Hidden Hollywood: Casting Call for Tzar Nicholas

David O. Selznick at MGM with a photograph of his father Lewis J. Selznick. Photograph by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

David O. Selznick, producer of Gone With the Wind, probably the most profitable movie ever made, was the son of industry pioneer Lewis J. Selznick.

The elder Selznick had been an independent producer in the early days of Hollywood who pioneered a new age of Wall Street investment in the motion picture business.

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What Was the Cold War?

The decades-long “Cold War” (1947-1989) between the United States and the Soviet Union was so named because the two global powers never came to direct blows. Yet, the war was not without its victims. In fact, millions of Cubans, Koreans and Vietnamese suffered under Communist tyranny. In this video, Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts explains why “The Cold War” could just as easily be called “The Third World War.”

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Not long before she died in 1981 at age 57, Gloria Grahame, who had acted in films signed by Frank Capra, Nicholas Ray, Josef von Sternberg, Vincente Minnelli, Elia Kazan, Fritz Lang, and Fred Zinnemann, demolished them all in one sweeping statement. “Those men never directed me,” she told an English stage director with whom she was currently working. “I’d go home and work on it with my mother, then come in and shoot it, and that would be that.”
—Donald Chase, “Gloria Grahame In Praise of the Naughty Mind,” Film Comment, 1997

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The Secret Arafat Tape

Terrorist Yasser Arafat

“[Ariel] Sharon even considered disseminating a videotape filmed by Romanian intelligence in the late 1970s. General Ion Mihai Pacepa, the former head of DIE (the Soviet-Romanian intelligence organization)—who said of [Yasser] Arafat, “I have never seen so much cleverness, blood, and abomination combined in one man”—recalled that his men had installed hidden cameras in the official guesthouse where Arafat stayed after meeting with President Nicolae Ceausescu, and that the cameras documented Arafat engaging in homosexual relations with his bodyguards. Sharon told his aides that this documentation had reached the hands of Israeli intelligence and that he considered dissemination it anonymously on the internet.”

Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations by Ronen Bergman, pg. 558

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Make Men Masculine Again

Rape, murder, war – all have one thing in common: Men. The solution seems simple: make men less toxic – make men less masculine. In this video, Allie Stuckey, Host of “Allie” on CRTV & “Relatable” podcast, explains why demonizing masculinity is not the solution, but the problem.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I liked the strong characters. I don’t mean women who have masculine qualities about them, but something that has some intestinal fortitude, some guts to it.”
—Ida Lupino

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Books On My Night Table

It’s no secret that the various Israeli secret services are quite effective.

Ronen Bergman’s doorstopper of a book, Rise and Kill First: The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel’s Assassination Program, concentrates, obviously, on the enemies of the Jewish State who are chosen for assassination.

Bergman chronicles the awkward birth pangs of the intelligence services in pre-state Israel to the high-tech machinery that is now in motion.

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The Strange Death of Comedy

Tell a joke now and who knows who you might offend? Identity politics is taking the fun out of just about everything. This is – no fooling – a very serious problem. Actor/Comedian Owen Benjamin explains why and what needs to be done about it.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“[I] have never worked with an actress who was more co-operative, less temperamental, and a better workman — to use my term of highest compliment — than Barbara Stanwyck.”
—Cecil B DeMille

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She’s Got Greta Garbo Eyes

Generations of Hollywood actresses—including Marilyn Monroe—sought to emulate Greta Garbo’s dramatic eye makeup. To create her distinctive look, Garbo would apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly over her eyelids, cover with a neutral skin toned powder up to the brow line, and then blend a dark shade into the crease for a theatrical, deep-set effect. She’d also line her upper lid with eyeliner made from a blend of petroleum and charcoal pigment. And finally, Garbo finished her styling with mascara.

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Left Wing Mob Hurl Feces at Kosher Cafe in LA

The Democrat party are not just Socialists. They are Stalinists, a political  lynch mob who seek to destroy anyone who does not agree with their radical ideology.

Consider this: Asher Shalom, a successful Los Angeles businessman, opens a kosher restaurant in Boyle Heights—an economically depressed neighborhood—and a leftist mob pelts his business with feces because he Tweeted support for President Trump.

This kind of behavior is not just tolerated by the Democrat leadership but encouraged. When Democrats and the lapdog media label President Trump racist, fascist, Hitler, and now traitor, obviously those millions of Americans who voted for and support the President are outside the pale and deserve to be treated like, well… like Jews facing the Inquisition.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

At the beginning of her career Myrna Loy´s turned-up nose was rather troublesome. She had a little bone on the side of her nose, which cast a shadow in certain lights. This drove the cameramen crazy “because they never knew when it would appear. They’d see the rushes, groan, ‘There’s that thing again,’ and have to retake the scene. It looked like a tiny smudge on my nose. I mean you could hardly see it, but that’s how far the mania for perfection went.” So she was often called in for retakes and since those are rather expensive she was once called in by the makeup department who announced that they maybe would fix her nose. “I was horrified. I used to be known as ‘The Nose’ for goodness’ sake—thousands of women went to plastic surgeons to have it duplicated. I said, ‘Never! Nobody’s touching this nose!’ and got out of there fast.” And she was right. She had the most famous and sought-after nose of the 1930s and women would regularly go to plastic surgeons to get a nose like Myrna Loy.

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How the World Really Views Israel

This is an unusually upbeat article about Israel and its place in the postmodern world order. Normally, we tend to think of Israel as a country under endless political and diplomatic siege with the Jew-Haters of the BDSM movement circling like vultures. But a closer inspection reveals a more nuanced reality.

Israel and the Iroquois Nation came together this week — In Israel — at the Lacrosse World Championship. The Iroquois Nation team was subjected to enormous pressure to boycott, but they steadfastly refused to be swayed. The Iroquois, who invented Lacrosse in about 1100 CE, know a thing or two about indigenous peoples reclaiming their land. And they know a thing or two about Israel. Bravo to them.

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Public Union: Public Enemy

Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video from Prager University.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
—Sophia Loren

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Walking Away From the Democrats

You will be forgiven if you are not aware of the burgeoning #walkawaycampaign. The left wing media—which is to say the Praetorian Guard of the Democrat Party—has done everything in its power to make believe it does not exist.

Brendan Straka’s video (above) which kicked off the movement, is the spark that lit the fire.

I’d also like to add that if you support Israel against the IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians, a faux nationality dreamed up by the KGB in the 60s—then you really have to leave the Democrat party, which is increasingly hostile to Israel, and let’s face it, anti-Zionism is just another form of Jew-Hatred.

The main question I have about those who walkaway is: will they now vote Republican?

Over at Townhall, Joy Overbeck analyzes the importance of the #walkaway movement.

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So, You Think You’re Tolerant?

Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

In 1950 when 17 year old Elizabeth Taylor showed up in the Paramount lot to shoot A Place in the Sun, people were so astonished by her beauty that there was a subdued silence wherever she went. But then she entered the Writer’s Building and writer-director Billy Wilder glanced at her and cracked: “How the hell did she ever get into motion pictures?”

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Independence Day: Once Upon A Time Hollywood Loved America

Betty Grable wishes America a happy and meaningful July 4th. G-d Bless 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 motion-picture industry, and the man who invented the star system. Mayer adopted July 4th as his birthday. Scores of Hollywood historians get all snarky about Mayer’s birthday, claiming that he conveniently changed his birthday in order to cash in on a public identification with America.

What these historians fail to recognize is that Mayer probably did not know the date of his birth.

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American Media, Soviet Tactics

The job of a journalist is to report facts, add context where necessary, and leave it to the consumer to decide what he thinks. In this video, James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas, explains why fewer and fewer people trust modern-day “journalism.”

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