The 1946 [foreign] classic poster which feature actor John Garfield and actress Lana Turner in “The Postman Always Ring Twice…” “ is from Germany.
[Note: For $3.99 you can watch Garfield and Turner over there on you-tube Courtesy Of WarnerVod...]
Hello! Sam Juliano, Allan Fish, Tony d’Ambra, WitD writers and last, but not least WitD readers…
As you all may know by now…I’m taking part in a petition signing or drive and as I mentioned under this discussion I need your help in garnering 2,500 signatures for my friends Lori Moore and Barbara LaMotta...I feel if you help me I most definitely, want to assist you in return…
…Well, I came up with this initiative in order to give the WitD [members] just a little motivation to assist me and my friends Lori Moore, and Barbara LaMotta, and the initiative is…” If two fans Of Garfield, collect the most signatures before 10/26/12…
…I will [or plan] to gift you with a copy Of The upcoming blu-ray DVD
[in honour Of the biggest Garfield, fan in the world Lori Moore, I will send you a copy Of “Force Of Evil…”] and a copy Of “Body and Soul” [In honour Of boxing great Jake LaMotta’s niece Barbara LaMotta, another big Garfield fan…][That Allan Fish, mentioned in his comment… too!]
[Your choice Of Blu-ray or Standard dvd]…located Here: Upcoming: Blu-ray “Body and Soul” and “Force Of Evil…” ]
…and a T-Shirt and Coffee-cup from the wonderful Max Blooms’ Cafe Noir website located here: Max Blooms’ Cafe Noir…
[Note: In Order To Sign Lori Moore’s Petition Just Follow The Link To The Petition site actor John Garfield…Give Star Recognition back to a Legendary Star…
and Here To My blog NoirishCity and The Main Page Here at Ténèbres à la lumière…Translation: Darkness To Light Side-Bar]
Thank-you, so very much!]
[Editor’s Note: I must also admit that I can’t help my friend Lori Moore, alone and I do need assistance. Therefore, Merci, for your time and leading an “ear…” and I hope a helping hand… too!
[editor’s note: In the up coming days I plan to start a drive in earnest in order to try and assist my friend Lori Moore garner 2,500 signatures in order to send them to Barry M. Meyer Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. and Philip I. Kent Chairman & CEO, Turner Broadcasting Network Inc...Therefore, I would like to know…
…Want you please help me to help my friend name Lori Moore…To Give Star Recognition back to a Legendary Star…Actor John as in Garfield…as she try to garner 2,500 Signatures in order for her to send them to her Target(s)…
…Now, I will turn it over to Lori, and let her explain her petition to you…and why her petition have been written to:
Barry M. Meyer Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. and Philip I. Kent Chairman & CEO, Turner Broadcasting Network Inc…Which is Sponsored by: Lori Moore
• This petition is being written to respectfully request that Warner Home Video and / or Turner Classic Movies manufacture and make available a quality box-set of John Garfield’s films for purchase.
• We the fans of John Garfield believe that having a quality box-set of his films available for purchase would increase his star recognition and help confirm his legendary status as an iconic classic movie star.
• While actors Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Edward G. Robinson have box-sets of their most popular films available for their fans to enjoy, the fans of John Garfield are not so lucky. No box-set of John Garfield films exist. John Garfield was under contract at Warner Bros studios at the same time that the above mentioned actors were. During his time at Warner Bros, he had earned the same respect for his acting talents and was just as popular of a “movie star” as these other now iconic actors were. Yet, John Garfield does not have the same star recognition that his then peers have today. This lack of star recognition of John Garfield is a sad, confusing and frustrating fact that his fans want to change.
• Film historians confirm the fact that John Garfield was the first Method trained actor to become a success in Hollywood. John Garfield’s acting style had a naturalistic quality to it. In his many rebel or anti-hero roles there was always sensitivity and vulnerability just under the abrasive surface of his characters. This unique Garfield quality made the characters that he portrayed have a “real person” feeling to them.
• It has been said before, but bears repeating, that before there was Cliff, Brando, Dean, or DeNiro and many others, there was Garfield. He paved the way for the other Method trained actors to follow.
• During the 1950’s John Garfield was the most prominent of the Hollywood actors to fall victim to the House on Un-American Activities Committee’s (HUAC) “witch hunting” tactics. With HUAC unhappy with his testimony, the FBI was tailing him, and he soon found himself blacklisted. John Garfield literally saw his ‘movie star’ status taken away from him.
• Being “blacklisted” John Garfield could no longer find any work in the film industry. This occurred because he refused to hurt other people by naming names. He ended up instead hurting himself, and died of a massive heart attack at the age of 39. Many believe that his premature death was in a large part due to the stress and harassment that HUAC had placed on him.
• John Garfield was one of the greatest actors that this country has ever produced and his contributions not only to our film heritage, but to our country and to the equal treatment of minority actors, should be remembered and cherished.
• Please help us give back to the memory of actor John Garfield the respected “movie star” status that was so unjustly taken from him while he was on this earth by adding your name to this petition.