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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney’s Wedding Night

MGM’s roster of female stars constituted the greatest collection of beautiful and talented women the world has ever known. One of the greatest was Ava Gardner. As an emerging starlet in the early 1940’s, before she made a single movie the breathtaking Southern beauty was the talk of the town. Mickey Rooney was MGM’s golden […]

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July 4 In Hollywood

The photos seem to be from another planet, or at least a parrallel universe. It was not so long ago that Hollywood was institutionally patriotic. Studio photos always included an Independence Day shot, frequently an innocent piece of cheesecake. Because what’s more American than igniting fireworks while wearing a bathing suit. L.B. Mayer of MGM […]

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Clark Gable: A Child… A Bull… No Filth

John Lee Mahin (1902-1984) was one of the greatest screenwriters. His credits include some of Hollywood’s most enduring classics: Scarface (1932), Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), China Seas (1935), Wife Versus Secretary (1936), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) with uncredited contributions to, among others, A Star is Born (1937),  Test Pilot (1938), Gone With […]

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Not So Hollywood Wedding Night: Ava Gardner & Mickey Rooney

Hollywood, in its Golden Age, was a dream machine spinning images of adventure, glamour, and most of all, romance. MGM’s roster of female stars constituted the greatest collection of beautiful and talented women the world has ever known. One of the greatest was Ava Gardner. As an emerging starlet in the early 1940’s, before she […]

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Haunted Hollywood

In Seraphic Secret’s move to WordPress last week, this post was, for a while, lost in cyberspace. Due to the kindness and tech know-how of our faithful reader Alter Ben-Zion, we have been able to snatch this blog out of its spectral prison. Alter also sent all the comments and they are included. In 1925, […]

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