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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, 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

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

Tweet 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 […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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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

Tweet 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 […]

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Friday Footwear — Stiletto Statistics

Tweet 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

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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The Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters

Tweet 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 […]

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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 Footwear: Hollywood Parade

Tweet 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 […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s: ’40-’43

Tweet 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 […]

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Catching Up: Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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, […]

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