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.
Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Brigitte Bardot, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe, Seven Samurai
Also tagged Gun Crazy, James Nares, Jan Vermeer, Self Portraits, Self-Portrait, Shabbat, Shachareet, Tefillin
Tweet Classic photos of Hollywood stars usually reinforce a particular image. Lighting, composition, body language, wardrobe and the singular architecture of the face are the ingredients that create a glamorous narrative for audiences to internalize. Clark Gable is the man’s man who doesn’t give a damn; Carole Lombard, the girl next door who will drive […]
Posted in Brigitte Bardot, Clark Gable, Friday Fashion, Friday Footwear, Gloria Swanson, Hollywood
Also tagged Carole Lombard, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Gloria Swanson, Harold Lloyd, Pablo Picasso, Pola Negri
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet Every once in a while Seraphic Secret come across a Hollywood photo that isn’t a burnished glamour shot but a portrait of the star caught in a more casual, more intimate moment. Quite often, the resulting look transcends both time and place in terms of fashion and style. Above, in the early 1950’s, is—who […]
Tweet America has long had a love affair with the automobile. Cars are the ultimate expression of form, function, fashion—and speed. But most of all the car represents freedom. Try and remember when you were a teenager yearning for your driver’s license so you could hop into daddy’s car and go, go, go. It didn’t […]
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 Readers of Seraphic Secret know that yours truly likes to take long walks around my Los Angeles neighborhood and take pictures of stuff. Shlepping my Canon SLR is a pain in the neck—literally. Thus, for the past few years, I’ve been carrying the fine and compact Canon PowerShot . But recently, I switched the […]
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Also tagged Apple, Ava Gardner, Ballet Flats, Chanel, Footwear, iPhone, Karen, Los Angeles, Ma'ayan Ariel, One Touch of Venus, Photography, Twitter
Tweet Over the past few weeks Seraphic Secret has been changing over to Word Press. We have also moved to a new and faster server. In the next few days you will notice other updates. Our comments section now utilizes the excellent Intense Debate which allows readers to reply directly to one another. Seraphic Secret […]
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, […]
Tweet Tweet Last night night I dreamed about Elvis Presley. I don’t remember the dream except that it’s logic went something like this: I’m a kid in Brooklyn, cutting Yeshiva, going to the movies in Manhattan—which looks suspiciously like Beverly Hills—and I’m sitting in a theater watching an Elvis movie that does not […]