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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Art Deco, Brigitte Bardot, Design, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Seberg, Joan Bennett, Judaica, Judaism, María Félix, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Tippi Hedren, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

Independence Day: Once Upon A Time Hollywood Loved America

A long time ago, in a universe far far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in those dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism. L.B. Mayer (b. Lazar Meir) the powerful head of MGM, was a pioneer of the […]

Posted in Ann Blyth, Ava Gardner, Bette Davis, Betty Grable, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Twelvetrees, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, July 4th, Lana Turner, Madge Evans, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Photography, Rita Hayworth | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Sukkot, The Past is Never Past

As Jews all over the world make last minute preparations for the holiday of Sukkot, here are a few wonderful pictures of Jews celebrating this joyous holiday in Israel (and Samarkand), a reminder that Torah Judaism is eternal. All photos are from The Library of Congress. You will dwell in booths for seven days; all […]

Posted in Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Succos | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Faye Dunaway, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ida Lupino, Jerusalem, Jimmy Stewart, Louise Brooks, Movies, Peter Lorre, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

Seraphic Secret in the Land of Israel, Part III

Posted in Family, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Seraphic Secret In the Land of Israel, Part I

 

Posted in Family, Israel, Jerusalem, Judaism, Photography, Photography, Signs, Seraphic Secret, Terrorism, Zionism | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 8 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: Democrat Privilege

Pop quiz: Why isn’t the Justice Department investigating the Clinton money laundering operation? Any other so-called charity would be under multiple federal and state indictments. Hillary Clinton had her own private server when she was Secretary of State. This is indefensible. She destroyed 30,000 emails? Does anyone believe that all these emails were about yoga […]

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: In Every Generation

On Passover, Jews around the world recite a passage from the Haggadah that strikes a note both poignant and defiant. In every generation they [our enemies] rise up against us to destroy us, but the Holy One Blessed Be He saves us from their hands. But Judaism does not place faith in faith alone. Man […]

Posted in Art, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Holidays, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Iran, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jean Harlow, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jewish Holidays, Joan Crawford, Judaism, Kim Novak, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Passover, Susan Hayward | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Responses

Update from France: Four Hostages Killed — A Call For the Reformation of Islam

Reports indicate that French SWAT teams have stormed the kosher market. Four hostages are dead. Baruch Dayan Emet. Why did the IslamoNazis take hostages in a kosher market? Were their cartoonists hanging out in the aisles on erev Shabbat? Of course not. The IslamoNazis were there to kill Jews. Because that’s what IslamoNazis do; it’s […]

Posted in France, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Saudi Arabia | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Responses

France: IslamoNazis Seize Kosher Market

And of course, the Charlie Hebdo massacre leads to the Jews of France.

Posted in France, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jihad Watch | Also tagged , , , , | 5 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

Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Still Burning…

It’s been another terrible, horrible very bad week with the release of a Democrat, ahem, study, that seeks to persecute President George W. Bush and the CIA for their efforts to protect America against genocidal IslamoNazis. The Democrat Senate report is a lynching, just as the Ferguson riots are lynch mobs, and just as Rolling […]

Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Fashion, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Jews of Samarkand, Judaism, Lielle Meital, Maayan Ariel, Marilyn Monroe, Obama Watch, Photography, Photography, Family, Girls Love Footwear | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Burning…

All across the country protests, riots, and race-baiters doing what they do in order to disrupt civil society. We don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we feel the need for some relief from the endless cycle of horrible, terrible, very bad news. We yearn for beauty, for images that, in one way […]

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Gloria Grahame, Hollywood Mirror, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

John Wayne Stumbles Into Overtime

Scott Eyman’s superb biography of John Wayne presents a multi-dimensional portrait of a good and decent man who went out of his way to help others. But out of intrinsic modesty, Wayne never made his kindness and charity a public calling card. Before becoming a superstar in Stagecoach (1939), Wayne was working like a dog, […]

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, John Wayne | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: Art of the Manhattan Subway and Teaneck, N.J.

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Just Because

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Friday Photos: Random

Totally random selection of photos today. Enjoy!

Posted in Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, How I Married Karen | Also tagged , , , , , | 3 Responses

Friday Photos: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Summer vacation. Seraphic Secret spent time in Yosemite and not long afterwards, Offspring #2 and family arrived in Los Angeles for a two-week vacation. Activities included a wedding at the Terranea Resort, day trips to museums, playgrounds, and swimming in Casa Avrech’s cement pond. Vacation time is almost over, but our memories will last a […]

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Friday Photo: Maayan Ariel, American Girl

Maayan Ariel and I were playing together in the courtyard when she asked me about the flag flying outside our home. “It means we’re proud of our country, proud to be Americans.” “I’m proud too,” she said with solid conviction. “A proud American girl.” “Take a picture, Saba.” (Hebrew: grandfather) “Okaaay!” Karen and I and […]

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