Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Painting, Photography, Rosh Hashanah, Screenwriting, Shabbos, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Movies as Political Propaganda: The Battle of Algiers, Part I

Movies are the most powerful tools of social and political propaganda the world has ever known. Consider: America wins wars only when Hollywood supports the conflict and puts itself squarely behind America’s war effort. During World War II, every studio in Hollywood backed the Allied effort against the Axis. Hollywood stars enlisted for active duty, […]

Posted in Algeria, Battle of Algiers, ISIS, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jihad Watch, Politics, Propaganda War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: Joan Fontaine’s Honeymoon from Hell

In 1939, Joan Fontaine, twenty-one years old, was slowly making her way up the Hollywood ladder. MGM signed Fontaine to play a small part in the high profile production The Women, directed by George Cukor, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and Paulette Goddard. For the young actress, it was a plum assignment. At […]

Posted in Hidden Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Wedding Nights, Joan Fontaine, Olivia De Havilland | Tagged , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Marlon Brando, Movies, Painting, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

How to Write a Screenplay

I get a fair amount of email from readers asking me about writing. More specifically, how do I go about writing a movie? Writing is ninety percent perspiration, ten percent inspiration. In other words do not wait to get struck with inspiration. That’s a load of romantic nonsense. In fact, that’s a sure way not […]

Posted in Hollywood, Movies, Screenwriting | Tagged , , | 17 Responses

Jews and Guns

Before our son Ariel Chaim ZT”L passed away in 2003 at the age of twenty-two, he and I spent a good deal of time discussing the Second Amendment, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Ariel was amazed that so many American Jews–overwhelmingly liberal and secular–aligned themselves with the advocates of gun control, in reality a movement […]

Posted in Ariel Chaim Avrech, Gun Control, Israel Defense Forces, Jew Without A Gun, Jewish Holidays, Jews & Guns, Judaism, Second Amendment, Talmud, Torah | Tagged , , , | 9 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Design, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Painting, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

The Ten Greatest War Movies of All Time

Movies about war are ideally suited to the kinetic energy of motion pictures. The eternal themes of love, courage, and loyalty are given full range in the theater of war. Readers will immediately notice the absence of silent films and movies from Hollywood’s golden age. Yes, in spite of our love of classic cinema we […]

Posted in Hollywood, War, War Movies, World War II, World War III, Zulu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney’s Wedding Night

MGM’s roster of female stars constituted the greatest collection of beautiful and talented women the world has ever known. One of the greatest was Ava Gardner. As an emerging starlet in the early 1940’s, before she made a single movie the breathtaking Southern beauty was the talk of the town. Mickey Rooney was MGM’s golden […]

Posted in Actors, Ava Gardner, Hidden Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Hollywood Wedding Nights, Mickey Rooney | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

9/11 In Israel

Israeli politicians and American officials in Israel marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying Israel stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the United States in combating Islamic terrorism.

Posted in 9-11, America, IslamoNazis, Israel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Painting, Screenwriting, Silent Movies, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Justice, Torah, and the Minimum Wage

A few weeks ago I introduced Seraphic Secret readers to my close friend Curt Biren through his astute article about how the Jewish left perverts the true meaning of Tikkun Olam. Now, Curt has written another fine and timely article for the Acton Institute about the entwined issues of justice and the minimum wage, using […]

Posted in Judaism, Minimum Wage, Torah | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Discovered in Israel: Floor Tiles From Second Temple

Via: Times of Israel Hundreds of lavish stone floor tiles believed to have decorated the Second Temple in Jerusalem have been identified in rubble removed from the Temple Mount, archaeologists announced Tuesday. The bits and pieces of 2,000-year-old marble flooring were found in fill removed from the contested holy site in the late 1990s when […]

Posted in Israel, Jerusalem, Judaica, Judaism | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Responses

Prager University: Income Inequality is Good

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e35Vf-9n8E[/youtube]   The hot buzzword making the rounds in leftist circles these days is income inequality. Local, state, or federal, not an election goes by when Americans don’t hear that manipulative phrase. Amid the moral blackmail, few find the peace of mind to ask themselves if income inequality is actually bad. A new video from the […]

Posted in Economy, Free Market, Prager University | Tagged , , , , | 1 Response

Obamabomb: The Fraudulent Nuclear Deal With Iran

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GksOubOMQ3I[/youtube] In his new book, Obamabomb: The Fraudulent Nuclear Deal With Iran, former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz provides an in-depth analysis of the dangers of the nuclear deal with Iran and how the threats it poses to U.S. national security are growing. Fleitz discusses the dishonest campaign conducted by the Obama Administration to prevent Congress […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses