Category Archives: Joan Winters

Seraphic Secret In the Land of Israel, Part II

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Joan Winters: Restored to Memory at Last

by Rahel Jaskow It seemed like such a simple request: to photograph a grave in a nearby cemetery. “She is buried in the American Cemetery in Jerusalem,” Robert Avrech wrote in July 2011 at the end of his post about Joan Winters, an American actress who was found murdered at the foot of the Mount of Olives in […]

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The Lost (And Found) Grave of Joan Winters

My name is Rahel Jaskow. I live in Jerusalem, where I work as a translator and editor. I’m also a singer and amateur photographer. Seraphic Secret has been one of my daily reads for several years, and I’d like to thank Robert for giving me the opportunity to write a guest post for his excellent […]

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American Showgirl Murdered in Gethsemane

It reads like the plot of a movie. A young, beautiful, restless American showgirl travels to the exotic east where she finds intrigue, romance—and a violent death. As reported on November 3, 1933 in the Los Angeles Times: (AP) Jerusalem, November 3 —Joan Winters, described as an American professional dancer, and an Indian Moslem were […]

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