Category Archives: Hollywood

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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David O. Selznick Pitches a Movie in Israel

In 1958, producer David O. Selznick had an idea for a Biblical epic. He explained to screenwriter Edward Anhalt, “I want to combine Mary the sister of Lazarus, the adulteress Jesus saved from the stoning, the whore who washed His feet, and the Mary Magdalene who was the first to see Him resurrected, into one […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Jorjett Strumme, Ten Years With Elizabeth Taylor

Jorjett Strumme had a fascinating life and career in Hollywood. I first met Jorjett when I discovered that she worked as an assistant to the great costume designer Helen Rose from 1981-1985, which I wrote about here. Jorjett went on to work with costume designer Nolan Miller from 1982-1985. And then, Jorjett was Personal Assistant […]

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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

Also posted in Art, Art Deco, Brigitte Bardot, Design, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Seberg, Joan Bennett, Judaica, Judaism, María Félix, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Tippi Hedren, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

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

Also posted in Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, Errol Flynn, Fashion, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jimmy Cagney, Judaica, Judaism, Maayan Ariel, Movie Posters, Saul Bass, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses