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Gloria Grahame: Marriage Hollywood Style

Tweet Before Woody and Soon-Yi there was Gloria and Anthony. In June 1948, the day after that she divorced her first husband, actress Gloria Grahame (1923 – 1981) wed director Nicholas Ray. The marriage was troubled right from the start and ended when Ray walked in on Grahame while she was in bed with another […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Colleen Moore’s Not So Romantic Wedding Night

Tweet Flaming Youth was a huge hit and propelled Colleen Moore (1899 – 1988) to international stardom. Colleen was smart about her career, carefully choosing her roles and propelling herself to stardom. However, like so many young, inexperienced Hollywood actresses, she was not wise in her choice of men. Her notions of love were gauzy images […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Gloria Swanson’s Wedding Night

Tweet Between 1919 and 1921, Gloria Swanson starred in a series of wildly popular films for director Cecile B. De Mille in which the iconography of Hollywood glamour was formally codified. The titles of these films carry the whiff of scandal and decadence: Don’t Change Your Husband (1919), For Better, For Worse (1919), Male and […]

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Jewess With a Gun: Israeli Sharpshooter Tells All

Tweet “How long did it take you to qualify as a sharpshooter in the IDF?” “Not too long. I had natural way with rifle. I start out at 15 meters, then up to 30, 50, 100, 400 then all the way up to,” she hesitates, “classified meters.” Israeli soldiers are famously and appropriately tight-lipped regarding training and […]

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How I Married Karen 39 Years Ago Today

Tweet Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen since fourth grade when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush. Without Karen, I never would have accomplished much in life. It was her faith […]

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How Not To Marry in Hollywood — Or Anywhere

Tweet In June 1948, the day after that she divorced her first husband, actress Gloria Grahame wed director Nicholas Ray. But the marriage was troubled and ended when Ray walked in on Grahame while she was in bed with another man. Actually, a boy. He was 13-year-old Anthony Ray, Nick’s son from a previous marriage.

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Endless Love: Happy 35th Anniversary

Tweet I have been in love with my wife Karen since I was nine years old, which is to say for most of my life. We were married in 1977. Today is our 35th anniversary. I’m republishing the first and final chapter of my series How I Married Karen as a tribute to my wife […]

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Edith Head Wants You to Get and Keep a Husband

Tweet Winner of eight Academy Awards for Costume Design, Edith Head was uniquely positioned to become a brand name, and reach a wide audience with her deep knowledge of fashion. Thus, in 1967, Random House published a handsome volume by Edith Head with Joe Hyams, How to Dress For Success. With its lilac linen cover […]

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