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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: True Hollywood Confessions

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Revenge of the Hollywood Millennials

Tweet My friend Jake Novak writes exclusively for Seraphic Secret about an emerging trend in Hollywood: storylines that feature the crushing disappointment Millennials feel in their permissive Baby Boomer parents.  We all know the conventional wisdom about Hollywood and morality. The TV and movie business is filled with libertines and anti-family radicals who want to […]

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Three Notable Films About Youth on Netflix

Tweet To be young is to be foolish and make mistakes—hopefully none of them fatal. It’s also a time for trying on different guises and carving out a place in the world. Most of all it’s a time of crazy impulses, mad love affairs, and grandiose dreams. To be young is to be the main […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Spitting Image

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Three Notable Films from Australia on Netflix, Yiddish in the Outback

Tweet One of the joys of Netflix is their vast library of international films that get no theatrical distribution in America. Seraphic Secret goes through periods of screening, including but not limited to, South Korean, British, Chinese, Scandinavian, Japanese, Bollywood, and most recently, Australian movies. Aussie films have a peculiar charm that will have you […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Self-Portraits, Early Selfies

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New Year, Old Hollywood

Tweet Here at Seraphic Secret we try to maintain an optimistic demeanor. However, after seven years of Obama, this becomes increasingly difficult, if not downright impossible. Cognitive dissonance is not our style. IslamoNazis are on the march all across the globe. In Israel, the murder of Jews by IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians—a faux nationality invented […]

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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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Barbara Stanwyck on How to Act in Hollywood

Tweet “Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure it’s nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting — watch the eyes!”

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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How Not To Marry in Hollywood — Or Anywhere

Tweet In June 1948, the day after that she divorced her first husband, actress Gloria Grahame wed director Nicholas Ray. But the marriage was troubled and ended when Ray walked in on Grahame while she was in bed with another man. Actually, a boy. He was 13-year-old Anthony Ray, Nick’s son from a previous marriage.

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