Max Steiner, composer of the quintessential American film score for “Gone With the Wind,” was born Maximilian Raoul Steiner in 1888, in Vienna. One of his earliest memories was sitting on Emperor Franz Joseph’s lap.
As a contract player at Warner Bros. in the early 1930s, Lyle Talbot was groomed for stardom. He didn’t make it. By the ’50s he’d been reduced to roles in Ed Wood movies and an ongoing part as a neighbor on “Ozzie and Harriet.”
Ford Motor Co., seeking to revive sales of Lincoln vehicles, is fielding the brand’s first Super Bowl spot as well as a television commercial that portrays the U.S. president who gave the luxury line its name.
A 1930s Mercedes may sell for more than $16 million in California this month as classic-car auctioneers test the market with an unprecedented lineup of big- ticket autos by names such as Ferrari, Bugatti and Bentley.