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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bedtime Story"(1964)

    04/13/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Ralph Levy
  • At 40 Years Old, 'The Godfather' Has a Profound and Complicated Legacy

    04/12/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | SUNDAY MARCH 18, 2012 | JIM BECKERMAN
    Once, it was thought of as the gangster movie to end all gangster movies. Before he played Don Corleone, Marlon Brando had been all but written off after several flops. But of course that's exactly what "The Godfather," which opened in New Jersey 40 years ago this Saturday, was not. Instead, it was the gangster movie that began all gangster movies, at least as we know them now: not just its own sequels, "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III," but also "Goodfellas," "Donnie Brasco," "Analyze This," "Scarface," "The Freshman," "Prizzi's Honor" and "Married to the Mob," not...
  • The Godfather: What if Olivier had portrayed him instead of Brando?

    08/13/2011 4:18:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    Would Lord Laurence Olivier have made a better Don Vito Corleone than Marlon Brando in The Godfatherc? Coppola's casting choices were unpopular with studio executives at Paramount Pictures, particularly Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone. Coppola's first two choices for the role were both Brando and Laurence Olivier, but Olivier's agent refused the role, saying, "Lord Olivier is not taking any jobs. He's very sick. He's gonna die soon and he's not interested" (Olivier lived 18 years after the refusal)... Source
  • Kalama [WA] woman breaks silence over lifelong relationship with Brando family (Interesting)

    03/29/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 2,033+ views
    TDN.com ^ | March 29, 2009 | Amy M.E. Fischer
    JoAn Corrales walks into Kalama’s Heritage Square Antiques wearing Marlon Brando’s hat. A memento of her 50-year friendship with the late movie star, the leather newsboy’s cap crowns the thick, gray hair that falls in waves to her waist. When she smiles, the years drop from her face, and it’s not hard to imagine the 72-year-old Corrales as a young model rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite in the 1950s. Beneath her fringe of bangs, though, her blue eyes are sad. It’s been four-and-a-half years since Brando’s death at age 80, and a little more than a year since his son,...
  • Still On the Waterfront

    06/30/2006 11:33:46 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 705+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | June 27th, 2006 | Tom Robbins
    Still On the Waterfront: Long plagued by Johnny Friendlys, dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union by Tom Robbins June 27th, 2006 12:21 PM Just south of the Statue of Liberty, the huge white shipping cranes of New Jersey's container terminals arch into the sky. Even in the summer haze, the cranes still dominate the horizon. Their 200-foot-tall white hoists slant up and east, offering a kind of silent salute to the torch clenched in the statue's upraised arm. Most of New York's shipping is conducted on the Jersey side of the harbor now. More than $130 billion in...
  • Brando: Truly the wild one

    01/22/2006 5:17:03 PM PST · by Panerai · 10 replies · 888+ views
    A thick new biography of Marlon Brando promises to be the definitive gossip guide to the great actor's life. "Brando Unzipped," by Darwin Porter, claims he covered as much ground on the Kinsey Scale as the bathroom scales. The book says: "From Rock Hudson to Vivien Leigh, from Bette Davis to Cary Grant, Brando slept around, even managing to seduce two of America's First Ladies." The plausibility of that is debatable, but there's a (literally) jaw-dropping scene on page 320, involving Peter Lawford, another actor and "a motor trip to Palm Springs" which you can bet they didn't run by...
  • Marlon Brando: Actor & Anti-Actor

    08/10/2004 9:45:36 AM PDT · by mrustow · 7 replies · 768+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 10 August 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Marlon Brando may have possessed the greatest talent of any American actor of the past 100 years, but for most of his career, he wasted that talent. Charley Malloy: Look, kid, I -- how much you weigh, son? When you weighed one hundred and sixty-eight pounds you were beautiful. You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast. Terry Malloy: It wasn't him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your night....
  • Actor Marlon Brando, KE6PZH/FO5GJ, SK

    07/03/2004 11:49:42 AM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 34 replies · 2,109+ views
    Actor Marlon Brando, KE6PZH/FO5GJ, SK One of the best-known names in cinematic as well as Amateur Radio circles, actor Marlon Brando, died in Los Angeles July 1 at age 80. Known to hams worldwide as KE6PZH and FO5GJ, Brando is listed on the FCC database as Martin Brandeaux. He was on the air occasionally through the years with his FO5 call sign from his private island in French Polynesia. In an interview with Larry King on CNN in 1994, Brando confirmed his continued interest in Amateur Radio. In response to a caller's question, he said ham radio provided him with...
  • Marlon Brando dies at 80

    07/02/2004 8:55:05 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 42 replies · 511+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/02/04
    CNN) -- Marlon Brando, the stage and screen actor whose performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire," "On the Waterfront" and "The Godfather" earned him plaudits as one of the greatest actors of all time, has died, his attorney told The Associated Press. He was 80. Brando died in Los Angeles. The cause of death is unknown. Brando shot to fame in the late 1940s with his groundbreaking performance in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire" as the brutal, animalistic yet shy Stanley Kowalski.
  • MARLON BRANDO HAS DIED (Fox News Alert- Lawyer confirms death)

    07/02/2004 4:43:00 AM PDT · by The G Man · 520 replies · 2,058+ views
    <p>CBS 5 News has learned Marlon Brando passed away Thursday in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Brando may be best known for his roles in "The Godfather" and "On the Waterfront". He won oscars for his work in those 2 films.</p> <p>The cause of death is still unknown.</p>
  • Broken Brando faces £11m debt apocalypse

    06/27/2004 1:12:37 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 39 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | June 27, 2004 | John Harlow
    HE WAS one of the most influential actors of his generation, a lion on stage and screen. But the ailing Marlon Brando now lives alone in a one-bedroom bungalow, surviving with the support of a state pension and relying on the taxpayer to help him to care for his autistic young son. The twilight existence of the Hollywood star is chronicled in a forthcoming biography that claims the 80-year-old actor owes banks nearly £11m and has grown so wary of debt collectors that he has hidden the Oscars he won for On the Waterfront and The Godfather. To make matters...
  • Decades After Brando, NJ Waterfront Still Mobbed Up

    12/08/2003 7:25:08 AM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 785+ views
    Decades After Brando, Waterfront Still Mobbed Up   BAYONNE, N.J.  — At the headquarters of New Jersey's most notorious union, the ornate front windows are etched with an anchor-and-rope motif. They're opaque, making it impossible to peer inside International Longshoremen's Association (search) Local 1588.That hasn't stopped law enforcement. Local 1588 was historically so corrupt that mob enforcers were unnecessary, according to one veteran investigator. Kickbacks, extortion and fraud became as routine as a Labor Day picnic at the local, long a lucrative outpost for the Genovese (search) crime family. In 1954, when Marlon Brando (search) starred in the Oscar-winning "On The Waterfront," one of 1588's delegates was...
  • Marlon Brando Is Courtney Love's Grandfather?

    08/13/2003 10:40:27 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 31 replies · 635+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 8-13-03
    Veteran actor Marlon Brando has been revealed as the unexpected grandfather of wild rocker Courtney Love in a new book. The singer's mother, psychologist Linda Carroll, claims she has taken DNA tests to confirm she is the Godfather star's daughter. Love, former wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, says, "I am incredibly shocked by this news. I have heard Mr. Brando has more than 30 children so I can't imagine how many cousins I have." The link is Linda's mother, novelist Paula Fox. She met Brando in the 1940's through famed drama teacher Stella Adler, and the two enjoyed a...
  • Pro-American Facts

    10/14/2002 12:44:36 PM PDT · by adam stevens · 37 replies · 588+ views
    unclesam.blogspot.com ^ | 2002/10/11 | Uncle Sam
     PRO-AMERICAN FACTSFACT:America was attacked by Muslims on September 11. Muslims are supporters of the Democratic Party.FACT:Democrat Edward Kennedy is a well known communist and opponent of America's War on Terror.FACT:Democrat Robert Byrd is one of the leading anti-American fifth columnists who wants America to be defeated by Iraq and a "former" member of the Ku Klux Klan.FACT:Whether they be Muslims, communists, or white supremacists those who want to see America destroyed are Democrats.FACT:It is possible that Muslims, communists, and white supremacists have not formed an alliance to defeat America but even if they haven't, they are all working together to...
  • Big Hollywood names urge Davis to sign binding arbitration bill

    08/21/2002 6:52:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/21/02 | Associated Press
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood are urging Gov. Gray Davis to sign a bill that would help farmworkers get union contracts by allowing binding arbitration of farm labor disputes.</p> <p>"Workers at 428 farming operations have selected the United Farm Workers as their collective bargaining agent. Unfortunately, out of those 428 growers, only 185 have chosen to sign contracts with the union," the celebrities said in an "open letter" to Davis.</p>