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Independence Day: Once Upon A Time Hollywood Loved America

A long time ago, in a universe far far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in those dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism. L.B. Mayer (b. Lazar Meir) the powerful head of MGM, was a pioneer of the […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Fashion, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Marlene Dietrich, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Rita Hayworth | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Design, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Rita Hayworth, Screenwriting | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.” Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday. But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail in […]

Posted in Anita Page, Anna May Wong, Carole Lombard, Christianity, Christmas, Clara Bow, Fay Wray, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Marceline Day, Mary Pickford, Rita Hayworth, Shirley Temple | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, America, Art, Automobiles, Brigitte Bardot, Design, Edward Hopper, Family, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Lielle Meital, Livia Yarden, Maayan Ariel, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Vivien Leigh | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

July 4th Flashback: When Hollywood Loved America

A long time ago, in a universe far, far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in the dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism. L.B. Mayer (b. Lazar Meir) the powerful head of MGM, was a pioneer of the […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Issur Danielovitch AKA Kirk Douglas Can’t Get a Prom Date

In the beginning of his legendary career, Kirk Douglas (1916 – ) b. Issur Danielovitch, was almost typecast as a well-meaning but ineffectual husband in two fine films, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946, and A Letter to Three Wives, 1949.  But his career ascended into mega-stardom when he played cynical heroes motivated by rage: […]

Posted in Hidden Hollywood, History, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jewish Hollywood, Judaism, Kirk Douglas | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, via newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. Seraphic Secret—Karen and I—are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat only […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movies, Painting, Photography, Rita Hayworth, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Painting, Photography, Rosh Hashanah, Screenwriting, Shabbos, 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

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Friday Fotos, Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: Leviticus 25:10 Edition

Every week brings news that is at once shocking, and yet painfully familiar as Islamist barbarians rampage across the globe inflicting untold tortures and outrages. And yet, at the same time, Obama and the lapdog media insist that Islam is being misunderstood. You see, Islamist monsters are really “extremist zealots.” Question: Why do millions of […]

Posted in Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Jerusalem, Livia Yarden, Obama Watch, Obamacare | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Responses

New Year, Old Hollywood

Here at Seraphic Secret we try to remain optimistic. However, after six years of Obama, this state of mind becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. IslamoNazis are on the march all across the globe. Iran edges closer to becoming a nuclear power even as Obama touts what a good friend Iran could be. ObamaCare is, as we […]

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Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, through newspapers,fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood — though founded by poor immigrant Jews — informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. Seraphic Secret — Karen and I — are Orthodox Jews. We […]

Posted in Brigitte Bardot, Christmas, Holidays, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 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

Take #1: The Meaning of Leaning in Hollywood

Leaning boards ( also called Slant boards) were invented for Hollywood players to relax between takes. Frequently, the costumes were cut on the bias, and tailored so snugly that the actor could not sit down without bursting a ladder of seams. In fact, most of the time, there were no zippers or buttons on the […]

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Four Movies for the Fourth of July

Family, friends, backyard barbecue. You’re going to load up on burgers, hot dogs and french fries. Naturally, you will be exhausted from celebrating Independence Day. Time to heave your starch-laden body into a club chair and enjoy some rousing entertainment. Here are Seraphic Secret’s suggestions: four spectacular movies that are uniquely appropriate for this great […]

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Teresa Wright’s Audacious Normalcy

Actress Theresa Wright (1918-2005), gained unusual clout in the early stages of her distinguished career when she insisted on a most unusual clause in her 1941 contract with Samuel Goldwyn. Goldwyn, a talented, but hard-headed Hollywood producer, desperately wanted Wright under contract, and so he swallowed his pride and allowed Wright’s clause to stand. But […]

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