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Come on Rich! Wine connossieourship dictates that spaghetti and meatballs be paired with Sangiovese, either a Chianti or a Rosso di Montalcino. If you want to get fancy go for a Brunello, Barolo or Barbaresco. Leave the Cab and buttery Chards for the Marin County house wives. Cheers baby! Great show today. One of your best!!
We shall never see another showbiz couple with more talent and larger star power, sitting at a table eating dinner than Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner...
They are high on the list, but since I'm a movie buff, especially old movies, here is a couple of other names, Bogart and Bacall, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, given time I'm sure I could come up with more, here is one more Hepburn and Tracy. As for who has more star power and talent it is something you cannot compare, it is like trying to compare the Grand Canyon to Yosemite, each is unique, and awesome in their own way.
WTF, Rich - Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner? SINATRA AND GARDNER???You couldn't shine their shoes, let alone ever be invited to dine with them.Get real, little local media blogger guy. You shoulda put up a picture of Fred LaCosse and Terry Lowry. THAT'S your milieu, dude.....
Why are you so angry? Rich can do what he wants on HIS blog!
"Why are you so angry? Rich can do what he wants on HIS blog!"Sure he can, no one is saying that he can't. But others can add their comments and 8:13 makes an excellent observation - and not particularly angry - about the pretentiousness of Lieberman implying a kinship with icons like Sinatra and Gardner.
They both dug me.
10:44 If you think Sinatra and Gardner are icons you must still listen to KGO. no one under 40 even knows who the guy is let alone Gardner. Today it would be Kardashian and West
@Real Clear Logic, Kardashian and West? Kardashian-no talent. West-minimal talent with primary claim to fame grabbing a white girl's microphone at an awards show. Either could hold Frank and Ava's dinner napkin..
Hope you're joking REAL CLEAR. Regardless of how "famous" the Kardashians are at the moment, once the current, inexplicable fascination runs its course, they will descend back into the sewer from whence they came and mercifully be forgotten.
Here is your 'DID YOU KNOW' for the day. Did You Know, that Lauren Bacall , born Betty Joan Perske, Sept. 16, 1924 is a distant cousin of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres!I'd love to hear what she has to say about working in Hollywood of that time as a world famous star of jewish heritage. Maybe she survived by never discussing it at all. I can understand that. Not everyone wishes to be a martyr for a social cause, no matter how worthy that cause is.
Yes, I knew that, I posted the blog at 9:38, years ago I read Bacalls autobiography, I don't think Hollywood was very anti-Semitic, many producers, directors etc. was Jewish. I'm not sure I understand your martyr comments. Could you explain.
Hi, 7;53pm. Thanks for responding to my question on Lauren Bacall. I was the writer at 7.03pm. What I meant by "martyr" was that I wondered if someone would have knowingly risked losing their career back then if they spoke out publicly against anti-Semitism. You have answered that anti-Semitism was not terribly strong in Hollywood back then. Logically I certainly understand why, because an overwhelming number of songwriters, comedians, entertainers and managers were jewish. I'm glad to hear she did not waste a great amount of time with those concerns of bigotry.
Of course she did change her name to a very wasp sounding name, my ex husband didn't find out she was Jewish until sometime in the seventies or eighties, he just assumed because of her name and looks she was not Jewish, not that he cared. Unfortunately Americans seem pre-occupied with peoples color and heritage. I'm from Denmark and it wasn't until I came to the US that I found out my fellow country man Victor Borge was Jewish, even though his birth name was Borge Rosenbaum it was never an issue and never brought up, even though he was often discussed in my family, since he was my parents generations, and my uncle in Copenhagen knew his family.
Victor Borge was a delight to see and hear, a consummate performer. I was very young then, but I recall him being warmly greeted on Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas, because he made people happy. Danny Kaye was another great one. And guess what (Miley)? Victor did not even need to curse or shimmy his arse to become famous. Can you imagine our innocence then?
Yes, he was funny, and to me his humor still hold up, although I also like more edgy comedians, such as George Carlin, Jon Stewart others. Once when I was back in Denmark, there was a program with Victor Borge from one his visits, (he always had close ties to his birth country, and would visit often and usually did one of several performances, in Tivoli Garden, TV and others. I realized when I heard him that time how clever he was in merging the Danish and English language and when you understood both and the slang of both he was even funnier. He didn't need to curse etc. because he had something that is sorely missing today: Talent in spades.