Category: hollywood

twixnmix: Pam Grier poses for a photos in Lo…

twixnmix:

Pam Grier poses for a photos in Los Angeles

on December 19, 1973. 

Photos via Michael Ochs Archives

Sharon Tate photographed by Peter Basch, 196…

Sharon Tate photographed by Peter Basch, 1966.

Bruce Lee and Van Williams in The Green Hornet…

Bruce Lee and Van Williams in The Green Hornet (1966)  

Britt Reid (played by Van Williams) was a millionaire newspaper publisher, who moonlights as the crime-fighting masked hero, the Green Hornet, to battle criminals with his faithful sidekick, Kato (Bruce Lee), a martial arts expert, in this 1966-67 series.

twixnmix: Eartha Kitt (1965)

twixnmix:

Eartha Kitt (1965)

Jennifer Lopez and Wesley Snipes attend the El…

Jennifer Lopez and Wesley Snipes attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation Benefit Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on January 28, 1995

Jennifer and Wesley costarred in Money Train (1995). They had a steamy sex scene; Jennifer later complained that Woody Harrelson and Snipes were constantly hitting on her during filming. She told Movieline in 1998 that Woody was funny about it, but Wesley came on to her strong:

“Wesley–even though I had a boyfriend at the time–went full court press. He was flirting with me–you always flirt with your costars, it’s harmless–then he just started getting a little more serious. He would invite us all out together and then at the end of the night, he’d drop me off last and try to kiss me. I’d be like, ‘Wesley, please, I’m not interested in you like that.’ He got really upset about it. His ego was totally bruised. He wouldn’t talk to me for two months. I was like, ‘What an asshole.’ Actors are used to getting their way and to treating women like objects. They’re so used to hearing the word ‘Yes.’”

Also in a 1998 interview with Movieline, Wesley responded to her accusations:

“What happened was, she had never done a love scene before. She was absolutely terrified. I was given instructions from the director to make her feel good. That was my job… I tried to make her comfortable – took her to dinner, talked. I knew people would look at the screen and say either, “They have chemistry,” or, “They don’t.” I told her, if she took my advice we’d do a wonderful, erotic scene. And if it wasn’t a good love scene, they’d edit around her and throw it on the floor. And that’s exactly what happened. She tried to make it seem like I was using the craft just to get into her pants, and that really offended me. That’s why I didn’t say nothin’ to her.”

71-year-old Ike Turner and 42-year-old Laurenc…

71-year-old Ike Turner and 42-year-old Laurence Fishburne at John Singleton’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony on August 26, 2003

At age 19 in 1951, Ike Turner released “Rocket 88,” which many consider to be the first rock and roll record. Laurence Fishburne best known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy

was nominated for an

Academy Award in 1994 for his portrayal of Ike Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993). He also starred in Boyz n the Hood (1991), directed by John Singleton. At age 24 in 1992, John was the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director, and the first African-American to be nominated for the award.

Farrah Fawcett as Jill Munroe in “Charlie&rsqu…

Farrah Fawcett as Jill Munroe in “Charlie’s Angels” in 1976

Sally Field photographed by David Sutton, 19…

Sally Field photographed by David Sutton, 1966.

Sally Field photographed by David Sutton, 19…

Sally Field photographed by David Sutton, 1966.

Samantha Eggar on the set of Doctor Dolittle…

Samantha Eggar on the set of Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Photos by Bob Willoughby