Skip to comments.Pat Boone Exposes Hollywood's Blacklist
Posted on 09/02/2004 12:48:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
NEW YORK - Veteran recording and movie star Pat Boone advises politically conservative and religious young people seeking a career in show business not to hide their worldview.
At the same time, the 70-year-old crooner charges that there is an unwritten Hollywood blacklist against conservatives.
"Definitely, I've been a victim of it for years," he told NewsMax.com in an interview. "There have been many roles, movie roles and TV things that I was really ripe for. And if I was considered at all, I was immediately shut out because of the liberal mind-set of the guys who hire and fire."
However, Boone still advises young would-be actors and recording artists to "make God your agent, which is what I did. That is put Him in charge. You know He gave you your ability. He knows how to open doors as no other agent can. And he knows what's going to make you happy and what's going to fulfill you."
He says it is a mistake for a conservative entertainer to hide his views under a bushel. "Oh, please no," he answered NewsMax. "One of the things that makes any entertainer successful is being distinctive. So if you have strong views and faith or political ideas, make them known, and that will let you come out of the crowd."
Boone would first advise any young person not to pursue a career in show business at all because the industry is "capricious, unfair and a long shot of being at the right place at the right time." But if you're conservative and take the risk, he says, be yourself.
The singer, who is noting his 50th year in show business, did not back away from his earlier charge in a TV interview that he thought CBS had committed an act of treason in releasing the photos of the prisoner scandal in Iraq.
"That information was used to kill our people in a time of war," he charged. "You can't call it anything but treason. But they call it freedom of the press."
Boone talked to NewsMax after a breakfast speech to delegates and guests attending the Republican National Convention. The event was sponsored by the seniors advocacy group 60 Plus.
Like I Said So Alert! ;)
I think I saw that he was going to be on Cavuto today....
You bet there is.
The Dixie Chicks
... this could go on for a while.
Pat was one of the most handsome singers who ever sang and has a beautiful voice.
Yeah, there's a blacklist. You just have to work twice as hard and be twice as articulate. I don't know about being outspoken though. No one likes political windbags on the right or the left. Also don't know that God is particularly a good agent although Pat must have saved a lot of money since I assume that God doesn't take his 10 percent cut. Maybe in the next life Pat will have to pay these back commisions.
Thank you Pat for calling it what it is!!
Maybe its time for Tom Selleck, Mel Gibson, Ah-Nold, and others, to form a new "united artists" company and make good, decent, pro-American movies, in which American actors and technicians can work without fear of reprisal for not being anti-American scum.
Hollywood is blacklisting those people?
Lager and I talked with Pat Boone several months ago during a CRA event. I asked him about his grandson who was in that terrible accident. Mr. Boone was very gracious in taking the time to talk to us and he said his grandson had made great strides in his recovery. Mr. Boone thanked us for our concern and prayers.
By the way, that night Pat Boone gave one heck of a great patriotic speech!!! We have a photo of us with Pat Boone from that night and will treasure it. Love the guy.
No more Mr Nice Guy...
The problem with the RNC is that they don't know who their friends are. The convention planners cart out these obscure crappy entertainers and ignore and disregard brilliant musicians like Johnny Ramone, a genuine pioneer and hero to lefties who happens to have right viewpoints. The Ramones rock. R.I.P. Joey Ramone.
Who cares? I'm blacklisting them. The Creep who goes and huggs Saddam will never, ever get another dime from me.
If he has so much as a bit role or is even only the voice of a cartoon, I will NOT see it.
Oh. My bad. I misunderstood your post.
After Mel Gibson,if you have and idea that will make mega millions for the studios,I don't think they will care much if you worship Christ or a 69 Camero.Pat Boone never was all that talented.
... so if enough folks blacklist actors/boneheads, they aren't going to sell tickets very well and be force to drop the Creep.
"Shock Rocker" Marilyn Manson endorsed George W. Bush for President in 2000 and 2004. He is an arch-conservative LOL!
Here's a great article on Johnny Ramone if you are interested.
"There have been many roles, movie roles and TV things that I was really ripe for. And if I was considered at all, I was immediately shut out because of the liberal mind-set of the guys who hire and fire."
No doubt that the "blacklist" exists, but Pat- I believe the reason you didn't get many of those roles is because you flat-out suck.
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