Icons February 2021
Single Minded: The Women of Warren Beatty
He couldn’t even commit to dinner, Shirley MacLaine once said of her brother, Warren Beatty. Thirteen thousand women — an estimate of the number of Beatty’s sexual conquests — might concur. Originally published in Issue 40 of The Rake, Stuart Husband writes that it’s a wonder he had time to become one of the most important figures in Hollywood, the man who bridged the gap between the old studio system and the freewheeling seventies.
Style February 2021
Tea parties in the Hills, the sound of leather on willow by Sunset Boulevard … British actors might be en vogue in the U.S. right now. Originally published in Issue 43 of The Rake, James Medd writes that it’s nothing compared with the glory days of the twenties, when Hollywood fell hard for Blighty and an army of ex-pat thespians — with their tweeds and servants and smoking pipes — turned a corner of California into a rather overwrought version of the raj.