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Hollywood and Politics by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Hollywood Luminaries Have Often Had An Uneasy Relationship With Both The Political Class And The Issues. When actors first came to Hollywood, there were signs put up in front of hotels and apartments that said no dogs or actors allowed, with the performers ruefully complaining about not getting top billing. The insecurity of the profession …

Hollywood Writers at Work by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Some Writers Have Always Felt Unappreciated in Hollywood. Writers are often surprised or disappointed by how their work is changed when it is adapted for the big screen. When Irwin Shaw’s World War II novel The Young Lions was shot in Paris in 1958, Marlon Brando played the Nazi character. Ever the methodical actor, Brando …

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Strange Encounters with Legends of Hollywood by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

When Regular Folks Encounter the Famous, Bizarre Incidents Sometimes Take Place Meeting famous people is often a surreal experience for both parties. In 1956 when Elvis Presley arrived in Hollywood, he and his entourage stayed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. One day he got into the elevator. “What floor?” asked the operator? “Tenth please.” The …

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