Hugh Hefner died Sept. 27, 2017 at the age of 91 The Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has donated the final $900,000 needed to preserve 138 acres behind the film capital’s most famous visual symbol on Mount Lee – Hollywood Sign, just as time was running out. Developers have been eyeing the hillside, once owned by Howard Hughes, for luxury mansions, but a nonprofit land-conservation group was given the chance to buy the land for $12.5 million. As an April 30 deadline neared, the group was nearly $1 million short. “I was aware of the fact that they were raising the money, but I only learnedRead More →

Founded in 1948, the official name of North Korea is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The local name for North Korea is Choson-minjujuui-inmin-koughwaguk or Choson (“Land of Morning Calm”). When Japan surrendered to the Allies on August 15, 1945, U.S. president Truman and Soviet leader Stalin agreed that the U.S. would temporarily act as trustee for the southern half of Korea and the Soviet Union would act as trustee for the northern half. This temporary measure became permanent in 1948 when North Korea declared itself an independent sovereign state under a Communist system. Though smaller in size, South Korea has a population moreRead More →

When Steven Spielberg was to be awarded his honorary doctorate from USC’s Cinematic Arts School, he agreed to accept only if it was personally signed by the admissions officer who rejected him for an average “C” grade when he applied there as an aspiring film student. It was.Read More →