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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'























10-01-06 ~ Hall of Fame #17

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To: GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; snugs; MEG33; silent_jonny; Kitty Mittens; TPartyType; ..


The Cary Grant, namesake rose.

101 posted on 11/14/2006 11:02:58 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA; snugs; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; La Enchiladita; Diver Dave; Aquamarine; Dr. Scarpetta; ...


Cary Grant's home in Palm Springs, CA

102 posted on 11/14/2006 11:15:12 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
Cary Grant, Victor McGlaglan and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in "Gunga Din"


103 posted on 11/14/2006 11:16:31 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

Great thread today GeeBee.
My F-I-L served in the Submarine Service during WWII with a guy named Bernard Schwartz - AKA Tony Curtis.


104 posted on 11/14/2006 11:19:50 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
Rose "Ingrid Bergmann"


105 posted on 11/14/2006 11:20:35 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: Lady Jag

Hi Lady Jag
Excellent photo! I love how you have the younger version and older version of Sean Connery!!


106 posted on 11/14/2006 11:31:02 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: Diver Dave

That is neat! Your FIL must have some great stories to share.


107 posted on 11/14/2006 11:32:08 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: Purple Mountains Maj
I remember we spoke of common admiration for Carey Grant Before Maj. These are great photos you posted. What an actor! What class. He was always the best dressed too :)

108 posted on 11/14/2006 11:35:34 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: The Mayor

Good Afternoon The Mayor :)


109 posted on 11/14/2006 11:36:20 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: OESY

I was thinking while putting this together about special effects. Now we have all this technology etc. I saw a photo of the airplane chasing Carey Grant and then them on Mount Rushmore, in North By Northwest. They were so creative and clever in the old movies.


110 posted on 11/14/2006 11:42:37 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: ST.LOUIE1

111 posted on 11/14/2006 11:47:20 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA

Yeah, I remember that C G chat too!
;oD
As the subject presents itself we will chat about him again, I'sure!
Your C.G. pics are great too... Thanks!


112 posted on 11/14/2006 11:50:41 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: ConorMacNessa

Oh wow that I. B. rose is lovely! Thanks!
Yea you can spend time/ post with us today!
Must be off work, huh?


113 posted on 11/14/2006 11:53:46 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: ConorMacNessa

OOO another Cary Grant poc! Awesome! Thanks again, CMac!
I'll go get you a solo ping pic now! I'll surprise ya!


114 posted on 11/14/2006 11:56:52 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: ConorMacNessa

poc, lol, I meant pic.


115 posted on 11/14/2006 12:01:25 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
I'm with You GeeBee re: Cary Grant!!!! Thank God for A M C channel so I could get to see/ enjoy this man's acting/comedic/dramatic/talents and his good looks to boot!!!!

I'll never forget when my daughter was about 10?...She was awake after we went to bed and apparently watched Arcenic and Old Lace.

The next morning she asked me, so who is this Cary Grant person? She told me..that man talks fast and there's a lot of dialogue in that movie. LOL.. It made me smile. She has always been hooked on that era, ie. Sinatra, Como..The Rat Pack......even though a couple of generations apart.

116 posted on 11/14/2006 12:03:41 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj; GodBlessUSA; Billie; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; ST.LOUIE1; snugs; silent_jonny; ...
Kirk Douglas was no slouch back then!


117 posted on 11/14/2006 12:07:13 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: GodBlessUSA
I see you have Buster Keaton included in the pictures. Thank you.

That man was unbelievable, especially because he did his own stunts in his movies. One of my favorites.

I woke up one night with the tv still on to one of his movies. I've been a fan since.

118 posted on 11/14/2006 12:08:12 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: ConorMacNessa


Sorry this pic is so small CMac. Found it that size. Small but very pretty photo for you. I would have found you a J. W. but wanted Louie to get that ping. I figured I. B was another fave of yours, CMac, based on the namesake rose volley ping. ;oD

119 posted on 11/14/2006 12:18:42 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Lovely Rose..Cary Grant was great!


120 posted on 11/14/2006 12:19:12 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: lysie

Thanks for sharing your comment re:your daughter liking Cary Grant too...I'm also multiple generations part from that era but I love it!
And as for crooners my Faves are Andy williams & Dean Martin...Alsoway ahead of my generation but Those movies;those voices/talents are timeless once one hears/sees tis impossible for me not to enjoy!


121 posted on 11/14/2006 12:26:34 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Purple Mountains Maj
Hello Majee.

Love the Roses and pics.

Here is a picture of Cary Grant in one of his Movies that I absolutely love.

Can you guess which movie it is?

122 posted on 11/14/2006 12:29:31 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: MEG33

Yes, indeed it is! & yes indeed he was!
& Thanks for Your earlier Hollyood pic ping Meg!


123 posted on 11/14/2006 12:29:38 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; GodBlessUSA

Thanks Noosie!
Yes I can name that movie!
"Father Goose"!
Loved that one too...


124 posted on 11/14/2006 12:31:39 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
*sigh*

People, relatives included, insist my mom looked like Ingrid..second..Donna Reed.

125 posted on 11/14/2006 12:31:58 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: Lady Jag

Aaahh, Kirk Douglas floats your boat, does he?
Thanks for the ping...you got any other faves?


126 posted on 11/14/2006 12:35:51 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: lysie

Wow, really?! pretty mom you have then!


127 posted on 11/14/2006 12:37:13 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Yup, it sure is a great Movie.


128 posted on 11/14/2006 12:40:54 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Mrs.Nooseman; GodBlessUSA

CMac meant to ping you to my 124...Didn't see your name in Noosie's recipient box before...


129 posted on 11/14/2006 12:41:26 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: lysie

Hi lysie :)


130 posted on 11/14/2006 12:43:31 PM 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

Hi GBUSA.:)


131 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:30 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Hi Mrs. N :)
What a day. Whew. How are you? Done with chores?


132 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:58 PM 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: Purple Mountains Maj

I have a zillion faves and could go on and on.


133 posted on 11/14/2006 12:45:24 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Taking a break so I can eat something and then on to do laundry.:)

Are you all done?


134 posted on 11/14/2006 12:49:02 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; MEG33; lysie; Lady Jag

Name one more fave (each)
other than whom you've already posted
or gotten a ping for...
I wanna solo pic ping ya!


135 posted on 11/14/2006 12:51:56 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: GodBlessUSA

Good afternoon..GBU.


136 posted on 11/14/2006 12:52:15 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Excellent thread, GBUSA ... thank you.

Hollywood today is an inbred, incestuous clique of silly celebrities and faux artists who too often produce obviously leftist propaganda rather than a simple, good story.

The occasional gem comes down the pike, but by and large, the movies today are on par with the Head On commercial.

I'd rather sit back and watch Bogie or the Duke.

I'd rather dream about Veronica Lake or Lauren Bacall than any of the collagen/silcon augmented actresses in the spotlight these days.


137 posted on 11/14/2006 12:56:00 PM PST by jwfiv
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
Easy, one of my most favs...Powell and Loy.


138 posted on 11/14/2006 12:56:08 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
Fave what? Fave old male movie star?


139 posted on 11/14/2006 12:56:53 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: Lady Jag

Well! A very good choice, I must say.


140 posted on 11/14/2006 12:58:17 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
Hm,lets see.

Spencer Tracy.
141 posted on 11/14/2006 12:58:20 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Lady Jag

Yes, that's what I mean...Tis the theme correct? lol!


142 posted on 11/14/2006 12:59:27 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Lysie disqualified because of multiple actors.

143 posted on 11/14/2006 1:02:09 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: jwfiv
Good Afternoon jwfiv :)
Thanks. It's sad really. I haven't gone to the movies since, well, I can't remember. It's just not worth it to me. Like you said, it's only once in a while a really good movie comes out. I prefer to just rent a good old movie.
144 posted on 11/14/2006 1:02:26 PM 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: lysie

The best IMHO.


145 posted on 11/14/2006 1:02:46 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; lysie; Lady Jag

I'll go get a pic pick for you now!
Tracy...Loy...Powell...Reagan!!!!


146 posted on 11/14/2006 1:03:15 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: lysie

No you're no i'll get you one of each!!


147 posted on 11/14/2006 1:04:25 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
 

148 posted on 11/14/2006 1:04:39 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: lysie

Powell & Loy, excellent!


149 posted on 11/14/2006 1:05:56 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: Lady Jag

How do you spell I keerumba! ;-)


150 posted on 11/14/2006 1:07:37 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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