“Forgotten Hollywood”- Charles Foster Kane to Go Home…

Posted on January 26, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Citizen Kane will be shown at this year’s San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The screening location will be at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center on March 9th.

   Orson Welles produced the motion picture in 1941 as a thinly veiled attack on the life of William Randolph Hearst. The newspaper tycoon unsuccessfully sought to derail the project, which painted the corporate mogul as a yellow journalist, an unscrupulous businessman, and a cheater in his private life.  Orson named his character – Charles Foster Kane. Hearst chose to never screen the movie at his estate during his lifetime.

   The Hearst family recently gave its blessing with the understanding that the film is a work of fiction, rather than a documentary piece. Hearst Castle is now a state park that hosts tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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   Two personalities passed away this week…

   * James Farentino was a busy television star, who also appeared in motion pictures. His cinematic credits include Ensign Pulver and The War Lord.

   Farentino really thrived on the small screen with roles in 77 Sunset Strip, The Naked City, Route 66, The Fugitive, Ben Casey, The F.B.I., Ironside, The Virginian, Love American Style, Marcus Welby M.D.; and most notably, in The Bold Ones, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Police Story, Dynasty, and ER.

   James Farentino was 73.

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   * Dick Tufeld was a top announcer during the Golden Age of Radio and Television. As with most narrators, his face was seldom seen, but his voice was quite familiar.

   For those of certain age, Tufeld was well known as he introduced episodes of Space Patrol, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Voyage to the Bottom of the SeaThe Hollywood Palace, and The Time Tunnel (a personal favorite).

   He’s best remembered as the voice of The Robot on Lost in Space. His most famous line was DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER

   Dick Tufeld was 85.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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