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Actor Matthew McConaughey Thanks God First For Oscar Win
Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 03/03/2014 7:11:22 AM PST by Kaslin

In case you missed it last night, Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor as a result of his work in "Dallas Buyer's Club." To kick off his acceptance speech, McConaughey thanked God for the blessings in his life and then he thanked his family.

"First off I want to thank God, because he's the one I look up to, he's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British actor) Charlie Laughton, who said, 'When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.'"

Matthew McConaughey wins oscars 2014 - Acceptance Speech

Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett, who won for best actress, thanked pervert Woody Allen for her Oscar win.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christians; faith; god; gratitude; hollywood; matthewmcconaughey; oscars
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 7:11:22 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I guess he never makes movies that aren’t family friendly? Somehow I doubt it very much.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 7:12:17 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kaslin

Too bad. I thought he was a good actor. What’s he going to do now? I’m surprised they didn’t cut it out of the broadcast.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:14:07 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

He’s very talented. I haven’t yet seen the movie, but I’m glad he won.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:14:15 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

Good show, Mr. McConaughey. A simple act of gratitude to our Creator and a good example. Probably doesn’t seem like much, but my guess is that in Hollywood this took a lot of guts.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:14:33 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: GeronL

Whether he has or not he seemed to be the only person in that room full of tiny people who had something worthwhile to say.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 7:14:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I am not one to pretend that someone has become a good person because they “thanked God” at a stupid awards show.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 7:16:17 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

His 15 minutes in the Wolf of Wall Street actually stole the show.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Kaslin

He’d better enjoy it while it lasts because, after his comment about God, he’ll never work in Hollywood again.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:12 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Kaslin

Pretty sad when something like this is actually considered “brave” and “news”


10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:35 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Kaslin

God’s probably still wondering why they had to add a tranny to the movie plot when one was never in the original “real life” story.

I guess they took the “World’s Fastest Indian” route: no movie can be better than the book without adding a transvestite.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: GeronL

OK thats good.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 7:18:35 AM PST by skeeter
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To: GeronL

His movie “Mudd” was great.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 7:19:11 AM PST by struggle
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To: GeronL

Whether or not he’s a “good person” is not the matter ... that he said a “good thing” on an international stage — especially considering the make-up of the audience — is worthy of note. (Perhaps his role in “Contact” gave him pause ...)


14 posted on 03/03/2014 7:19:15 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Kaslin
Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett, who won for best actress, thanked pervert Woody Allen for her Oscar win.
::CRASH::
15 posted on 03/03/2014 7:19:49 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Kaslin

True Detective (TV series)


16 posted on 03/03/2014 7:20:18 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Kaslin

I still say Jared Leto was just as impressive in his remarks hinting that his Mom could have aborted him as as single Mom but instead chose to raise him and his brother while also showing support for those in the Ukraine and Venezuela. Not sure he will be working again, either. LOL


17 posted on 03/03/2014 7:20:20 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: Obadiah

“Good show, Mr. McConaughey. A simple act of gratitude to our Creator and a good example. Probably doesn’t seem like much, but my guess is that in Hollywood this took a lot of guts.”

It will be interesting to see what parts he is offered after giving thanks to God in such a public place.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 7:20:33 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: glennaro

or maybe seeing a naked Terry Bradshaw in “Failure to Launch” made him think of God??


19 posted on 03/03/2014 7:20:59 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess Wolf of Wall Street should be viewed in every elementary school then.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 7:21:29 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Wright Wing

Jared Leto - “To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here and as you struggle to… to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible… We’re thinking of you tonight.”


21 posted on 03/03/2014 7:21:30 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: JoeProBono

He’s incredible in True Detective. I need to resume watching it.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 7:21:57 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Wright Wing

Jared Leto is probably not going to be invited to the after after orgies


23 posted on 03/03/2014 7:22:55 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

LOL — Never considered that possibility!


24 posted on 03/03/2014 7:23:20 AM PST by glennaro
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To: glennaro

Someone is going to take a screenshot and superimpose God over his butt...


25 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:18 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kaslin

Did the leftist hordes of Hell in the audience screech and howl before they burst into flames?


26 posted on 03/03/2014 7:25:05 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Kaslin

As I recall, Matthew McConaughey attempted suicide and was helped by Evel Knievel who introduced McConaughey to God.

McConaughey spoke at Knievel’s funeral.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:05 AM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Kaslin

Seems like a nice young man. Hope he realizes he’s just short-circuited his career in Hollywood.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GeronL
I guess Wolf of Wall Street should be viewed in every elementary school then. I Wouldn't recommend it ( an understatement). I thought many of the sex scenes were gratuitous.

But I thought this scene where his character teaches Jordan Belfort to relax by humming was funny and over the top...


29 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: trisham

We Are Marshall!


30 posted on 03/03/2014 7:29:28 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: trisham

He should also win the Emmy for his portrayal of Cole in True Detective. I have new respect for him and for Jared Leto. I always thought that McConaughey was just a himbo prior to his work on this HBO show.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:33 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Kaslin
Maybe I'm missing something, or misreading something, but he said:

'When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you'

Didn't he just thank HIMSELF?
He just equated himself to be God.

32 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:41 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: GSWarrior

Thanks! I may buy that.


33 posted on 03/03/2014 7:32:35 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mountn man

I think he was saying that when you have God, you don’t need a best friend. You can be your own best friend.

McConaughey was also great in Mud. I don’t think he’s made a movie I don’t like in some way. He appreciates story when taking on roles.


34 posted on 03/03/2014 7:35:11 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: JoeProBono

Best show on TV, by far.


35 posted on 03/03/2014 7:35:36 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Agreed. I had thought that he had talent, but not much of a work ethic or character. I don’t feel that way now. He’s clearly serious about his work, and seems to have found his path in life.


36 posted on 03/03/2014 7:36:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mountn man

No, he did not. Listen to it again


37 posted on 03/03/2014 7:36:37 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: unixfox

Unlike the rest of the “elite”, Matthew is a class act


38 posted on 03/03/2014 7:37:23 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: SeekAndFind

Agree completely. The guy is one of the best natural actors I’ve seen in a long time.

He’s on the short series ‘True Detective’ on HBO, and that one is addicting as well.

His character is the polar opposite of the man who gave the acceptance speech last night as well. His character in that series, in fact, can’t be summed up in a few sentences.

If I had to, his character has no faith in humanity at all, considering humanity in general to be a mistake to the point that everyone should commit suicide at the same time to correct the error. At the same time he is obsessed with the pursuit and prosecution of people who commit heinous, ritualistic murders.

He’s cast against Woody Harrelson. Harrelson does the best he can, but he’s outclassed.


39 posted on 03/03/2014 7:39:40 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: All
Would that I were a fly on the wall when the Obamas tuned in.
She, who bombed big time couple years ago, musta been cringing.

Silver-gowned, banged-up Mrs O in the WH, surrounded
by uniformed guards, at the 2012 Oscars telecast.

Mogul Harvey Weinstein thought this was a good idea--he facilitated the bigtime bomb.

==================================================

BACKFIRE Mrs O was roundly criticized for her scary appearance at 2012's Oscar telecast---the buzz is that stars and moguls in the seats heaved a collective groan when she was beamed in on a large drop-down screen over presenter Jack Nicholson's head.

Even more pointedly, post-Oscar stories left her out of "who wore what" red carpet reports---she used the same designer as one starlet, but print and media reports omitted any mention of Moosh, or her glitzy dress (she was entertaining in the WH at the time and chose to appear surrounded by uniformed military guards).

LOYAL DEMOCRATS LIKE DONNY DEUTSCH WEIGHED IN: "As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest. Now what I mean by that is (as an advert guru), you have to give the consumer, the viewer, the ultimate respect. They tuned in to watch movie stars, to watch movies. And all of a sudden, politics is thrown at them."

"If I want to watch her on Jimmy Fallon, that's okay. But, (the Awards)---that was an intrusion, and I have a feeling that three out of four Americans -- Democrat or Republican -- don't want to see the First Lady (there). I think you have to respect your audience enough to not impose her, that's not a moment we're looking for there---the President or the First Lady," Deutsch said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

DONNY CONTINUED: "....the tone of it, it was almost a monarch quality.....an elitist flavor to it. I was watching and going, 'huh?' and I'm a Democrat," Deutsch told host Piers Morgan. "I just thought it was very very tone deaf and I was really surprised they did it," Deutsch concluded.

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If this keeps up, pretty soon the self-serving O's will be depicted as the new Juan and Evita (/snix)...... or maybe Nikolai and Elena.


40 posted on 03/03/2014 7:44:07 AM PST by Liz
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To: SeekAndFind

I read that the “humming technique” is actually something McConaughey does in real life to relax himself before a scene. He was showing and explaining it to DiCaprio, and Scorsese saw it and incorporated the scene in the film, pretty much how it played in real life.


41 posted on 03/03/2014 7:45:09 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: GeronL

>> I am not one to pretend that someone has become a good person because they “thanked God” at a stupid awards show.

Your call.

I am willing to acknowledge that a man who publicly and sincerely gives praise and honor to GOD — before an audience of those who for the most part deny GOD’s existence — has the spirit of Jesus resident in him *somewhere*.

He can work with that. It’s at least a good start.

We ALL sin and fall short of the glory of GOD.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:38 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Kaslin

Well there goes that career!


43 posted on 03/03/2014 7:49:11 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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THOSE WERE THE DAYS-—No less a personage than mega-producer and Hollywood wonder-boy, Irving Thalberg, co-authored the Production Code, the set of moral guidelines that all film studios agreed to follow circa 1930-68.

WIKI The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral censorship guidelines that governed the production of most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Hollywood’s chief censor of the time, Will H. Hays.....a former postmaster.

The Motion Pictures Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which later became the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), adopted the code in 1930, began enforcing it in 1934, and abandoned it in 1968, in favor of the subsequent MPAA film rating system. The Production Code spelled out what was acceptable and what was unacceptable content for motion pictures produced for a public audience in the United States.

The office enforcing it was popularly called the Hays Office in reference to Hays, inaccurately so after 1934 when Joseph Breen took over from Hays, creating the Breen Office, which was far more rigid in censoring films than Hays had been.

The Code enumerated a number of key points known as the “Don’ts” and “Be Carefuls”:

Resolved, That those things which are included in the following list shall not appear in pictures produced by the members of this Association, irrespective of the manner in which they are treated:

1.Pointed profanity – by either title or lip – this includes the words “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” “Christ” (unless they be used reverently in connection with proper religious ceremonies), “hell,” “damn,” “Gawd,” and every other profane and vulgar expression however it may be spelled;
2.Any licentious or suggestive nudity-in fact or in silhouette; and any lecherous or licentious notice thereof by other characters in the picture;
3.The illegal traffic in drugs;
4.Any inference of sex perversion;
5.White slavery;
6.Miscegenation (sex relationships between the white and black races);
7.Sex hygiene and venereal diseases;
8.Scenes of actual childbirth – in fact or in silhouette;
9.Children’s sex organs;
10.Ridicule of the clergy;
11.Willful offense to any nation, race or creed;

And be it further resolved, That special care be exercised in the manner in which the following subjects are treated, to the end that vulgarity and suggestiveness may be eliminated and that good taste may be emphasized:
1.The use of the flag;
2.International relations (avoiding picturizing in an unfavorable light another country’s religion, history, institutions, prominent people, and citizenry);
3.Arson;
4.The use of firearms;
5.Theft, robbery, safe-cracking, and dynamiting of trains, mines, buildings, etc. (having in mind the effect which a too-detailed description of these may have upon the morale);
6.Brutality and possible gruesomeness;
7.Technique of committing murder by whatever method;
8.Methods of smuggling;
9.Third-degree methods;
10.Actual hangings or electrocutions as legal punishment for crime;
11.Sympathy for criminals;
12.Attitude toward public characters and institutions;
13.Sedition;
14.Apparent cruelty to children and animals;
15.Branding of people or animals;
16.The sale of women, or of a woman selling her virtue;
17.Rape or attempted rape;
18.First-night scenes;
19.Man and woman in bed together;
20.Deliberate seduction of girls;
21.The institution of marriage;
22.Surgical operations;
23.The use of drugs;
24.Titles or scenes having to do with law enforcement or law-enforcing officers.


44 posted on 03/03/2014 7:49:41 AM PST by Liz
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To: RinaseaofDs

I loved the way his speech started, but the ending seemed odd to me.. he is his hero in 10 years ? I get the need to improve, and If he is not equal to the hero that he had imagined, therefore let’s try another 10 years, and so on... I understand that part. It just seemed an odd way to phrase the idea.

It was a nice speech however, and I noted how little aplause he received for his thanks to God...I’m not particularly religious, but they were good words to hear. For the self congratulatory royalty in the audience, it must have been gag inducing. Poor things... oh the suffering. I love movies, but I really dislike those people, and I have to go into cognitive disonance mode to enjoy a movie, because thinking about their viewpoints on issues, makes this man want to gag.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 7:52:46 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Kaslin

WOW, I’m surprised. Thats a pretty big finger in the eye to Hollywood.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 7:52:57 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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THE YEAR WAS 1964--CONSERVATIVE HOLLYWOOD STARS SPEAK OUT FOR PRAYER IN SCHOOLS

In 1964, the handsome, virile star, Anthony Eisley, emceed a "Project Prayer" rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Eisley played Tracey Steele on the "Hawaiian Eye" series, and appeared 17 times on the eight-year run of ABC's The F.B.I., with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr (another Hollywood conservative).

Eisley was later replaced on Hawaiian Eye by Hollywood icon Troy Donahue (a conservative---and practicing Catholic). Eisley also appeared three times on CBS's Perry Mason during its final three seasons.

The Hollywood gathering sought to flood the United State Congress with letters in support of school prayer, following two decisions in 1962 and 1963 of the United States Supreme Court which struck down the practice as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Eisley declared that the nation was facing in 1964 "an ideological crisis. Movie stars and the stars of the entertainment world will tell you what you can do about it. Everything will be from the heart."

Eisley was joined at the event by Walter Brennan, on whose series The Real McCoys he had once been a guest star, Rhonda Fleming, Lloyd Nolan, Dale Evans, Pat Boone, and Gloria Swanson.

Eisely added that John Wayne, Ronald W. Reagan, Roy Rogers, Mary Pickford, Jane Russell, Ginger Rogers, and Pat Buttram would also have attended the rally had their schedules not been in conflict.

Syndicated columnist Drew Pearson claimed in his "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column that Project Prayer had "backstage ties" to the anti-Communist John Birch Society. Pearson noted that the principal author of the prayer decisions, Chief Justice Earl Warren, was a Republican former governor of California and that most mainline denominations endorsed the court's restrictive rulings.

Sylvia Sydney---staunch Republican and conservative.
Memorable co-starring w/ George Raft.
Later appeared in one of the "Omen" sequels.

Film legend Ginger Rogers was another Hollywood conservative and lifelong Republican and appeared in the Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Modorcade in Los Angeles in 1960.

Her biographers all considered Rogers to have been Fred Astaire's finest dance partner, principally because of her ability to combine dancing skills, natural beauty, and exceptional abilities as a dramatic actress and comedienne, thus truly complementing Astaire, a peerless dancer who sometimes struggled as an actor and was not considered classically handsome. The resulting song and dance partnership enjoyed a unique credibility in the eyes of audiences.

Loretta Young was a lifelong Republican. In 1952 she appeared in radio, print, and magazine ads in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower and was in attendance at his inauguration along with Anita Louise, Louella Parsons, Jane Russell, Dick Powell, June Allyson, and comic Lou Costello, among others.

In both 1968 and 1981 she was a vocal supporter of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. She was also an active member of the Hollywood Republican Committee with close friend Irene Dunne as well as Ginger Rogers, William Holden, George Murphy, Fred Astaire, and John Wayne.

Superstar director Leo McCarey was a devout Roman Catholic and deeply concerned with social issues. He was considered the most handsome director in Hollywood---a Cary Grant look-alike.

During the 1940s, McCarey's work became more serious and his politics more conservative. In 1944 he directed Going My Way, a story about an enterprising priest, the youthful Father Chuck O'Malley, played by Bing Crosby, for which McCarey won his second Best Director Oscar.

McCarey's share in the profits of this smash hit gave him the highest reported income in the U.S. for the year 1944, and its follow-up, The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), which was made by McCarey's own production company, was similarly successful.

Going My Way also produced the fanciful hit song sung by Bing, "Would you like to swing on a star."

Gloria Swanson 1922

Swanson's most celebrated role--was as faded silent star Norma Desmond--1950. In 1980 Gloria Swanson chaired the New York chapter of "Seniors for Reagan-Bush". In 1964, Swanson spoke at the "Project Prayer" rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Swanson declared, "Under God we became the freest, strongest, wealthiest nation on earth, Should we change that?"

The gathering, which was hosted by Anthony Eisley, a star of ABC's Hawaiian Eye series, sought to flood the United States Congress with letters in support of school prayer, following two decisions in 1962 and 1963 of the United States Supreme Court which struck down the practice as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Joining Swanson and Eisley at the Project Prayer rally were Walter Brennan, Lloyd Nolan, Rhonda Fleming, Pat Boone, and Dale Evans.

Both Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were Republicans. Comic star ZaSu Pitts was a staunch Republican---she mentored starlet Nancy Davis (Reagan).

John Payne--memorable as Santa's attorney in the Christimas perennial. "Miracle on 34th Street"----was a staunch Republican and in October 1960 he was among conservative notables who drove in the LA Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Motorcade.

Teen idol singer Connie Francis appeared at GW Bush presidential campaign rallies.

Gorgeous Jane Russell was a staunch Republica, and remembers her Hollywood heyday fondly---that Republicans thought Democrats were nuts.

47 posted on 03/03/2014 7:54:34 AM PST by Liz
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To: laweeks
I’m surprised they didn’t cut it out of the broadcast.

He certainly didn't get much applause, and there were some long faces in that theater. I suspect he's not going to be getting much more work in Hollywood.

48 posted on 03/03/2014 7:54:40 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Nervous Tick
I am willing to acknowledge that a man who publicly and sincerely gives praise and honor to GOD — before an audience of those who for the most part deny GOD’s existence — has the spirit of Jesus resident in him *somewhere*.

Ditto!

49 posted on 03/03/2014 7:55:24 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Nervous Tick

Then he took a couple of hookers to the after-party orgy


50 posted on 03/03/2014 7:57:38 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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