Category Archives: Glamour

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Gloria Swanson’s Wedding Night

Tweet Between 1919 and 1921, Gloria Swanson starred in a series of wildly popular films for director Cecile B. De Mille in which the iconography of Hollywood glamour was formally codified. The titles of these films carry the whiff of scandal and decadence: Don’t Change Your Husband (1919), For Better, For Worse (1919), Male and […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Deanna Durbin and Ann Frank

Tweet There was a time when Hollywood stars gave hope to those victims who were trapped in the whirlwind of oppression, intolerance and genocide. Such a star was the radiant Deanna Durbin, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 91. Durbin (b. Edna Mae Durbin December 4, 1921 – c. April 20, 2013) […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Latin Lover Ricardo Cortez is Kosher Butcher’s Son

Tweet Ricardo Cortez (1900-1977) was a handsome and talented leading man whose image, in the silent era, was that of a hot-blooded Latin lover. In truth, his name was Jacob Krantz, the son of a kosher butcher, born and raised in the mean streets of New York’s Lower East Side.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: The Image is the Message

Tweet The other day I was talking with an aspiring screenwriter about great film actors. I mentioned Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Marilyn Monroe. The aspiring screenwriter, a young woman, told me that she’d heard of them, seen a lot of their photos on the […]

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Friday Photos: Welcome to the New La-La Land

Tweet   Hollywood was once the dream capital of the world. Movies peddled glamour and fantasy. This was La-La Land where outrageous plots and larger than life characters allowed audiences to construct alternate realities — entertainment. But La-La Land has relocated. On Wednesday, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in […]

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Friday Photos: UnBaltimore Edition

Tweet The Baltimore neighborhood that saw the worst of the violence was already filled with many burned-out buildings and vacant lots that had not been rebuilt since the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Source via my friend Neo-Neocon Nothing more to say but enjoy the photos.

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Friday Photos: Mood Board

Tweet This morning, after Daf Yomi, my friend turned to me and said: “Some week, huh?” I said: “It seems that every week is some week.” “Yeah.” On that downer, let’s try and alter the mood with some photos and stories.

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Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Burning…

Tweet All across the country protests, riots, and race-baiters doing what they do in order to disrupt civil society. We don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we feel the need for some relief from the endless cycle of horrible, terrible, very bad news. We yearn for beauty, for images that, in one […]

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Friday Photos: Still Scattered

Tweet   We hope all our readers had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Keeping to last week’s theme of eschewing a theme, Seraphic Secret is, once again, indulging in a collection of random photos that we like for various reasons. We hope you do too.

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