Category Archives: Hollywood Hats

Star in the Hat

There was a time when wearing a hat was  de rigueur. Fine millinery was considered a sign of good taste, good breeding, and good fashion. Hollywood actresses were rarely seen in public without hat, gloves and a designer outfit. Those were the days when Hollywood insisted on projecting style and glamour. Of course, with the destruction […]

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Hollywood Hat Game

There was a time when wearing a hat was  de rigueur. Fine millinery was considered a sign of good taste, good breeding, and good fashion. Hollywood actresses were rarely seen in public without hat, gloves and a designer outfit. Those were the days when Hollywood insisted on projecting style and glamour. Of course, with the destruction […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Hats for Passover

Passover is almost here. Cleaning, changing dishes, and buying Passover food takes up a huge amount of time and energy. Observant Jews also take the opportunity to purchase new clothing in honor of the holiday in which we celebrate our deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Orthodox women cover their heads in synagogue—a sign of modesty—thus new […]

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Friday Fashion: Turban Time in Hollywood

  When asked to define the essence of Hollywood glamour, the multi-talented director Edmund Goulding replied: “It’s the magnetism that changes the current of every movie fan’s life and persuades a girl that she must have a dress like the one Joan Crawford wore in her last picture. It’s the mesmerism that induces a boy […]

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Friday Fashion: Hollywood Hats

There was a time when wearing a hat was  de rigueur. Fine millinery was considered a sign of good taste, good breeding and good fashion. Hollywood actresses were rarely seen in public without hat, gloves and a designer outfit. Those were the days when Hollywood insisted on projecting style and glamour. Of course, with the destruction […]

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Easter Parade

Audrey Hepburn looks chic and fashionable even in a hat that conjures alien tentacles. Tweet When I was a child growing up during the 50’s and 60’s, there really was an Easter parade up and down the streets of my beloved Brooklyn neighborhood. Off to church went our Christian neighbors, the working class men tugging […]

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Hollywood: The Head Game

Lilyan Tashman, considered one of Hollywood’s most stylish stars in the 20’s, was born and raised in Brooklyn to an Orthodox Jewish family. Before breaking into the movies, Lilyan was a Ziegfeld girl with Marion Davies and Peggy Hopkins Joyce. Here, Lilyan appears properly elegant in a hat that looks like a yarmulke on steroids. […]

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Hollywood: The Head Game

In shul the other day, I noticed some spectacular hats on the married ladies. Summer is almost here and Orthodox Jewish women are busting out their best millinery. Hollywood stars were once devoted to elegant head gear. Here are some compelling examples. Betty Grable was best known for her legs and for her tempestuous marriage […]

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Hollywood: The Head Game

After shul this past Shabbos in Teaneck, as I stood in the lobby chatting with friends, I once again noticed the amazing variety of hats worn by religious Jewish women. Once upon a time In Hollywood, women proudly posed in glorious head gear. Good times, good times. Herewith, some stylish hats on some stylish Hollywood […]

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Hollywood: The Head Game

Attend an Orthodox shul on Shabbat and you’ll notice that married women cover their hair, donning hats, scarves, or sometimes just an elegant slip of lace. Hat variations are endless, and to yours truly, fascinating. In Israel, you can usually pinpoint a woman’s hashkafah, religious perspective, by noting what type of head covering she favors. […]

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    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    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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    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    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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