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Filmmaker Eastwood asked FBI about Hoover's sexuality
USA Today ^ | October 5, 2011 | Kevin Johnson

Posted on 10/05/2011 2:46:36 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Edited on 10/05/2011 8:10:56 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: eastwood; entertainment; fbi; hollywood; hoover; movies

1 posted on 10/05/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 2:52:55 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: Huck
That was an entertaining movie.
3 posted on 10/05/2011 2:54:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 2:56:43 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: Huck

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.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 3:00:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Seems like an appropriate turnabout. Hoover probably had the FBI investigate Eastwood’s sexuality too.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 3:02:22 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Moonman62

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.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 3:03:13 PM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Brilliant

True, only J. edgar just wanted to know, if Clint swings both ways.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 3:09:20 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Brilliant

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.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (President Sarah Louise Palin ...lets make it happen !)
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To: Ronin
As far as I know, it’s the only musical he was ever in

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.

10 posted on 10/05/2011 3:13:41 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative; All

That is true.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 3:19:49 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

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”.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 3:37:26 PM PDT by BilLies (If you spend $25,000 on solar panels in New York, $20,000 is reimbursed by other citizens.)
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To: Huck
I fear we’ve seen the last of Eastwood on screen.

He's prepping a new movie in which he'll star. It's a GRAN TORINO like character in a baseball setting.

13 posted on 10/05/2011 3:39:46 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Ronin

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.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 3:40:13 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Argus

Oh yeah? That’s great news. May he live to be 100 and keep working the whole time!


15 posted on 10/05/2011 3:42:11 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: Argus

He’s really the last (or one of the last) of a breed of screen stars we probably won’t see again.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: Huck

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.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: Ronin

Yeah, I first saw it at a drive-in. Loved it.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 3:47:26 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Romney as president will just destroy the country slower than Obama.)
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To: Squeeky

lol. Yeah, that was his first big break.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 3:47:49 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: rabidralph
There's one song in that movie that resounds perfectly with this day and age. Paraphrasing, because I'm going to be too busy to look it up right now...

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?!

20 posted on 10/05/2011 3:50:50 PM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Argus

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


21 posted on 10/05/2011 3:50:56 PM PDT by munin (s)
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To: Huck; ConservativeStatement

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.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 3:52:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Squeeky

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.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 3:58:23 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Squeeky

Yeah, I saw it the first time around. Rowdy Yates was a star before the spaghetti westerns.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 3:58:58 PM PDT by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is?)
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To: munin

“Hey I got it! Remember the theme from Rawhide?”

“The old favorite... Rowdy Yates.”

“What key?”

“A. Good Country key.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_KtQ1BqfHM


25 posted on 10/05/2011 4:01:45 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

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.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 4:05:48 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: Ronin

Yup!


27 posted on 10/05/2011 4:11:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Ronin
First time I ever saw him was when I was six or seven years old in “Paint Your Wagon”

Me, too. What a great movie. Loved it when the whole town collapsed.

28 posted on 10/05/2011 4:11:50 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Given enough time, the primary function of any bureaucracy becomes the employment of its employees.)
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To: BilLies
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”.

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.

29 posted on 10/05/2011 4:20:03 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Ronin

****As far as I know, it’s 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.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 4:55:53 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Squeeky

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...


31 posted on 10/05/2011 5:07:14 PM PDT by Engedi (Hec)
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To: Crucial

Agree.
Great McCarthy book is “Blacklisted in History’ by M. Stanton Evans.


32 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:05 PM PDT by BilLies (If you spend $25,000 on solar panels in New York, $20,000 is reimbursed by other citizens.)
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To: Engedi

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.


33 posted on 10/05/2011 5:32:02 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
I do know [J Edgar Hoover] was a total crackpot. He was also vile, corrupt and dishonest.

Be that as it may, he deserves credit for smashing Hitler's spy rings in America and for nailing a number of Soviet spies.

34 posted on 10/05/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Ronin

Hear him sing again, at a later date:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l0luZHf_yg


35 posted on 10/05/2011 8:40:21 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Fiji Hill

And the presidents he served from FDR to Nixon were vile, corrupt and dishonest...


36 posted on 10/05/2011 11:28:25 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: gman992

Ironically, Hoover was against FDR’s rounding up of Japanese American citizens and the ACLU gave him an award for it...


37 posted on 10/05/2011 11:29:13 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: gman992
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.

38 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:58 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Boogieman

Thank you, remember Franki Lane, he was the singer.
for the good old days LOL


39 posted on 10/08/2011 9:13:49 AM PDT by munin (s)
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