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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: Welcome to the New La-La Land

  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 New […]

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Hollywood in Stitches, Part II

Part I is here. “Hurry up and wait!” Anyone who has worked on a major Hollywood production is familiar with this ironic command. There is a tremendous amount of down time on a Hollywood film. It takes hours to set up lights, rig camera and sound, and make sure the sets and props are in […]

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Hollywood Mothers

On screen, they are larger than life. Hollywood stars seduce us with their glamor. They become the vehicles of our dreams and desires. We rarely imagine them as ordinary people. And so, when we see a Hollywood star posing with family members—mortals like you and me—it comes as something of a shock. But after a […]

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Union Depot: Yearning For Zion In A Hollywood Classic

The camera swoops majestically through an enormous train station picking out individuals in the crush of humanity: soldiers, sailors, hookers, pickpockets, cops, Pullman porters, immigrants in peasant garb. This exhilarating opening is a tour de force of vignettes with characters delivering rapid fire dialogue perfectly timed to the swirling, unfettered movement of the G-d like […]

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Joan Blondell: Fast and Furious

Joan Blondell Joan Blondell (1906-1979) was one of the most versatile and durable stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Never reaching the stratospheric heights of a Bette Davis, Joan Crawford or Katherine Hepburn, Blondell, in a career spanning over fifty years, eighty films, and dozens of TV shows, was a hugely appealing actress who gracefully moved […]

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