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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-14-06....Hollywood's Finest Days

Posted on 11/14/2006 3:57:46 AM PST by GodBlessUSA



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I spent a day over the weekend watching classic movies, staring actors like Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart. What a great way to spend a rainy Sunday. I thought what a drastic comparison this is to the way things are today. I can't be bothered or care what Hollywood has to say today. The old movies show love of America with patriotic Hollywood Heroes. Now, all we see from Hollywood is anti-american propaganda.

There was a day when we could be proud of many Hollywood producers and actors—when Hollywood’s actors and producers actually had something worthy to say. They were patriotic and performed selfless acts. They served our country in the military, entertained our troops, and supported our troops. They even left successful careers to serve in the military to defend America. These heroes, I admire. Tinsel town has since lost it's shine. Here are a few of my favorites. Who are your favorites?






(Mega-Movie Star when war broke out) Although he was beyond the draft age at the time the U.S. entered WW II, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. Capt. Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major on Jun. 12, 1944.





James Stewart Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel. Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, France's Croix de Guerre, and 7 Battle Stars during World War II. In peace time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist, reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.






Bob Hope's commitment and dedication to the morale of America's servicemen and women is entertainment history, indeed, world history. His humor and wit was absolutely brilliant. A legend for all time.



An interesting website Hollywood's World War II Heroes



Here are a few scenes from some of my favorite movies. Can you guess who they are and from what movie? :)








A few more photos of some favorite actors/actress'























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1 posted on 11/14/2006 3:57:49 AM PST by GodBlessUSA
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; Aquamarine; deadhead; ...



2 posted on 11/14/2006 3:58:37 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Ahhhhh Tony Curtis and Clark Gable. Yummmmmmmm


3 posted on 11/14/2006 4:02:37 AM PST by SheLion (When you're right, take up the fight!!!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor

Good Morning!

Very happy to be back in the best country in the world USA!!

Interesting visiting other countries (England, Italy)but the old saying, "there's no place like home" is so true :)


4 posted on 11/14/2006 4:04:37 AM PST by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Good Morning GBUSA.{{{HUGS}}}

Beautiful thread idea and presentation.


5 posted on 11/14/2006 4:06:38 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

6 posted on 11/14/2006 4:06:52 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: GodBlessUSA
Thanks for the thread and I agree those were the days now all we have in Hollywood (apart from a rare few) are left elitists or yobs.
7 posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:49 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: SheLion

LOL Good Morning SheLion :)


8 posted on 11/14/2006 4:13:50 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Good Morning Dr. Scarpetta
Awesome Photo!
9 posted on 11/14/2006 4:14:27 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: stopem

Welcome Home stopem! :)


10 posted on 11/14/2006 4:15:04 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
LOL Good Morning SheLion :)

Good morning!!!!!!    How are you?

11 posted on 11/14/2006 4:15:47 AM PST by SheLion (When you're right, take up the fight!!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Wow you are up really early. Thanks Mrs.N But all the time I spent trying to get the paragraphs to block, didn't work. LOL Oh well.

You going to need a nap today. LOL


12 posted on 11/14/2006 4:16:16 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: stopem
Welcome back stopem!!!!
13 posted on 11/14/2006 4:16:37 AM PST by SheLion (When you're right, take up the fight!!!!!)
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To: SheLion
:) I'm fine, Thanks! How are you doing today? Another rainy day here. Good excuse to be on computer. LOL
14 posted on 11/14/2006 4:17:25 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: snugs
It's unbelievable contrast from then and now. I wish it never changed. Many of them were such assets. Majority of them now, are loons. LOL
15 posted on 11/14/2006 4:19:15 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I just might take a nap later on this afternoon,after I did the pesky chores that never seem to end.LOL.


16 posted on 11/14/2006 4:19:27 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Bob Hope entertaining troops

17 posted on 11/14/2006 4:23:05 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

He was a brilliant gem. I wish we had another like Bob Hope. I just love him. He dedicated his talent to our Military. :)


18 posted on 11/14/2006 4:29:18 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

I have quite a few chores here today myself. :) You take that nap. You deserve it.


19 posted on 11/14/2006 4:29:58 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Wonderful thread,GeeBee!

I also watched an old movie this weekend..Most soothing after last week's news..(which I am not watching)..Rosalind Russell and Jimmy Stewart(They were so YOUNG!)BBL.. I love old movies.


20 posted on 11/14/2006 4:30:33 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Are you dismissing me and telling me to go back to bed?LOL.

No Madame I am staying.;)
21 posted on 11/14/2006 4:35:04 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

No way would I ever do that. I just meant later rather than doing chores, get your rest. :)


22 posted on 11/14/2006 4:40:15 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Bob Hope did so much for our troops for decades...


23 posted on 11/14/2006 4:44:08 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: MEG33
Thanks Meg and Good Morning :)
I do not watch the network channels. Haven't for years. Old movies are my outlet. They are so wonderful, aren't they! Many of those stars had such class. They protected their images and didn't air their dirty laundry or paid the price at the box office.

I just love Carey Grant ;)
and Jimmy Stewart :)
24 posted on 11/14/2006 4:47:05 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; ...

Good Morning To The Finest!

25 posted on 11/14/2006 4:47:55 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I am going to do all my chores today,because I want to be lazy all day tomorrow and rest.I'll find time for a nap later on today.:)


26 posted on 11/14/2006 4:49:32 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Now get back here. LOL! :)


27 posted on 11/14/2006 4:51:37 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Yes Mame.LOL


28 posted on 11/14/2006 4:52:39 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: MEG33

That is a gorgeous photo of Vivian. That is still a spectacular movie! :)


29 posted on 11/14/2006 4:57:39 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
;)
30 posted on 11/14/2006 4:58:03 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: MEG33
Good morning, Meg! Nice pic.

"As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"


31 posted on 11/14/2006 4:58:13 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I know I posted an English actress but if old movies are mentioned I cannot resist Scarlett ;).There were great patriots among actors when I was young.

OT..I see a second white throated sparrow feeding this morning..a relief. Just one lonely sparrow was a puzzle!
I notice they feed at soon after dawn and at dusk like cardinals do.


32 posted on 11/14/2006 4:59:39 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; MEG33; Dr. Scarpetta; SheLion; stopem

Good morning all!

GeeBee Thank you for the lovely thread ...it sparkles with creativity & fun. Great table!

Mrs N, good for your for holding your ground & staying up...you are still awake? didn't pull a head on keyboard trick?

Welcome home stopem! I am sure your head is a whirl re: the trip. Lots to see/do & I hope you can post your pix & a travlog of sorts.

If you missed it, I did a thread on Hollywood vets last veterans day...

Hollywood Stars - Veteran Patriot located Here

33 posted on 11/14/2006 5:00:32 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Wow, I love this photo! Good Morning Conor :)


34 posted on 11/14/2006 5:01:47 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Don't forget Lassie!

Weinie

35 posted on 11/14/2006 5:01:52 AM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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Good Morning Dolly :)
LOL I even posted on your thread that day. My memory is shot. LOL Beautiful thread you created Dolly :) There were so many heroes among stars in those days!
36 posted on 11/14/2006 5:04:20 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Good morning, GeeBee!

Another of my faves:

Errol Flynn in "The Adventures of Robin Hood"


37 posted on 11/14/2006 5:07:44 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: lonestar
I'd never forget Lassie, Weinie ;)
Good morning! :)

38 posted on 11/14/2006 5:08:30 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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Good Morning Dolly.

LOL.

Nope I am still here.I got sleep last night and can hold out.LOL.
39 posted on 11/14/2006 5:10:12 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Great Movie and actor! :)


40 posted on 11/14/2006 5:14:39 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
I recall I was going to just post it as a post on the Finest thread for vet's day & then reconsidered not wanting to be shot at sundown for large post & so many graphics.

Is NY weather decent? It is mild here (45) ... dog walk with my friend John and another John we met on towpath last Friday while biking. He is a pro photogrpaher & was there with his chocolate lab Coco.. so we will be a 5 dog/3 person outing.
41 posted on 11/14/2006 5:14:39 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Hi Dolly
It's warm here too but has been rainy for days. I want to get out for a walk with my dog. I'm hoping it clears up today, if only for a walk :)


42 posted on 11/14/2006 5:16:10 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: MEG33; GodBlessUSA
James Stewart, Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life!"


43 posted on 11/14/2006 5:16:15 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

BTW...for me the top layer of the table is not opening & so all the wording is not there . If anyone else is having that problem, just highlight the large blank spots & the wording will appear.


44 posted on 11/14/2006 5:16:59 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Off to drive Booboo to school. Be back soon.
45 posted on 11/14/2006 5:17:04 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
It's not Christmas without this movie. I usually watch it. while wrapping gifts. :) I love Clarence. LOL ;)
46 posted on 11/14/2006 5:18:11 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

See ya when you get back.


47 posted on 11/14/2006 5:20:45 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
you don't walk them when it rains? don't tell my guys. They are out 365..no matter WHAT the weather. I just dress appropriately & try to make the best of it. They truly don't notice or seem to care. I need to get them out now & tackle the day.

Catch you later..!
48 posted on 11/14/2006 5:20:51 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in the world - she walks into mine!"


49 posted on 11/14/2006 5:23:13 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

One of the greatest scenes and quotes!


50 posted on 11/14/2006 5:24:21 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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