Tag Archives: Colleen Moore

Independence Day: Once Upon A Time Hollywood Loved America

A long time ago, in a universe far far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in those dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism. L.B. Mayer (b. Lazar Meir) the powerful head of MGM, was a pioneer of the […]

Posted in Ann Blyth, Ava Gardner, Bette Davis, Betty Grable, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Twelvetrees, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, July 4th, Lana Turner, Madge Evans, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Photography, Rita Hayworth | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

July 4th Flashback: When Hollywood Loved America

A long time ago, in a universe far, far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in the dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism. L.B. Mayer (b. Lazar Meir) the powerful head of MGM, was a pioneer of the […]

Posted in America, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, July 4th | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: Colleen Moore’s Not So Romantic Wedding Night

Flaming Youth was a huge hit and propelled Colleen Moore (1899 – 1988) to international stardom. Colleen was smart about her career, carefully choosing her roles and propelling herself to stardom. However, like so many young, inexperienced Hollywood actresses, she was not wise in her choice of men. Her notions of love were gauzy images based […]

Posted in Colleen Moore, Hidden Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Silent Movies | Also tagged , , , , | 3 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: Rudolph Valentino and the Rabbi’s Beautiful Daughter

The great pioneering director D.W. Griffith hired Rabbi Isadore Myers as the Jewish technical consultant on his great epic, Intolerance, 1916. Griffith was so happy with Rabbi Myer’s expert advice and attention to detail that he said to the good Rabbi: “How can I ever repay you?” Replied Rabbi Myers: “I have a daughter who would […]

Posted in Carmel Myers, Hidden Hollywood, History, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaism, Patsy Ruth Miller, Photography, Rudolph Valentino, Silent Movies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Hollywood — Play Ball!

Ever since Hollywood invented itself as a universal dream factory, movies about baseball were viewed as the perfect landscape in which to explore themes of loyalty, ambition, competition, and of course, love. More than any other sports genre, baseball movies have dominated the silver screen. And of course, Hollywood publicity departments frequently used baseball to […]

Posted in Buster Keaton, Carole Lombard, Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Hollywood, Hollywood Baseball, Hollywood Play Ball, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Rita Hayworth | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

At five feet, two inches, he was the biggest star in the world. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was probably the most talented star Hollywood ever produced. His astonishing career started in the silent era as a child actor. Rooney made the transition to sound with ease, and his career saw work in radio, television and […]

Posted in Ava Gardner, Colleen Moore, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Wedding Nights, Mickey Rooney, Movies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

How Hollywood Bobbed America’s Hair

Hollywood is the greatest propaganda machine the world has ever known. Audiences used to sit in a velvety dark theater, drinking in the silver images projected on the screen. Actors were larger than life, and the manner in which they were styled — wardrobe, makeup, and hair — influenced mass audiences the world over. In […]

Posted in Gloria Swanson, Hollywood, Hollywood Hair | Also tagged , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Friday Photos: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios took thousands of photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—let America know that it and the heartland were aligned. Seraphic Secret — Karen and I — are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat only kosher food. Our lives and […]

Posted in Christmas, Hollywood | Also tagged , , , , , , | 22 Responses

Friday Photos: Stars And Their Cars

Automobiles represent freedom. You climb into a car and go, go, go, whenever and wherever you want. The car is modern man’s most potent symbol of, and path to liberty. Contrast cars with trains. Trains and subways are an expression of the collective. Individual identity is erased. You are at the mercy of a state […]

Posted in Colleen Moore, Friday Fotos, High Speed Rail, Hollywood, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Stars and Cars, William Powell | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses
  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Friends

    Hollywood

    Politics, Bloggers & News