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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

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Automobiles, Design, Dorothy Gish, Dovima, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Great Dialogue, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Judaica, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Rick McGinnis, Rosalind Russell, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Doris Day, Eleanor Parker, Fashion, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Quotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Purim, Quotes, Rick McGinnis, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, Design, Gene Tierney, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Flashback: Hollywood Valentine

Posted in Audrey Hepburn, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Carole Lombard, Deanna Durbin, Doris Day, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Taylor, Holidays, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Kim Novak, Mary Pickford, Rita Hayworth, Valentine's Day | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

New Year, Old Hollywood: 2018

After one year of the Trump presidency we are hopeful and optimistic. Obama’s JV team, ISIS, has been nearly wiped out. Neil Gorsuch sits on the Supreme Court. The Keystone pipeline is, at last, open. The individual mandate is gone. Which spells the beginning off the end for Obamacare. More and more federal lands are […]

Posted in Donald Trump, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lizabeth Scott, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Pickford, Movies, Myrna Loy, New Years | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Thanksgiving 2017: The Children of the Children of Israel

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?

Posted in Holidays, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Judaism, President Trump, Thanksgiving | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

No, you have not fallen into a time warp. It is Wednesday. So: why Friday Photos today? The celebration of Succos starts tonight and continues into Shabbat. And because Orthodox Jews (that’s us) do not use electronics during these holidays you get Friday Photos early. We hope you enjoy this edition.

Posted in Art, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Family, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Photography, Quotes, Sandra Dee, Succos, True Hollywood Confessions, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Cary Grant, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Fontaine, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Quotes, Sophia Loren | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, America, Art, Automobiles, Brigitte Bardot, Design, Edward Hopper, Family, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Lielle Meital, Livia Yarden, Maayan Ariel, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Vivien Leigh | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Billy Wilder, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Painting, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

July 4th Flashback: When 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 the 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 America, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, July 4th | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Anna May Wong, Art, Audrey Hepburn, Bible, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Family, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Gary Cooper, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Automobiles, Billy Wilder, Brigitte Bardot, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaica, Judaism, Lizabeth Scott, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, Sidney Lumet, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Thanksgiving 2016: The Children of the Children of Israel

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

Posted in Art, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, Chabad, Design, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Painting, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Gloria Grahame, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Fontaine, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Painting, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Flashback: July 4th, When Hollywood Was Patriotic

A long time ago, in a universe far, far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who flourished in the dream factories, celebrated their love of America and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism.

Posted in Actors, America, Ava Gardner, Colleen Moore, Helen Twelvetrees, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, July 4th | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses
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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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