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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Art Deco, Brigitte Bardot, Design, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Wayne, Judaica, Judaism, Katherine Hepburn, Milton Glaser, Movie Posters, Myrna Loy, Olivia De Havilland, Painting, Photography, Theresa Wright, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: John Wayne Walks the Walk

It’s in the walk. Picture the following Hollywood stars in your mind’s eye: Mae West, hands caressing her Rubenesque hips, head tilted, not just sauntering but oozing forward to devour all who cross her path. Jimmy Cagney, elbows cocked, moving with concentrated energy, he propels himself like a coiled spring. Joan Crawford, leading with her linebacker shoulders, […]

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Hidden Hollywood: John Wayne, The Thief and The Taxi Driver

On September 17, 1964 Dr. John Jones at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles sliced into John Wayne’s body, performing surgery on a malignant tumor in the legendary actor’s left lung. The tumor was large, the size of a chicken egg. Jones removed the entire upper lobe of the left lung. The surgery took six […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ingrid Bergman, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Brigitte Bardot, Family, Hollywood Baseball, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Wayne, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: UnBaltimore Edition

The Baltimore neighborhood that saw the worst of the violence was already filled with many burned-out buildings and vacant lots that had not been rebuilt since the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Source via my friend Neo-Neocon Nothing more to say but enjoy the photos.

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Friday Photos: Just Photos

No commentary today. No rants about politics and culture. I am drained. Here are some random pictures that will, hopefully, enliven a darkling plain.

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Betty Grable, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Mirror, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Growing Up in Hollywood: A Way of Life, Like Any Other

Darcy O’Brien (1939 – 1998) was a scholar of Irish literature, and also the author of several best-selling works in the true-crime genre. “Two of a Kind: The Hillside Strangler” (1985) was adapted into the television film, “The Case of the Hillside Stranglers” starring Richard Crenna. “Murder in Little Egypt,” (1989) is about a small-town Illinois doctor […]

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Friday Photos: The High Horse Edition

At the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, Barack Obama warned that we should not “get on our high horse” over the immolation of Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Muadh al-Kasasbeh because Christians used to burn people too. It shocking and reprehensible that two days after Islamic terrorists burn a man alive, the President of the United […]

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jerusalem, Obama Watch, Photography, Stars and Cars, Terrorism | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 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

Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: Ride the High Country

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here. 5. Ride the […]

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Hollywood Stars and Their Cars: I Drive Therefore I Am Free

The automobile represents freedom. You climb into a car and go, go, go, whenever and wherever you want. The car is modern man’s path to liberty. Contrast cars with trains. Railroads are an expression of the collective. Individual identity is erased. You are at the mercy of a government-controlled system that turns  citizens into passive […]

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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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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s: ’46-’49

We continue our series of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Here are our our picks for the last five great movies of the 1940’s. 16. Notorious, 1946. No American actor has tampered with his own charming image more successfully than Cary Grant. In Only Angels Have Wings (1939) he is the tough boss […]

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Stupid American Jews Getting Not-so-Stupid, or: How American Jews Learned to Start Worrying About Obama

We know: it’s crazy paranoid to assume that a man who was mentored for over 20-years by a rabid Jew-hater just might have a few, um, issues, with Jews and Israel. But hey, Seraphic Secret did not go to an Ivy League college, nor did we attend graduate school where common sense is, North Korean […]

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