THE NEW HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST’S OPEN SECRET

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 :  

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“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 )  

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“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” )

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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  )  

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