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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Art, Automobiles, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Tuesday Weld, Vintage Cars | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, Anna May Wong, Art, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Vintage Cars | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Judaica, Judaism, Kim Novak, Lauren Bacall, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Vintage Cars | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, Art, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Holocaust, Judaism, Painting, Photography, Star Ads, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Livia Yarden, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Hollywood Star Ads: Buy Me, Be Me

Ever since there were movie stars there have been star product endorsements. Corporations and their advertising companies were quick to understand that those larger than life figures floating like angels on the silver screen were potent persuaders. Thus, the synergistic relationship between one product, the movie star, and a consumer product — cigarettes, perfume, makeup, […]

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Tough Guys, Tough Dialogue

The trick in writing dialogue for movies is to write as little as possible. Less is more. But when you do use dialogue, every word counts; every word a precious jewel that, ideally, delivers the proper balance of tone, characterization, and story. Here are a few examples of brilliant dialogue where we learn everything we […]

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Hollywood on Hollywood

Labor Day affords us the opportunity to reflect on work, our jobs, present and past. Good jobs, bad jobs, we’ve all had our share of both. Work should set you free. Honest labor puts money in your pocket which allows you to spend that money as you see fit. Ideally, work infuses the individual with […]

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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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Raoul Walsh: Man + Woman = Movie

In a long and exhausting story conference at the dawn of my screenwriting career, as Brian De Palma and I wrestled with the Byzantine plot of Body Double (1984) I asked Brian what on earth was the motivation for our main character’s line of action. “There are only two valid dramatic motivations for anything,” said […]

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Sidney Fox: Lost in Hollywood

In 1930, film mogul Carl Laemmle, Jr., attended Lost Sheep, a Broadway play that had garnered positive reviews. A young actress, Sidney Fox, b. Sidney Leiffer, received particularly good notices for her performance. The influential New York Times observed:  “As Rhoda, little Sidney Fox [she stood only 4′ 10″ tall] won the hearts of the […]

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