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'Gone With The Wind' Fans Save Costumes

August 31st, 2010 11:30pm EDT
Gone With The Wind
Fans of movie classic "Gone With The Wind" have raised over $30,000 to preserve the costumes from the film.

More than 600 individuals from 44 states and 13 countries have contributed to the effort to preserve five original costumes that are part of the David O. Selznick film collection at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

The outfits, all worn by actress Vivien Leigh, include her character Scarlett O'Hara's burgundy ball gown and wedding dress.

The costumes had been exhibited frequently before they arrived in Austin in the 1980s, and, as a result they were in a fragile condition....
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Elizabeth Taylor Hopes For 'Sunset Boulevard' Role

August 20th, 2007 10:25am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Screen veteran Elizabeth Taylor has joined the race to play Sunset Boulevard diva Norma Desmond on the big screen. Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Barbra Streisand are all believed to be on a shortlist being considered by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who composed the music for his version of the 1950 film classic.

However 75-year-old Taylor is convinced she is perfect for the role of Desmond, played famously by Gloria Swanson. She says, "Sunset Boulevard is the kind of vehicle that could suit me now."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Streep, Close & Streisand Vie For 'Sunset Boulevard' Role

August 7th, 2007 12:42pm EDT
Sunset Boulevard
Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Barbra Streisand are fighting to play Sunset Boulevard diva Norma Desmond on the big screen, according to Hollywood reports. The ladies are reportedly on a shortlist being considered by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who composed the music for his version of the 1950 film classic.

London's Daily Telegraph reports all three stars have been in discussions about taking on the role of Desmond, played famously by Gloria Swanson.

Close played the role onstage in Los Angeles and originated the role on Broadway, while Streisand has recorded versions of Sunset Boulevar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 27

March 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Fergie
Happy Birthday to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie (1975), pop singer Mariah Carey (1970), "Dracula" actress Sadie Frost (1968), "Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino (1963), "Austin Powers" actor Michael York (1942), "The Empire Strikes Back" actor Julian Glover (1935), "The Fugitive" TV show star David Janssen (1931; d. 1980), legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (1924; d. 1990), and "Sunset Boulevard" actress Gloria Swanson (1899; d. 1983).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 27

March 27th, 2006 3:00am EST
Mariah Carey
Happy Birthday to Black Eyed Peas singer Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson (1975), pop singer Mariah Carey (1970), "Dracula" actress Sadie Frost (1968), "Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino (1963), "Austin Powers" actor Michael York (1942), "The Empire Strikes Back" actor Julian Glover (1935), "The Fugitive" TV show star David Janssen (1931; d. 1980), legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (1924; d. 1990), and "Sunset Boulevard" actress Gloria Swanson (1899; d. 1983).
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