Behind The Scenes Of I Love Lucy

Lucille Ball

If you didn’t know this, the story of I Love Lucy almost didn’t make it on the air, because the studio didn’t find a sponsor for the show. Eventually, tobacco giant Philip Morris agreed to finance the sitcom in the 12th hour. In exchange for that, each episode had to feature some of the characters […]

Some Tom Waits Stories

Tom Waits

Tom Waits has always been interested in, well, things that wouldn’t interest other people. As he said in one of his interviews, his favorite sound is the sound of bacon frying in a pan – how many of us would have said that? Did we even notice this sound? And if we did, didn’t we […]

Elvis and his passion for Cadillacs

Elvis and Priscilla

A couple of days ago, one of Elvis’s most prized Cadillac cars was sold to a private collector: the 1967 red Coupe de Ville was sold for about $90,000, this being the car in which the King drove to Graceland after marrying Priscilla. The car is worth all the money: it is in perfect condition […]

The Tudors: When Changing History Works

Henry VIII as depicted in The Tudors

While named after the Tudors dynasty, the Showtime series followed specifically only the reign of Henry VIII, a king for almost 40 years known for separating the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and, more importantly perhaps, for his six marriages. Why do I say that a private matter from the king’s life […]