In pictures: some of Vanity Fair's most famous front covers
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Saturday 18 June 2011
The star of the hit film Singin' in the Rain , Debbie Reynolds' is to sell off some of Hollywood's most famous frocks when part of her collection of movie memorabilia goes under the hammer in Beverly Hills today.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Had she lived to see it, today would have been Marilyn Monroe's 85th birthday. To celebrate the life of one of the most photographed women of last century, we've put together a selection of images of her life.
Monday 04 April 2011
Tuesday 15 March 2011
A painting of the Queen by Andy Warhol – part of the artist's Reigning Queens series – is estimated to sell for £20,000 to £30,000 when it is auctioned at Bonhams in London tomorrow.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Friday 31 December 2010
The Misfits – teenagers with Asbos and superpowers – are back, and still no closer to saving the world. Thank goodness.
Friday 19 November 2010
If we believe that we are living in an age where our celebrities are increasingly famous for being famous, Nicky Haslam might serve as living proof.
Friday 22 October 2010
Last week, Damien Hirst's former flat-sitter defended his attempt to exhibit the artist's old diary by stating: "I thought it was an interesting historic artefact". Unsurprisingly, Hirst thought otherwise. Reading Marilyn Monroe's intimate musings in this long-awaited collection, one cannot help but wonder whether Monroe would be similarly mortified, or whether these papers are precious "historic artefacts" which should be published regardless. Of course, there are differences between the two cases: Hirst's diary fell into his flat-sitter's hands by accident while Monroe bequeathed her possessions to the eminent acting teacher, Lee Strasberg, whom she trusted implicitly and who held on to them until his death. It was his widow, Anna Strasberg, unacquainted with Monroe, who sold scores of items at the famed Christie's auction of 1999. She has now offered up hitherto uncatalogued "fragments" of Monroe's diary notes, poems, letters, lists, for public consumption. The book's editors are sure Monroe would have approved: "We have shared their (Anna Strasberg and her sons') desire to create a book that, we would like to think, would have pleased its author."
Friday 01 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died at the age of 85.
Monday 27 September 2010
Previously unseen images of Marilyn Monroe have been published in a new book, Marilyn: August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos, which comes out this week.
Kevin McCarthy: Actor best known for his role in the Cold War science-fiction thriller ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The heavy-set, square-jawed Kevin McCarthy was a distinguished actor with an extensive career in the theatre as well as movies and television, but he will be best remembered for his leading role in one of the most famous of screen science-fiction thrillers, Don Siegel's cult classic, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), in which he was a doctor desperate to convince the authorities that the human race is being taken over by "pod people".
Saturday 21 August 2010
"Begging the question" is one of the permanent fixtures of pedantry. We are forever pointing out that very few people know what "beg the question" means. When people use it they invariably mean "raise the question".
Tuesday 17 August 2010
A relaxed Marilyn Monroe poses for a series of intimate pictures in a collection of previously unseen shots, which have been released almost 50 years after her death.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
A new photography exhibition captures stars from the golden age of cinema as they enjoy stepping out in London. From Elizabeth Taylor fending off pigeons in Trafalgar Square to Audrey Hepburn taking her dog for a run in Richmond Park.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness