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TCM and the Hollywood Ten

Today is 60th anniversary of the Hollywood Ten hearings. Turner Classic Movies is going to show some of the Hollywood Ten movies today. The blog Powerline links to a post about the whole subject which is very informative. TCM does not tonight acknowledge the the Hollywood Ten were members of the Communist Party. The Hollywood Ten tried to put Communist propaganda into Hollywood movies. They also did a very good job of keeping anti-communist movies from being made by the Hollywood studi

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Porter Wagoner

Porter Wagoner died today. He was 80 and had cancer. He was a big name in country music. He wrote and sang Green, Green Grass of Home. His biggest claim to fame was he discovered Dolly Parton. Dolly's was his girl singer on TV show. Dolly wrote I Will Always Love You when she left his show. Dolly was always grateful to Porter and helped him out when he was going through a rough patch. Porter Wagoner was always a little to twangy for me but he was a class act. Dolly is pretty go

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Fred Litwin: A wonderful life

Earlier today I attended a memorial service for my friend Fred Litwin. It was a marvelous occasion. Fred had a long life. He died in September of this year. He had retired and closed his wonderful furniture store in 2003. The memorial service showed the full range of his friends and his life. All of the people in attendance got to remember Fred's insults and banter. They heard about his great love for his wife and daughters. They heard and remembered his being an honest businessman

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Jena Six again

Instapundit and Hit & Run had a link to a Christian Science Monitor story by the editor of the Jena newspaper. The story debunked the coverage of the Jena incidents. Hit & Run linked to an analysis of the Monitor story with critical analysis yesterday. I urge my readers to look at both of the commentaries. I must add the House committee hearings broadcast by C Span seemed to have more heat than light. Some of the congressman were disgraceful.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

No blogging

I fell on the sidewalk walking home from a Cato event. The fall was hard so I haven't been blogging. Thank goodness I had some pain killers from after my stroke.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Laissez Faire Books

It's really true that they are closing. Back in the 70ths I worked for Books for Libertarians which Laissez Faire bought out. Roy Childs originally wrote reviews for BFL. I knew some of the people mentioned in some of the post on OL. It will be missed.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Louisiana's Election

Louisiana has elected Bobby Jindl who is the first non-white governor of the state. He probably received very few black votes. He received a strong majority of white voters. Here is my question does the vote in Louisiana mean that white voters are willing are thinking less about race than black voters. Perhaps Louisiana white voters are more interested in honesty and ability. One should remember the tremndous incompetence shown by the current governor along with the incompetence of th

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Quo Vidas

I have not seen this movie recently. I saw it when it came out in the early 50ths. It had Rome burning. Christians being thrown to the lions. Emperor Nero being totally off the wall. It also had a love story which being only eight I completely ignored. When I saw the movie later in life I found I could still ignore the love story between Marcus and Lygia. I could not ignore the love store between Petronius and Eunice. Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr could be ignored. Leo Genn could

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Blog future

To the readers I plan to get back to my report on Communists in Hollywood. I also plan to write about some movies I really enjoy in the next few weeks.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Deborah Kerr

I just saw a report that Deborah Kerr died. She was an English movie actress in the 50ths & 60ths who got nominated six times but never won an Oscar. Many OL readers will remember her in The King & I but my favorite role was the hen-pecked daughter in Separate Tables. She has the great line "I'm going finish my dinner." I hope TCM will show some of her films in the next couple of days.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Duke's Learning Curve

Duke University has a long learning curve. They are being sued again by their fired lacrosse coach. After they had settled Duke continued to make comments about the coach. They weren't supposed to. They will probably have to pay more money. The broad of trustees should start firing people.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

C-Span and Atlas's 50th 2

It was great to watch the program again. There were some minor glitches. Doug Ramsussen was misidentified as Ed Hudgins. There was link to ARI not TAS. The audience looked great. There are many great looking Objectivists.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

C-Span and Atlas's 50th

I hope everyone will watch Book TV's coverage of the Atlas 50th. C-Span has not covered any TOC events. ARI has gotten much more coverage. Letters help. Ed Hudgins deserved praise on this item also

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Lacrosse Case and Durham

According to DIW the city of Durham is not going to settle. If I were a Durham taxpayer I would not be happy. The city will probably lose. A lot of material is going to come out on discovery that will be embarrassing to the city. The biggest item the players want it procedures that will prevent this happening to some other defendant. I think the players would accept a lower amount with changes in police procedures.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Media bias 2

One of the guests at the Justice Thomas book party was Stuart Taylor from Until Prove Innocent. Justice Thomas in candid shots really seems like a wonderful man. He has a rich booming laugh and wonderful manner. I hope he is on the Supreme Court till he's 90.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Media bias 2

The Washington Post headline uses the word "bash" for a book party given for Justice Thomas. It sounds like a very civilized affair. Did the Post have to use "bash".

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb