1950s

circa 1955: American actress and sex symbol Jayne Mansfield (1933 - 1967).

Jayne Mansfield in Pictures: A Beloved Hollywood Bombshell

The star was marked as an easier to work with version of Marilyn Monroe.

Allen Funt with Candid Camera sign, 1964

Years Before ‘Survivor,’ These Reality Shows Paved The Way

Reality TV has actually been around since the early 1950s. Do you remember all of these shows?

TV Western Heroes collage

Roundup of Top 15 Western Heroes in TV & Film

From John Wayne and Clint Eastwood to Henry Fonda and Dennis Hopper, y’all will love this cattle drive of the bravest heroes from Westerns across film and TV.

Promotional portrait of American actor Marlon Brando with his arms folded, circa 1951.

Like Marlon Brando? Check Out This New Book!

Learn more about his Hollywood life behind the scenes.

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QUIZ: Do You Know Who Lived At That TV Address?

For years we visited these houses and hung out with some of our favorite TV characters — how many of these famous addresses you remember.

a black-and-white 1994 photo of Robert Osborne standing at a lectern and speaking during the launch announcement of Turner Classic Movies in April 1994.

TCM Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary & Original Host Robert Osborne

On April 14, 2024, 30 years to the day since its launch, Turner Classic Movies will air a daylong marathon of movies featuring their original intros from first host Robert Osborne.

The Star-Spangled Revue R-SPANGLED REVUE, Bob Hope, host, (aired April 9, 1950).

Remembering When Comedian Bob Hope Made This Huge Career Choice in 1950

While he was hesitant to star on TV, it turned out to be a good choice.

Walton Goggins (The Ghoul) on Fallout

Walton Goggins Teases New Series ‘Fallout,’ Now Premiering One Day Early on April 10!

Based on the 1990s video game, ‘Fallout’ is set in alternate reality where there is, in fact, a nuclear holocaust in the 1950s.

THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW, Dean Martin, 1965-74

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Rat Pack Star Dean Martin

‘The Dean Martin Show’ wrapped 50 years ago in 1974, but did you know these facts about the star?

MAJOR LEAGUE, Steve Yeager (back left), James Gammon (back 2nd from Left), Dennis Haysbert (back center), Wesley Snipes (3rd from right), (front L-R) Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, 1989.

Play Ball! How Well Do You Know Your Classic Baseball Movies?

Do you remember what role Robert Redford played in ‘The Natural’? Take our ultimate quiz and find out!

Host, Singer Wayne Newton speaks onstage during the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Luminary Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on January 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Wayne Newton is Enjoying His Newest Tour at 82 Years Old

Newton celebrates his birthday on April 3 and is hitting the road!

black-and-white image from the 1954 film

TCM’s Celebrates Marlon Brando as Its April 2024 Star of the Month

Each Monday in April 2024, the classic movie network airs lineups of films starring the legendary actor. It kicks off April 3, on what would have been Brando’s 100th birthday.

1958: Actress and model Kitty Dolan poses next to a 1958 Ford Edsel Citation outside The Tropicana Hotel in 1958 in Las Vegas, Nevada

One Very Famous & Historic Las Vegas Hotel is Closing For Good

Truly the end of an era.

CANDID CAMERA: THEN AND NOW, from left: Allen Funt, Angie Dickinson, 1983,

Smile! You’re on ‘Candid Camera,’ Classic Clips From the Prank Comedy Show

Did you know the popular show is over 75 years old?

April Fools Day Glasses & mustache with 1980s vibe

Do You Remember These Classic April Fool’s Day Ads From Big Businesses?

Some of these are so unbelievable!

Turner Classic Movies April Schedule with Brando

Free! Printable Turner Classic Movies April 2024 Schedule

Plus TCM Star of the Month Marlon Brando celebrates his 100th birthday!

image of the MGM studio's opening logo during the 1950s, featuring the lion roaring in the center of a circle, around which reads:

TCM Celebrates MGM’s 100th Anniversary in April 2024

The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio was founded a century ago, on April 17, 1924. Turner Classic Movies is celebrating each Monday in April 2024 with daylong lineups of legendary MGM films from across the various decades of its existence.

Malczewski's Butter Lambs

Can You Bring the Butter Lamb to Easter? Excuse Me, What?

Over 100,000 butter lambs are prepared each season.

Sally Field 'Flying Nun' Highway to Heaven' Michael Landon; Sieter Act, Oh, God!

Ultimate Trivia: How Well Do You Know These Heavenly Shows & Films?

Who played Jonathan Smith on ‘Highway to Heaven?’ Take our heavenly quiz to find out!

circa 1955: American singer and actor Harry Belafonte smiling with his arm around the waist of his second wife, American dancer Julie Robinson. Robinson wears braids on either side.

Julie Robinson Belafonte, Harry Belafonte’s Wife of 50 Years, Dies at 95

She was a dancer, actress, and long-time activist.

NIGHT OF THE COMET, US poster art, Sharon Farrell, 1984.

Countdown to the Eclipse: Could the End of the World Be Near? These Movies Would Say Yes!

Celebrate the upcoming April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse with 10 of our favorite cosmic event movies.

The Ten Commandments tablets

How Much Did the Tablets From ‘The Ten Commandments’ Movie Sell for at Auction?

The faux stone props were used by Charlton Heston in 1956 biblical epic.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, Charlton Heston, 1956.

Hollywood Heaven: Top 9 Movies That Opens up the Pearly Gates

Over the decades, Hollywood has looked up at the pearly gates and wondered what it takes to gain entrance

Last Chance Garage on Motortrend, 1933 Ford Roadster

Classic Cars Get Restored on New Series ‘Last Chance Garage’

Delightful to see classic cars like a ’67 Mustang, ’69 Chevy Nova, 1933 Ford Cabriolet and so many more get restored to their original beauty.

image from the 1989 TV miniseries

A Free Streaming Channel Devoted to Westerns Is Launching on Roku

At launch, Shout! TV’s Wild West TV FAST channel will feature 16 TV Western series, including “Lonesome Dove” and “Bonanza,” along with more than 150 Western movies, like John Ford’s classic “Stagecoach.”

SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU?, Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake, Freddy Jones, 1969-72

Ultimate Trivia: Classic TV Cartoons & Kids Shows

“What’s up, Doc?,” think you know what episode Bugs Bunny first said this in? Take our ultimate cartoon quiz to see if you’re right.

John Stamos, Demi Moore, Meg Ryan collage

From Soap Star To Superstar: 12 of the Most Surprising Actors Who Started on Daytime TV

Many of Hollywood’s A-listers got their start on soaps.

Godzilla 1985

Monster Madness Coming to Comet TV

Get ready for some fun movie marathons this month!

LOS ANGELES - 1990: A view of 11 Oscars statues lined up next to each other in 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

Shocking Oscar Firsts! Did You Know Winners Were Announced Ahead of Time?

The 2024 Oscar ceremony included a few notable firsts, take a look back through the years at some other firsts.

1968: BARBRA STREISAND holds her Best Actress Oscar for FUNNY GIRL, 1969

Ultimate Trivia: Oscar Moments & Winners

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we take a look back on all the years of previous celebrations. How well do you know your Oscar moments and winners?