In light of the up coming presidential election, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Reds and Blues of classic Hollywood. Im going to try to make this as unbiased as possible, because in my opinion politics are about participating in the system more than correcting the system.
-First we’ll Start with the Republicans:
-Now let’s take a Look at the Democrats:
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Feel free to add any that I have left out :) I am a very politically active person, and there is nothing I find more interesting than seeing my idols taking a political stance, whether I agree with it or not. I hope you guys find this as fun and inspiring as I do, and also, please keep all debates as classy as any of these wonderful stars would have wanted ;)
There are a few of these that are in the wrong category. I especially noticed Gene Kelly and Rosalind Russell listed as Republicans—Gene Kelly was one of the founding members of the Committee for the First Amendment, formed to fight McCarthyism. He was a fervent Democrat who spoke out strongly against the Vietnam War when it began. Also Rosalind Russell is listed in her voting records as a member of a left Democratic minority party, despite electing to support Eisenhower during his runs for president.
A segment from “The Judy Garland Show” featuring Ken Murray and his Hollywood home movies. Ken Murray appeared three times on the show, and Judy requested never to see his movies in advance, so her reactions could be genuine. So what you see here is Judy Garland’s sincere reactions to seeing her old Hollywood friends on film.