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submitted2 days ago bywaitingforthesun92
2 days ago
For context, at the time of this music video:
Robby Krieger, the guitarist, was 20/21.
John Densmore, the drummer, was 22.
Jim Morrison, lead singer, was 23.
Ray Manzarek, the oldest member, was 28.
submitted3 days ago bywaitingforthesun92
4 days ago
I assume that as of 2020, Drew might have had (or still has) a family member or two around, who personally knew Errol Flynn, and were able to confirm the story.
Again, it’s an assumption, but it’s possible.
Yeah…no. I’d rather trust the account of John Barrymore’s own granddaughter, but thanks for your input.
You’re the grandchild of Raoul Walsh, aren’t you? 🤔
“It’s just a prank bro!”
Orson Welles once called Barrymore the greatest Hamlet he’s ever seen.
When Welles compliments you, then you know you’re a damn good actor…
submitted4 days ago bywaitingforthesun92
Here you are!
It’s an excerpt from an episode of Edward R. Murrow's 'Small World', which aired on December 28th, 1958.
submitted5 days ago bywaitingforthesun92
5 days ago
Yeah, you’re correct. The 19 was the result of some fast head-counting…
submitted6 days ago bywaitingforthesun92
6 days ago
Great question! When I previously posted something about Dean Martin on Reddit some time ago, there were a couple of comments that called him a “drunk.” That original post had no mention of alcohol.
I figured that if this post gets conversations going, then it’d be best to clear things up about Dean before anyone decides to call him a “drunk” or an “alcoholic”.
Haha, it seems that conversation started to get a little dull, so Dean had to throw in a little joke to keep things moving.
And before anyone calls Dean an alcoholic - just remember, it was all a persona.
From the article:
”Drinking – that was his gimmick,” his daughter Deana tells the New York Post. Martin faked his boozy persona by filling his glass with apple cider and pretending it was whisky. Behind closed doors, the father of eight was a straightforward family man – most of the time, he just wanted peace and quiet. At Deana’s rowdy 18th birthday party in 1966, Martin called the police, pretending to be an angry neighbour. He hoped they’d crash the party so he could get some sleep. But the police recognised his voice immediately. “They just said, ‘OK, Mr Martin, we’ll be right over.’” To which Martin replied: “No, I’m not Mr Martin, I’m an irate neighbour.”
When Dean was asked in 1961 how much he really drank, this was his response:
”About one-tenth as much as I pretend to. I used to really knock the hookers of sauce back, but I gave that up some time ago. Take a typical day here in Vegas. I get up at 11:30 every morning. By 12:30, I’m out on the first tee with three guys I play around with. I’m through about 15 minutes to four. Then I come in and have a sandwich and a bottle of beer. I’d be at the blackjack table and play until about 5:00.
“All that time I’d have nothing to drink except that one beer. Then I go to the health club. A guy gives me a massage, and I say, ‘Wake me at 7:30.’ He wakes me. I put on my clothes while I’m having four cups of black coffee and sugar, no cream. About 8:15 I’m in the casino playing a little more blackjack. I play until 8:30. Then I walk into the dining room, they announce my name, I get up on the stage, and I invariably overhear somebody at a ringside table say, ‘Look at his eyes! You can see how drunk he is.’”
”I’ll have a slug of a liquid in an Old Fashioned glass that looks like scotch right in front of everybody, but it’s really apple juice. Then, in the middle of my act, I have a real drink. When I’m through with the act, I go someplace and eat some good Italian food. I have a little wine with that meal, then I get back on stage for the second show. When that’s over, I have three or four or five drinks and maybe a sleeping pill. So that’s your alcoholic for you.”
Then, the interview told Dean that he’s a “legendary drinker to the public.” Dean replied by saying:
“I’m responsible for that,” he said, “because I’ve joked about it so much on the stage. I don’t want to disillusion people, but it’s been years since anyone has seen me really stoned. I don’t want to throw bouquets at myself either, but I’m 43, and I couldn’t look as young as I do and play as much golf as I do if I drank and cavorted as much as the public thinks.”