Lauren Bacall: On Hollywood Marriages

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Source: Lauren Bacall– Hollywood Goddess Lauren Bacall, on Hollywood marriages

Source: The Daily Review

Lauren Bacall’s quote about marriage, pretty much sums up what Hollywood marriages ( which isn’t the same thing as marriage ) are really about which is that they tend to be business arraignments and investments. That are done to promote the two people’s involved career. “If Sally marries Joe or vice-versa, it could help their career and lead to bigger parts and be great publicity for them. Even if Sally and Joe met yesterday and perhaps have never heard of each other.”

Which is a little extreme and I’m not implying that Hollywood marriages are Saudi marriages and prearranged and that the two people involved don’t actually know each other ( at least a day in advance ) before they marry each other, but they do get advice from their handlers something to affect that if they’re seen with a certain actor or actress that could help their careers. Or you’ll see actors and actresses marrying directors, writers, producers, Hollywood execs in an attempt to build their careers and look better in public than they normally do.

There are marriages and romances that don’t seem like Hollywood and are actually real. Kurt Russell with Goldie Hawn, is a perfect example of that. Kate Hudson, ( the daughter of Goldie Hawn ) has always seen Kurt Russell as her father and not her biological father, because Russell is the man who raised her and has been with her most of her life and they love each other. Jeff Bridges marriage to Susan Geston, they’ve been married since 1977.

If you see a Hollywood marriage reach double figures in years even 10, you could win an award for that perhaps end up in some museum as being part of one of the longest lasting marriages in Hollywood history. Hollywood marriages generally aren’t built to last because they’re not built on love and built by people who are married to just be married in many cases and there not built on love in many cases as well. And are told that if they marry this person that could lead to bigger roles in their career.

But these are just some examples of why Hollywood marriages don’t tend to work out and why America has a 50% divorce rate with Hollywood being a big reason for it, but not the only one. Divorce is common in any industry where stress is a big part of that life and where the people in it value their careers really over anything else. The law profession is a perfect example of that, pro sports would be another one, politics obviously. Not just Hollywood but the entertainment industry in general like with music is another good example of that.

But also because married life can seem boring for people who are use to being seen all the time and are use to going out and not accustomed to being home even if that have kids. And are use to being around multiple men and women and ar really just interested in having a good time. Married life can also hurt one’s career in Hollywood especially if they’re seen as somewhat wild. And also because actors and actresses build their own brands and reputations and play characters that are very close to who they are in real life and feel the need to keep that reputation and play their Hollywood parts in real life and not just be who they are on TV and in the movies. So Lauren Bacall’s quote about divorce being about who gets the most publicity afterwords is spot on as far as what Hollywood marriages tend to actually be about.

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Source: The Ultimate Fashion Industry: 20th Century Style Icons Lauren Bacall– Hollywood Goddess Lauren Bacall 

 

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Associated Press: Lynne Hollander-Savio- Berkley’s Campus Free Speech Movement at 50

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Source:The Associated Press– When Campus Leftists believed in free speech 

Source:The Daily Review

The Millennial’s today who are still in college, the so-called Social Justice Warriors who want to establish their form of political correctness on the entire country who believe that minority Americans, are entitled to never having to hear anything that offends them, could learn so much from the Baby Boomers of the 1960s. The Hippies, who weren’t fighting for collectivism and censorship, political correctness, but instead were fighting for individual freedom and Freedom of Speech. The right for Free Americans to express exactly how they feel about issues. On and off campus.

The Hippies, the long beards of the 1960s, the Baby Boomers, were fighting against the right-wing establishment who believe America was still in the 1950s. When individualism and individuality, were still not common and if anything looked down upon. Where people were told how to think, instead of taught how to learn and then base their own views on what they just learned. Where individual freedom and free speech were only tolerated if people were doing, saying and believing what the establishment approved of.

Again, free speech is exactly that. Take it for what its worth, because it by itself is not designed to make you feel good or bad, but to express how someone feels and when done right inform people as well. ‘This is where you’re doing well and this is where you need improvement. This is what you should do less of if not stop all together. This is what you should be doing more of.’ And these are just some examples of what free speech is. Which is something the long beards of today, the Millennial’s who are in college simply don’t understand and approve of.

It means that you have the constitutional right to express how you feel about someone, or some group, or something, but that person next to you and everyone else not only have the constitutional right to not only tell you what they think about what you have to say, but express their own views on the same subject, or any other subject that they want to talk about. And you have the same constitutional right to express how you feel about what they have to say about whatever they’re talking about as well.

Just because America has a history of racial and ethnic discrimination, which is the worst part of our national history, doesn’t protect ethnic, racial and religious minorities from having to hear anything critical about themselves or their group in the future. Especially when the criticism is accurate. There’s nothing bigoted about the truth and even when someone delivers half-truths about people perhaps to make partisan points and even racial or ethnic points to make a group seem worst than they actually are, you can always present the rest of the story and point out whatever hypocrisy the commentator is making.

There’s nothing bigoted about saying that women and gays are treated like second-class citizens and slaves, or risk death if they try to convert from Islam in the Arab and broader Muslim World, since those things are actually true. Just like gays and women are treated like second-class citizens in the Bible Belt in America. Free speech, is free and facts don’t lie and when someone is actually offended by the truth, then they have a real problem with dealing with reality. And have real self-improvement issues to deal with beyond whatever negative facts that have already come out about them. But that is no reason from censoring the truth and free speech. Especially in a liberal democracy like America.
The Associated Press: Lynn Hollander-Salvio- Berkeley’s Campus Free Speech Movement at 50

Marilyn Monroe History: Arthur Kent’s History’s Mysteries- The Death Of Marilyn Monroe

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Source:Marilyn Monroe History– Hollywood Babydoll Marilyn Monroe 

Source:The Daily Review

I’ll be the first to admit as a Marilyn Monroe fan of hers both as an entertainer and the physical goddess that she was, that the way she died was really sad and even worst than being murdered. Because the best evidence available back then over fifty years ago and today suggesting if not simply saying that she killed herself. Either accidentally, or even worst by killing herself. And I understand that fans of her having such a hard time accepting that their hero killed herself that way, or even killed herself at all. The same way that John Kennedy fans, can’t accept that a born loser shot and killed him. But the whole point of evidence and facts is to tell us what we know and what we should believe based on the best available facts and evidence. Not to make us feel better, which is very different.

But over fifty years later no one has put any real evidence that Marilyn could have died any other way. They say someone murdered her. Based on what? What evidence is there that someone was there when Marilyn died and killed her? And who is this supposed person? No evidence suggesting that someone was there and who could it possibly be. We know that Marilyn tried to kill herself at least four other times before she died. We know her career wasn’t going very well with her having trouble at work and no showing up and leaving early. We know she was a heavy drug user who suffered from depression, which is why she was under so much medication and had tried to kill herself before. We know about the pill bottles and the alcohol that was by her when she died.

All the evidence suggest that she killed herself one way or other. Again either by accident, or by suicide. She wasn’t happy, she wasn’t living in a very nice place, especially for a woman who was as big as a star as she was. A beautiful, hot, summer, Los Angeles night and this hot, sexy baby-faced adorable goddess, with a great voice and personality and she’s all alone. Other than her housekeeper who was asleep down the hall when Marilyn died. She was not a woman who was in a healthy state of mind, to say the least. Even if you grant the story that Marilyn had a book and a lot of information that she was going to release about Jack and Bob Kennedy, where’s the evidence that either of them had anything to do with the actual death of Marilyn? No one has been able to put either one of them there yet. Or suggest anything that could say they had a role in planning her death.

As the old cliché goes, “facts are a stubborn thing.” Meaning you can’t argue with them in an intelligent way where an intelligent person who knows better and is in a right state of mind would say, ‘wait! I was wrong all along! Water really is dry and fire is cold!” Or whatever example you want to use. All the best and perhaps only evidence suggests that the only person involved in the death of Marilyn Monroe, is Marilyn herself. Which tells the people close to her, including her housekeeper and she had a lot of other friends, didn’t know her well enough. And saw that she really wasn’t doing well and that was in the need of professional help. What she got instead was people abandoning her. Including the Kennedy’s and her studio and perhaps personal friends. Which is just more evidence of how sad her death really was.
Marilyn Monroe History: Historie’s Mysteries- The Death of Marilyn Monroe

Boy Culture: Raquel Welch- On Meeting Mae West For Myra Breckinridge

 

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Source:Boy Culture– Hollywood Goddess Raquel Welch, on Mae West 

Source:The Daily Press

A very funny sexy baby, Raquel Welch. She’s like 72 at this point and still sounds and looks this adorable and gorgeous and the body. I mean her with those curves at this point of her life gets me to thinking that maybe there is an afterlife. And that we don’t die, but come back as something better. I think Raquel is a sexier woman now than when she was in the 1970s. Especially if you look at her bootie. But we’re not just talking about a red-hot adorable sexy goddess in Raquel Welch. But a woman who is a hell of an actress especially when it comes to satire. As you see with her impression of Mae West, (speaking of funny people. She has Mae down and it would have been priceless to see Mae’s reaction to Raquel playing her. I believe she would have taken it well and even made a joke about it.

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Source:Daily Motion– Hollywood Goddess Raquel Welch, on Mae West

Not sure if the Raquel Welch-Mae West combination was ever designed to work. If you look at Myra Breckinridge, I believe they only had one scene together anyway. Mae, came from an era that was learning how to drive basically. Where airplanes were only read about in sci-fi fiction stories. Where even radio was new where watching movies was like going to library except for a big screen in the room, because all the movies in the 1920s were silent. Raquel, is about as modern of a woman as any woman has ever been. Actually, Myra Breckinridge might be as modern of a movie that has ever been and perhaps 10-20 years ahead of his time. When you’re covering both open homosexuality, where queens have a big role in public in the movie. But you’re also covering transsexuality. And men who were thought to be gay, not comfortable as gay men and they become women.

Mae West, who I believe is one of the best entertainers, as well as actress’s of all-time who was hysterically funny in Myra Breckinridge, had to be impressed with Raquel Welch when she met her. I mean I think you almost have to be blind, death and gay not to be impressed by Raquel Welch. I actually think gay men when meeting Raquel for the first time might say to themselves, “OMG! what have I been missing all of these years? Instead of acting like a women, I could just have them instead.” A little tongue in cheek there, but that wouldn’t surprise me. Raquel and Mae, weren’t a generation apart, but at least two generation’s apart. Mae, grew up when horse carriages were still a dominant form of transportation. And Raquel grew up with televisions and movies where people actually talked to each other. So they were very different, but they made a hell of a funny movie together.
Boy Culture: Raquel Welch- On Meeting Mae West For Myra Breckinridge