History Stories
CATEGORY: Entertainment
Golden Age Hollywood Had a Dirty Little Secret: Drugs
March 1, 2018

Many memorable performances were fueled by “pep pills.” Read More

Meet the Real-Life Family Behind “Little Women”
February 9, 2018

How one exceptional family inspired the American classic novel. Read More

How TV Killed Hollywood’s Golden Age
January 3, 2018

Television brought film into people’s homes—but flattened Hollywood. Read More

How Super Mario Helped Nintendo Conquer the Video Game World
October 25, 2017

More than three decades after his debut, Super Mario is as popular as ever. Read More

How Donald Duck and Peanuts Saved Trick-or-Treating
October 10, 2017

Not even the effects of World War II could stop this Halloween pastime. Read More

What Happened When Hugh Hefner Invited 20 Sociologists to the Playboy Mansion
September 28, 2017

In 1965, a group of sociologists peeked behind the curtains of a Playboy Mansion party. For science! Read More

A Brief History of Creepy Clowns
September 13, 2017

Why exactly have creepy clowns become such a trope in pop culture? Read More

The Deadliest Roller Coaster Accident in America
July 27, 2017

For over a century, roller coasters and other amusement park rides have provided thrills by walking the line between scary and fun. Read More

America’s Creepiest Motel Can Be Yours. It Comes With Clowns
July 25, 2017

America’s “scariest motel” can be yours for $900,000. Read More

The People v. Betty Boop
July 20, 2017

The cartoon vixen was an unlikely candidate for a lawsuit—and for popularity. Read More