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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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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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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s: ’44-’46

We continue our series of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Last week we listed the first Ten Greatest Movies of the 1940’s. Our list continues with the next five great movies. 11. Double Indemnity, 1944. Once again, a Barbara Stanwyck performance that is nothing less than perfection. This time Stanwyck plays bad blond […]

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