How excruciatingly exciting, Bruce Willis will be in a new
Death Wish coming out in March of 2018, and, it promises to be a
genuine, rollicking shoot em up! I think that's what many
Americans want - a shoot em up with plenty of violence where the good
guy lasts at least long enough to thump on plenty of bad guys!
Whereas the principal character Paul Kersey,
Charles Bronson, in the
original film was an
architect, Bruce portrays a Dr. in this film who gets a first hand
eyewitness to the results of shootings in his E.R.. When his wife
and daughter are attacked he sees that no one is immune from crime and
anyone can become a victim and he sets out to avenge the attack
on his family by hunting down the creeps who are responsible for it.
Everybody is talking about this new 'Death Wish' and already the
trailers are generating nearly a million hits as of this date!
Critics have already called this film racist, but
if any of the
criminals in the picture are white it could hardly be racist.
Almost everything these days is called racist. A grove of trees
was recently termed racist and they are scheduled to be removed.
In these days of racist hysteria such
labels will definitely not stop
me from seeing Bruce Willis in this new thriller. In fact, I
predict this film to be a big box office hit because it has what
Americans enjoy, plenty of good fights and struggles! Who could
better deliver that than the great Bruce Willis?! The people need
their hero and somebody needs to be out there to level the playing
field, so BRUCE IS BACK! GO
If ever there was a beautiful woman, superstar actress Rita Hayworth
was it. With her long red mane of hair, that big beautiful smile
and seductive air she didn't have to do much of anything except be
there and say her lines, but, she was
having trouble remembering
her lines as early
as the film, 'Pal Joey', 1957,
which also starred Frank
Sinatra and Kim Novak.
Rita dyed her hair red for many years and it is possible that an
osmosis type effect caused seepage of chemicals into her brain area
which might have caused some dementia. The skull is laced with
joints and the scalp area is only flesh which solvents and chemicals
might be able to penetrate fairly easily, especially over a period of
Alzheimer's is a most common form of dementia.
This picture is in the public domain.
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is usually found in permanent hair dyes is also known as an oxidation
dye or peroxide dye. People who dye their hair with this chemical
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the lymph system. Exposure to this chemical may cause bladder
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Infoeditor Charley Varrick, Walter
Matthau, Joe Don
Baker, Andy Robinson, Jacqueline Scott, Sheree
North, John Vernon, Significant Films
'Charley Varrick' is a significant film, an excellent director
Don Siegel film you don't want to miss! It is set in New Mexico
in the script, but was filmed primarily in two small Nevada
towns, Dayton and Genoa.
The story of bank robbing gone sour turns into
a stalking by mob and rocks from angle to angle, a bit of fake I.D.,
using a crop dusting plane to pull stuff off, and ducking the law and
the mob all at one time. If you're looking for action Don Siegel
doesn't disappoint as the film is loaded with action. How would
you like to be running from the law and ducking a mob hitman at the
'Charley Varrick' starts out with an action scene that sets the pace
for the whole show, and, everything unravels according to what the
opening scene causes.
Super bad-guy, Joe
as Molly really steals the show! The
confrontation inside the trailer with Andy Robinson as Harman Sullivan
is stunning, shocking, though not unsurprising. Any racist
comments in this picture only enhance the show, making the bad guy look
Sheree North, a dynamic actress who has portrayed ill-fated roles has
the distinction of playing Jewell Everett, a photographer who
moonlights as a counterfeiting expert.
Walter Matthau allegedly took this role when Clint Eastwood turned it
down, but reportedly did not like it. However he was great in
Andy Robinson as Harman Sullivan, the impulsive co-heart of Charley
Varrick may have been wiser about throwing the guns away than Charley
was, as it turns out. Robinson really outdid himself, getting drunk
while waiting on Charley wasn't a good idea, after all. Probably
Andy Robinson should receive an award for his brilliant portrayal of
suffering in the beating scene. He really exhibited some acting
skill here which is all too real.
has played other tough gal roles and is superb and very realistic as
the ill-fated wheel-man, Nadine. When you're the wheel-man you
can't wimp out if trouble or cops show up or your co-harts inside
robbing the bank are liable to get killed, wounded or arrested.
Well, Nadine doesn't wimp out!
was in 'Firecreek' as
Henrietta Cobb with Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda, played on three
episodes of 'Perry Mason' and is a very effective actress with
more acting credits. She is apparently still living today.
Banker John Vernon as Maynard Boyle doesn't know that the meeting is a
set up and he is good throughout the movie.
Oh yeah, one more thing - don't let that big guy into the trailer with
Bing had Mary
Martin on his show in 1962 and one of
the songs in the medley is a brief reprise of 'Only
years after their 1940 movie, 'RHYTHM ON THE
Forever' eventually topped the Billboard charts for nine weeks.
Not far behind was 'That's For Me',
also from the movie, with a
position of #9 for seven weeks. (1) 'RHYTHM ON THE
excellent musical comedy which was hailed as one of Bing's best
films. It actually has a good story and plot-line to go along
the songs and I highly recommend it for viewing, especially during the
Thanksgiving - Christmas holidays. There's no gun violence in
this show - just fun, some comedy and singing, and a heartwarming story.
'I Don't Want to Cry Any More' (Victor Schertzinger) sung by Mary
Martin is one of the seven songs featured in 'RHYTHM ON THE RIVER' and
was also recorded by jazz vocalist, Helen
Carr, and has since been
recorded by other artists and is an important song because it has
dramatic lyrics which many can probably identify with. It
is featured in Helen's album, 'Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor'
which is available at ALLMUSIC
at allmusic.com. https://www.allmusic.com/album/down-in-the-depths-on-the-90th-floor-mw0000897998
By now it should be evident that the kind of music
we hear programs us to feel either good, bad, angry, or sad, etc..
Before the advent of rap music people seemed to be on a fairly steady
keel, didn't they? Nowadays with all the rap music booming out
messages of hate, rejection and anger, etc. we witness in the news
murders, home invasions and assaults galore. It's like a nation
gone mad isn't it? The rap music and hate music engenders a
definite negative mental health. People in general, not just the
music listeners, need to be on an even keel again and what a wonderful
place this could be.
Tender love songs can produce a softening or soothing effect and cause
the listener to slow down a bit and pause to reflect the sentimental
words and nature of the song. Such effect is a literal blessing
and can sometimes prevent a person from going 'over-the-edge', so to
speak. It may be possible that if more of this kind of music was
broadcast and listened to instead of hate music we would have a 'kinder
and gentler' public overall, therefore increasing public safety through
good mental health from good music.
Listen as lovely Jane Powell weaves a wonderful message with her
stupendous voice in this sentimental love song, 'Too Late Now' from the
film 'Royal Wedding', a Technicolor production.
Too Late Now
Thanks to YouTuber - Jane Powell - Topic
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended. This clip promotes the
song and film and may actually increase sales of 'Too Late Now', and
'Royal Wedding' and improve mental health generally.
Jane Powell, Frank
Sinatra, I THINK OF YOU, Rachmaninoff, Jack
Elliott, Don Marcotte, Jose Iturbi, piano
Powell was taking dancing lessons at two years of age and singing
professionally at 12 or earlier. What a beautiful, amazing
talent, and what a marvelous voice. Instead of gun violence
movies why not try a Jane Powell movie during Christmas and
time? The below video clip is from 'Holiday In Mexico'.
'I Think Of You' is based on a Rachmaninoff Concerto, written in 1941
by Jack Elliott and Don Marcotte, and is stunningly beautiful as sung
by lovely Jane Powell, accompanied by legendary pianist Jose
Iturbi. Does it get any better?!!!
Elliott and Marcotte really have a fine composition here and it was
also recorded by Frank Sinatra and others. Lyrics and links are
The music of Glenn Miller and his orchestra
highlight this lighthearted comedy-romance musical film starring Glenn
Sonja Henie, John Payne, Lynn Bari, Milton Berle, Joan Davis, The
Modernaires, and The Nicholas Brothers with Dorothy Dandridge.
Travel is an important element in a storyline so this film delivers in
that department. After an audition that guarantees the band a
booking they are all aboard for a train ride to Sun Valley, Idaho, but
not without a new addition, a refugee named Karen Benson portrayed by
Sonja Henie. Karen Benson really has a sparkle in her eyes and
has some designs of her own on Ted portrayed by John Payne. Ted
wasn't expecting such a grown up refugee and the arrival of Karen turns
his world a bit upside down.
Incidentally, one of the best ways to start a movie is with a song or
tune that is well known and well liked and 'SUN VALLEY SERENADE' begins
the credits with 'Kiss Polka', a lively tune that moves right along,
very welcoming. Enjoy the music of Glenn Miller and several songs
including 'I Know Why', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', and a specialty act
with Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers. RCA
Victor awarded Glenn Miller a Gold Record award for sales of 1.2
million copies of 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', in 1942. It hit number
1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1941 and became the top record of
The gang's all headed to Sun Valley so climb aboard and take a
fun-filled train ride back, back to yesteryear for some big band music
when life was less
complicated, and enjoy the fantastic ice skating of Sonja Henie and
lots of laughs along the way. This is a show for the entire
family with no gun violence, just lots of laughs, fun, music, snow
skiing, and an ice skating extravaganza.
Look At All The
Music In 'Sun Valley Serenade'
'Chattanooga Choo Choo'
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Sung by Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and The Modernaires, then danced and
sung by The Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge
'I Know Why' (and So Do
Sung by Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday) and The Modernaires, then John
'It Happened in Sun Valley'
Sung by Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday), later sung by entire Glenn
Miller and His Orchestra including all vocalists except Ray Eberle.
'The Kiss Polka'
Performed over opening credits by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, then
by singing ensemble later in movie.
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra as an instrumental after
"In The Mood" sequence,
and at end of movie in ice-skating sequence.
Performed as instrumental by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
'In the Mood'
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Tenor Sax Battle between Tex Beneke and Al Klink
Hot Trumpet Solo by Billy May
'The Farmer in the Dell'
Played by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra at Ellis Island.
'She'll Be Comin' 'Round
the Mountain When She Comes'
'Dream of Olwen' or 'The Dream of Olwen' was
composed by the famous British composer Charles
Williams for the film, 'While I Live', a
rather sad old
British tale of a reincarnated woman, from
the play 'This Same Garden' by Robert Bell.
This beautiful music had such a profound effect on audiences and was so
widely appreciated that people began calling the film 'The Dream of
Olwen' when referring to the film 'While I Live'. The Mantovani arrangement is somewhat superior since
it incorporates the
harp in the introductory sequence. Some arrangements just use the
piano there, but I think the harp is far more effective and adds
I think you will agree after hearing 'Dream of Olwen' that it has
grandeur and is among the most strikingly beautiful pieces of music in
existence. This music is sure to enrich your listening pleasure.
In real life there's all too often a jerk who ruins
life for a
person, like the jerk of a guy who followed Humphrey Bogart's
Vincent Parry, around in the excellent Bogart favorite, 'Dark
Passage'. Such a jerk often waits in the background watching, stalking, waiting, following a
person to see what's up, and gain an
advantage. How many many persons throughout history must have
been victimized by such a bloodsucking loser as this kind of jerk who's
always lurking nearby. Sometimes you can't see him and sometimes
you don't even know who to look for, but he's often right back there
observing things as the character 'Baker' was in 'Dark Passage'.
When your affairs get messed up and you begin to wonder, "now how in
the world did that happen?", there's probably an explanation for the
disaster, a sinister person was behind it. Some folks may go
through their entire lives not knowing who is sabotaging them.
Baker was portrayed by a good actor named Clifton
unfortunately died in a hotel fire when he fell asleep while
smoking. He was only 33 years of age with quite a few films to
his credit, a good talent gone too soon.
Note: this is a Bogart and Bacall movie. Bogart was reportedly
the highest paid actor in Hollywood about the time 'Dark Passage' was
filmed. He reportedly earned $450,000. dollars a year.
Finally, in the story, I think Bogart, as Parry, noticed Baker's wild
seat covers in the jalopy that he'd seen before and began putting 2 and
2 together. He had a tail on him that was actually rather casual,
just business as far as the jerk crook was concerned. Without
spoiling the story I'll just say this is about an innocent man who gets
plastic surgery, a face-lift to completely alter his looks and change
his identity. Nowadays it would be more difficult to change
identities with all the markers placed in our bodies, but it might be
possible to do.
Agnes Moorehead portrays 'Madge', another manipulator who's
always causing trouble. There are impetuous people like that in
real life who always seem to be getting into a person's way and
life. Madge is incredibly wicked and turns out to be a key to
Vincent Parry's dilemma.
Incidentally, isn't it amazing how some bum cop always seems to turn up
at the wrong moment as actor Doug Kennedy's character, the detective,
did in the diner?
'Dark Passage', filmed in San Francisco, is golden to many movie buffs
and historians just as the film 'Vertigo' is golden. It takes you
to a beautiful place and a time which was less complicated, less
confused, when there were men and women and that's all. It will
leave you fairly spellbound until the end, thanks to excellent actors
like Agnes Moorehead, Houseley Stevenson and others. 'Dark
Passage' contains a few life lessons as I call them, things that
illustrate real life, making the film more genuine, of course.
You may have noticed that after the passing of Hugh
Hefner, Playboy Magazine founder, the
attacks on America and the 1st Amendment
suddenly intensified from the left. The outright, overt attacks
on freedom of speech invaded from big
tech companies as some of the last icons who supported freedom of
It now occurs to me that the attacks from the left on freedom of speech
would surely have been rebutted by such greats as Hugh Hefner who
likely would have published opposing articles against the left and what
the big tech companies are doing. So if you thought Playboy was just another girlie magazine you are
wrong. For years, despite its controversial content, Playboy
supported freedom of speech, stood up against censorship and even went
to court over it, winning.
Hefner did with his women was his business and their
business. As far as causing the death of Dorothy Stratten, no
blame should be laid on Hugh
Hefner. Hefner's company merely
promoted young women who are/were
good looking into stardom, got them noticed, and sent them on their
way, giving them money awards, furs, cars, and enabling them to get
movie contracts and much notoriety. Whatever the girls chose to
do with their notoriety and success was largely up to them. There
is nothing wrong with pointing out beautiful women, photographing that
beauty and suggesting such women for movies, photographs, etc., other
Bogdanovich, must have known that if he took Dorothy Stratten from her
husband that her husband would be enraged and he did it anyway by
increasing her part in a movie. That was the start of getting her
away from Paul, her husband. Dorothy was evidently drawn to the
wealth and power of Bogdanovich,
just as the late Phylis Isley, aka Jennifer
gravitated over to David O. Selznick, jew. Peter and Dorothy
should have waited until Dorothy's marriage ended before it was known
they were a couple, and, Dorothy should never have gone to visit her
husband, Paul, without attorneys and witnesses.
Bogdanovich created a wonderful movie, 'They All Laughed", starring Ben
Gazzara, Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, and Dorothy Stratten. It is
a comical, uplifting film which highlights the genius of Peter
Bogdanovich. The comedic relief of John Ritter and the dramatic
moods of Ben Gazzara and Audrey Hepburn are set against the beauty of
the dreamy gorgeous Dorothy Stratten. Although there was too much
cigarette smoking, hats off to Peter
Bogdanovich for a wonderful film. Viewers can look at this film
and remember these great actors who are all gone now.
Paul Snider may not have committed the so-called murder-suicide of
himself and Dorothy Stratten. There may have been drug deals
involved since there were medical people living in the house with
Paul. Dorothy may have been an unwitting victim of a drug deal
gone bad. She and Paul could have been killed by a third party.
The Bottom Line
they had to get 'Hef' and a few other greats out of the way before
the left could begin the attacks and so it has begun. The
protection of The First Amendment for Americans was unrivaled by
Playboy Magazine under the directorship of Hefner. See how
that works? If large tech companies can ruin or eliminate a
person's income by censorship they have violated the First Amendment,
Freedom of Speech. Google, Facebook and a few others should be
completely eliminated. Zuckerberg, jew. A few Jews with their
and power are screwing up the world, literally.
I like to think that Dorothy Stratten, a part of Playboy, with her
busty beauty, was part of the Freedom of Speech movement.
Dorothy Stratten rare
interview from 1980 (Johnny Carson's excellent quip about the
phone company - Ha) Thanks to YouTuber -
One of the best singers of romantic songs is Nat King Cole. Nat
takes a song which might sound silly sung by other artists and puts
some serious and meaningful tone and phrasing to it.
This song, 'A Thousand Thoughts
Of You', is
an original love song like many
of Nat Cole's songs which are unique and beautiful and somewhat rare -
that is they are not the common, everyday, run-of-the-mill known songs
on the market. I would call these songs very successful because
dreamily beautiful and typify and emphasize Nat's singing style and
ability. I urge you to explore the many sentimental
songs done by Nat. There are quite a few, with full rich and beautiful
orchestration, some conducted by the excellent Nelson
Nat King Cole died at the early age of 45 from lung
cancer. He had been a heavy cigarette smoker. How
unfortunate is that, to give up your life at such an early age because
of sucking on cigarettes? Nat was
another victim of the old cigarette myth that smoking is exhilaratingly
good for you, but actually it is deadly.
-RUSH LIMBAUGH DEAD, FEB. 17, 2021
Many, if not most, people who suck on cigarettes eventually get
respiratory problems or plain old lung cancer. Lung cancer is a
devastating form of illness that wrecks the body and often starves the
victim patient of oxygen, air to breathe. You'd think by now that
with all the information available on cigarettes and lung cancer that
people would care more about their health than to suck on cigarettes.
following list has mostly famous people, actors, singers, etc., but
there are many more everyday non-famous people who become lung cancer
victims and die of the disease or some respiratory related issue.
Most are victims of lung cancer, but some have other cancers that may
be related to smoking cigarettes.
With all the information available nowadays you have to admit that
cigarette suckers are definitely the ultimate suckers, taken in by
advertising and movies showing cigarette smoking. When you stop
smoking your body immediately tries to repair itself and replace the cilia within your lungs that clean the lungs of
Without those hair-like structures inside your lungs you cannot throw
off various contaminants that enter the lungs. American
cigarettes are laced with an
oxidizer, potassium nitrate, also used in gunpowder. When you
smoke them you are oxidizing your lung cells, burning them up and
killing the cilia in your lungs. If
cigarettes didn't have an oxidizer they would go out when left in an
ashtray, but they continue to burn, don't they? Smoking causes a
rise in blood pressure, constantly boosting the blood pressure up to an
I was very disappointed to see Liza Minnelli, such a talented
performer, sucking on a cigarette not so long ago. She had
already experienced health issues and the cigarettes probably compound
her health problems. This Infoeditor cares enough about you, the
public, to warn you of how dangerous cigarette smoking is. Will
you be ready for that surgery and short life afterwards, or that iron
lung when the time rolls around? Stop killing yourself - stop
smoking. I know we aren't going to live forever, but there is
something in longevity and feeling well to the end.
When you see someone with a cigarette burning in their fingertips you
can think, "there's a real dumb sucker". In fact I have come to
believe such persons are bad luck.
See Rush Limbaugh
10 FAMOUS VICTIMS OF
SMOKING - NOW DEAD
Desi Arnaz - 69 -
regular smoker most of his life, also cigars, lung cancer diagnosis in
1986, dead several months later in 1986. Excellent musician, good actor.
Barbara Bel Geddes
- 82 - died of lung cancer on August 8, 2005, also had undergone a
radical mastectomy, also emergency quadruple bypass surgery.
Humphrey Bogart -
57 - although he had esophageal cancer I think it
derived from smoking. had paroxysms of coughing toward the end of life
which disrupted eating out at restaurants. smoker
Yul Brynner - 65 -
left a final warning to public, "don't smoke". Up to
5 packs a day, died of lung cancer October 10, 1985
at New York Hospital at age of 65.
- 74 - diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001, died six months after
surgery on June 29, 2002, beautiful lady and wonderful singer, longtime
smoker. Starred in 'White Christmas' with Bing Crosby.
Nat King Cole - 45
- went through treatment and surgery, entire left
lung removed due to lung cancer, died early in the morning of February
15, 1965, aged 45. smoker
Chuck Connors -
71, was The Rifleman, died of pneumonia
stemming from lung cancer, 3 packs of Camel cigarettes a day until he
quit in the mid-1970s, though he occasionally smoked afterward.
Tony Curtis - 85 -
suffered from various lung problems from cigarette smoking, suffered
from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cardiac arrest
despite quitting smoking 30 years before death.
DiMaggio - 84 -
infections and pneumonia associated with lung cancer. smoker
Walt Disney - 65 -
died of circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer,
heavy smoker of non-filtered cigarettes.
10 victims so far, and
there's no doubt a zillion others who suffered
death from cigarettes.
KILLERS. IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF, BUT WHEN YOU GET LUNG PROBLEMS.
Feb. 3, 2020
UPDATE - Rush
Limbaugh, famous conservative radio
host, has announced that he has advanced lung cancer. Cigarettes
cigars. Has done fine work broadcasting conservative message.
UPDATE -RUSH LIMBAUGH DEAD
AT 70 FROM LUNG CANCER FEB. 17, 2021
Haymes, cancer, chemo, chemotherapy, tumor, chemotherapy treatment, vital
function, Dick Haymes - I Wish I Knew
FAMOUS SINGER DICK HAYMES
IS THE BEST BARITONE VOICE IN HISTORY.
Feb. 26, 2020
Famous singer Dick Haymes was upbeat and positive when he told his
daughter he had cancer. He reportedly told
her he expected to
make a full recovery and told a magazine that his malignant tumor on
his lung responds well to treatment. However, during chemotherapy
treatment Dick was worried about not being able to do the active things
with his son that he used to and said he felt drained, as in drained of
Finally, Dick refused to have any more chemotherapy treatments,
realizing he was dying he opted to spend that time with his friends and
family. Did Dick feel so lousy from the chemo that he
instinctively knew it was not helping, but killing him instead? I
think he gave chemo a try and realized it had
damaged him further and
gave it up.
Chemotherapy affects the vital function
of the body's organs. If
it kills you in the process of killing the cancer what good is
it? Many people have died in two years or less after starting chemotherapy.
Dick Haymes received promises and assurances from medical doctors, no
doubt, but ultimately paid a very final price for taking chemotherapy
treatment. How long would Dick have lived if he had avoided chemo
and simply given up smoking and started on herbal supplements is
anyone's guess, but surely it would have been a longer life than he
VIDEO - Judge for yourself who has the best baritone voice of all.
Dick's voice is smooth and resonant with perfect phrasing and lots of
vibrato. This is from 'Diamond Horseshoe' (also billed as 'Billy
Rose's Diamond Horseshoe'), a 1945 Technicolor musical film starring Betty
Grable and Dick Haymes. Dick Haymes
- I Wish I Knew
DISCLAIMER - No copyright infringement intended. This video illustrates
historically the voice quality of the now late Dick Haymes and is an
example of his work. Thanks for understanding. Nancy Sinatra, At The
End Of A Rainbow, The End, Nancy In London, Nancy In London Album, Earl Grant
'At The End Of A Rainbow' is also known as 'THE END' and has been
recorded by others including the late, and excellent singer Earl Grant.
Nancy delivers that good, clear phrasing that her dad is so famous for
and the listeners and fans don't get cheated out of the meaning of the
One of the best versions of this song is on Nancy's 'Nancy in London'
album and is great with a real effective crescendo toward the end, a
beautiful recording with a marvelous accompaniment. Be sure to
get the album.
world lost an extraordinary pop singer with the passing of Eydie Gorme
in 2013. I don't keep up with people so I didn't know she had
been ill and thought what a loss for everyone. Eydie of the duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
was also a terrific solo artist who
recorded many albums. I could go on and on about her three octave
voice range, her smooth, expressive delivery with excellent vibrato,
but perhaps a listen to her version of 'Softly' will explain it all.
Surely Eydie and Steve have warmed many hearts with their performances
and songs. I remember liking Steve and Eydie on The Carol Burnett
Show, and on other productions. VIDEO
According to information Steve and Eydie of The Lawrence Foundation
helped build the very first pre-natal care unit in California at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. I guess many people and babies have
benefitted from their generosity. It is inspiring when
entertainers and others of wealth help others so graciously. If
you wish to give to The Lawrence
Foundation the information is below.
It is said that Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are/were two of the
kindest entertainers in show business. There's also a story about
a young mother who needed a car to take a job and Steve and Eydie gave
her their deceased son's car to help her. Probably there are
other stories of their kindness.
According to articles online Eydie Gorme had inoperable cancer with tumors on her pancreas, liver, and
Singer Eydie Gormé In
Surely Eydie dyed her hair for her appearances in show business.
I just wonder how many years she dyed it. The chemical,
phenylenediamine, which is usually found in permanent hair dyes is also
known as an oxidation dye or peroxide dye. People who dye their
hair with this chemical have a greater risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s
lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. Exposure to this chemical
may cause bladder cancer and is associated with upper digestive, lung,
and colon cancers, also. I can imagine this chemical could also
cause liver and panreatic cancer as well.
See: Rita Hayworth, Superstar With An Early Memory Problem https://informamerica.net/movies_stuff.html#Rita_Hayworth
Hair Dye Linked to Blood Cancer
Genetic Connection In Link Between Permanent Hair Dye Use And Bladder
Beware the dangers of natural hair dyes that contain PPD
The Lawrence Foundation is a 501-C3 organization.
All contributions are tax deductible.
The Lawrence Foundation
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Las Vegas, NV 89109
Born Mary Frances Gifford, December 7, 1920
Died January 22, 1994 (aged 73)
the birthday of the now late Frances Gifford it seems fitting to
remember her today - you remember her, Frances Gifford, 'Jungle Girl'
(serial movie series), etc., and the beautiful lady in 'Luxury Liner'
George Brent and Jane Powell. Frances Gifford's beauty was a sort
of quiet, laid back beauty, the kind of beauty that men love to
disturb! Look at those photos and was there ever a lovelier lady?!
Frances Gifford, the lovely actress, was the sister of the famous ball
player Frank Gifford and starred in films from the late 30's to the
50's. While at the height of her career she suffered a serious
near-fatal car accident while riding with a studio executive on New
Year's eve of 1947-1948. The head injury trauma she suffered
apparently caused her reported mental difficulties and she was never
able to recover her star billing.
Famous actress, Frances Farmer was involved in an auto incident in the
forties, also, like Frances Gifford was. After hearing of F.B.I.
car wreck tactics I smelled the H.U.A.C. at
work here. Frances
Gifford, like Frances Farmer, was institutionalized in mental health
facilities, also. Gifford's stay reportedly lasted for some
twenty or so years in California, reportedly because of mental
problems from head trauma suffered in the wreck.
Strange coincidence that Frances Gifford's car accident happened the
same year the HUAC condemned her film as communist
Sure enough, it turns out that a film Frances Gifford was in, 'Our
Vines Have Tender Grapes' (1945) was condemned by the H.U.A.C.
the year of her traffic accident. (The House
Committee on Un-American Activities)
"It was one of those cited by H.U.A.C. as laced with possible
propaganda, since it contained several scenes that emphasize communal
support of citizens."
This Infoeditor is not given to easily believing in big
coincidences. The fact that Frances Gifford's car wreck happened
on a New Year's eve only suggests plausible denial. Since New Years is
a time for DUI's and drunken driving behavior it would provide a
backdrop for a car 'accident', even an intended car accident.
Could it be?
Lovely actress Susan Peters suffered a
hunting 'accident' in 1945 after her
film, 'Song Of Russia' was condemned as communistic propaganda.
Strange how your luck ran in the heyday of The H.U.A.C., The House
Committee on Un-American Activities, when you're condemned as
leftist. As I said before in my Susan Peters article, you'd
better watch out who you go hunting with!
I will always wonder if early forms of wireless
tracking caused the mental problems of stars such as Frances Gifford,
Frances Farmer, Gene Tierney (who had a romance with JFK), Marilyn
Monroe(who had a romance with JFK), Rita Hayworth and others.
It would not surprise me to learn the F.B.I. tortured and still
people with wireless surveillance because, after all, the F.B.I.
literally caused the murder of noted writer, Ernest
It was late and although I hadn't known the birthdate of Frances
thought of her for some reason and put on 'Luxury Liner', then looked
her up online to learn that today was her very birthday. Strange
how that happens. Maybe someone departed was compelling me to
This infoeditor, suspicious by nature, had hypothesized whether actress
Dawn Wells had died after a possible Covid vaccination. I have
been assured by an authority from Hollywood, California that Dawn Wells
did not die from a vaccination. What was related to me - Dawn had
been stalked, as you may
the overzealous fan and moved into
the assisted care facility for several reasons, apparently. One
reason was she may not have been taking her medications regularly as
directed so the staff would assist in reminding her to take
medications. The other reason was to avoid the stalker who kept
Dawn had moved into a wonderful, private apartment which even had a
balcony, but the stalker
found out where she was. At this point she was moved again into
what might have been a less luxurious place but it had a patio with a
garden area which is a plus that the former pad did not have, very
nice. She was not positive before these moves and
reportedly had been tested. Dawn reportedly developed
covid. It was in this latter accommodation
that she may possibly have contracted covid which led to a development
pneumonia which can be deadly for older patients. She ultimately
died, according to the authority, "Death: related to Covid".
Pneumonia is a killer
Like I told the authority, the entire ordeal leading to
Dawn's death might not have happened if the stalker had not been there
compelling her, making her afraid, etc., causing her to move.
Personally, I would not have moved, but am more able to defend myself
than Dawn probably was.
If Dawn had lived out her life she could have written more books, given
lectures and done more motivational speaking work, etc., but was cut
short, basically, by a jerk. Remember the jerk
in the background that I told you about some time ago?
Dawn Wells who died recently was a fine actress who starred as Mary Ann
in many episodes of 'Gilligan's Island' and other film and television
productions and gave America good entertainment and lots of
laughs. Thanks to Dawn where ever you are.
What exactly does "causes related
to COVID" mean? Obviously, it
means her death had something to do with the virus but the news
articles which describe her passing do not say she died of the
virus. Most all the articles on her death specify "related to
COVID", or, "COVID complications", or, "complications from COVID", etc..
You see, the problem here is not just a problem of semantics.
It also can be a problem with the numbers of death-related COVID
cases. It may be possible Dawn Wells took the flu
shot or coronavirus vaccination
shortly before her death, and, if so the shot could have been
responsible for killing her and they are listing it as COVID
"complications" which means the cause of death is being left out which
is a misrepresentation which would greatly inflate the numbers of COVID
In fact, if the medical authorities
who treated Dawn Wells shortly before she died would come forward with
exact information instead of trying to juggle the numbers it would help
the public immensely. If the medical personnel would admit Dawn
was administered a vaccine shot it would
make the shot look responsible for her death, therefore it would not be
a COVID death.
So we must question the methods of counting this virus and determine
whether deaths from vaccinations are counted as "COVID related", and
"COVID complications" because it makes all the difference in the
world. If Dawn took the shot on advice from medical people I
think she was grossly mislead and was basically murdered.
rather shocked to learn of the passing of famous actress Pamela
Tiffin, (Pamela Tiffin Wonso) a very
major actress who wowed us in the
Paul Newman private detective film, 'Harper'. Pam had everything
the good looks department and was among the most beautiful, elegant
looking women to ever appear on the big screen. She was a fine
who also starred in 'The Fugitive' with David Janssen and other
productions. When I saw her on the screen in 'Harper' I said to
myself, "wow, is any woman that good-looking?!"
Strangely enough, they are not releasing a cause of death of this 78
year old woman, which always looks suspicious. I check the news
pretty often and I didn't even see an obit on her and for such a major
star it would seem they would at least have listed her.
I don't know why Pamela Tiffin did not become a super-star because she
was much more beautiful than other super-star women. Maybe she
give in to the casting couch and chose to work on her own acting merits
and elegant good looks.
Home Before Dark, Jean
Simmons, Jean Merilyn Simmons, Mervyn
Leroy, psychodrama, Mary
Kaye, Rhonda Fleming, Dan O'Herlihy
The title 'Home Before Dark' implies a certain compulsion, doesn't
it? Mervyn Leroy's psychodrama is as timeless as time itself
since it involves human emotions and family situations. The plot
is very intriguing - a rather frail woman emerges from a mental
hospital where she has been for a year after a nervous breakdown and
the doctor warns against situating the patient in the same environment
that hospitalized her in the first place, so there is a certain amount
of tension built into the story.
excellent British actress, Jean
Merilyn Simmons, a demure beauty,
is excellent for this role of Charlotte and it is one of her finest
performances. The story is finally set at Christmas time and has
some holiday spirit so be sure not to miss 'Home Before Dark' over the
holidays with an opening theme song sung by the famous Las Vegas
singer, Mary Kaye who does a marvelous
job. As singer Mary Kaye
sings and weaves the compelling message of "I must get home before
dark" it is captivating and leaves the viewer with feelings of that
storm approaching and
a journey to safety at home. Other parts of the wonderful
soundtrack imply uncertainty, possible mental illness, and apprehension.
The 'technicolor queen', Rhonda Fleming,
is featured as Charlotte's
step sister Joan, and, Dan O'Herlihy
portrays Arnold, Charlotte's
rather cold husband. Efram Zimbalist, Jr. portrays Jake Diamond,
the boarder who is Arnold's Jewish colleague, always supporting
Charlotte through it all.
This is a story which has a just, if not pretty ending, so I think,
in that light it was something of a happy ending. You can draw
your own conclusions. I have a feeling 'Charlotte' didn't need
shock treatments - she needed love.
Excellent actress Jean Simmons, cigarette smoker, died from lung cancer
Note: Howard Hughes of RKO reportedly held Jean Simmons under contract,
not letting her accept the role in 'Roman Holiday' which then went to
Audrey Hepburn practically making Hepburn a star overnight. Had
Simmons been able to accept the role it would undoubtedly have put her
over the top right away.
I think cigarette smoking was responsible for detracting from Jean's
natural beauty, especially later in life, just as cigarettes detracted
from Gene Tierney's beauty. Gene used them to lower her voice for
acting so maybe that's what got Jean started on them. I wonder
how much more these ladies could have accomplished without cigarettes.
I think Warner Archives still has this DVD for sale and it is also
available at Amazon.com and Ebay.com and you can also view it on
instant video at Amazon.com. See it especially at
Christmas time and New Year's holidays.
Home Before Dark
BETTY GRABLE, Elizabeth Ruth Grable
Memorial Day, May 30, 2022
Betty Grable, Elizabeth Ruth Grable, was one of the finest actresses
and singer-dancers to ever
grace the silver screen, but, when you learn of her tragic, unnecessary
suffering and death you will gasp at how it all went down. When
Betty finally hit it big at 20th Century Fox studios she was perhaps
the biggest sensation in the U.S. and show business in the nineteen
forties, earning a reported $300,000 a year and maybe more later.
She made some of the most colorful musical films that
are still enjoyed to this day, and, when Betty is on the screen it
fairly lights aglow with her beauty and charm. Her expressive
singing and agile dancing supported her acting all through her
career. The connoisseurs of female measurements awarded Betty the
girl with the most perfect legs and she was the most famous pin-up
poster girl during the war years. I believe she had her legs
insured for a million dollars with Lloyds of London when that was a lot
of money at the time.
MEMORIAL DAY NOTE: Betty Grable supported the U.S. troops and the Hollywood
As Betty grew older into the 1950's and musical films began to wane her
star was on the way down but she continued to perform some and she and
her husband, bandleader trumpeter Harry James, reportedly went through
an estimated more than 16 million dollars of her fortune she had
amassed at Fox! To make matters worse she finally came down with
lung cancer in the seventies after her divorce from James in 1965.
I don't know if she had any medical insurance but having gone through
her money she was reduced to working on stage again while sick, using
wigs to cover her baldness that the chemotherapy caused. She
undoubtedly needed rest, not work. Here's a woman who earned
probably over 16 million dollars and didn't have it for her health care.
How bad does it get when someone helps you go though all that money and
isn't there to support you or pay you back some of it when you are
deathly ill? I think Harry James reportedly sent her roses while
she was hospitalized and she retorted something like, "I'd rather have
ABUSED AS A CHILD
AND ABUSED IN MARRIAGE - ABUSED NO MORE
You may have heard the story of when young Betty came home to proudly
announce to her mother that she had won second place in a contest, like
probably a beauty or singing contest. Her mother promptly slapped
her and told her that was for not winning first place! So, Betty
was abused as a child. She was also reportedly slapped around by
at least one husband so she was abused as an adult in at least one of
her marriages, but, she is thankfully abused no more. I have a
feeling the abuse stopped when she divorced Harry James.
Betty was a smoker and cigarettes are killers that
kill the cilia in
your lungs leaving them paper thin and covered with tar, giving you
There is much more to Betty's story than I can write here. She
died in 1973 at age 56, an iconic performer full of talent, gone too
soon, but suffering no more and abused no longer. Learn of
Betty's life and gather
yourself some 'life-lessons'.
I played chess on an online site and one opponent's name handle that
sometimes came up was "lolita-mayo" without the quotation marks.
In the film 'Lolita' one of actor James
Mason's lines to Sue Lyon's
character Lolita was how he made her sandwich
just like she liked
it,"loaded with mayonaisse". I think it is entirely possible that
Sue Lyon, who portrayed Lolita, adopted this handle "lolita-mayo" to
play chess with on the
noticed that I had not seen her up on the website playing in the past
few years and, finally, I read the bad news. Sue Lyon, real name
Suellyn Lyon, had reportedly been in poor health and passed in
December of 2019. I will always miss her. Judging from her
play she always played an honest game and never cheated using a
computer which is admirable. She was a fine actress, also.
Sometimes the goodness in a person shines through in their photographs,
and, judging from these photos it looks as if Sue was a very beautiful
Since she had not appeared again on the site and Sue Lyon died at the
end of our games I have reason to believe it really was her I was
playing chess with, truly a brush with greatness. Well,
"lolita-mayo", thanks for the games and
good screen performances. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
Infoeditor - SUE LYON A CIGARETTE SMOKER
Sue Lyon (Suellyn Lyon)
JULY 1946 - DECEMBER 2019 - 73
ON THE BEACH, On
Beach film, nuclear war, SADNESS OF NUCLEAR WAR
The film 'On The Beach' starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred
Astaire, Anthony Perkins illustrates the incredible sadness of nuclear
war and has an astoundingly sad ending.
This film with such professional actors serves as a reminder that
fighting a nuclear war is not exactly 'fighting', rather it is
committing suicide, for the waves and clouds of radiation will
undoubtedly reach various parts of the world.
Mostly set in Australia, a submarine commander (Peck) travels from
Hawaii to Australia and is apparently submerged in the ocean when a
nuclear exchange takes place. His relationship with Moira (Ava
Gardner) is hopeful at best and after he returns to her from an
exploratory expedition to San Francisco, just as their
relationship finally heats up the sailors of the sub make a final,
crucial decision on whether to return to the states. This is one
of the saddest films and film endings I have ever viewed. It will
leave you absolutely bereft.
Haunting themes of 'Waltzing Matilda', Australia's unofficial theme
song, play in the background throughout this film.
'On The Beach' will make you reconsider the foolishness of nuclear
war. It is suicide.
Elvis Presley's only child Lisa Marie dead at 54
It is reported that Lisa Marie Presley died today... well 54 is just
too soon to die but the question remains whether Lisa
Marie Presley was vaxxed with the mrna vax shot or not. I think
if she was vaxxed they will go through all sorts of contortions to
cover it up. As more and more famous people die of the vax shot
it will be difficult for big pharma to deny that pharma are killing
I am not exactly an Elvis fan but always liked him, his family and
people. RIP Lisa Marie...gone too soon.
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54
anorexia, Karen Carpenter's alto voice, Richard and Karen Carpenter's
Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983)
It would have to be Karen Carpenter who is, tragically, now
deceased. Sometimes it is difficult to put genuineness in the
voice and it can sound rather bland, without emotion. Try it
sometime at karaoke and you may be surprised at how difficult it
is. You might be able to hit the right notes and get the timing
right but without the emotional inflection and genuineness it just
sounds plain drab. Richard and Karen
Carpenter's collection of love songs is
unrivaled. They are beautiful, sensitive, emotion-filled works,
sure to please the listener.
I think the most successful singers in history captured that
genuineness in their recordings. Karen Carpenter always strove
for perfection and in her recordings some say she was obsessed with
this and did take after take to get it as perfect as possible.
Anyway, if it were put to a vote I'd say Karen Carpenter's alto voice
with perfect phrasing and even vibrato
has a genuineness and is the prettiest and best I've ever heard in the
world. It just wows you and is very effective. Truly, when
you've heard the best the rest just don't compare.
Tragically, Karen was cursed with anorexia and
took ipecac (reportedly not used in medicine any longer) to combat it.
Unfortunately the continued use of this drug can cause heart problems
and she died in 1983, gone too soon. I think by 1975 she weighed
barely 90 pounds at one point, and 108 pounds at death, but the weight
she managed to gain must have put a strain on her heart.
Beautiful actress Ina Balin (born Ina Rosenberg) was reportedly seeking
a lung transplant when she died at only 52 June of 1990 of pulmonary
hypertension at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven,
Connecticut. Apparently the former cigarette
smoker's years or
decades of smoking had severely contributed to injuring her lungs as
she sought to replace them.
She is widely known for her roles in Elvis Presley and John Wayne
movies but perhaps her most notable iconic role is Natalie Benzinger in
'From The Terrace' (which she won 3 awards for) with Paul Newman and
Joanne Woodward. 'From The Terrace'
is a most inspiring film
which illustrates how far some employees will go to get the 'roll top
desk' at the big company, etc.. Her role as Natalie represented a
release, an opposite from all that compulsion. I highly recommend
it. RIP Ina Balin.
I could add many accolades here but I'll just say instead what I said
in the cigarette smoking post: I know we aren't going to live forever,
but there is something in longevity and feeling well to the
'Of Human Bondage',
Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, 'Vertigo'
Through her portrayal of Mildred Rogers in the film 'Of Human Bondage'
the excellent actress Kim Novak
was able to illustrate the horrific conditions some women experienced
in old England. In this way she has done women's rights a
terrific service since women were treated like chattel sometimes, with
miserable living conditions. Sometimes in life you cannot do much
to right the many wrongs that people suffer, but, when you have an
opportunity such as her role Mildred you can illustrate those wrongs
and bring light to the world and open many eyes. What a wonderful
opportunity, indeed! Probably Kim's best performance was the dual
role of Madeline & Judy in Hitchcock's 'Vertigo'.
'Of Human Bondage' the movie that derives from Somerset Maugham's story
has been made in at least three versions. The 1934 version
starred Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. The 1946 version starred
Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker. The 1964 version starred Kim
Novak and Laurence Harvey and is the
best of the three films. I
must admit I was jaw-dropped by the end of this film! Actually I
think Mildred was just a small part of Maugham's book but writers,
directors and producers must have seen a story in Mildred Rogers the
tawdry flirt. This is a must-see film that should not be missed
and is one of the most compelling films I've ever viewed.
Kim Novak, the only living cast member at this date from 'Of Human
Bondage' really disliked working with Laurence Harvey. The slap
Harvey delivered to her appeared very real indeed! In between
filming Harvey had reportedly insisted that Kim Novak come out with
them for drinks and food etc., and Novak simply did not respond.
More could be said about Laurence Harvey's lifestyles here but I'll
just say he was a fine actor and really shined in 'Butterfield 8' with
Elizabeth Taylor, and 'The Manchurian Candidate' with Frank Sinatra.
'Only the Lonely' - (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
This has to be one of Sinatra's very best recordings, especially with
that grand piano accompaniment and arranged by Nelson
Riddle. So true,
you can believe every word of this song. Sinatra's divorce from Ava
Gardner was finalized by the time this was recorded, losing the love of
his life. Sinatra chose this album as his favorite album.
Nelson Riddle had reportedly lost his mother and daughter at the time
he arranged this and sought to attach these events to this music. I
read where he was eventually diagnosed with cancer and would eat his
lunch outside and go right on working with music. That's the way
it should be, right - to go right on through all the bad and produce
more good stuff...until the end? What a wonderful bunch of music
he created, and especially for Linda Ronstadt, too.
Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
https://youtu.be/bef_s1Bhn7o?si=t9lKRba0GtC9Iewh Frank Sinatra - Only
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