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Tom Hanks, Glenn Frey in 2004 racial shocker: ‘Blackface,’ jokes at fundraising auction [VIDEO]
dailycaller.com ^ | 03/20/2012 | David Martosko

Posted on 03/20/2012 4:18:30 AM PDT by servo1969

Video footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows Hollywood screen legend Tom Hanks and Eagles musician Glenn Frey at a 2004 fundraising auction, playfully interacting with a white man dressed as an African native, complete with blackface makeup and a giant Afro wig.

Hanks most recently provided the narration for ”The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute-long campaign video meant to help President Barack Obama win re-election in November.

The fundraiser, held March 13, 2004 at St. Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., featured Hanks and Frey as co-emcees. Children of both men attended the school. The event’s theme, “Castaways,” evoked memories of the 2000 film “Cast Away,” in which Hanks starred.

Actor Tom Hanks is seen at a 2004 school fundraising auction, along with a white investment adviser who wore blackface makeup and a giant Afro wig The 2004 auction’s routine included a white man in blackface, identified in the footage as investment banker James Montgomery, CEO of the Santa Monica, Calif., firm Montgomery & Co. In addition to blackface makeup and the wig, Montgomery wore a leopard-print toga and an arm band made to look like it consisted of animal teeth.

During a lull in the auction, Frey refers to Montgomery and comments, “See how boring money management and stock investment is, people? It’s not nearly as much fun as, like, professional basketball.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; blackface; frey; hanks
I guess it's not racist if liberals do it. Right?
1 posted on 03/20/2012 4:18:41 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Eight years ago


2 posted on 03/20/2012 4:25:02 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: servo1969
“I call upon President Obama, who has Tom Hanks doing the narration to his campaign video, to cease, to remove Mr. Hanks’ voice-over from his video, and end any association or affiliation with Mr. Hanks,” Niger Innis said Monday in an interview with The Daily Caller.

“It is gross, it’s coarse, and it is shocking that something like this would be done in California. Not Mississippi — in California!”


Sure. Because everyone knows all the racists live in Mississippi. There are no racists in California. /s

3 posted on 03/20/2012 4:25:31 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I’ve found that the liberals of the left are infatuated with race for some reason, whether it’s diversity, to affirmative action to making fun of blacks who live in the poorer areas.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 4:26:43 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: servo1969

How come Innis is a niger and Al Sharpton is not?


5 posted on 03/20/2012 4:32:28 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: servo1969

That proves it.

Tom Hanks forgot how to be funny. That corresponds with his stupid political conversion. His mid life crisis.

If he had Erectile Dysfunction he would have purchased a Ferrari.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 4:36:13 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: servo1969

we paid hard earned money to see the Eagles last fall. During their performance in Pittsburgh, comments were made regarding conservatives.......and the crowd collectively groaned. It turned me off to them forever. They showed still shots of Hannity, Beck and others, made comments about Christine Odonnell.....I kept thinking of Laura Ingraham.........just shut up and sing.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 4:57:36 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: servo1969

Damn those glass houses!


8 posted on 03/20/2012 4:59:17 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: servo1969

Apparently, in their world, it’s cutting edge and pushing the envelope.

It’s bad enough that Hanks and co. thought the act was clever. Worse is that the school allowed it and the audience of Hollywood 1%ers stuck around to participate in the auction. Nobody had the decency to nix it, say “not cool” or to walk out?

Who thought the racist gig was so awesome that they got high bid on the gorilla?


9 posted on 03/20/2012 5:21:08 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: swpa_mom
Frey has always been a total wacko leftist.

I saw excerpts from Don Felder's book regarding Frey and they were hilarious.

10 posted on 03/20/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: servo1969

“I guess it’s not racist if liberals do it. Right?”

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Of course.

Smug, self-congratulatory progressivs are only ridiculing their inferiors: Backward, racist haters out in flyover.

They are so sophisticated and advanced, even....gasp...edgy and daring, in their perspective, that no one would even THINK of considering them as “racist”. They are SO beyond and above that.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 6:31:09 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: servo1969

“I guess it’s not racist if liberals do it. Right?”

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Of course.

Smug, self-congratulatory progressives are only ridiculing their inferiors: Backward, racist haters out in flyover.

They are so sophisticated and advanced, even....gasp...edgy and daring, in their perspective, that no one would even THINK of considering them as “racist”. They are SO beyond and above that.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 6:31:25 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: servo1969

They say this is as close to diversity as they will get at this school. So to them diversity is just some sort of game they poke others with but it can’t be all that important to them or why are they sending their children to a school lacking diversity and then laughing about it?


13 posted on 03/20/2012 7:02:49 AM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: servo1969

"It's all good, bro. You're one of us."

14 posted on 03/20/2012 7:06:23 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: servo1969

>>Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School...The film was widely criticised for blackface. When the film was released, some protests took place within the black community because Howell is in blackface make up throughout most of it. In 2008, New York Press critic Armond White would cite the movie as predicting the rise of Barack Obama, who entered the real-life Harvard Law School in 1988, and White declared that Soul Man was "easily the best movie ever set at Harvard."
15 posted on 03/20/2012 7:54:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: servo1969

16 posted on 03/20/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by twister881
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To: servo1969
I guess it's not racist if liberals do it. Right?

Not only 'not' racist - but NOT something the MSM or New York Times has the slightest interest in...

If you want to see 'creepy' check out this undercover video of journalists talking when they think only fellow 'elites' are in the room. It's sickening - don't watch the ending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080

17 posted on 03/20/2012 8:21:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: yldstrk
Yeah - 8 years ago - so what? If a Republican said something 20 years ago that someone thought was racist it would make the MSM... You making excuses for THEM, yldstrk?

Check this out if you want to see how liberals talk to each other when they think they're alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080

18 posted on 03/20/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: servo1969

If there were a video of rush limbaugh and friends doing this, what would Tom hanks say? I haven’t seen this video so I have no idea if it’s racist or not, but in Liberalville all that matters is whether you’ve chosen to “like” the person and how they vote.

To liberals, Tom hanks should enjoy more freedom of behavior. Rush limbaugh should be put to death for the same thing they’d enjoy Tom hanks doing.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: yldstrk

Eight years ago.


Oh, well nevermind then. Nothing to see here.
Hey, heard any good Mel Gibson jokes lately?


20 posted on 03/20/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: GOPJ

nope just saying I want fresh scandal not old scandal about the depraved


21 posted on 03/20/2012 5:36:56 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Eight years ago

Hanks has been calling everyone/ mostly republicans a racist since then. This just shows his hypocrisy.

22 posted on 03/21/2012 8:41:05 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: EyeGuy
“I guess it’s not racist if liberals do it. Right?” ###

Of course. Smug, self-congratulatory progressivs are only ridiculing their inferiors: Backward, racist haters out in flyover.

You can say anything you want as long as you are a liberal. Look at Maher.

23 posted on 03/21/2012 8:45:58 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: GOPJ
Yeah - 8 years ago - so what? If a Republican said something 20 years ago that someone thought was racist it would make the MSM...

Exactly. Look how they went after Perry for some sign that was suppose to be on his property...

24 posted on 03/21/2012 8:47:50 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar

It’s always odd to deal with a conservative who doesn’t know what you and I know... Who buys into the MSM line? Amazing.

Have you seen this yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080


25 posted on 03/21/2012 9:05:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: GOPJ

I have and have passed it on.


26 posted on 03/21/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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