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How much money did Cary make on Al's picture?

Cary Grant made some serious money for his work in the 1959 classic North by Northwest. According to Donald Spoto's "The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock," Grant had starred in several successful Hitchcock films. Consequently, his...

Did Nero like roses?

The Romans were enamored with the smell of roses. According to historians, Nero had pipes installed under banquet plates to allow his guests to be spritzed with rose scent between dinner courses.

How important are screenwriters?

During an interview, Oscar-winning film director Billy Wilder observed: "Writers are vastly underrated and underpaid. It is totally impossible to make a great picture out of a lousy script; it is impossible, on the other hand for a mediocre ...