Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby mackwhite » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:07 pm

Racketeering has been part of Hollywood almost since the beginning; extortion, embezzlement, union corruption, murders disguised as suicide (Thelma Todd, George Reeves, Marilyn Monroe), and all manner of criminal activity are unfortunately grim realities of the film industry. It looks pretty on the surface, but wow, does it ever stink when you stir it up ...

Only Washington surpasses Hollywood in sheer rottenness—although to tell the truth, it’s not always clear where one leaves off and the other begins. Yesterday's action star is today's governor. Comedians testify (in character) in Congress. Politicians marry movie-star trophy wives. It goes on and on ... Hollywood overlaps with Washington as surely as the CIA overlaps with the Mafia, TMZ celebrity gossip overlaps with Time-Life Mockingbird media, and government propaganda overlaps with fun entertainment. And it is in that nexus where starlets, politicians, paparazzi, mobsters, banksters, shysters, fixers, dirty cops, G-men spooks and goons and stinkbugs of every description dwell and do coke together on casting couches and everybody has their price—in that netherworld, anything can happen, and does.

And now comes a genuine Hollywood star, Randy Quaid, saying he’s on the run from mobsters … and people think he’s crazy?! Good Lord, this is only the latest chapter in a sordid saga that goes all the way back to the Thirties, when the repeal of Prohibition left mobsters high-and-dry, looking for other useful work they could do. Turning their eyes westward, they saw Tinsel Town where lo and behold, film unions were ripe for the corrupting and stars were just asking to be blackmailed and fleeced. So began the Hollywood Mob connection, and anyone who thinks it all ended with the deaths of Mickey Cohen and Johnny Roselli, is very mistaken or living on the Moon …

The Quaid matter is not farfetched at all. And yet, with the interesting exception of Quaid’s ABC and CBS interviews, the coverage of this story by Big Media has almost entirely been spun to discredit Quaid and his wife. The news stories typically start from the premise that the Quaids' allegations can’t possibly be true, therefore they must be crazy—hence the suggestion they are suffering from a rare shared psychosis known as “Folie a Deux.” It was the “vivacious” blonde-bombshell Beverly Hills marriage counselor Dr. Michelle Golland who first offered that diagnosis to the tabloid press, and now it is being trumpeted by all “respectable” news agencies everywhere as the only possible solution to the Quaid conundrum. But the fact is that the Quaids’ allegations fit quite plausibly within Hollywood’s larger history as a haven for racketeers, a smorgasbord of rich clueless celebrities just waiting to be feasted on by wolves.

How will the Quaid matter play out? If it follows the story arc of the Cliff Robertson-David Begelman scandal of the late Seventies, some of the truth will come out and Quaid will get some of his money back. But he’ll be blacklisted for years and his alleged nemesis will remain a bigmajor powerbroker until he eventually outlives his usefulness and ends up another Hollywood suicide …

There are, however, differences between this and the Robertson scandal. The Quaids are not only alleging embezzlement; they’re alleging murder, and mind control, and also pointing the finger at the celebrity gossip industry as an extortion racket and form of psy-ops designed to keep stars in line and the public confused. But the gossip industry is too big to kill, and strange deaths of entertainers—be they Brian Jones or Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix or George Reeves—are never reinvestigated on an official level. Yes, the financial part of the Quaids’ allegations may be proven in court, but the truth behind the deaths of David Carradine, Heath Ledger, and Chris Penn, if different from the official versions, will enter the realm of movieland lore and stay there, two more unsolved Hollywood mysteries that will of course make great films someday.

And yet, in Hollywood, anything is possible. This is definitely a story to keep an eye on …

SMiles Lewis and I will be discussing these and other aspects of this fascinating story—the underreported facts behind it, as well as the possible larger implications—tonight on PsiOp Radio. We start live at 7 pm Central, you may listen via http://www.psiopradio.com
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby Nordic » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:13 pm

Everybody should also keep in mind that making a movie is a great way to launder lots of money.

There's always that aspect.

And most people in Hollywood don't care where the money comes from to make movies, just so long as they get the money.
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Postby sunny » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:26 pm

Thanks mackwhite, I'll be sure to tune in. And thanks for all the info you've provided in this thread.

murders disguised as suicide (Thelma Todd, George Reeves, Marilyn Monroe),


You could probably add Paul Bern at the very least to this list.


And then you have the strange 'accidents' like Natalie Wood, and tragic murders like that of Karyn Kupcinet abound but that's a whole 'nother can o' worms...
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Postby 82_28 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:53 pm

Who is this "SMiles Lewis"? I already don't trust him.
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby mackwhite » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:23 pm

sunny wrote:Thanks mackwhite, I'll be sure to tune in. And thanks for all the info you've provided in this thread.

murders disguised as suicide (Thelma Todd, George Reeves, Marilyn Monroe),


You could probably add Paul Bern at the very least to this list.


And then you have the strange 'accidents' like Natalie Wood, and tragic murders like that of Karyn Kupcinet abound but that's a whole 'nother can o' worms...


Yeah, Paul Bern's suicide was a murky business. The official story was that he killed himself out of shame because he couldn't get it up for Jean Harlow on their wedding night. Others say his previous wife did it. Others say Jean was tired of his beatings and she did it, and the studio covered it up. Then she dies not long after, either as a result of kidney damage caused by his beatings or murdered by his friends. Who knows what really happened ... MGM's fixer Eddie Mannix covered up that one, later covered up Ted Healey's murder at the hands of Wallace Beery and Cubby Broccoli, also covered up the Clark Gable DWI that killed a woman. Later, of course, Mannix was implicated in George Reeves' death.

Natalie Wood, very strange. Drowns in a mysterious boating accident, two weeks later her husband's tv co-star Stephanie Power's best friend William Holden dies in a drunken fall. Rumor at the time had it that Holden (like Chico Marx) was a CIA courier whose activities in Africa got him in trouble with somebody. Nothing proven, though, just rumor ... the stuff dreams are made of ...
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby sunny » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:33 pm

mackwhite wrote: Then she dies not long after, either as a result of kidney damage caused by his beatings or murdered by his friends. Who knows what really happened


I read about some weirdness with her mother--she was married either to a mobster or a scam artist wasn't she? and I think they both fleeced Jean-- surrounding Harlow's death. I'll have to google-refresh my memory on that one.


mackwhite wrote:Ted Healey's murder at the hands of Wallace Beery and Cubby Broccoli


Oh, never heard of that one! Off to google..
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby justdrew » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:08 pm

Then there's this Gary Devore story which came out in a write up most recently just before this Quaid thing started...

Hollywood Hitmen
Black helicopters, underground bases, laser weapons and the mysterious death of Schwazenegger's screenwriter...
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby sunny » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:27 pm

I guess this was dropped?:

Untitled Michael Mann project

Genre
Drama

Release Date
TBA 2009


Written by John Logan, the project is an untitled noir drama that takes place on the old MGM lot in the 1930s. DiCaprio is poised to play the kind of private detective studios once relied on to clean up the scandals created by its stars. He's hired to investigate whether a starlet murdered her husband.

DiCaprio is currenly in production, playing J. Edgar Hoover. :shock:
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby chump » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:55 pm

Right on Mack White (and everybody, Smiles): Spooky, spooky, stuff. Nice posts. A. Constantine and D. McGowan have compiled quite an archive; and I've read most of both: Swarmy... oooh! The news behind the news... maybe! Definitely interesting. I looked at your sites, and I think I'll check it out some more (if you don't mind).

I think the creeps get the actors under their wing and feel they own them. There are so many entertainers who are groomed from a very early age. A lot of resources are dedicated to control what they do. They are a commodity; sometimes worth more money dead than alive. The intersection of organized crime and intelligence and the military in Hollywood is unmistakable. It's remarkable when some truth is revealed every once in a while.

From what I've seen, the mainstream press has depicted the Quaids as psychotic. What were they doing in Marfa, Texas? Of course, he is an actor. Maybe it's a Joaquin Phoenix kind of thing. He looks rational in Canada though. I'm curious as to how this will pan out.

Good luck on the show. Just a few minutes from now. I'll try to listen (for awhile anyway).
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby mackwhite » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:18 pm

I can’t shake the feeling that something has gone seriously awry in Hollywood …

Casting Directors Receive Death Threat
http://www.backstage.com/bso/news-and-f ... 6942.story

Six Hollywood Casting Directors Receive Death Threats
http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/11/17/si ... th-threats

Publicist’s Killing Is a Los Angeles Mystery
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/us/18publicist.html

Hollywood Publicist Gunned Down in Beverly Hills: Maybe Randy Quaid’s Not Crazy?
http://www.mikecann.net/2010/11/hollywo ... wn-in.html

Randy Quaid Interviewed on EOnline: Dennis Quaid’s Twins Were Victims of Attempted Hit
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b211009 ... ennis.html

Attorney for Evi and Randy Quaid Calls It Quits
http://www.noozhawk.com/local_news/arti ... _it_quits/

Loren Coleman: Another Hollywood Death: Ronni Chasen
http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2010/11/chasen.html
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Postby happenstance » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:30 pm

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Don't forget Lynch's contribution to the subject.

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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby 82_28 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:56 pm

Damn. Thanks for the follow-ups macwhite and yes, let's not forget about Lynch. Good call there. Hadn't occurred to me quite yet, that.
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Postby seemslikeadream » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:06 pm

I liked noreagaaa take on entertainment

Hollywood The "Dream Machine" and how it has and can influence perceptions, opinions, facts, and mind control.
It creates a suspended state of belief whereby people actually believe what they see. It is an extremely powerful cathartic experience.

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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby 82_28 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:09 pm

Here's something else I noticed on Letterman the other night.

He had Jay-Z on (at least the 2nd time this year). I saw both eps. I gotta make some calls as of now about some shit so I can't find some links and or images to show. However, Jay-Z's summer appearance with eminem featured a Jay-Z with his ball cap pushed down almost covering his eyes, as in you couldn't see them. He didn't crack a smile, appeared to be too cool for school, seemed like he was put out by the whole affair of being interviewed by Letterman.

The other night though, he looked like Erkel. Big unforgettable black rimmed glasses, a total ear to ear smile, conversational. In a phrase: a completely different persona and/or person inhabited his body. Somebody, something is able to switch these people into different gears somehow.

I think my girlfriend is sick of me saying "OMFG we're looking at sheer mind control here!" -- with every little nuance I may take note of. . .
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Re: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife seeking refuge in Canada

Postby Bruce Dazzling » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:52 pm

82_28 wrote:Here's something else I noticed on Letterman the other night.

He had Jay-Z on (at least the 2nd time this year). I saw both eps. I gotta make some calls as of now about some shit so I can't find some links and or images to show. However, Jay-Z's summer appearance with eminem featured a Jay-Z with his ball cap pushed down almost covering his eyes, as in you couldn't see them. He didn't crack a smile, appeared to be too cool for school, seemed like he was put out by the whole affair of being interviewed by Letterman.

The other night though, he looked like Erkel. Big unforgettable black rimmed glasses, a total ear to ear smile, conversational. In a phrase: a completely different persona and/or person inhabited his body. Somebody, something is able to switch these people into different gears somehow.

I think my girlfriend is sick of me saying "OMFG we're looking at sheer mind control here!" -- with every little nuance I may take note of. . .
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Here you go, 82...

The summer Jay-Z:



and the most recent Jay-Z:



Honestly, I don't really see a difference, beyond the obvious aesthetics. What, specifically are you referring to?
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