Hugh Manatee Wins wrote:I have a LIFE magazine from around 1970 that has a profile of Chuck Barris in his heyday that suggests he was in the 'inner circle' of TV programming spooks, wittingly or not. I think wittingly.
After all, he married Henry Luce's neice, I think.
I recall a handfull of things suggesting this likelihood in this LIFE profile.(looking for that copy of LIFE to confirm...)
1969 October 10 LIFE Magazine - Camp Pendleton - Chuck Barris
Fold-out Cover - New series : Revolution, part 1 of 2 parts. Three page fold-out color Lincoln-Mercury ad with bronze 1970 Marquis car. Two page color Chevrolet trucks ad, includes semi-truck, convertible truck and regular pickup truck with surfboards. Two page color Chevrolet ad with 8 different stationwagons at a picnic. Trial of the Chicago Eight, Chicago 8, charged with violating provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 during the Democratic National Convention, includes Abbie Hoffman, Lee Weiner, Bobby Seale (Blank Panther), David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Tom Hayden, judge Julius Hoffman, American Civil Liberties Union. Camp Pendleton Brig Rats report on brutalities in a Marine Corps prison, includes Ron Lucas, Sandy Hodge, Robert Parks, Dr. Lawrence McNamee, Chaplain Mires Stine reporting. High School fashion fling, lots of wild things, colors, strips, patterns, huge pant legs, fringes, includes Rosemary Shoong, Kim Robertson, Pat Auvenshine, Pam Pepin, Lenore Reday, Nina Nellhaus (Denver), Sandy Brockman, Erica Farber, Woodside High School, Bird City, Kansas, more. Chuck Barris - king of TV gamesmanship, The Dating Game producer, others. Modern Living - instant nostalgia in a prefabricated Yankee barn house. Cincinnati Reds hot rookie pro quarterback Greg Cook, football. Upgrading the Hawthorn Circle (roundabout) with huge new highway intersection outside New York City - threatened America. Centerfold color NFL 50th ad with a commemorative football portfolio. Miscellany : six-year-old Maryann Mace plays in her oak-top air-conditioned, insulated, and soundproof tree house.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pg... 4 The Presidency: A Question of Belief in Hanoi? and at Home. By Hugh Sidey
Pg... 8 Gallery: The Surrealistic Vision of Bill Brandt
Pg... 14–17 Reviews: Book: "The Selling of the President 1968," by Joe McGinniss, Reviewed by Murray Kempton.
Pg... 14–17 Reviews: Movie: "Oh! What a Lovely War," Directed by Richard Attenborough, Reviewed by Richard Schickel
Pg... 28A Letters to the Editors
Pg... 28D The Trial of the Chicago Eight: A Bizarre Confrontation with Serious Overtones Pits Dissenters Against a Very Straight Judge. By William Barry Furlong
Pg... 32 The Pendleton Brig Rats: Ex–Prisoners and Other Witnesses Report on the Brutalities Characterizing Life in a Marine Corps Prison. By Jack Fincher
Pg... 38 Editorial: A Healthy Democratic Consensus in Germany
Pg... 40 High School Fashion Fling: In the New Freedom of Dress the Only Dictum is Wear Your Own Thing. Photographed by Arthur Schatz
Pg... 100 Revolution: A New Series: The First Instalment of a Two–Part Study Explores the Nature and History of Modern Revolution form France in 1789 to Russian in 1917
Pg... 116 King of TV Gamesmanship: Chuck Barris is the Guy Who Thinks Up All Those Game Show. By Joan Barthel
Pg... 126 Threatened America: Kill the Hill! Pave that Grass! And Relax. Our Kids Won't Know the Difference. By Paul O'Neil
Pg... 136 Modern Living: Instant Nostalgia in a Prefabricated Yankee Barn House
Pg... 141 Sports: Greg Cook is the New Cincinnati Kid? the Hottest Rookie Pro Quarterback Since Namath. By John Pekkanen
Pg... 144 Miscellany
http://www.lifemagazineconnection.com/i ... ts_id=1795
NavnDansk wrote:Biographical note: Mel Gibson purchased the rights to Christopher Buckley's film rights. See Current Biography. Why is this important? Buckley's father William F. Buckley, Jr. is listed in de Mohrenschildt's phone book in 1954-55 and was a CIA agent. Christopher Buckley worked as George H.W. Bush's speech writer
Re: No Confessions From An Alleged Dangerous Mind;<br><br>Chuck Barris' Definite Family Ties to the CIA
Review of Anne Thompson's N.Y. Times "Man With a Mission" on "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" ...
Why is Barris not telling the truth today? Today it is not, or Barris leaves you wondering. It is my opinion that this mystery is done to profit from the movie.
There is nothing to be proud of being a CIA assassin. To have a lawful society, those in charge of it must not be allowed to break the law. They must encourage others to enforce it. Such a society will not, must not, and could not stand.
Let us now look at what Barris does not tell us. Chuck Barris' uncle-by-marriage was William S. Paley (former owner of CBS). Paley admitted working with the CIA throughout the 1950s. Paley did employ a CIA assassin whose name was George de Mohrenschildt. For those of you who don't know it, de Mohrenschildt was Lee Harvey Oswald's closest friend prior to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. There is nothing pretty about this historical event and the CIA finger prints are all over it.
George de Mohrenschildt, a CIA agent, wrote in his book, "Of course I Killed Kennedy, from the biggest crook in the Western Hemisphere."
Barris' father-in-law was Leon Levy who cofounded CBS with his brother Isaac Levy. Leon's daughter "Lynn" married Chuck Barris. Leon married Blanche Paley, who was the sister of William S. Paley, a future CIA asset, who also employed CIA agents, including George de Mohrenschildt.
Throughout the 1950s, Paley admitted working with the CIA by allowing agents to pose as CBS employees. One of the long-time Directors at CBS was Prescott Bush, whose son, also a CIA agent, George H.W. Bush had known de Mohrenschildt since 1942. In 1993, Bush Sr., wrote to me stating that he did not know of de Mohrenschildt's Intelligence connections. I later found out that de Mohrenschildt's father-in-law, Walter Samuel Washington, was in charge of more than 250 CIA agents between the years of 1950-53, ten years before the JFK Assassination.
In May of 1963, prior to the Assassination of President Kennedy, after he left CBS, Prescott Bush's banking firm Brown Brothers & Harriman gave Lee Harvey Oswald's closest friend, George de Mohrenschildt a $300,000 line of credit, when de Mohrenschildt's credit "stunk" to high heaven.
In 1953, I found letters from Prescott Bush, CIA Director, Allen Dulles and Neil Mallon (G.H.W. Bush's mentor) that their Carribean project was "going very well." In 1953, George Bush founded his Zapata Oil Company -- a CIA front. In the 1960s, Bush worked with Edwin Pauley in Mexico City on "Operation Zapata," the code name for "The Bay of Pigs" invasion.
The CIA has a long history of using Hollywood to get what they want. In the past, they have used "Radio Liberty," "Radio Free Europe," and "Voice of America" to broadcast propaganda in slavic languages. Nelson Rockefeller, in World War II, had his own movie production company as the head of Inter-American Affairs -- the sister organization to the O.S.S. (a forerunner of the CIA). Rockefeller also employed George de Mohrenschildt in World War II. Chuck Barris' uncle-by-marriage, Paley was an O.S.S. man as was de Mohrenschildt and his brother Dimitri. In the 1950' she CIA's main man in Hollywood was friends with both Dimitri and George de Mohrenschildt, that man was Cecil B. de Mille...
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