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EW unearths stories from film, television, and music of the past four decades.

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West Side Story at 60: An oral history of the film's shocking Oscar triumph
Rita Moreno and George Chakiris reflect on the iconic 1961 movie-musical, from casting to the night of their Academy Awards wins.
Cher, Christina Aguilera sing justice for Burlesque, 10 years later
EW's oral history with the cast and crew celebrates the musical's 10-year anniversary with candid secrets from the set.
A holiday diamond in the rough: An oral history of The Family Stone
The star-studded cast revisits the making of their 2005 angsty Christmas classic.
The makers of The Muppet Christmas Carol break down the movie's lost musical number
Director Brian Henson and songwriter Paul Williams discuss making the most beloved song ever left on the cutting-room floor.
Russian Doll showrunner on spearheading Star Wars TV series as a gay woman
"The number one way to get into the room is when people send the elevator back down for you," says Leslye Headland.
Leslye Headland and Alexander Chee honor queer writers Fran Lebowitz and Justin Chin
EW pays tribute to queer writers and thinkers with Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland, who reveals Fran Lebowitz's early influence, and The Queen of the Night author Alexander Chee, who talks about his friend, the late poet Justin Chin.

More Untold Stories

How divine drag in Paris Is Burning evolved for RuPaul's Drag Race and beyond
Listen to EW's Untold Stories: Pride Edition podcast for an appreciation of the evolution of drag and ballroom culture.
EW's Retro Summer: Inside Joe Manganiello's minimart seduction from Magic Mike XXL
The actor tells EW why he wanted to dance to Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" for the iconic scene.