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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Donald Trump, Elvis Presley, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Grace Kelly, Henry Fonda, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jennifer Jones, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe, Melania Trump, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions, Winston Churchill | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Australia, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Friday Photos, True Hollywood Secrets: How to be Beautiful

Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Colleen Moore, Family, Friday Fotos, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ingrid Bergman, Movie Posters, Silent Movies, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Self-Portraits, Early Selfies

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lillian Gish, Maayan Ariel, Movies, Painting, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Photography, Signs, Quotes, Russia, Self-Portrait, Seraphic Secret, Shabbos, Silent Movies, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

In the mid-1930’s Kay Francis was Warner Brothers’ biggest star and one of the highest paid people in the US.

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movie Posters, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Brigitte Bardot, Family, Hollywood Baseball, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Wayne, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Brigitte Bardot, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Painting, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Anna May Wong, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jew-hatred, Lielle Meital, Livia Yarden, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Myrna Loy, Photography, Quotes, The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Friday Photos: There Ought To Be a Law

Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Family, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Hollywood: Then and Now, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Myrna Loy, Rudolph Valentino | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Friday Photos: Because the World Really is Burning

Is it our imagination or is the global order falling into systemic disorder? North Korea, a giant gulag, has managed to intimidate the entire Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the Obama regime, allegedly sworn to defend and protect America from all threats foreign and domestic, seems far more interested in cozying up to the ruthless tyrants of […]

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Chanukah, Clark Gable, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Leaning Boards, Marilyn Monroe, Movies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Remembering Legendary Costume Designer Helen Rose

Helen Rose was one of Hollywood’s most important costume designers. Seraphic Secret has authored several posts about Rose.  In June 2010, we wrote about Rose’s not-so-nice Jewish boyfriend. If you have not read this post, you should. The identity reveal at the end will take your breath away. In another post, with the help of […]

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Barbara Stanwyck’s Secrets

The new Barbara Stanwyck biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True, 1907 – 1940 by Victoria Wilson, is, with appendix, footnotes, index and acknowledgements, over 1,000 pages long. And it is just volume one. This first, full scale bio of Barbara Stanwyck is an exhaustive (and sometimes exhausting) study of Hollywood’s greatest actress. Born […]

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Friday Photos: Totally Random

Usually, we publish photos that have a central theme. Not today. We’re feeling a bit scattered. Perhaps we’re spooked by ObamaCare, by what’s happening to this country. We are watching a national calamity unfold in slow motion, and we are helpless to stop it. In any case, here are a few photos, most taken by […]

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Art, Friday Fotos, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Photography, Signs, Vertigo | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

Hollywood Hair: Leda Styled By Leonardo da Vinci

Years ago, on Shabbos evenings, when our children were little, I would frequently grab an art book, sit in my chair, and one of the kids would climb into my lap. We’d turn the pages, look at the pictures, and make up stories about the figures in the paintings. Ariel, Z’TL, was intrigued by the […]

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Valley of the Modest Dolls

Seraphic Secret likes to follow trends in fashion. Our mission is to ignore the slutwear that parades as cutting edge design and focus instead on beautifully tailored outfits that are both flattering, ladylike, and modest. As always, we do not highlight pant suits; they are a crime against femininity. We are happy to report that […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s: Rear Window, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Seven Samurai

We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s. For a complete listing of the greatest movies of the 20, 30s and 40s, click here. 10. Rear Window, 1954 Photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies (James Stewart) breaks his legs while photographing a car racing accident. Now, he is confined in his Greenwich Village […]

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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: Bags, Spring 2012

In 1956 while pregnant with Caroline, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco was photographed in New York City by Life Magazine carrying a black crocodile Hermes bag, which she used to cover her pregnancy. After this picture was published the bag became a fashion hit and was renamed the Kelly bag. A woman’s handbag is more than […]

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
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    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio: (64MB)
    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70MB)
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