Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Wild, Wild West To Old Western TV Series

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The song on the video is 'The Wild, Wild West.

It is sung by Kool Moe Dee

Monday, July 27, 2009

Combat!-High Named Today

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Combat! Episode: High Named Today

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Combat! (TV Series)

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     'Combat!' is an American television program that aired on ABC from 1962-1967. The exclamation point at the end of Combat is a stylized bayonet.

     Robert Pirosh created 'Combat!'. The TV series ran for five seasons. The first four seasons were in black and white. The final season was in color. The covered the lives of a squad of soldiers (King Company) in France during World War 2. The TV series lasted longer than the ground war in the European Theatre of Operations. Not to mention, King Company never made it out of France.

 

Cast:

  • Rick Jason-2nd Lt. Gil Haney
  • Vic Morrow-Sgt. Chip Saunders
  • Pierre Jalbert-Pfc. Paul "Caje" Le May
  • Jake Hogan-Pvt. William G. Kirby
  • Dick Peabody-Pvt. "Littlejohn"
  • Conlan Carter-"Doc" (seasons 2-5)
  • Tom Lowell-Billy Nelson (seasons 1-2)
  • Shecky Greene-Pvt. Braddock (season 1)
  • Steven Rogers-"Doc" (seasons 1)
  • Paul Busch-(played different parts, mostly German)

Honorable Mention

     Most of the cast members were World War 2 veterans.

     Navy

  • Vic Morrow
  • Jack Hogan
  • Dick Peabody
  • Shecky Green

     Army Air Corps

  • Rick Jason

     Air Force

  • Conlan Carter

 

Guest Stars:

  • Ted Knight
  • Frank Gorshin
  • Lee Marvin
  • James Coburn
  • Richard Basehart
  • Eddie Albert
  • Nick Adams
  • Randy Boone
  • James Caan
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Warren Spahn (Baseball Hall of Famer)
  • Mike Farrell
  • Beau Bridges
  • Robert Duvall
  • Charles Bronson
  • Earnest Borgnine

Facts About The Show:

  • 'Sgt. Saunders' Combat!' game by Super Famicom was based on the TV series.
  • CBS Paramount Television inherited the TV series from ABC Films.

Links to Other Combat! Sites.

 

*  If I missed anything your welcome to let me know on the comments.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Combat!-Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd

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Combat!: Episode 'Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd'

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Winds Of The Wasteland

I thought it would neat to share one of movie's John Wayne was in. This movie is called the title of this post. Enjoy.



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Saturday, July 4, 2009

John Wayne-Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom

On May 26, 1979, John Wayne's status as an American icon became formally recognized by the United States Congress when he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Hollywood figures and Americans from across the political spectrum testified to Congress why Wayne deserved the award. One of the most notable was Robert Aldrich, who stated "It is important for you to know that I am a registered Democrat and to my knowledge, share none of the political views espoused by Duke. However, whether he is ill disposed or healthy, John Wayne is far beyond the normal political sharp shooting in this community. Because of his courage, his dignity, his integrity, and because of his talents as an actor, his strength as a leader, his warmth as a human being throughout his illustrious career, he is entitled to a unique spot in our hearts and minds. In this industry, we often judge people , sometimes unfairly, by asking wether they have paid their dues. John Wayne has paid his dues over and over, and I'm proud to consider him a friend, and am very much in favor of my Government recognizing in some important fashion the contribution that Mr. Wayne has made."

Maureen O'Hara requested the words to be place on the medal. "John Wayne, American."

The medal was crafted by the United States Mint. One side of the medal is John Wayne riding on horseback. The other side a portrait of John Wayne with the words "John Wayne, American." The medal was present to Wayne's family on March 6, 1980 at the capitol of the United States. The medal is now at the John Wayne Museum in Winterset, Iowa.

On June 9, 1980, Wayne was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Jimmy Carter.



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Winds Of The Wasteland-This is a movie John Wayne starred in.

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John Wayne-Death

John Wayne died on June 11, 1979 of stomach cancer at UCLA Medical Center. He was buried at Pacific View Memorial Park cemetery in Corona del Mar. Wayne requested his tombstone to read "Feo, Fuerte y Formal" meaning "ugly, strong and dignified". The saying never happened. Wayne's grave went unmarked for twenty years. When his tombstone was marked, it wasn't with the phrase he wanted. It was marked with one of his quotation from his 'Playboy' interview: "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."



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Winds Of The Wasteland-This is a movie John Wayne starred in.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

John Wayne-Military Service Controversy

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When the United States enter into World War 2 there was an overwhelming support for the War effort from all sectors of society. This included Hollywood. Established stars rushed to sign up for military service. Stars like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Eddie Albert, Tyrone Powers, and James Stewart.

As the majority of the male leads left to serve overseas, Wayne saw his blossoming stardom at risk. He put off enlisting. However, Wayne was exempt from service due to his age, family status, and classified 3-A (Family deferment).

Wayne's secretary did make inquiries on Wayne's behalf with military officials on but Wayne never followed up on them. Wayne did repeatedly write to John Ford, asking to be placed in his unit but Wayne continually postponed joining until after the next film.

The correspondence between Wayne and Herbert J. Yates (the head of the Republic Studios) indicated Yates threatened Wayne. Yates said if he (Wayne) walked away, he would file a lawsuit for breach of contract. Whether Yates meant it or not was never revealed. Wayne never did test it.

In May, 1944, Wayne was reclassified as 1-A (age eligible). The studio intervened with a 2-A deferment (for support of national health, safety, or interest). Wayne stayed 2-A until the war ended. Wayne never did illegally dodge the draft but he never took affirmative action in enlisting.

In 1943-1944, Wayne toured the South Pacific theater of the war for three months. He toured U.S. bases and hospitals as will as done some intelligence work for OSS commander William J. Donovan. Donovan thought Wayne's celebrity status might be a good cover for assessing of the poor relation between General MacArthur and the OSS Pacific Network. Donovan gave Wayne a plague and commendation for his short service with the OSS but Wayne dismissed it as meaningless.

These facts influenced the direction Wayne's life later took. Wayne's failure to serve in the military during World War 2 was the most painful experience in his life. There were other stars, who for various reasons, didn't enlist. Wayne became the focus of particular scorn from both himself and portions of the public. Wile there are some people that hold Wayne in contempt for the paradox between his early actions and his later attitudes, Wayne's widow suggests his rampant patriotism didn't come from hypocrisy but guilt. Pilar Wayne wrote, "He would become a 'superpatriot' for the rest of his life to atone for staying home."

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John Wayne-Early Life

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John Wayne-Personal Life

John Wayne-Politics

John Wayne-Death

John Wayne-Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom

Winds Of The Wasteland-This is a movie John Wayne starred in.


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Thursday, July 2, 2009

John Wayne-Politics

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Wayne was an anti-communist and a vocal supporter of the House Un-American Activities Committee. In 1952, Wayne made 'Big Jim McLain' to show his support for the anti-communist cause. Wayne proclaimed to be instrumental in having Carl Foreman blacklisted from Hollywood after the release of the anti-McCarthyism western 'High Noon' (1952). Later, Wayne teamed up with Howard Hawks to make 'Rio Bravo' (1959) in response to 'High Noon'.

When John F. Kennedy won the presidency, Wayne expressed his patriotism by saying: "I didn't vote for him but he's my president, and I hope he does a good job."

Wayne used his status to support conservative causes. One of those causes was rallying support for the Vietnam War by producing, co-directing, and starring in the movie 'The Green Berets' (1968).

In 1978, Wayne enraged conservatives by supporting liberal causes like the Panama Canal Treaty and the innocence of Patty Hearst.

Due to Wayne status as a famous Republican star, the Texas Republican Party asked him to run for national office in 1968. Wayne declined in a joking manner that he didn't believe the American public would seriously vote an actor in the White House. Wayne, however, did support Ronald Reagan run for the governorship of California in 1966 and 1970. Also, Wayne was asked to become the running mate of George Wallace in 1968. Wayne again declined the offer.

Wayne actively campaigned for Richard Nixon, addressing the Republican National Convention on opening day in August of 1968.

Wayne in addiction was a member of the John Birch Society (a conservative, anti-communist group).

Wayne's strong anti-communist politics did lead to a disturbing situation. In 2003, information from the Soviet archives reported that Joseph Stalin ordered Wayne's assassination. Stalin died before the order could be carried out. Stalin's successor, Nikita Khrushchev, told Wayne during one of his visits to the states in 1958 that he personally rescinded the order.

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Home

John Wayne-Early Life

John Wayne-Film Career

John Wayne-Personal Life

John Wayne-Military Conterversy

John Wayne-Death

John Wayne-Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom

Winds Of The Wasteland-This is a movie John Wayne starred in.


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