits
    30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
  • 'The Wolf Gift' review: Anne Rice teases, but payoff is slight

    'The Wolf Gift' review: Anne Rice teases, but payoff is slight
    How's your back feeling? Sore? If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf. As one discovers, in Anne Rice's novel "The Wolf Gift," the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy...
  • Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'

    Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'
    Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of "Phantom of the Opera," died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according...
  • Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors

    Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors
    Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...
  • Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined 'sci-fi,' dies at 92

    Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined 'sci-fi,' dies at 92
    Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
  • John Hart dies at 91; the other 'Lone Ranger'

    John Hart dies at 91; the other 'Lone Ranger'
    Most TV fans of a certain age know the answer to the question, "Who played the Lone Ranger?" Those who say Clayton Moore are correct, at least partially. There was another actor who played the Masked Man on "The Lone Ranger" television series,...
  • 'The Wolf Man,' the Hollywood history of a howling success

     
    Susan King is back on the Hero Complex with a great piece today about "The Wolf Man," the 1941 classic that has been updated with a new version that is due in theaters Feb. 12. Even a man who is......
  • 'The Wolfman' claws its way to theaters despite a cursed production

     
    This is a longer version of my story from the front page of today's Calendar section in the Los Angeles Times. Forget silver bullets, blooming wolf's bane and full-moon fever -- the real curse of "The Wolfman" was all the......
  • Anthony Hopkins on the secret of his spooky success: 'I like to act like a submarine'

     
    Anthony Hopkins is back in scary-movie mode with "The Wolfman" and the actor who was once voted the best villain in film history says he's not really sure why he has become an icon in shadowy genres of cinema. "I......
  • Gene Simmons and David Lee Roth howled for 'Wolfman' sound effects

     
    Mark Salisbury, a writer based in Britain (whose blog is right here), makes a guest appearance on the Hero Complex and will be writing more in the future. Today it's a somewhat startling revelation that two of the classic rock......
  • 'Psycho' takes a stab at history with 50th anniversary screening

     
    No surprise, when censors got a look at Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece “Psycho,” they were aghast at what they saw in a certain bathroom scene. But it may not be the part you expect. Who can forget the infamous shower......