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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Dovima, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Passover, Photography, Quotes, Rick McGinnis, Saul Bass, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions, Vintage Cars, Vivien Leigh | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Ann Blyth, Ginger Rogers, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Bennett, Movie Posters, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

No, you have not fallen into a time warp. It is Wednesday. So: why Friday Photos today? The celebration of Succos starts tonight and continues into Shabbat. And because Orthodox Jews (that’s us) do not use electronics during these holidays you get Friday Photos early. We hope you enjoy this edition.

Posted in Art, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Family, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Photography, Quotes, Sandra Dee, Succos, True Hollywood Confessions, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Art, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Design, Dovima, Family, Friday Fotos, Ginger Rogers, Great Dialogue, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Blondell, Judaica, Judaism, Lielle Meital, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Rita Hayworth, Ronald Reagan, Screenwriting | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Clara Bow, Doris Day, Family, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Ginger Rogers, Gloria Swanson, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

David Niven, Ginger Rogers, and the Battle of the Bulge

On the night of December 16, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, eight jeep teams made up of German soldiers fluent in English slipped through American lines. Some carried vials of sulphuric acid to throw in the faces of American guards if they were stopped. Other groups cut communication wires and carried out minor […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Ava Gardner, Brigitte Bardot, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jerusalem, Livia Yarden, Movie Posters, Movie Star Ads, Movies, Painting, Photography, Rita Hayworth, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Take #3: The Meaning of Leaning in Hollywood

Leaning boards ( also called Slant boards) were invented for Hollywood players to relax between takes. Hollywood costumes were frequently cut on-the-bias, and tailored so snugly that the actor could not sit without bursting a ladder of seams. In fact, most of the time, there were no zippers or buttons on the costumes. Actors were […]

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Friday Footwear — Stiletto Statistics

Sigmund Freud famously asked: “What do women want?” A new survey by ShoeBuy.com confirms what Seraphic Secret knows: Women want shoes. Women dream of nose-bleed stilettos, ballet flats, boots, Oxfords, sandals — whatever! If it clothes the foot, women lust for it.  Okay, a few statistics.

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Hollywood Stars and Cars: I Drive Therefore I Am

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 […]

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The Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters

From where do we draw wisdom? First and foremost, Seraphic Secret relies on Torah, 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 lessons in human character that, […]

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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 Footwear: Hollywood Parade

Glamour depends on mystery, the art of concealment. Hollywood stars of the past and their handlers understood that to maintain the image projected on the screen was a full-time job. Hard working stars like Joan Crawford never appeared in public less than impeccably turned out. Even at their most casual, Hollywood stars of the golden […]

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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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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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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s: ’34-’37

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. For The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s, click here. For The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s, click here. For The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s, click here. Let’s roll: 11. Twentieth Century, 1934. Oscar Jaffe, John Barrymore, a stubborn, hyperkinetic […]

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