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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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Theater Cancels Gone With the Wind

This is one of the consequences of allowing the left to arbitrate what is acceptable in our culture. Once you appease the left, on any issue, they, like all fascists, smell blood in the water, and move on to devour other issues. Same sex marriage leads to the the left’s current gender identity hysteria. Never […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Carole Lombard: A Woman’s First Job

“I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.” — Carole Lombard

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Friday Photos: Because the World Really is Burning

Is it our imagination or is the global order falling into systemic disorder? North Korea, a giant gulag, has managed to intimidate the entire Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the Obama regime, allegedly sworn to defend and protect America from all threats foreign and domestic, seems far more interested in cozying up to the ruthless tyrants of […]

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Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Still Burning…

It’s been another terrible, horrible very bad week with the release of a Democrat, ahem, study, that seeks to persecute President George W. Bush and the CIA for their efforts to protect America against genocidal IslamoNazis. The Democrat Senate report is a lynching, just as the Ferguson riots are lynch mobs, and just as Rolling […]

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Friday Fashion: Being Gable

It’s often been said that every man wants to look like Cary Grant, while every man wants to be Clark Gable. A few months ago Seraphic Secret was screening one of our favorite Gable-Harlow movies, China Seas, (1935) the story of a brassy dame, a gruff sea captain and piracy on the high seas. For […]

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Friday Fashion: The Female Animal

In last week’s Friday Fashion post we observed that designers frequently clothe women utilizing fur, feathers and animal patterns. For as long as fashion has existed, animal metaphors have been an indispensible part of the designer’s lexicon. Hollywood, during its golden age, a leading arbiter of taste, heightened and refined the animal analogy with brilliant […]

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Friday Footwear: Hollywood Steps Out

Classic photos of Hollywood stars usually reinforce a particular image. Lighting, composition, body language, wardrobe and the singular architecture of the face are the ingredients that create a glamorous narrative for audiences to internalize. Clark Gable is the man’s man who doesn’t give a damn; Carole Lombard, the girl next door who will drive you […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Males It In

The operative word is effortless. In truth, Chaplin’s style was only achieved through the superlative tailoring of the English Savile Row firm, Anderson & Sheppard. As the new book, Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born, edited by Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, makes clear, the venerable British tailors  shunned actors and other show-biz types […]

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Clark Gable: A Child… A Bull… No Filth

John Lee Mahin (1902-1984) was one of the greatest screenwriters. His credits include some of Hollywood’s most enduring classics: Scarface (1932), Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), China Seas (1935), Wife Versus Secretary (1936), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) with uncredited contributions to, among others, A Star is Born (1937),  Test Pilot (1938), Gone With […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s: 1938-’39

Myrna Loy and Clark Gable on the set of Test Pilot with director Victor Fleming. We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Part One, in which we cover the era of silent movies. Part Two, The Thirties, 1930 – ’33. Part Three, 1934 – ’37. Okay, time to wrap up […]

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

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    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    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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