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A lefty wouldn’t bother to research it. They’d just run with it. Glad to hear Clint is still alive and working. Gran Torino was a bonus I didn’t expect, but I fear we’ve seen the last of Eastwood on screen.
I was sold the first time I saw the trailer—Get off my lawn! I couldn’t believe it. Clint did it again! I’ve been a fan of his since I was a boy. Love his sarcasm and coolness.
Something I learned about him recently is that he’s introverted and a musician. His first job in Hollywood was digging swimming pools the old fashioned way.
Seems like an appropriate turnabout. Hoover probably had the FBI investigate Eastwood’s sexuality too.
First time I ever saw him was when I was six or seven years old in “Paint Your Wagon”, an old musical about the California Gold Rush days.
As far as I know, it’s the only musical he was ever in, and the only one where he sang. Worth watching just for that.
True, only J. edgar just wanted to know, if Clint swings both ways.
I don’t know if J. Edgar Hoover was gay or not. I really dont care.
I do know he was a total crackpot. He was also vile, corrupt and dishonest.
There's a reason for that. :-))
Seriously, Paint Your Wagon is not a great movie musical, but it is worth watching, not just for seeing Eastwood in one, but also for its off the wall plot and humor.
That is true.
Yeah, I think the things the FBI said about the Kennedys (all of them), MLK, the Soviets and their spies and the KKK were all terrible, “vile, corrupt and dishonest”.
He's prepping a new movie in which he'll star. It's a GRAN TORINO like character in a baseball setting.
I fell asleep after Lee Marvin’s song. My parents took us kids to see it at the drive-in. I may have been seven or so.
Oh yeah? That’s great news. May he live to be 100 and keep working the whole time!
He’s really the last (or one of the last) of a breed of screen stars we probably won’t see again.
OH, did everybody know that Clint Eastwood was on a old timey TV cowboy show called Rawhide??? I watched it some this summer on ME TV which you get with a antenna, before cable got hooked up, and it was really pretty good. They even had the I Dream of Jeannie person on it.
Yeah, I first saw it at a drive-in. Loved it.
lol. Yeah, that was his first big break.
They civilize left, they civilize right
Until nothing is left, and nothing is right
They civilize freedom, til no one is free
That's why I left before they civilized me...
Ain't that the truth?!
He’s prepping a new movie in which he’ll star. It’s a GRAN TORINO like character in a baseball setting.
Good, I liked the movie mostly because of Eastwood, but why aren’t anybody talking about “Rawhide” when talking about his carer? seems to me that was the beginning of it all
If you liked Gran Torino, check out Harry Brown starring Michael Caine. It’s pretty much a British version of the same story, with Caine as a veteran pensioner living in a public housing area that’s been taken over by the same kind of thugs we saw rioting over there this year.
Yeah, he played Rowdy Yates on Rawhide. I used to watch it on syndication when I was a kid, but I think plenty of FReepers remember when it was broadcast live every week!
If you like those kind of shows, check out Encore Western channel, they play like 2 hours of old Western tv shows every afternoon.
Yeah, I saw it the first time around. Rowdy Yates was a star before the spaghetti westerns.
“Hey I got it! Remember the theme from Rawhide?”
“The old favorite... Rowdy Yates.”
“A. Good Country key.”
I usually don’t watch cowboy stuff, unless it’s like Concrete Blonde’s Ghost of a Texas Ladies’s Man type things, but this was the only channel that came in good. I was real surprised that the shows were as good as they were and had really good plots. Even Marshall Dylan. Plus, there was one called Honey West that came on and then on one channel one called Route 66. Sooo, I kept the antenna and sometimes still watch the stuff.
Me, too. What a great movie. Loved it when the whole town collapsed.
Good point. It's hard to say how bad Hoover really was given the Leftist brainwashing of America over the last 40 years. He probably did do a little too much spying on Americans but the destruction to his reputation is probably as much of crime as it was to McCarthy's.
****As far as I know, its the only musical he was ever in, and the only one where he sang.****
They released several records on vinyl of his “singing”. It was explained that the movie company wanted to keep their actors in the public eye.
I watched Rawhide as a little girl along with Combat and Voyage under the Sea....and flipper and Safari with Judy the monkey and Clarence the Lion..Ponderosa, the Big Valley...Zoro...ahhh the good ole days...
Great McCarthy book is “Blacklisted in History’ by M. Stanton Evans.
Oh, Combat was the ME TV channel too, but I didn’t watch it. There was one on called The Untouchables which was pretty good and it was about gangsters. Plus, there is something called Svengoolie that is on Saturday nights and is classic scary movies. At least now I know I could live without cable.
Be that as it may, he deserves credit for smashing Hitler's spy rings in America and for nailing a number of Soviet spies.
Hear him sing again, at a later date:
And the presidents he served from FDR to Nixon were vile, corrupt and dishonest...
Ironically, Hoover was against FDR’s rounding up of Japanese American citizens and the ACLU gave him an award for it...
Earl Warren, another liberal icon, also favored rounding up the Japanese Americans. Other groups committed to fighting race discrimination including the NAACP, the American Jewish Committee and the Communist Party either supported this policy or remained silent. On the other hand, Senator Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio), the nation's leading conservative, spoke out against Japanese internment.
Thank you, remember Franki Lane, he was the singer.
for the good old days LOL