The James Stewart Story (2.)

When James Stewart returned to Hollywood after World War II, he faced his golden decade: Stewart returned as an independent actor, with no ties to any studio: a rarity in those days. Stewart’s first film in his new independence was It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): the film revived the partnership between Stewart and director Frank Capra.

Michael Jackson: His lost legacy

Michael Jackson – his hits: Billie Jean, Man In The Mirror or They Don’t Care About Us. Die-hard fans may recall his poetry apart from his songs, which he immortalized in the poetry collection Dancing The Dream. But what is often completely left out is his work in the visual arts: MJ liked to draw himself, and he also liked to have others draw him.

Maria Callas: The Chanting Puma (4.)

However much Callas had grown fond of Onassis, she did not allow other people to interfere in her professional affairs. Until mid-1965, Maria Callas continued to give opera performances, albeit much less in number – despite Onassis’ advice to make films. In late 1960, she even returned to La Scala in Milan in the opera Poliuto (Gaetano Donizetti), though she did not sing the lead role.

Maria Callas: The Chanting Puma (3.)

On October 29, 1956, Maria Callas made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the role of Norma from Vincenzo Bellini’s opera of the same name. It was not foreseen that the aria “Casta Diva” from Norma would find in Maria Callas one of its most famous interpreters: “Norma” was still quite unknown to the audience of the Met and many spectators were only coming to see Callas live for the first time.