RETRO-ACTIVE: THE BEST FROM CINEMA RETRO'S ARCHIVES
There HAD to be a couple of redeeming values to Valley of the Dolls aside from the unintended laughs. Here Barbara Parkins proves that's the case in this provocative (for 1967) publicity photo for the film.
He was born Burton Stephen Lancaster but we just knew him as Burt. Seen here in The Crimson Pirate, we get a stark illustration of how dreary the leading man shortage has become in Hollywood. Can you image ANYONE looking like this in a contemporary film? (Well, okay, maybe Adam Sandler...)
In the opening of Robert Wise's classic chiller The Haunting, Richard Johnson's Dr. Markway ponders whether a house can actually be "born bad". One might suspect it can, at least when it comes to the Dakota, the opulent but eerie looking luxury apartment complex on 72nd Street in Manhattan. Movie-goers were first introduced to the Dakota as the setting for Rosemary's Baby - and a decade later as the site of John Lennon's murder. Writer Bob Greene looks at how the house is now synonymous with reel life horror and real life horror. Click here to read