Before Marilyn Monroe, “the seven year itch” was an annoying skin condition…

On November 20, 1952, the play The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod debuted on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre. It starred Tom Ewell, as a married man attracted to a gorgeous young neighbor, played by Vanessa Brown. Ewell was also in the famous 1955 movie version of The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy … Read more

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

In 1950, Bette Davis was a highly-regarded actress. But she was starting to be viewed as an “aging” actress and her career seemed to be fading. That year, the multitalented writer, producer and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz gave Bette a plum role in a film that helped revive her popularity with critics and audiences. Ironically, … Read more