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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Thanksgiving 2016: The Children of the Children of Israel

Tweet As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope?

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney’s Wedding Night

Tweet MGM’s roster of female stars constituted the greatest collection of beautiful and talented women the world has ever known. One of the greatest was Ava Gardner. As an emerging starlet in the early 1940’s, before she made a single movie the breathtaking Southern beauty was the talk of the town. Mickey Rooney was MGM’s […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Friday Fotos, Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Responses

Thanksgiving 2015: The Children of the Children of Israel

Tweet As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled […]

Posted in America, Barbara Kent, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Judaism, Judaism & Christianity, Thanksgiving | Also tagged , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Talking About Carly Talking

Tweet   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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Friday Photos: Here, There, Everywhere

Tweet   Chutzpah: George Stephanapoulos says there is no liberal bias in the media. Enjoy the images.

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Anna May Wong, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Marilyn Monroe | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Responses

Friday Photos: Drowning in Obama’s Oceania

Tweet This past week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest admitted that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism who kill Americans. But, he continued, it would be unrealistic to expect the Iranian regime to give up terrorism. This statement was in defense of Obama’s continuing appeasement of the IslamoNazis of Iran. In the past, when […]

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Iran, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jewish Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Myrna Loy, Obama Watch | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Boys and Girls Together — But Not On Facebook

Tweet The goal of the postmodern Democrat party is to centralize and harness the power of the state, which is then used as a blunt instrument of intimidation to suppress liberty and bring about an imagined Socialist utopia. Because Socialism always brings poverty, unemployment, misery and chaos wherever it rears its collective head, Democrats have […]

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Hollywood Stars and Their Cars: I Drive Therefore I Am Free

Tweet The automobile represents freedom. You climb into a car and go, go, go, whenever and wherever you want. The car is modern man’s path to liberty. Contrast cars with trains. Railroads are an expression of the collective. Individual identity is erased. You are at the mercy of a government-controlled system that turns  citizens into […]

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Mamie Van Doren: Armed and Dangerous

Tweet “What’re you watching?” Karen steps into the living room, glances at the TV, and tries to figure out what movie is playing on TCM. Usually, I’m watching a 30s screwball comedy, or a silent film from the 20s. But this film is from the 50s. Not my favorite decade. The lighting is dead flat, […]

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Hollywood: Cheek to Cheek

Tweet Commenting on yesterday’s Cheek to Cheek post, a faithful Seraphic Secret reader privately wrote that the lovely pictures saddened her. “Romance is gone,” she mused. “There are no contemporary Hollywood stars who can be photographed with such loving conviction.” Very true. Ever since movie stars first sat down with Johnny Carson and revealed themselves […]

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Hollywood: Cheek to Cheek

Tweet During Hollywood’s Golden Age, studio photographers—usually anonymous—shot millions of photos of stars, starlets, and contract players. The photos were sent out to movie magazines, theaters, distributors, and movie fans who wrote to their favorite stars requesting autographed photos. Several genres of photos became the bread and butter of the overworked and immensely gifted photographers. […]

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Hollywood Stars and Cars: I Drive Therefore I am

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. […]

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Friday Footwear: Hollywood Steps Out

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 […]

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Friday Fotos: Hollywood Stars and Their Cars

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 […]

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The Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters

Tweet From where do we draw wisdom? First and foremost, Seraphic Secret relies on the Torah—written and oral—on the lessons of 3,000 years of Jewish history, and on the common sense advice of my wife Karen. And then there are the movies, a moral landscape of immeasurable power where searing images and razor-sharp dialogue deliver […]

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