Category Archives: Hollywood

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: David O. Selznick and the Goy

The most commonly used Hebrew or Yiddish word for a non-Jew is goy.  The word “goy” means nation, and refers to the fact that goyim are members of other nations, that is, nations other than the Children of Israel.  There is nothing inherently insulting about the word “goy”.  In fact, the Bible occasionally refers to […]

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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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Hidden Hollywood: Casting Call for Tzar Nicholas

David O. Selznick, producer of Gone With the Wind, probably the most profitable movie ever made, was the son of industry pioneer Lewis J. Selznick. The elder Selznick had been an independent producer in the early days of Hollywood who pioneered a new age of Wall Street investment in the motion picture business.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Books On My Night Table

It’s no secret that the various Israeli secret services are quite effective. Ronen Bergman’s doorstopper of a book, Rise and Kill First: The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel’s Assassination Program, concentrates, obviously, on the enemies of the Jewish State who are chosen for assassination. Bergman chronicles the awkward birth pangs of the intelligence […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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She’s Got Greta Garbo Eyes

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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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Independence Day: Once Upon A Time Hollywood Loved America

A long time ago, in a universe far far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in those dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism. L.B. Mayer (b. Lazar Meir) the powerful head of MGM, was a pioneer of the […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Which Witch to Watch or 7 Movies About Witches

Witchcraft and witches have been a favorite subject of films ever since the silent era. Witches secretly mask themselves in normalcy while deviously undermining society, orthodox religion, and free will. Generally, films about witches fall into two general categories: those that believe in witches, and those that view witchcraft as a symptom of sexual repression. […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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