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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Painting, Photography, Rosh Hashanah, Screenwriting, Shabbos, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: Broncho Billy, Son of a Jewish Gun

In 1965, a frail old man in a wheelchair appeared in the no-budget western, The Bounty Killer. For those of us who love movies, especially westerns, this is a bittersweet moment. Because the man who invented the western movie hero makes his last appearance on the silver screen. That man was Broncho Billy Anderson. But Broncho […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, Art, Edith Head, Errol Flynn, Family, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Fontaine, Lielle Meital, Maayan Ariel, Marlon Brando, Movie Posters, Movies, Olivia De Havilland, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Silent Movies, They Died With Their Boots On, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, How to be Beautiful

Posted in Art, Fashion, Friday Footwear, Greta Garbo, Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Self-Portrait, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Edward Hopper, Elvis Presley, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movie Posters, Movies, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Responses

Friday Photos: Because the World Really is Burning

Is it our imagination or is the global order falling into systemic disorder? North Korea, a giant gulag, has managed to intimidate the entire Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the Obama regime, allegedly sworn to defend and protect America from all threats foreign and domestic, seems far more interested in cozying up to the ruthless tyrants of […]

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Chanukah, Clark Gable, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Leaning Boards, Marilyn Monroe, Movies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Silent Star Esther Ralston: Why Do All My Husbands Want to Kill Me? Part I

They called her, the American Venus. She lived in a Hollywood mansion with a staff of servants. Her chauffeur drove a limited edition limousine. But she ended her days in a trailer park in Ventura, California.

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Esther Ralston, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Silent Movies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Hollywood on Trial

There is nothing Hollywood fears as much as a messy public trial. For movie stars, civil or criminal charges often spell the end of reputation and livelihood. In 1921, the false rape and murder charges against the wonderful knock-about comedian, Roscoe Arbuckle, destroyed his brilliant career—in pre-income tax dollars he earned a million a year—and […]

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Friday Footwear: Hollywood Steps Out

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 you […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Males It In

The operative word is effortless. In truth, Chaplin’s style was only achieved through the superlative tailoring of the English Savile Row firm, Anderson & Sheppard. As the new book, Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born, edited by Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, makes clear, the venerable British tailors  shunned actors and other show-biz types […]

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Seraphic Secret Hollywood Star Quiz: Answer Revealed

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The Greatest Thanksgiving Movie

Seraphic Secret usually recommends classic Hollywood movies to help celebrate our national holidays. But this year we’re going to switch gears and recommend one of our favorite Thanksgiving movies, Plains, Trains and Automobiles, 1987. Not only is this one of the finest, most touching Thanksgiving movie ever made, but it’s also the best film written, […]

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Hollywood For Sale

    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, are […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s: ’30-’33

Clark Gable, the greatest male star of the 1930’s. Gable was glamorous yet rugged, a man’s man. Women wanted him and men wanted to be him. We continue our decade-by-decade survey of The Twenty Greatest Movies. Last week we examined the 1920’s, the era of silent movies where a particular American vitality found expression in […]

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    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

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    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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