Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood’s rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.”
—Gene Tierney

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Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, Design, Gene Tierney, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Director Michael Powell and Zionist Leader Chaim Weizmann

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Director Michael Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger were responsible for some of the finest, most distinctive movies made in Britain from the late 30s to the late 40s: The Spy in Black (1939), The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 49th Parallel (1941), One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), I Know Where I’m Going (1945), Stairway to Heaven ((1946), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948).

Of course, like all of us who work in the movie business, Powell labored over numerous beloved projects that were, for one reason or another, never produced.

In his luminous biography Million Dollar Movie, Powell writes of his passion to make a movie about the great Zionist leader, Chaim Weizmann, who went on to become Israel’s first President.

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Mass Shootings: What America Can Learn From Israel

My wife Karen is extremely accurate with a Ruger Vaquero.

The after-shooting ritual is in full bloom. One side screams at the other—and no one hears anything.

Before getting to the article about Israel and the value of the armed citizen, I want to point out that asking the government to solve the problem of mass shootings is both impractical and dangerously utopian.

The problem is not weapons.

The problem is human evil.

And human evil cannot be legislated away.

The best that we can do is to defend against it.

Here are my suggestions:

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Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform?

It’s no secret The Democratic Party has a tendency to cozy up to socialists, but how far left have they really become? To find out, Ami Horowitz took to the streets of New York to debut America’s most exciting (and disturbing) game show: Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform!

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.”
—John Ford

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Posted in Art, Carole Lombard, Design, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, RIP, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Flashback: Hollywood Valentine

Mary Pickford, 1920s

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Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Carole Lombard, Deanna Durbin, Doris Day, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Taylor, Holidays, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Kim Novak, Mary Pickford, Rita Hayworth, Valentine's Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

American Media Cheers Stalinist Propaganda at the Olympics

The Washington Post and other left wing media went orgasmic over the 229 red clad North Korean cheerleaders.

Ever since President Trump won the election the left has been spreading the dopey fantasy that America is now living in The Handmaid’s Tale. A world where regiments of red clad women live at the whim of a totalitarian state.

The recent film, a turgid piece of left wing propaganda (based on a clunky novel by the untalented Canadian left wing nut case Margaret Atwood) has been celebrated as a cautionary tale about the evils of Trump and Melania and Pence and Ivanka, and… whatever.

And now we have the spectacle of the leftwing media being super-charmed by an actual brigade of red clad women who move and speak and sing in robotic synch — like a bunch of, um, handmaidens.

I’m speaking of of the rigor mortis smiling North Korean Olympic cheerleaders who have caused the western media to go absolutely gaga.

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Posted in America, Donald Trump, Media, Mike Pence, North Korea, Politics, Propaganda War | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Responses

Who Will Google Silence Next?

Google and YouTube dominate internet search with over 75% of the market. If you disappear on Google, your ability to voice your opinion disappears too.

PragerU is an educational non-profit that has had over 40 of their videos restricted by YouTube. That’s why they have recently filed a lawsuit against the tech giant.

This is not just about PragerU being silenced — it’s about the targeting of dissenting opinions.

Tomorrow it could be your point of view that is silenced.

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Posted in America, Big Brother, Culture Wars, Google, Political Cencorship, Politics, Prager University, Totalitarian Progressives, YouTube | Tagged , , , | 2 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I’m no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.”
—Clark Gable

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Posted in Art, Clark Gable, Friday Footwear, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?

The phrase climate change is leftist speak for… the weather. As in: “Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.”

This latest leftist hysteria is an elaborate ruse to grow government and impose mountains of new regulations and ever heavier taxes on the American people.

Does anyone remember Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 “Population Bomb” hysteria?

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Facebook Disappears Israel As “Country” Option, Includes IslamoNazi Non-Country ‘Palestine’…

 

Karen and I are proud that our cousin, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (he has a D after his name, but in fact he’s a solid Conservative) stands up to Jew-hatred and Jew-Haters at every opportunity.

Dov is now calling attention to the fact that Facebook has decided that the Jewish State does not exist. Presumably, Israel has been disappeared by some evil little Facebook programmer. Or was this a decision made by a committee of overbred overeducated leftists?

We should all drop a note to Facebook and let them know that they are committing a cyber-Holocaust.

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Posted in America, Facebook, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Being an actress is like living in a show window. It’s the price you pay.”
— Madeleine Carroll

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Posted in Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movie Posters, Movies, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

President Trump’s SOTU: Americans Are Dreamers Too

Officer Ryan Holets, his wife Rebecca and adopted daughter Hope, at President Trump’s SOTU.

In spite of the fact that the speech was too long (any speech that runs longer than 7 minutes is too long) I loved President Trump’s SOTU.

It was filled with a love of America, pride in our military, respect for our flag, and an almost mystical vision of the American people and their unique virtues.

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Posted in America, Barack Hussein Obama, Democrat Fascists, Democrat Racists, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economy, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jerusalem, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Judaism, Taxes | Tagged , , , , | 5 Responses

The Second Civil War

Last Sunday, my friend Daniel Greenfield delivered a brilliant speech to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.

Daniel explains that no matter how many elections Republicans win, the Democrats, which is to say the radical left, always nullify the election by waging a ruthless a culture war that is a toxic mix of Orwellian Newspeak, and Bolshevik ruthlessness.

As the late great Andrew Breitbart said: “Politics is downstream from culture.”

Daniel is one of the smartest people I know. Thus, I hope that you will take the time to watch this video, or if you prefer, read the transcript below.

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Posted in America, Conservatism, Culture Wars, Democrat Fascists, Democrat Racists, Democrats, Donald Trump, Illegal Immigration | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Sorry For the Silence

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My computer is having a nervous breakdown, hence the silence these past few days. I’ve been consulting with computer people all over the place but my little laptop seems to have gone blooey.  Thanks for all your concerned emails, comments, and for your patience. I’m hoping to be back online in a few days.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“She didn’t want to be famous. She wanted to be happy.”
—Clark Gable on Jean Harlow

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IslamoNazi Abbas Digs His Own Grave

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, who knows more about the Arab-Muslim world than most Arab-Muslims, explains the two-and-a half-hour rant delivered by Mahmoud Abbas.

World leaders seemed shocked, just shocked by the sheer looniness and Castro-like length of the Abbas rant. But these overbred, overeducated members of the diplomatic corps have conveniently ignored Abbas’ infamous history: he received his, ahem, Ph.D from Moscow Central with a dissertation denying the Holocaust. During the 60s and 70s he was the bag man for various Islamist terrorist activities, most prominent, the Munich massacre. He’s as corrupt as the rest of the PA, stealing millions from international aid and enriching his clan.

In short, Abbas is an IslamoNazi who should have been put in the ground a long time ago.

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Posted in Donald Trump, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Jerusalem | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains, the Republican Party was actually responsible for nearly every advancement for minorities and women in U.S. history—and remains the champion of equality to this day.

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Protests in Iran Undermine a Key Premise of the Nuclear Deal

I’m pretty sure that most of us agree that a nuclear North Korea is a global threat.

Four American administrations and the best and the brightest in the State Department have misread and mishandled the North Koreans at every step. Instead of accepting the obvious fact that some cultures do not share the same values we in America cherish, the chattering classes have chosen a delusional belief that our Democratic values are, um, universal.

Barack Obama and his gang of overbred, overeducated leftists pursued the exact same course with the IslamoNazis of Iran, arguing in favor of, get this, “rational anti-Semites.”

The only thing worse than a nuclear North Korea is a nuclear Iran.

My good friend David Gerstman explains why the current riots in Iran—23 Iranians have been murdered by the regime so far—are proof that the Obama-Iran nuclear deal is foolish.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much… My film career faded. A man can go on playing certain roles till he’s sixty. But not a woman… The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.”—Joan Bennett in a 1984 interview

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    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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