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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, Errol Flynn, Fashion, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jimmy Cagney, Judaica, Judaism, Maayan Ariel, Movie Posters, Saul Bass, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Art Deco, Brigitte Bardot, Design, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Sophia Loren, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Judaica, Judaism, Kim Novak, Lauren Bacall, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Vintage Cars | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

 

Posted in Chanukah, Design, Family, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaica, Judaism, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Talking About Carly Talking

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQY1aJ8JjU[/youtube]   A major, but frequently overlooked ingredient that contributed to the glamorous image of Hollywood’s greatest stars were their voices. Under the studio system, actors were given rigorous voice training. They were taught to enunciate clearly, and how to emphasize certain words in order to give better line readings. They were drilled on how […]

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Barbara Stanwyck on How to Act in Hollywood

“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: Announcing a New Jewish Holiday Edition

Jewish humor is filled with self-deprecating observations. We poke fun at our peculiar foibles, and frequently address our greatest anxieties — intermarriage, Jew-hatred, weight-gain — with a take-no-prisoners attitude. If you want to know how Jews are really feeling about something or someone, pay attention to the jokes Jews tell each other. A few days […]

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Friday Photos: Till the Cows Come Home

I’ve just finished a long and depressing conversation with a close friend who attends Daf Yomi with yours truly. We were wondering (among other things) what has possessed Barack Hussein Obama to release five more ruthless Gitmo detainees? All evidence, and common sense, suggests that these IslamoNazis will return to jihad and commit further rampages […]

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Tough Dames, Tough Dialogue

Less is more. That’s the rule I follow when writing dialogue for one of my films. In truth, when writing a screenplay, I make every effort to draft scenes with no dialogue. Zip. Zero. Nada. Film is, or should be, primarily a visual medium where the story is told using images. But of course, dialogue […]

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Hollywood Sells: Buy Me Be Me

Ever since there were Hollywood stars there have been star product endorsements. Corporations and their advertising companies were quick to understand that those larger than life figures floating like angels on the silver screen were potent persuaders. Thus, the synergistic relationship between one product, the movie star, and another product, cigarettes, perfume, makeup, whatever, was […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s: ’44-’46

We continue our series of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Last week we listed the first Ten Greatest Movies of the 1940’s. Our list continues with the next five great movies. 11. Double Indemnity, 1944. Once again, a Barbara Stanwyck performance that is nothing less than perfection. This time Stanwyck plays bad blond […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s: ’40-’43

Several months ago I started a list of my picks for the Greatest Movies ever made. I began with silent films, made my way through the 30’s, then started the 40’s but got sidetracked by, um, laziness. My apologies. I’m going to continue with my list of the 20 films that I feel are the […]

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Friday Fotos: Mirror, Mirror

The business of creating glamour was hard work. And the Hollywood still photographers employed by the studios did a great deal of the heavy lifting. Thorugh their craft they helped manufacture stars by producing shimmering, glamorous images that hinted at beings who were human gods. Who has not seen the stunning George Hurrell photo of […]

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Catching Up: Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s

Several months ago I started a list of my picks for the Greatest Movies ever made. I started with silent films, made my way through the 30’s, then started the 40’s but got sidetracked by, um, laziness. My apologies. I’m going to continue with my list of the 20 films that I feel are the […]

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