Monthly Archives: May 2011

O’ Jerusalem

Tweet Tuesday night and Wednesday are Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. Here’s a neat little video that summarizes 4,000 years of Jerusalem and Jewish history in five minutes. Note that Arab Muslims are no more than a blip on the historical screen and the faux Palestinians have roots in Jerusalem that are as shallow and anti-historical […]

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Memorial Day 2011

Tweet As we pause to remember… G-d bless America. Tweet

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The Eighth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture, 2011

Ariel Chaim Avrech, ZT’L, the Memory of the Righteous is a Blessing. Tweet The Eighth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture will take place Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City9317 West Pico BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90035 We are pleased […]

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Deanna Durbin: Night and Day

Deanna Durbin, born Edna Mae Durbin in Winnipeg, Canada, December 4, 1921. Tweet While hiding from the Nazis in the secret annex in Holland, Anne Frank pinned a photo of her favorite movie star to the wall abover her bed. That Hollywood star was Deanna Durbin. The picture can still be seen there today. When […]

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Borderline

Henry Fonda defends an American border in John Ford’s Drums Along the Mohawk 1939. No doubt Barack Obama considers this image and concept to be racist, colonialist, imperialist and a manifestation of the evils of capitalism. However, most people in America and Israel view secure, defensible borders as, y’know, common sense. Tweet Everybody is discussing […]

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Barack Obama: The Anti-Israel President of the United States

Get your official Yassir Arafat or Barack Hussein Obama coffee mug in Gaza. Tweet Bret Stephens is consistently one of the most clear-sighted and eloquent observers of the Middle East. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Stephens labels Barack Obama an anti-Israel president, which is what Seraphic Secret said about Obama when he was a presidential […]

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Obama’s Jihad

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, Jewish warrior, Barack Hussein Obama, global cool dude. Tweet Ever since Barack Hussein Obama gave his speech to the Muslim world and essentially flung Israel under the bus, I have read countless analysis. His every word, right down to the commas, have been deconstructed with a passion usually reserved for the study […]

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The Reveal: Before They Were Stars, Sequel to the Sequel

Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Myrna Loy (her photograph sits on the desk) in Wife vs. Secretary, 1936. This is what the audience sees. And this is what it takes to create the scene. The great director Clarence Brown is seated with a hand over his mouth. Tweet Okaaay, as we hoped, our quiz proved […]

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Before They Were Stars: Sequel to the Sequel

Alice Terry starred with Rudolph Valentino in Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1921. Tweet Okay, kids, Seraphic Secret has redesigned the format of our contest in order to make it more likely—or, um, less impossible—to have a winner. Your chances for picking correctly have greatly increased now that we’ve made it a multiple choice quiz. […]

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Angelina Jolie: Patriot

Actress Angelina Jolie visits the Walter Reed Military Hospital. Tweet Seraphic Secret has been a Hollywood screenwriter and producer for over twenty-years. I have seen this town devolve into a politically correct machine that pumps out anti-American product with frightening regularity. Product, I might add, that never but never connects at the box office. I […]

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Hamas Calls for The Great Massacre of Jews

Hamas Minister and Cleric Yunis Al-Astal. Tweet From MEMRI. Carefully read the statement—the language is vintage Nazi characterization of Jews—and then I’ll have some brief comments. Hamas MP and Cleric Yunis Al-Astal: The Jews Were Brought to Palestine for the ‘Great Massacre’ through which Allah Will ‘Relieve Humanity of Their Evil’ Following are excerpts from […]

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The Zombies of Islam and Norway

In Dead Snow, 1999, Nazi zombies haunt Norway’s frozen tundra. Tweet Zombies: creatures from hell who walk the earth and feed on brains and blood. They move in herds for they have no individual free will. They do not think, they do not feel. They are oblivious to history, and they cannot be appeased. Their […]

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The Sequel, Movie Stars as Children: Identities Revealed

Intertitle from The Jazz Singer, 1927. Tweet Unfortunately, we do not have a winner this week. We tried making it easier, but evidently we miscalculated. Thus, next time out we will present a different format that will make guessing correctly a far likelier possibility. You see, we really do want you to win. Okay, let’s […]

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Before They Were Stars: The Sequel

As Hollywood emerged as the motion picture capital of the world, glossy fan magazines fed the public’s bottomless appetite for Hollywood glamour. Luscious covers were painted by brilliant artists. In the depths of the Depression paid subscribers and newsstand sales boosted circulation to three million readers for some magazines. Their influence was enormous, on box […]

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Our Readers Write

Jean Harlow reads. Tweet In the past few weeks Seraphic Secret have been reading bios of Brigitte Bardot, Paulette Goddard, Hedy Lamarr and Cleopatra. But lest you think that we are totally superficial we hasten to add that we have also been delving into books by several of our unusually articulate and talented readers. Radically […]

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Israel Independence Day, This is Zionism

Tweet Supporters of Israel invariably complain that the Israeli government is seriously deficient in hasbarah, media relations. Seraphic Secret believes this is an unfortunate charge that betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of how images and messages are best created and delivered. The reason Hollywood is the epicenter of movies is because American films are produced through […]

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Obama: Feeding the Egyptian Beast

A Coptic church set ablaze by Muslims, AKA Democratic Reformers. Tweet The defining moment of the so-called Arab Spring was the gang rape of CBS journalist Lara Logan. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows that in Arab Muslim culture, Western women are viewed as whores, chunks of infidel meat. For the […]

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Movie Stars as Children: Identities Revealed

Love Before Breakfast, photo by Walker Evans, 1936. Tweet Name the Movie Star was definitely a challenging quiz. Unfortunately, no one guessed correctly. Whistlingypsy, a new and welcome visitor, came very close, missing by only one. The difficulty is not surprising when you consider the metamorphosis each movie star experienced as they matured into their […]

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Seraphic Secret Contest: Name the Movie Star

Title card, True Heart Susie, 1919. Tweet I don’t know about you kids, but Seraphic Secret needs a break from Osama bin Laden news—still dead—and the questions swirling around his assasination. Should death photos will be released? Oh please, we deserve a final gruesome image to replace all the heroic bin Laden postures. Did waterboarding […]

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Hey, I Thought Bin Laden Did Not Represent Islam

As soon as news of the Bin Laden killing surfaced in Somalia, the Al-shabaab terrorist militia in the town of Jowhar ordered local residents not to follow any news related to the assassination. Hand grenades were thrown into homes that defied the ban. Tweet An imam at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem calls for […]

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