Ava Gardner

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Nancy Sinatra with Frank Sinatra in March 1964 as he looks at the Oscar he won for his performance role in  The House I Live In. Photograph: AP

The church in Jersey City where they married held a portent in its very name: Our Lady of the Sorrows. It was the thick of the Depression – 1939 – and(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Obama didn’t touch down in Havana with an apology in his pocket for the US having first slathered Cuba in sleaze, organised an invasion by far-right desperadoes, made at least five attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, imposed a blockade in an effort to impoverish the country into submission and erected an internment camp on its soil where perceived enemies of the US could be tortured, some to death. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

I wonder did President Obama put in a good word for the Lanskys during his visit to Cuba. The family wants its hotel back. Says spokesman Gary Rapopor(...)

Danny Huston in chamber thriller ‘Pressure’, which is being screened as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

It beggars belief that Danny Huston didn’t properly commit to acting until he was in his late 30s. It’s not just that he comes from one of Hollywoo(...)

At the pre-match parade in Clones, pace is everything; the slow-march and jubilant notes of the brass band somehow elevate the anticipation to boiling point. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Is the GAA seriously about to end the tradition of Ulster final day in Clones? Say it ain’t so, Joe. To do so would be madness.Yes, the logic of movin(...)

In 1938, the extraordinary, multi-talented 18-year-old Mickey Rooney was America’s No 1 box-office star, earning more than $300,000 annually. I(...)

Mickey Rooney (21) and Ava Gardner (19) in 1942, shortly after they applied for a marriage licence. Another seven marriages followed for Rooney, who died on Sunday. Photograph: AP

The death of Mickey Rooney at the age of 93 severs one more connection with Hollywood’s golden era of the 1930s. Indeed, a working actor almost(...)

Ernest Hemingway on the cover of Picture Post in 1954. Photograph: Earl Theisen/Picture Post/IPC/Getty

RAISING THE FLAG: SPOILS OF WARHistory decomposes into images, not into narratives. Walter BenjaminA Soviet soldier raises the red flag on the roof of(...)

Cath Kidston, vintage queen

‘Remember these?” A woman holds up a neat 1970s-style sewing kit in the small Cath Kidston shop in London’s Covent Garden. It is crowded in here: main(...)