Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“A woman’s hands gets me every time. More than her face, figure, clothes, anything. The girl who, when she smokes, makes the cigarette seem a part of her hand. The girl who, when she kisses you, touches your face with her hands. That always gets me down for the count.”
– Cary Grant (Modern Screen, 1941)

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Which Witch to Watch or 7 Movies About Witches

Lisbeth Movin as Anne in Day of Wrath.

Witchcraft and witches have been a favorite subject of films ever since the silent era. Witches secretly mask themselves in normalcy while deviously undermining society, orthodox religion, and free will.

Generally, films about witches fall into two general categories: those that believe in witches, and those that view witchcraft as a symptom of sexual repression.

Here are seven films about witches and witchcraft that should be screened.

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What is Intersectionality

Intersectionality is the newest fad in political activism. What is it? Who’s involved? And, what does it even mean? Nobody is better prepared to answer these questions than Daily Wire editor-in-chief and podcast sensation, Ben Shapiro. He breaks it all down in this invaluable video.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I was born at the age of 12 on the MGM lot.”
—Judy Garland

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Posted in Art, Carole Landis, Carole Lombard, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Kim Novak, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Rick McGinnis, True Hollywood Confessions, Veronica Lake, William Powell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Jackie Danicki’s Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture A Fitting Tribute

Jackie Danicki delivers the 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture, 6-10-’18
Photo by: Steve Cohn www.stevecohnphotography.com (310) 277-2054 © 2018 Steve Cohn Photography

Every lecture delivered in memory of our son Ariel Chaim ZT’L is special. But this year’s lecture by our good friend Jackie Danicki was extraordinary.

Fifteen years ago Jackie and I met online after she wrote a beautiful comment on one of my earliest blogposts about our beloved son who had passed away.

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Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

You are currently funding some dangerous people. These people are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their ideology that’s built on resentment. In this video, Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, explains who they are and how American parents and taxpayers have found themselves funding this dangerous gang of nihilists.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Irving Penn, Sophia Loren, New York City, 1959
“I was born wise. Street-wise, people-wise, self-wise. This wisdom was my birthright. I was also born old. And illegitimate. But the two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty… I was not intrigued with the accouterments of success and fame, the furs, jewels, expensive automobiles and mansions… I can assure you that these things were not on my mind when I sat spellbound in that Pozzuoli movie house. It was what these performers on the screen were doing, not what they received for doing it.“
—Sophia Loren

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Jackie Danicki to Deliver 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Ariel Chaim Avrech, ZT’L

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place this coming Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

Location: Young Israel of Century City

9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.

Karen and I are delighted to announce that our good friend Jackie Danicki will deliver this year’s lecture:

“Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

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The Tragedy of Hollywood Star Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez by George Hurrell

The lives of Hollywood stars are too frequently tragic tales of absent fathers, cruelly ambitious mothers, and madly dysfunctional families.

Mexican-American actress, Lupe Velez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944) “The Mexican Spitfire” was a beautiful, passionate, emotionally fragile woman best known for a series of 1930’s B movies in which she plays a delightfully scatter-brained character who speaks broken English punctuated by rapid fire bursts of Spanish.

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Adam Carolla: Don’t Make Things Worse

Adam Carolla, comedian, social critic and host of the wildly popular Adam Carolla podcast, delivers the 2018 commencement address for Prager U. He offers some sage advice and makes a heart-felt request — as only Adam can.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“The bad girls were so much fun to play… The critics always said I acted best with a gun in my hand.”
—Audrey Totter

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Posted in America, Ann Miller, Art, Art Deco, Audrey Totter, Automobiles, Dovima, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Photography, Rick McGinnis, William Powell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Jackie Danicki to Deliver 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Ariel Chaim Avrech, ZT’L

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

Location: Young Israel of Century City

9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.

Karen and I are delighted to announce that our good friend Jackie Danicki will deliver this year’s lecture:

“Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

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America’s Second War of Independence

In this video, author Brian Kilmeade sheds light on the largely and unfortunately overlooked War of 1812. Kilmeade explains how this war got started, the daunting odds against a nation in its infancy, and the unlikely hero who secured America’s young nation’s future by pulling off one of the greatest upsets in military history.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2018

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech, 42nd Div. U.S. Army, Colonel, Ret., conducts services during the Korean War.

My father, Chaplain Rabbi Abraham Avrech, z’l  (1919-2014) U.S. Army, 42nd Div., Colonel, Ret., conducts services during the Korean War.

On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country.

Our eternal gratitude.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I have many regrets, and I’m sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret… if you have any sense, and if you don’t regret them, maybe you’re stupid.”
—Katherine Hepburn

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Jackie Danicki to Deliver 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Ariel Chaim Avrech, ZT’L

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

Location: Young Israel of Century City

9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.

Karen and I are delighted to announce that our good friend Jackie Danicki will deliver this year’s lecture:

“Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

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Playing the Black Card

In America, there’s a card more valuable than any card from Visa or American Express. What is it? How can you get one? Candace Owens, Communications Director for Turning Point USA, answers these questions.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Ann Miller, c.1944
“There’s definitely a place for real glamour – and a real woman must be in her late 30’s or early 40’s because the young ones haven’t the foggiest idea what it’s all about.”
—Ann Miller in 1971

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New York Daily News Engages in Blood Libel

This was the cover of the NY Daily News for Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

 

The IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians and who live in the IslamoNazi/Palestinian state of Gaza, ruled by Hamas, a terrorists gang, have been organizing violent riots on Israel’s border for the past few weeks.

The ostensible purpose of the riots is the march to return.

Return meaning to the state of Israel.

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Why the U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem is a Good Thing for the Civilized World

Do you remember how the left told us that anti-Semitism was resurgent in America because of President Trump’s election?

Funny how the left always projects its own ideological pathologies on Conservatives.

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    NOTE: Click on video titles inside the thumbnail images, below, to open that video in YouTube

    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio: (64MB)
    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70MB)
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