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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Self-Portraits, Early Selfies

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lillian Gish, Maayan Ariel, Movies, Painting, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Photography, Signs, Quotes, Russia, Self-Portrait, Seraphic Secret, Shabbos, Silent Movies, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: The No Men Edition

In Pierke Avot (Ethic of the Fathers) Hillel teaches: “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” Bibi Netanyahu won a resounding victory over the Israeli left and Barack Obama by paying heed to the great sage Hillel’s teaching. Bibi is a man in a world that is awash in eunuchs.

Posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jerusalem, Obama Watch, Talmud | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Friday Photos: Islam Denial Edition

The verbal gymnastics of the Obama administration have reached a level of weirdness that defies common sense. The targeted murder of Jews has been redefined as a “random act.” It is easy to make fun of Obama’s abuse of language, but really, we must ask ourselves, what is the political purpose of his stubborn (h/t […]

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Iran, ISIS, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jerusalem, Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Burning…

All across the country protests, riots, and race-baiters doing what they do in order to disrupt civil society. We don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we feel the need for some relief from the endless cycle of horrible, terrible, very bad news. We yearn for beauty, for images that, in one way […]

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Gloria Grahame, Hollywood Mirror, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Movie Posters: Hollywood’s Golden Age

Have you looked at a movie poster recently and said to yourself: I really have to see that film. Doubtful. In the digital era movie posters are barely there, a minor and frequently mediocre—tedious star shots dominate—element in the white-noise media that is dominated by an ever-shifting social media. There was a time, however, when […]

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In Memoriam: Barbara Kent, 103, Ribbon of Dreams

Barbara Kent: “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but being an actress was not it.” —The Sound of Silence, by Michael Ankerich. Barbara Kent, b. Barbara Cloutman, who passed away a few weeks ago, was one of the last surviving movie stars—Mickey Rooney, ailing and frail might be the last—who […]

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