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7 items by Gerri Hirshey

  • Funk's Founding Father: James Brown, 1933-2006

    Funk's Founding Father: James Brown, 1933-2006 | ARTICLE

    On Christmas morning, James Brown breathed his last in an Atlanta hospital. For a man whose trademark soul scream – black, American and...

    January 25, 2007 1:10 PM ET
  • On the Bus with B.B. King

    On the Bus with B.B. King | ARTICLE

    The trucker is squinting hard through the downpour of a sudden tempest, steering his load of appliances along the slick Connecticut four-lane. He's nattering...

    December 24, 1998 4:00 PM ET
  • Michelle Pfeiffer: The Bat's Meow

    Michelle Pfeiffer: The Bat's Meow | ARTICLE

    As it was laid out in her fat, annotated script, Michelle Pfeiffer's first day before the cameras as Cat-woman looked to be an easy...

    September 3, 1992 12:00 PM ET
  • James Brown: I Feel Good!

    James Brown: I Feel Good! | ARTICLE

    'ANEEEEMALS! A-NEEEE-MALS!" The Parisian press is un peu upset, rising up off its black-jerseyed rump, craning to see Le JB over a nasty, elbowing...

    June 27, 1991 3:30 PM ET
  • Jodie Foster Makes It Work

    Jodie Foster Makes It Work | ARTICLE

    I really liked the autopsy scene." Jodie Foster spears some fat, glistening cannellini beans from the antipasto plate and describes a satisfying day's work on...

    March 21, 1991 10:25 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson: Life as a Man In the Magical Kingdom

    Michael Jackson: Life as a Man In the Magical Kingdom | ARTICLE

    It's noon, and somewhere in the San Fernando Valley, the front shades of a row of condos are lowered against a hazy glare. Through...

    February 17, 1983 4:55 PM ET
  • Mister James Brown: The Godfather of Soul Is Back

    Mister James Brown: The Godfather of Soul Is Back | ARTICLE

    The clamor begins seconds after the flashy, customized van deposits its cargo outside the Richmond County Jail in Augusta, Georgia. "Jaaaaaaames!" "Yo, God-fathah, get me out!"

    April 1, 1982 1:10 AM ET
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