The Chinese actress ahead of her time.
Discover the shocking true story of Anne Oakley... the one Hollywood didn't tell you!
JULY / AUG 2017: BY SCARLETT GRANT American culture immortalized Calamity Jane. Portrayed by Doris Day in the 1953 musical film as a pretty, petite blonde, she starts out as a frontier hero wearing men’s clothing. By the end she has become feminized and is in a relationship with Wild Bill Hickok. In the HBO …
Discover the most powerful woman in the Chinese dynasty.
MARCH / APRIL 2017: BY SCARLETT GRANT A long time ago I watched a magical animated short film about a young monk in a monastery set in Dark Ages Ireland. This film was called The Secret of Kells (2009). The story it tells is of Brendan, a young novice monk living at the Monastery of …
The literary history of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters.
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The historical inspiration for Padme's costumes.
The courageous Stormtrooper who abandoned his training to join the Resistance.
The history of time's most notorious mental asylum.