Lady Thatcher’s death could propel The Wizard Of Oz track "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the charts.
Comic Matt Lucas is to star in a silent comedy-style show for BBC1 - his first new character series without sidekick David Walliams.
Audrey Hepburn turns to Cary Grant in 1963 film Charade and utters in a clipped, controlled voice, with only a raised eyebrow to indicate flirtation: "Won't you come in? I don't bite, you know...unless it's called for."
All the nice girls love a sailor. But so do the mad girls and the bad girls. Exquisitely bored by the monotonous hum and click of sewing machines and knitting needles in a snowbound fishing village, Senta annihilates herself for love of the cursed hero of The Flying Dutchman. Enraged by rejection, and pressed on all sides by the complex politics of an uneasy military alliance, the sorceress Medea slaughters her children and poisons her rival to wring hot tears from the cold eyes of unfaithful Jason.
He persuaded his father to buy him his first guitar, for 15 shillings in London’s Petticoat Lane market
Louder, prouder, steamier, dreamier, older and wiser
My parents were... fantastic. My father was a rabbi, my mother was a typical Jewish mother who fussed over her children and thought they could do no wrong.
Georg Kreisler was widely acknowledged in Germany and Austria as a master of the satirical songs for which Viennese cabaret is held in such esteem. Celebrated above all for his dazzling and provocative texts, his skill in setting them to music and his virtuoso stage performances at the piano, Kreisler was also a novelist, poet, dramatist, theatre director and composer. Almost as striking as his landmark creative career were his remarkable experiences during the Second World War.
What better film to celebrate the season with than Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush, particularly when it comes with orchestral accompaniment and Carl Davis?
Cammie King appeared in only one motion picture, but it is one that is still (taking account of inflation) considered the most successful film ever made: Gone with the Wind (1939). King played Bonnie Blue, the daughter of Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), who meets an untimely end when her horse throws her at a jump. She contributed to one more film – providing the voice of the young doe Faline in the Disney film Bambi (1942) – but it is as Bonnie Blue that she achieved lasting fame. "I peaked in show business at the age of five," she said. "Imagine being in two classics and never doing another thing after that."
A slice of old Hollywood is up for grabs as a multi-million dollar collection of original glamour photography is put up for sale.
Another week, another rom-com. But today's offerings can't come close to the classics, says Geoffrey Macnab