WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER GIANT FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD …
It is a sad day for those of us who love classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood and movies actually worth watching. Irish born actress Maureen O’Hara has passed away at age 95. One of my all-time favorite actresses and a classic beauty that represents Hollywood gone by, Maureen O’Hara, died on Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. Her family confirmed in a statement that she passed away from natural causes peacefully in her sleep at her on home Saturday morning surrounded by family. Maureen O’Hara is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA next to her husband, US Navy pilot General Charles Blair who died in a plane crash in 1978.
She was born Maureen FitzSimons on August 17, 1920, in Ranelagh, Ireland, on the outskirts of Dublin and was the second of six children of Charles FitzSimons. But we knew her best for her tremendous acting roles in movies like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939), “How Green Was My Valley” (1941), “The Black Swan” (1942), “This Land Is Mine” (1943),”The Quiet Man” (1952) and “McLintock!” (1963). However, my favorite is the timeless holiday classic, “A Miracle on 34th Street” (1947).
One of my favorite stories of Maureen O’Hara was the one where John Wayne, The Duke, paid her one of his highest complaints. John Wayne said, “I’ve had many friends, and I prefer the company of men, except for Maureen O’Hara,” he said. “She is a great guy.”
Maureen O’Hara, Rest in Peace
Maureen O’Hara, the spirited Irish-born actress who played strong-willed, tempestuous beauties opposite all manner of adventurers in escapist movies of the 1940s and ’50s, died on Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.
Johnny Nicoletti, her longtime manager, confirmed her death.
Ms. O’Hara was called the Queen of Technicolor, because when that film process first came into use, nothing seemed to show off its splendor better than her rich red hair, bright green eyes and flawless peaches-and-cream complexion. One critic praised her in an otherwise negative review of the 1950 film “Comanche Territory” with the sentiment “Framed in Technicolor, Miss O’Hara somehow seems more significant than a setting sun.” Even the creators of the process claimed her as its best advertisement.
Miracle of 34th Street, (Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn and a young Natalie Wood)
Yet many of the films that made the young Ms. O’Hara a star were in black and white. They included her first Hollywood movie, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939), in which she played the haunted Gypsy girl Esmeralda to Charles Laughton’s Quasimodo; the Oscar-winning “How Green Was My Valley” (1941), in which she was memorable as a Welsh mining family’s beautiful daughter who marries the wrong man; “This Land Is Mine” (1943), a war drama in which she was directed by Jean Renoir; and “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947), the holiday classic in which she played a cynical, modern Macy’s executive who tries to prevent her daughter from believing in Santa Claus.
The Quiet Man (Maureen O’Hara & John Wayne) – The Kiss scene
I am in 100% agreement with the PJ Tatler, in they just don’t make movies like this anymore like the ones that Maureen O’Hara acted in. Imagine a movie with a plot, movies that set up the dramatic scenes, rather than just using special HD effects. Imagine a movie where the sexual tension is set up between a man and a woman rather than they just jump each others bones in two seconds and leaving a woman’s beauty to the imagination rather than a gratuitous nude scene. If you have never seen any of Maureen O’Hara’s movies, take this moment and do so.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Irish Times: Actor Maureen O’Hara dies aged 95.
“It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes,” a statement from the Fitzsimons family read.
“Maureen was our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favourite movie, The Quiet Man.”
“While we mourn the loss of a very wonderful woman, we also celebrate her remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world, especially in Ireland, to work hard to make their dreams come true and to always have the courage to stand up for themselves.
“For those who may ask what they can do to honour Maureen, we have a simple request: visit Ireland one day and think of her.”
Her manager said that Ms O’Hara had “a wicked sense of humour and never took her good fortunes for granted.”
“She was a classy, warm, feisty, funny woman and she was always so proudly Irish,” he said.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kim Richards Arrested at Beverly Hills Hotel After Going on a Drunken Rampage & Kicking a Police Officer
REAL ARREST IN BEVERLY HILLS …
Kim Richards was arrested by police after she was asked to leave the Polo Lounge inside the Beverly Hills Hotel and instead became unruly. Instead of leaving, she locked herself in a bathroom. The police has to be called where the cops had to drag the housewife out of the bathroom. Richards, who has struggled with substance abuse, was reportedly belligerent, slurring her speech and reeked of booze. Richards was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, batter of a police officer and being drunk in public.
Kim Richards was arrested early Thursday morning after the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star went on a drunken rampage and locked herself inside a hotel bathroom. TMZ reports, Richards was asked to leave the Polo Lounge inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel after she got drunk and was “unruly,” but instead of doing so she locked herself inside a bathroom and refused to leave. The hotel then called the cops. Cops had to drag the housewife out of the bathroom.
Heir to the Getty Oil Fortune, Andrew Getty, Found Dead in His Hollywood Hills, CA Estate … Police Determining Whether Foul Play Involved or an Accident
HEIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW …
As reported at the LA Times, 47 year old Andrew Getty, the grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty and part of the Getty trust, was found dead at his Hollywood Hills, California home. According to police, Getty appeared to have suffered from some type of blunt force trauma: however, it is unknown at this time whether the injury was caused by a fall or foul play. The Getty heirs death is still under investigation; however, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a department spokesman, said that based on initial observations, “this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act.”
Authorities investigating the death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, said a preliminary investigation suggests foul play was not involved.
The death appeared to be natural or an accident, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Investigators have not determined a time of death, Winter said.
A law enforcement source told The Times that Getty was found naked from the waist down in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills estate Tuesday and appeared to have suffered from some type of blunt-force trauma. It’s unclear whether the injury was caused by a fall or something else.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a department spokesman, cautioned that it was still “very, very early in the investigation” but said that based on initial observations, “this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act.”
In San Francisco, Ann and Gordon Getty confirmed their son’s death in a statement in which they asked for privacy during an “extremely difficult time.”
The L.A. County Coroner says Getty was “not feeling well” over the last couple of months, and had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for Wednesday. The Coroner would not elaborate on what, if anything, was bothering Getty.
He added … prescription meds were found on scene, but it was unclear if Getty had taken any of them.
UPDATE I: No foul play suspected in Andrew Getty death.
The cause of death is under investigation, but, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office, there didn’t appear to be any foul play involved. It was not immediately clear when Getty died.
RUT-ROH, look for the LGBT Nazi’s to bash Billy Crystal for having an opinion against theirs …
Long time actor Billy Crystal told the Television Critics Association that gay scenes aren’t “to his taste”. Billy Crystal stated,I hope people don’t abuse it and shove it in our face to the point where it feels like an every-day kind of thing.” Crystal’s basic point, which is most likely the same opinion as many people, V writers are “pushing it” when it comes to gay story-lines, and is wary of seeing same sex relationships shoved “in our face.” Crystal just touched the third rail of PC society and came out with an pinion that was not pro-Gay. Look for him to now be branded a “homophobe” by the oh so tolerant LGBT community
SOAP: When we were younger, there were no such things as homosexuals
Billy Crystal, who played one of the first openly gay characters on TV in the Seventies, told the Television Critics Association that gay scenes aren’t “to his taste”.
Speaking during a panel interview in Pasadena, the actor said: “Sometimes I think: ‘Ah that’s too much for me’.
“Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you which ones they are. I hope people don’t abuse it and shove it in our face to the point where it feels like an every-day kind of thing,” Crystal added.
Of course Billy Crystal, now persona now ‘persona non grata’ with the LGBT, as well as mocked and cursed. However but it was actually Crystal who was a trend setter for the same haters during the 1970′s when he played an openly gay character, Jodie Dallas, during one of my favorite shows of all times. ‘Soap’.
And here comes tweets from those tolerant folks that ask everyone else to be tolerant, but themselves.
Race-Hustler & Charlatan Al Sharpton Calls for Emergency Meeting to Address ‘All-White’ Oscar Award Nominations and ‘Selma’ Snub
AND IN THE CATEGORY FOR BEST RACE HUSTLER AND SHAKE DOWN ARTIST … AND THE OSCAR GOES TO AL SHARPTON!!!
Now that Ferguson, MO has faded from the media and so has Al Sharpton, chief race hustler and Charlton is on to his next shake down and attention seeking effort. Al Sharpton is criticizing the Oscars for their lack of diversity in selecting nominees and stated the following, “I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.” (VIDEO) HUH? Sharpton stated, “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.” Um, could this guy be any more racist in his own comments? I was actually waiting for the obligatory Jew comment, but I guess Sharpton refrained. Just curious, why is it that everything has to be about race with this guy, other than the obvious? Sharpton was peeved because the Academy Awards only nominated the movie ‘Selma’ once. Honestly, who cares. But of course Sharpton has little to support his ridiculous “racist” claims as Selma was nominated for best picture, the top Oscar award.
Wasn’t ‘Hustle and Flow’ already a movie?
The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards on Thursday.
“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon.
Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an “emergency meeting” next week to address the issue.
“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards,” he said.
The prestigious awards ceremony was widely criticized after its nominees for best actor, best actress, and best director were all white. In the past two decades this has happened only one other time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
No one says it better than author, attorney, former Ronald Reagan administration official, president of Landmark Legal Foundation and syndicated conservative talk show host Mark Levin when it comes to calling out Al Sharton. As Levin said in responding to Sharpton’s current Oscar shakedown, “Al Sharpton has a very sick demented mind. Everything is about race. Everything is about race. Everyone who disagrees with him is a racist. How did this happen that this man, this putrid insignificant, barely articulate, buffoon of a human being could be on the stage like this all the time? Just muscle his way in. He owes taxes, he’s had court rulings against him, he has been involved in sleazy activities and yet there he is. I’ll tell you how it is. Because he is Barack Obama’s friend. Because Barack Obama brings him into the Oval Office, because Barack Obama promotes him, because he is a Barack Obama surrogate in places like Ferguson and with the NYPD, that’s how. I SAY SCREW ALL OF THEM!!!”
Mark Levin: Al Sharpton criticizes Oscars for “lack of diversity”
When liberals attack liberals … Al Sharpton calls ‘emergency meeting’ over Hollywood’s all-white Oscar list.
Mr. Sharpton gave kudos to the judges for nominating “Selma” for best picture, but then he decried the lack of diversity in the other categories.
“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history,” he said, Business Insider reported.