The red carpet isn’t actually red, and other secrets underfoot at the Oscars

The secrets behind the famed red carpet at the Oscar Awards, revealed.

Published: Feb 24, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,618 words)

The Spectacular Rise and Surprising Exit of a Hollywood Executive

Richard Nanula started his career big: At 31, he became CFO of Disney, among the youngest ever at a Fortune 500 company. He later ran Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Miramax. Then came the allegations that he filmed sex scenes with porn actresses.

Published: Aug 23, 2013
Length: 9 minutes (2,327 words)

Finding Marlowe

Did Samuel B. Marlowe—Los Angeles’ first licensed black private detective—provide the inspiration for Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade, two of noir’s most iconic characters?

Published: Nov 1, 2014
Length: 12 minutes (3,000 words)