Category Archives: Anna May Wong

Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.” Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday. But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail in […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Anna May Wong Dreams of Becoming a Hollywood Star

A girl dreamed of movie stardom. Literally dreamed, as she told it years later. “There is a man with short sleeves and a big horn in front of his mouth, shouting, ‘Anna May Wong, now you come downstairs and look like the prince was already approaching — we do a closeup of that!’ … and […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: The Image is the Message

The other day I was talking with an aspiring screenwriter about great film actors. I mentioned Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Marilyn Monroe. The aspiring screenwriter, a young woman, told me that she’d heard of them, seen a lot of their photos on the internet, […]

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Friday Photos: Democrat Privilege

Pop quiz: Why isn’t the Justice Department investigating the Clinton money laundering operation? Any other so-called charity would be under multiple federal and state indictments. Hillary Clinton had her own private server when she was Secretary of State. This is indefensible. She destroyed 30,000 emails? Does anyone believe that all these emails were about yoga […]

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Friday Photos: Here, There, Everywhere

  Chutzpah: George Stephanapoulos says there is no liberal bias in the media. Enjoy the images.

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Friday Photos: Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Baltimore. Garland, Texas. Iran. Yemen. ObamaCare. Iraq. Syria. Shia. Sunni. Clinton Cash. IslamoNazis. IRS. Benghazi. Lois Lerner. Thug. Federal Deficit. Islamic State. Hillary. Server. Delete 30,000 emails. War on police. Minimum wage.  Mohammed cartoons. Racist. Transgender. Income inequality. BDS. Beheadings. Chemical weapons. Iranian nukes… How about some pictures to help set aside—at least for a […]

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Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Burning…

All across the country protests, riots, and race-baiters doing what they do in order to disrupt civil society. We don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we feel the need for some relief from the endless cycle of horrible, terrible, very bad news. We yearn for beauty, for images that, in one way […]

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
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    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.”

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