Tweet In the mid-1930’s Kay Francis was Warner Brothers’ biggest star and one of the highest paid people in the US.
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Tweet During Christmas 1957, Sophia Loren and her husband Carlo Ponti rented a villa in Switzerland. Their neighbors were Audrey Hepburn and her husband actor Mel Ferrer. One day, while Mel was away for work, Audrey invited us to lunch. To get to their house we had to walk along a trail surrounded on both […]
Tweet Pop quiz: Why isn’t the Justice Department investigating the Clinton money laundering operation? Any other so-called charity would be under multiple federal and state indictments. Hillary Clinton had her own private server when she was Secretary of State. This is indefensible. She destroyed 30,000 emails? Does anyone believe that all these emails were about […]
Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe
Also tagged Alfred Hitchcock, Ancient Judaica, Anish Kapoor, Anne Francis, Baseball, Beechnut Gum, Cary Grant, Craig Kneidler, Craig Kreindler, Gene Tierney, James Nares, Lauren Bacall, Livia Yarden, Lou Gherig, Ma'ayan Ariel, Matisse, Modigliani, Myrna Loy, Sidney Lumet
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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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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Also tagged Baltimore Orioles, Cal Ripken, Catherine Deneuve, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish, Elvis Presley, Emma Matzo, Francois Dorleac, Gustav Klimt, Hedy Lamarr, Joan Bennett, Joan Fontaine, John Wayne, Jr., Karen Singer Avrech, Lillian Gish, Lizabeth Scott, Marilyn Monroe, Micha Bar-Am, Olivia de Havilland, Pablo Picasso, Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, Rudolph Valentino
Tweet Jewish holidays do not simply recall the past. Jewish holidays are cautionary tales for all time. They remind us that Jewish history repeats itself with terrible constancy. The Jewish people introduced ethical monotheism to the world — and for this gift the world has never forgiven us. Thus, we are despised and demonized.
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Tweet At the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, Barack Obama warned that we should not “get on our high horse” over the immolation of Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Muadh al-Kasasbeh because Christians used to burn people too. It shocking and reprehensible that two days after Islamic terrorists burn a man alive, the President of the […]
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Also tagged Anne Frank, Ariel Chaim, Calvin Coolidge, D-Day Services in Synagogue, Dorothy Mackaill, Elvis, First Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, Grand Hotel, Greta Garbo, J.M. W. Turner, John McLaughlin, John Wayne, Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz, Mark Rothko, Otto Frank, Safe in Hell, The Searchers, Vermeer, View of the Delft, Walter Johnson
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 […]
Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Gloria Grahame, Hollywood Mirror, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography
Also tagged A Woman's Secret, Desert Nights, Drexel U, James Nares, John Gilbert, John Singer Sargent, Lielle Meital, Ma'ayan Ariel, Mary Nolan, Miss Elsie Palmer
Tweet During Hollywood’s golden era studio photographers churned out thousands of photographs that created the iconography of glamour by which Hollywood stars were defined. There was a library of poses and props that photographers used in order to create and refine particular images. Who can forget Hurrell’s shimmering portrait of Jean Harlow in a skin-tight […]
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Also tagged Buster Keaton, Carole Lombard, Corinne Griffith, Doris Day, Hollywood Glamour, Mae Clarke, Margaret Sullavan, Margaret Sullivan, Marilyn Monroe, Pola Negri, Stars and their pets
Tweet Hollywood has always been fascinated by trashy vamps and holy nuns. Obviously, these polar opposites provoke strong reactions in audiences. Actresses are invariably drawn to playing these roles for both trade in extremes of sexuality: promiscuity and celibacy, great showcases for any thespian. Over the past few months, just by chance, I’ve screened several […]
Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Lillian Gish, Nuns in Hollywood
Also tagged Black Narcissus, Carroll Baker, Deborah Kerr, Dolores Hart, Elvis Presley, Flora Robson, King Creole, Lillian Gish, Marketa Lazarova, Roger Moore, Ronald Colman, The Miracle, The Nun's Story, The White Sister, Where the Boys Are
Tweet There was a time when wearing a hat was de rigueur. Fine millinery was considered a sign of good taste, good breeding and good fashion. Hollywood actresses were rarely seen in public without hat, gloves and a designer outfit. Those were the days when Hollywood insisted on projecting style and glamour. Of course, with the […]
Tweet Hollywood glamour is most often, and correctly, associated with picture perfect faces, figures, magical charisma, and the stunning costumes worn by stars of the silver screen during Hollywood’s Golden Age. But then, as now, footwear was a vital component of the machinery of glamour.
Tweet Tweet Debbie Reynolds The Auction tomorrow, June 18, 2011, is your chance to own a slice of Hollywood history. Hollywood’s Golden Age is over. The great stars exist only as silvery shadows on the screen. But some of the most important movie costumes and props, collected and preserved by actress Debbie Reynolds, […]