Larry Aydlette

Larry Aydlette is the Cultural Editor for The Palm Beach Post. He oversees all Features, Accent and TGIF stories, reporters.        

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New study: Do millennials think classic movies are ‘boring’?
 One more thing millennials reportedly don’t like: classic movies. According to a report in the New York Post, a new study by Fye.com has found that less than 25 percent of millennials polled had seen a movie from the 1940s or 1950s in its entirety. It rises slightly — to a third — when it comes to the movies from the 1960s...

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One more thing millennials reportedly don’t like: classic movies. According to a report in the New York Post, a new study by Fye.com has found that less than 25 percent of millennials polled had seen a movie from the 1940s or 1950s in its entirety. It rises slightly — to a third — when it comes to the movies from the 1960s...
Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County
 Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, was no stranger to South Florida. He made one of his best movies here — “The Bellboy” was shot at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. When he made one in Palm Beach County, though, it was one of his worst. And Palm Beach County didn’t make it easy for him...

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Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, was no stranger to South Florida. He made one of his best movies here — “The Bellboy” was shot at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. When he made one in Palm Beach County, though, it was one of his worst. And Palm Beach County didn’t make it easy for him...
Last total solar eclipse 1918: What was Palm Beach County like then?
 The country was gripped by fear, suspicion, paranoia and threats from abroad. And then the afternoon turned unnaturally dark, and the moon blotted out the sun. RELATED: Complete eclipse coverage from the Post’s Kim Miller The year was not 2017. It was 1918 — the last time a total solar eclipse cast a shadow across the entire width...

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The country was gripped by fear, suspicion, paranoia and threats from abroad. And then the afternoon turned unnaturally dark, and the moon blotted out the sun. RELATED: Complete eclipse coverage from the Post’s Kim Miller The year was not 2017. It was 1918 — the last time a total solar eclipse cast a shadow across the entire width...
What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody’s talking about?
 Keep your umbra, penumbra and antumbra. Same with shadow bands, and Baily’s Beads, too. When it comes to contagious catchphrases that have become part of the dialogue during this season of eclipse fever, the best has to be “The Path of Totality.” We just can’t shut up about it. It’s like we&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Keep your umbra, penumbra and antumbra. Same with shadow bands, and Baily’s Beads, too. When it comes to contagious catchphrases that have become part of the dialogue during this season of eclipse fever, the best has to be “The Path of Totality.” We just can’t shut up about it. It’s like we&rsquo...
What Palm Beach County school was once monument to Confederate leader?
As the nation confronts the issue of Confederate monuments in the wake of Charlottesville and President Trump’s divisive comments, it’s a reminder that Palm Beach County grappled with another aspect of the Confederate legacy in 2005.
RELATED: RICK CHRISTIE: Removing Confederate monuments is not removing history

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As the nation confronts the issue of Confederate monuments in the wake of Charlottesville and President Trump’s divisive comments, it’s a reminder that Palm Beach County grappled with another aspect of the Confederate legacy in 2005. RELATED: RICK CHRISTIE: Removing Confederate monuments is not removing history
What celebrity music legend was booted from a West Palm Beach bar?
One afternoon in 1956, a young musician had time to kill between shows in West Palm Beach. So, he took a stroll downtown looking for some liquid refreshment.
When he ambled into Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar at the corner of South Dixie Highway and Evernia Street, he ordered a beer.

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One afternoon in 1956, a young musician had time to kill between shows in West Palm Beach. So, he took a stroll downtown looking for some liquid refreshment. When he ambled into Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar at the corner of South Dixie Highway and Evernia Street, he ordered a beer.
Elvis Presley: The 27 songs he sang in West Palm Beach before he died
 August 16 marks our annual celebration of celebrity mawkishness: The date when The King left the building in 1977 at age 42. For some reason, we pay attention to Elvis Presley’s death date more than his birthday. Seven months before he died, a sweaty, overweight but still energetic Presley performed an hour-long final concert in Palm...

Posted: 5 days ago

August 16 marks our annual celebration of celebrity mawkishness: The date when The King left the building in 1977 at age 42. For some reason, we pay attention to Elvis Presley’s death date more than his birthday. Seven months before he died, a sweaty, overweight but still energetic Presley performed an hour-long final concert in Palm...
Woodstock anniversary: Two ‘hippies’ remember the mud, music, drugs
 August 15 marks the 48th anniversary of the festival concert by which all rock concerts will forever be measured. In August 1969, some 500,000 hardy souls appeared at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, to attend three days of peace, love and rock, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. In 2004, on the 35th anniversary, we found two...

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August 15 marks the 48th anniversary of the festival concert by which all rock concerts will forever be measured. In August 1969, some 500,000 hardy souls appeared at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, to attend three days of peace, love and rock, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. In 2004, on the 35th anniversary, we found two...
Happy birthday, Steve Martin: Wild & crazy photos before he was famous
 Happy birthday, Steve Martin! The polymath actor-comedian-author-playwright-art collector is 72 years old on Monday, Aug. 14. We found some old photos of him from 1976 early in his career. He’d been on the Tonight Show, but had yet to star in a movie or make a comedy album. As these photos show, though, he was already a wild and...

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Happy birthday, Steve Martin! The polymath actor-comedian-author-playwright-art collector is 72 years old on Monday, Aug. 14. We found some old photos of him from 1976 early in his career. He’d been on the Tonight Show, but had yet to star in a movie or make a comedy album. As these photos show, though, he was already a wild and...
Flashback: Why were Boca Raton students running naked at FAU in 1974?
 — “The Streak,” Ray Stevens To this day, can anybody explain the streaking craze of 1974? On college campuses, on sporting fields, and even the Academy Awards, the desire to doff your clothes and run bare-bottomed in public was the Me Decade’s definition of “letting it all hang out.” And, of course...

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— “The Streak,” Ray Stevens To this day, can anybody explain the streaking craze of 1974? On college campuses, on sporting fields, and even the Academy Awards, the desire to doff your clothes and run bare-bottomed in public was the Me Decade’s definition of “letting it all hang out.” And, of course...
Glen Campbell: My early days fighting in clubs, meeting John Wayne
 The iconic TV star and singer — and great Wrecking Crew session guitarist — Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Forty-five years ago in August 1972 — at the height of his TV popularity — he came to play a show at the former West Palm Beach Auditorium. He...

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The iconic TV star and singer — and great Wrecking Crew session guitarist — Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Forty-five years ago in August 1972 — at the height of his TV popularity — he came to play a show at the former West Palm Beach Auditorium. He...