In 1951 J.D. Salinger published The Catcher in the Rye, a debut novel that became one of the best known works in American literature. The book’s beloved anti-hero, Holden Caulfield, had been making appearances in Salinger’s writing since 1941. Follow the milestones in Salinger’s career that led to his most famous book. Click the image […]
It’s the life and times of Billie Jean King in a series of vintage trading cards from American Masters: collect them all!
Take a ride on the Philip Roth Tour Bus and see the sights of Roth’s Newark, New Jersey — his hometown and setting of several of his books, like Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint and I Married a Communist.
The life and times of Billie Jean King by filmmaker James Erskine/New Black Films.
What came first: the Mel Brooks movie or the cliché?
The classic Hollywood Sci-Fi spaceship always gets gratuitous screentime from every camera angle. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood spaceship appears in a continuous one minute and 40 second scene detailing its ridiculous length.
For Mel Brooks the spoofing is in the details.
The classic Hollywood Horror film is always black-and-white and includes scene transitions like iris outs, wipes and fades to black. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood Horror is no different. He even tracks down the original equipment from the mad doctor’s lab first used in the 1931 Frankenstein film.
Mel Brooks never met a stereotype he couldn’t upend.
The classic Hollywood cowboy is always white. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood cowboy is black. And his Indian chief speaks Yiddish.