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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Flashback: Hollywood Valentine

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Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

Tweet There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.” Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday. But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Thanksgiving 2017: The Children of the Children of Israel

Tweet As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope?

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Thanksgiving 2016: The Children of the Children of Israel

Tweet As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope?

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The Art of Mother’s Day

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Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

Tweet There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.” Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday. But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Thanksgiving 2015: The Children of the Children of Israel

Tweet As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Talking About Carly Talking

Tweet   A major, but frequently overlooked ingredient that contributed to the glamorous image of Hollywood’s greatest stars were their voices. Under the studio system, actors were given rigorous voice training. They were taught to enunciate clearly, and how to emphasize certain words in order to give better line readings. They were drilled on how […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Livia Yarden, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Friday Photos: The Image is the Message

Tweet The other day I was talking with an aspiring screenwriter about great film actors. I mentioned Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Marilyn Monroe. The aspiring screenwriter, a young woman, told me that she’d heard of them, seen a lot of their photos on the […]

Posted in Abraham Avrech, Anna May Wong, Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture, Art, Family, Friday Fotos, Gene Tierney, Glamour, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Fontaine, John Wayne, Judaism, Painting, Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Friday Photos: Till the Cows Come Home

Tweet I’ve just finished a long and depressing conversation with a close friend who attends Daf Yomi with yours truly. We were wondering (among other things) what has possessed Barack Hussein Obama to release five more ruthless Gitmo detainees? All evidence, and common sense, suggests that these IslamoNazis will return to jihad and commit further […]

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Hollywood — Play Ball!

Tweet Ever since Hollywood invented itself as a universal dream factory, movies about baseball were viewed as the perfect landscape in which to explore themes of loyalty, ambition, competition, and of course, love. More than any other sports genre, baseball movies have dominated the silver screen. And of course, Hollywood publicity departments frequently used baseball […]

Posted in Buster Keaton, Carole Lombard, Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Hollywood, Hollywood Baseball, Hollywood Play Ball, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Rita Hayworth | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Hollywood Star Ads: Buy Me, Be Me

Tweet Ever since there were movie stars there have been star product endorsements. Corporations and their advertising companies were quick to understand that those larger than life figures floating like angels on the silver screen were potent persuaders. Thus, the synergistic relationship between one product, the movie star, and a consumer product — cigarettes, perfume, […]

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Hollywood Friday Photos — Just Because

Tweet This week Seraphic Secret has been preoccupied with, um, stuff. Hence, no time to post about the latest ObamaCare outrage, our government of the pen and by the phone, and of course, John Kerry’s startling and touching discovery of his Jewish ancestry. Anyhoo. It is Friday. Time to take a vacation from the weight […]

Posted in Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Kim Novak | Also tagged , , , | 15 Responses
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    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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

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    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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

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

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    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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