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Culture, The Exhibitionist Playboy Hugh Hefner Sticks His Hands in <em>Pandora's Box</em>

Playboy Hugh Hefner Sticks His Hands in Pandora's Box

When Angela Holm attended the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) years ago, she became totally hooked on the genre. "I love the mystery of them," she said. "They're so sophisticated and beautiful with no digital effects or dialogue. And…
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Culture, Books "The Chaperone": A Starlet Starts Her Century

"The Chaperone": A Starlet Starts Her Century

A year after the first Nickelodeons opened in 1900, the wiseasses at the Edison Company filmed and unleashed The Kansas Saloon Smashers, a raucous low comedy in which an Irishman drinks, a cop falls on his butt, and that old…
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Magnificent Obsession Perhaps it's time, I humbly submit, for the Chronicle to update and redraw the 52-year-old Little Man. Instead of his position in a stiff-backed chair, show us the angle of his erection, since that's the measuring rod favored…
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