Friday, August 15, 2014

Mr. X Blind Item

Liza Minnelli isn't the only celebrity offspring to pay money under the table to prevent her mother (Judy Garland)'s FBI files to be leaked because of Judy's ties to far-left political groups. The non-famous offspring of a recently deceased actress are contemplating on doing the same thing or blocking the release because their mother's files contain similar info.

29 comments:

Tricia S said...

Lauren bacall

derek harvey said...

lauren Bacall

derek harvey said...

well I guess that's that

Kno Won Uno said...

Well, I suppose it's a good idea to remember what would have been classified as "far-left" during the time these folks were politically active. It could even have been the National Organization for Women. NOW was considered fairly radical & leftist in the late 60s/dawn of the 70s. Go back a couple additional decades and you might find something incredibly silly.
Or maybe they were literally commies. WTF do I know?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Fucking COINTELPRO

Tricia S said...

@ d.....:)

crila16 said...

Has to be Lauren Becall.

sandybrook said...

Maybe not Bacall one of her kid Sam Robards is fairly well known actor producer but the other 2 aren't.

All Lace no Leather said...

It's obviously supposed to be Bacall since she just died. Whether it is true or not is another matter. An Enty blind that if nothing happens (ie. stories come out about her FBI files), then Enty can claim as true and say that the family made a successful payoff. K

MISCH said...

Please everyone knew how liberal she was and outspoken…she and Bogey went to Washington to testify in the fifties..and she had plenty to say about Ronald Reagan who ratted out other actors…plenty.

D Brown said...

Complete B/S. FBI files are publicly available under Freedom Of Information requests. Admittedly, depending on the sensitivity of the data, vast amounts of data can be blacked out. Why would you pay anyone off when the next day any member of the public could request and get the same information directly from the government?

fancyscreenname said...

**

Clark St. said...

Will someone with the cash to pay for the Judy Garland file & the presumed Lauren Bacall file please get them from the FBI & prove to Enty that you can't buy a file from the FBI?

__-__=__ said...

First site/blog to do a FOIA and post will be the winner. FOIAs can take time but it would be worth it.

Seven of Eleven said...

FOIA files are a pain the butt to get, so I'm guessing these blinds by Mr Z are saying they're paying off someone who got the files to not release them.

Sure thing, Pam. Get some rest.

rajahcat said...

well the actress is def Lauren Bacall

she was suspected of being a communist sympathizer and has always denied it

Yoj said...

Forgive my (foreign) ignorance, but would the American public really care about this? In 2014?

NomNom83 said...

This whole blind and its predecessor are completely, utterly, laughable.

For starters, an rogue agent extorting celeb kids over this kind of non-threat is just asking to spend the rest of his or her life in jail.

Secondly, copies can be requested through the FOIA and would likely be provided.

Third, and assuming we're talking about Bacall, she OPENLY, PUBLICLY fought against the House Un-American Activities Committee. A "leaked" FBI file, 70 years after the fact, claiming she had communist sympathies or was a far lefty or whatever would, at worst, register a "no shit" from the public before we all went on with our lives.

The BBC's obituary of Bacall includes all of this: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-11521709

Now, just to give Mr. X the benefit of the doubt, I'm wondering if there's a scam out there by some con artist who gets these files through FOIA requests and then passes them off as legit originals to paranoid or vulnerable offspring.

I imagine that Bacall herself would have just told the guy to "fuck off", though.

Hanwi said...

Everybody knows Bogart and Bacall were totally against HUAC and the McCarthy witch hunts, that was never a secret. Another news-inspired guess posing as a blind.

rajahcat said...

well point taken there

she would have told him that @Nom

she is my idol for tough smart talking women.....and she was scary as hell

Lady Heisenberg said...

It sounds like these are COINTELPRO files, which are incredibly intrusive and detailed. They contain all sorts of info on their subjects. These blinds don't make much sense unless maybe they paid to redact/black out some info? I could see personal contacts and things like affairs coming into the files. Who knows.

WritergirlinLa said...

Even today, some people see you are a registered Democrat, they immediately label you a Commie. Oh, it's good to be back in the 50s again. When someone says to me they are a tea bagger, I see them in black and white. It's Pleasantville all over again.

JoElla said...

@writergirlinla

Janeane Garofalo is that you?

auntliddy said...

Who really gives a shit? Bacall was outspoken liberal all her life no surprise there.

Flora Goforth said...

Well anyone who met Ms Bacall later in life could attest she was no longer a commie. Just you DARE to pick her up for a gig in anything less than a mid size vehicle and she would chew you up and spit you out.

miliosr said...

Put me in the camp that this blind is BS if it's supposed to be Lauren Bacall.

Anyone could get her files via the Freedom of Information Act. And if you did, you would probably find that most of it is anonymously sourced accusations (i.e. "Lauren Bacall is a sure Red!") The industry never blacklisted her for her supposed Communist sympathies, and she kept right on working during the second half of the 40s and all of the 50s.

Also, as others have mentioned, she was vocally and defiantly liberal to her last breath and she could have cared less what the Reagans or anyone else thought of her. So who would really care if she had ultra-leftist sympathies when she was young? It would shock no one, and all the family would have to say is that she had those sympathies when she was barely out of her teens and was naïve about Communism.

Northbynorthwest said...

I don't see why Lauren Bacall's FBI files would be shocking at all, the was one of the leads of the Committee for the First Amendment (along with a pack of other Hollywood a-listers) that fought the Hollywood blacklist, along with Bogart. Her relationship with Adlai Stevenson, again, is also well known. That's the only other thing that would be in those files. But she's even talked about that herself in many places, including her autobio. And as one poster said, Sam Robards is in the biz and Stephen Bogart is himself a high selling author. Both notable at the least.

Anyways, I can't imagine this really being Lauren at all, and I'm a Bogart biographer myself. I know the women's life extremely well, considering. She was an open book, to a fault.

The other candidates? I was thinking Shirley Temple. Although her daughter is a musician. Shirley had been political from a young age, being in Hollywood in the 30s/40s it's guaranteed she had some friends who were leftists. Considering she grew up to be so conservative and a poster-girl for that, that would be something embarrassing.

Rome said...

Oh noes! Someone has ties to a political group! Fucking ridiculous. This is still America, right?

Sandy said...

This sounds wrong, because Bacall was always very open about her politics, from as far back as the 1950s when she marched against Joe McCarthy's witch hunts. Nothing really to reveal, actually.

This sounds more like someone trying to cover up Nazism or some other unsavory far right politics.