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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

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Dovima, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Passover, Photography, Quotes, Rick McGinnis, Saul Bass, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions, Vintage Cars, Vivien Leigh | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Purim, Quotes, Rick McGinnis, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Bette Davis, Family, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Painting, The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood, True Hollywood Confessions, Vivien Leigh | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 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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Hollywood in Stitches, Part II

Part I is here. “Hurry up and wait!” Anyone who has worked on a major Hollywood production is familiar with this ironic command. There is a tremendous amount of down time on a Hollywood film. It takes hours to set up lights, rig camera and sound, and make sure the sets and props are in […]

Posted in Doris Day, Feminism, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Glamour, Gloria Stuart, Hollywood, Hollywood in Stitches, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Blondell, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Astor, Movies, Vivien Leigh | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Hollywood Hair: Leda Styled By Leonardo da Vinci

Years ago, on Shabbos evenings, when our children were little, I would frequently grab an art book, sit in my chair, and one of the kids would climb into my lap. We’d turn the pages, look at the pictures, and make up stories about the figures in the paintings. Ariel, Z’TL, was intrigued by the […]

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The Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters

From where do we draw wisdom? First and foremost, Seraphic Secret relies on the Torah—written and oral—on the lessons of 3,000 years of Jewish history, and on the common sense advice of my wife Karen. And then there are the movies, a moral landscape of immeasurable power where searing images and razor-sharp dialogue deliver lessons […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Males It In

The operative word is effortless. In truth, Chaplin’s style was only achieved through the superlative tailoring of the English Savile Row firm, Anderson & Sheppard. As the new book, Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born, edited by Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, makes clear, the venerable British tailors  shunned actors and other show-biz types […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s: ’40-’43

Several months ago I started a list of my picks for the Greatest Movies ever made. I began with silent films, made my way through the 30’s, then started the 40’s but got sidetracked by, um, laziness. My apologies. I’m going to continue with my list of the 20 films that I feel are the […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Hats

There was a time when wearing a hat was  de rigueur. Fine millinery was considered a sign of good taste, good breeding and good fashion. Hollywood actresses were rarely seen in public without hat, gloves and a designer outfit. Those were the days when Hollywood insisted on projecting style and glamour. Of course, with the destruction […]

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Catching Up: Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s

Several months ago I started a list of my picks for the Greatest Movies ever made. I started with silent films, made my way through the 30’s, then started the 40’s but got sidetracked by, um, laziness. My apologies. I’m going to continue with my list of the 20 films that I feel are the […]

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