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By the end of the 1930′s, screen actors Cary Grant and Randolph Scott were bonafide stars who were quickly on their way to becoming Hollywood royalty. Their butler, Jim, may have been a star in his own right or in his own mind. In the 1920′s and 30′s, black maids, butlers, chauffeurs and the like had a certain respected status within Hollywood circles based on their own recognizance. It’s said that while notable black stars might show up on a movie set or at the studio, they were still considered nobodies within the grand scheme of things. But when a white star’s domestic help arrived, there was a definite change in the atmosphere. To begin with, they had to have personality plus in order to survive. They had to smile, comfort and charm when they didn’t want to often with people they really didn’t like. And if they really wanted to get ahead, they had to be shrewd! They knew how and when to play their hand, with many parlaying careers as domestics into careers on the screen, at the studios and as businesspeople.
There was much that was commonplace within the industry that could never be brought to the light for fear of ruined careers and the involvement of moral politicians and the church in studio moviemaking. It was code among the servants exactly what (or what not) to reveal. Ask Jean Harlow‘s maid, Blanche Williams, about the suicide of the star’s husband, Paul Bern or the black, gay Henry Peavey – the butler in the infamous 1920′s William Desmond Taylor scandal – about his employer’s mysterious death. I wonder what Jim (above) could have told us about Grant and Scott – if anyone would have bothered to ask?
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Here’s an article as expressed through Ed Asner, about how Hollywood is feeling about President Obama’s take on handling America’s intervention with Syria. Thing is, it becomes interesting to me that the bottom line here is solely based on America’s longtime affliction with RACE. When will we ever Learn is ALL I ask? The article was written by Josh Feldman
With the current run-up to war in Syria, you may very well ask where Hollywood is. After all, a lot of celebrities were very vocal about war during the Bush administration. So where are they now? Well, many have apparently OD’d on political correctness. Ed Asner, Hollywood actor and longtime liberal activist, admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that Hollywood doesn’t want to appear “anti-black” in opposing President Obama.
Both Asner and former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell have personally been very outspoken about Syria, with Farrell calling Obama’s plan of limited military action as “a potential war crime.” As far as Asner’s concerned, though, it’s far too late for Hollywood to jump in. He said, “This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass.”
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Oh my Goodness…it’s a Photo of Baby Angelina Jolie that just surfaced
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In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Now this is interesting – at least to me. In the last post, I was puzzled over the location of the “large house” of Jacques “Jack” Potts mentioned in “Full Service” opposite the gates to the Harold Lloyd estate. Today, the estate’s address is 1740 Green Acres Drive and I said that none of the homes on that street existed – - Read more
“The Fly” and its sequel “Curse of the Fly” are playing this week at The Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 2-8, 2012 It’s another jam-packed week of movie events in Hollywood this week including special appearances by the cast of “The Hunger Games,” a Seussapalooza, Marx Brothers movies, French comedy flicks, two of Spencer Tracy’s best films, a red carpet premiere, and so much more. – read more – ~~~ The … Read more:
Late Night with Bill Eddins Last night was spent at Late Night Symphony at the Winspear Centre. Probably one of the best Friday night’s spent in Edmonton. I had the pleasure of listening to conductor Bill Eddins work the audience throughout the night. His humour, suave and talent kept the crowd on their toes. The music featured in last nights performance was inspired! Hollywood was the theme, so you can image the talent it takes to score a film. The orchestra played songs from the classic James Bond … – - Read more: