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Wednesday, February 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will talk to Lawrence Silver, the man who for 35 years has served as Samantha Geimer’s attorney, friend and confident and is the co-author of the true story of 13-year old Geimer’s rape by the famous Hollywood director as revealed in the memoir The Girl, A life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.
Attorney Lawrence Silver has had a front-row seat to one of the most controversial and complex legal cases of our day: “Jane Doe vs. Roman Polanski,” the rape charges brought against the Academy Award-winning Hollywood director of such noted films as Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby.
Silver found himself embroiled in the most sensational rape cases of a generation, taking on a powerful Hollywood celebrity, as well as one of the most sympathetic. Polanski, a Holocaust survivor, had recently lost his eight-and-a-half month pregnant wife, the beautiful actress Sharon Tate, brutally murdered by The Manson Family.
Like the current drama sitting front and center in the tabloids, the accusations of rape by Dylan Farrow against her notorious father Woody Allen, the case argued became celebrity vs. alleged victim.
Tune in 2/12, 3 pm ET.
I often wonder if the staunch defense of problematic icons in marginalized communities is some sort of residual internalized self hate? Or desperation? Or both?
what would happen if we smashed all the pedestals of the rapists, misogynists, and domestic abusers in the black community?
Not to say these types of predators and abusers don't exist in white communities- but white people have more visibility and more options. I know Rape and domestic Violence are underreported in white communities as well, so we may well be consuming movies and music by abusers. But when consuming white media I can easily choose to watch horror movies not affiliated with Polanski. I can watch comedies not directed by woody Allen or starring Sean Penn.
But if I want to watch a nostalgic family friendly tv show featuring a black family and I ditch "the Cosby show"... I've got... "family matters". Those were the only 2 mainstream black family shows I remember from my childhood. Those were the only places I could watch people who looked like me, had hair like me, dealt with confusion about dating, family, growing up, and racism all at the same time.
Is that why the black community hesitates to shun abusers in our midst? Because we won't have any representation if we cut out the bad people? Or is it because we think we don't deserve better representation and we secretly believe the lies we've been fed about ourselves?
Is it a mix of both? Don't we deserve better? Both in terms of more representation and better role models?
Why don't we demand more for ourselves? Are we scared we don't deserve more or scared we won't get what we deserve?
POLITICAL ANIMALS--General Zachary Taylor Hero in the US Mexican WAr--President who died from eating a bowl of cherries
Vice President Alben Barkley President Truman's VP dies immediately after speaking
Historical Audio excerpt
German Field Marshall Erich Von Manstein aka Lewinsky--Birthday
Nancy Pelosi "is craven" Tv Personality Jon Stewart's assessment of this controversial political animal
PUBLIC POLICY QUESTION" The Bill Cosby sexual predator controversy--Are conservative blacks who make these grievous sexual acts held to a different moral standard as compared with Accused White sexual predators and liberal blacks?
THE REST OF THE STORY--White Accused Sexual Predators
Roman Polanski--Woody Allen--Singer--Bill Clinton--various congressmen--
Barney Frank--ran a teenaged boy prostitution servuce out of Congress
British political & Media pedophile murder coverup & Scandal?
POLITICAL LEXICON--Does Immigrant mean Migrant? Are al l illegals in the US coming here to become American Citizens? Or do these people have other reasons such as employment opportunities? Real Estate rackeering, Fleeing from justice in their home countries(The Filipino Garcia Crime Family) Juan Pifarre--Argentine homosexual predator--
Facing Schism? Pope Francis's purge of Conservative Bishops & Cardinals--
Births-Deaths & Events relevant to US(a)--Remembering DE GAULLE--the Last Great Frenchman
Mike Nichols--along with another commedian Gregroy--worked in the Chicago Post Office where they both cracked jokes and got into trouble
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Join Garrett on Thursday's LIVE show at 10e/7p when he welcomes Jodi Polanski, Executive Director of the LOST OUR HOME PET FOUNDATION in Phoenix, AZ. Jodi will share the Foundations story on how they help SAVE LIVES of abandoned fur kids, and feed those in need. Call in with your comments or questions @ 323 657-1493!
Some of the world’s most fascinating actors and creative directors have moved through the beautiful and disturbing environments which production designer Franckie Diago has designed and decorated. Contemporary sets which bear her mark include: Roman Polanski’s contemporary Carnage (2011), starring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet; City Island (2009) which won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Audience Award and starred Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies; Bernard and Doris (2006) starring Susan Sarandon as the heiress Doris Duke and Ralph Fiennes as her butler. The depth of her understanding of and respect for the past can be seen in such films as Laurent Canet’s Vers le sud (2005), starring Charlotte Rampling, in which Diago created Haiti of the late 1970s and The Wide Sargasso Sea which put Rachel Ward and Michael York in Jamiaca, circa 1800. her wide range of credits includes Bertrand Tavernier’s Oscar nominated Coup de Torchon (1983) starring Phillipe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert; The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) starring Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger and Julianna Margulies and the Caesar Award winning documentary The Beaches of Agnès. You can email your questions to email@example.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film
Director Series: Roman Polanski
The Movie Geeks trace the extraordinary life and career of acclaimed filmmaker Roman Polanski with special guests including director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour); Bobbie O'Steen, the wife of Polanski's late editor Sam O'Steen (Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Frantic); cinematography great William A. Fraker (Rosemary's Baby); and critic Keith Uhlich. Also featured will be highlights from the Geeks’ January 2008 interview with Marina Zenovich, director of the 2008 docu Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. During the two-hour special, Ratner—who cast Polanski as a French detective in 2007’s Rush Hour 3—reveals that he’s producing a sequel to Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. “Marina’s such a brilliant filmmaker…I’m lucky to be working with her,” he tells us, adding: “Because now it’s really more about the outcome of what’s happened since, Roman has agreed to participate.” To read more about Ratner’s take on Polanski, click here.
The Biggest Little Sideshow: where the sexy, strange, and amazing come together to entertain you beyond the realm of what you thought possible. The Biggest Little Sideshow takes the stage June 7 through October 31 in the legendary Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s Reno. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show, appearing only at Harrah’s Reno. Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $35.00 for VIP tickets.
The Talking Terror Crew Is Going To Hell! Or At Least We Are Looking At Demonic Pregnancy, Satanic Activities And Possible House's That Connect The Realm Of The Devil To Our Own! We Shall Be Diving Into The Classic Film From 1968, Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" Starring Mia Farrow! Who Do You Trust? Following That Will Be The Ti West, Horror Lovefest, That Is "The House Of The Devil" (2009) Which Stars Jocelin Donohus And Tom Noonan! So Grab Your Rosary, Say A Little Prayer And Prepare To Join For A Jouney Of Satanic Proportions! Stay Scared
Hank and Nash discuss Roman Polanski film "The Ninth Gate"
CelebrityCourt: The Show Where Law and Hollywood Meet!
Hosted by criminal defense lawyer Elizabeth Kelley, CelebrityCourt counts down the top celebrity legal stories of the week. This episode features Ruth Liebesman, New Jersey-based criminal defense lawyer, on the investigation of Governor Chris Christie; Laurie Shanks, professor at Albany Law School, on the new revelations about the judge presiding over the Roman Polanski case; and Randy Sue Pollock, Bay Area attorney, on the motion for a new trial filed by Michael Jackson's mother and the dispute over guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children. @CelebCourt http://www.elizabethkelleylaw.com
IN HOUR ONE: Would it be possible for modern America to slip into a Soviet Style existence? Many Americans believe the socialist trends in America bode exactly that. But what about someone coming from the opposite perspective? What about someone who spent his whole life in the throws of Communism seeking the freedoms of America? Well we will ask one, Leon Weinstein, author of the new book, "Looking for Hugh: The Capitalist Guidebook." Look for this to be a no-holds-barred discussion on the condition of America, and the direction she is headed from someone who came to her for what she represented. You will be invited to join the conversation from the beginning--800.345.9622.
IN HOUR TWO: Sexual Indiscretions and Hollywood types... if the crime was 30 years ago Hollywood says, "let it go..." If the liason occurs with your employee, but you're the top rated late night show, then you come out and have a laugh about it. So the question becomes, "Has the day passed us by completely when restraint, self-control, and doing the right thing is impossible?" After all most of Hollywood wants Polanski to get a bye for the crime simply because it happened 30 years ago, even if it was the rape and sodomy of a thirteen year old girl. 800.345.9622. Maybe we're missing something, you tell us if we are tonight. 800.345.9622.
David Scheunemann studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and the Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona. He successfully graduated in Berlin with a senior architectural degree in 2005. Having worked as set designer while he was studying, he went straight into art directing after graduation. SPEED RACER in 2008, his first collaboration with Lana & Andy Wachowski. His work as an art director includes films such as Paul Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS.Roman Polanski's THE GHOST WRITER ,James McTeigue's and Lana & Andy Wachowski's NINJA ASSASSIN. Two milestones in his career were Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) and Tom Tykwer's and Lana & Andy Wachowski's CLOUD ATLAS for which he was nominated twice by the Art Directors Guild for the "Excellence in Production Design Award". You can see his work in George Clooney's THE MONUMENTS MEN . You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film
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