He was very lonely and extremely depressed about his struggling career.
“Hollywood Republicans do suffer discrimination, sometimes losing work for their political views. We hear the stories all the time. While it is hard to prove, it is kind of obvious when actors get cut from auditions right after the subject of politics is brought up.”
( Mark Vafiades, President of the Hollywood Congress Of Republicans, “Rebels With A Cause: Are Hollywood Republicans On The Verge Of A Big Break?” by Bridget Johnson, www.opinionjournal.com: July 21, 2004 )
“It is understood by even the rank-and-file folks in Hollywood – the ones who move the sets and the ones who stand in the correct spots for hours – that getting fired is a real risk. If you are working on a big star’s movie, you could be fired for your ‘different’ ( a.k.a. conservative ) political beliefs. There are numerous stories our members have no desire to tell. Many of the Hollywood celebs and wanna-be-celebs would rather use another label such as ‘Independent’ or ‘Libertarian’ instead of the ‘R’ word to describe themselves. In an industry where it’s very difficult to move up the career ladder, people do miss out on opportunities if they have Republican sympathies.”
( Donovan Weir, one of the founders and the first Vice-President of the Hollywood Congress Of Republicans, “TALES FROM THE LEFT COAST: True Stories Of Hollywood Stars And Their Outrageous Politics” by James Hirsen, Crown Forum: 2003, pp. 165 – 166 )
“The Hollywood Congress Of Republicans supports the Screen Actors Guild in their warning against official or unofficial BLACKLISTING of entertainment industry professionals for their political beliefs. We have long maintained that Republicans and Democrats should not worry that their personal beliefs will be held against them.
In the arena of public debate, it is vital that the views of such individuals as Martin Sheen and Sean Penn as well as Charlton Heston, Tom Selleck and James Earl Jones be heard without fear of losing work from their peers.
Examples include the following:
BLACKLISTING of entertainment industry professionals by Hollywood as we know it today started the day after Elia Kazan named names in 1952. Mr. Kazan’s colleagues would turn their heads away when they saw him on the street and refuse to sit next to him at the theater.
Fifty years later, conservative actress Ellen Treanor was quoted by the Associated Press: ‘It is pretty scary to be in a public situation or party…..and have someone talking about the conservatives. It’s a joke for anyone to be supporting conservatives. If you speak up, you’re limiting your chances of finding work.‘
Not long after Ellen Treanor’s thoughts were publicized, a photo of Democrat actress Sharon Lawrence accidentally appeared on the same page as a photo of President George W. Bush. After sharp criticism, she had to explain repeatedly and publicly so that she could work again.
Most recently, Emma Caulfield of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Darkness Falls was recently quoted as saying: ‘I would never fully admit to being a Republican in this town. I want to work.‘
As Republicans in the entertainment industry, we have long felt the workplace repercussions of exercising our First Amendment rights. We are pleased that the Screen Actors Guild has joined us in condemning all forms of BLACKLISTING and that no one should be denied work solely upon their political beliefs. In addition, we feel that the free market system, and ultimately the consumer’s perception, will decide the success or failure of entertainment projects.
Therefore, we support SAG’s non-partisan approach to BLACKLISTING of all forms.”
( The Hollywood Congress Of Republicans Manifesto In Full Support Of The Screen Actors Guild’s Non-Partisan Condemnation of BLACKLISTING, www.hollywoodrepublicans.com )
“There is an almost visceral prejudice against the Republican Party by many in Hollywood, bordering on being totally irrational. There is an intense fear today in Hollywood of coming forward as a political conservative. I found it quite interesting that the Screen Actors Guild came out with a statement that speeches made by members with left-leaning messages should never be ostracized. Yet, how about speeches by members with right-leaning messages?? I find it very odd that the Guild would be so afraid of conservatives when today in Hollywood, we are the minority.”
( Robert Davi, veteran motion picture and television actor )
“I’m sort of known to be a Republican but I vote for who I believe in. Unfortunately in this industry, if you’re anything but a Democrat around here, you cannot publicly admit it.”
( Shannen Doherty, movie and television actress )
“Why are so many Hollywood celebrities liberal? Because if you’re not, you are alienated.”
( Mario Lopez, television actor, sex symbol and entertainment news host )
“The entertainment industry is led and driven by Liberal Democrats but the majority of us are still mainstream people with traditional values. There’s a lot of pressure in the film and recording industries for people to fall in line. If you’re not a liberal, you keep your mouth shut if you want to work.”
( Dale Davidson, Las Vegas nightclub entertainer )
“I have been a Conservative since age three, I think. I was never afraid to speak my mind. But I do remember times on a set when I would hear my Liberal friends talking and I did not speak out. I stepped back and did not comment. Because there is a stigma ( in Hollywood ) that if you talk ( as a Conservative or Republican ), you don’t work.”
( Scott Baio, pop culture television icon as a featured guest speaker during the May 4 monthly meet-up gathering at the Hollywood Congress Of Republicans )
“Not everyone in Hollywood is a liberal. There are also conservatives here. But they are more reticent about speaking out publicly because they are afraid of losing work and being chastized for it.”
( Clint Eastwood, legendary actor-director-writer-producer )
“I am a struggling actor and a conservative. I try my best to continue staying honest in my own personal values and beliefs. But it is sadly true that many in Hollywood feel they are being forced to change their real political views in order to advance their showbiz careers.”
( Billy Marquart, young actor )
“Today in Hollywood, the Lefty Ladder has ultimately replaced the Casting Couch. But the main difference is that, instead of screwing just one person, Hollywood liberals also end up screwing the entire country.”
( Greg Gutfeld, political satirist, pop culture humorist and truth-telling host of FOXNews “Red Eye” )
AND SO THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TRAGICALLY WHEN THE POLITICAL LEFT IN THE NEW HOLLYWOOD COMBINES TOGETHER BOTH THE CASTING COUCH AND THE LEFTY LADDER :
“This group controlled HOLLYWOOD.
At the house, drugs were put in drinks. Liquor poured down my throat.
Rules of the house : no swimsuits, no clothes out by the pool area.
They would pull away the better looking younger kids and keep them for their own after party.
I was raped numerous times in that house. Various types of sexual abuse.
I was like a piece of meat to them. They would pass me around.
Several people killed themselves afterwards.
If I could define what that house was, it was evil.
It was a living HELL.”
( Michael Egan, former child actor )
“He’s a straight man in his 30’s.
For him to say he was sexually abused by men as a young boy all the way up to his late teens.
That’s kind of an unlikely thing to lie about. He was at those parties.
His story was not unique. So many other kids had the exact same stories with the same details.
But his tale is only just one aspect of the entire story. It’s a much greater issue.
When you meet the victims and see how prevalent the problem is, its difficult to ignore.”
( Amy Berg, award-winning documentary filmmaker of “AN OPEN SECRET” )
“It is an ‘OPEN SECRET’ that gay film directors organize raucous parties in which hundreds of young men struggle to be selected for ‘private casting sessions’.
These parties are organized so that big shot Hollywood gays could take sexual advantage of teenage boys who were either drugged or persuaded to have sex after being offered roles in movies and a career in Hollywood.
The truth, however, remains unchanged. Hollywood’s scandals ( sexual or otherwise ) are frequent. The system of ‘the casting couch’ was famous even in the 1940’s and 1950’s, a time when aspiring actresses would provide sexual favors to directors or producers in order to become movie stars.
Unfortunately, the situation here is entirely different. We are not talking about adults. We are talking about underage boys. And we are also talking about Pedophilia and other heinous crimes by men in positions of power within the film industry.
A few years later, underage actors JONATHAN BRANDIS ( ‘Never Ending Story’, ‘Sidekicks’ ) and Christopher Pettiet ( ‘Point Break’, ‘Boys’ ) started to become famous. However, it was also suggested by well-connected sources that both of them were victims of sexual abuse.
Christopher died of an accidental drug overdose and Jonathan committed suicide.”
( “Arion’s Archaic Art : Days Of Scandals Past” posted April 21, 2014 @ artbyarion.blogspot.com )
IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD. BUT IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN HELL.
( Original Tagline for the 1975 movie THE DAY OF THE LOCUST directed by John Schlesinger and based on the 1939 classic novel by Nathaniel West )