Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Man Deserves Recognition
As regular blog readers already know, John Garfield is one of my absolute favorite actors and, also, one of my beloveds. I adore this man and think he was a completely sensational actor. Sadly, because he was targeted by the HUAC and because he refused to name names in the hearings, he was blacklisted in Hollywood, and, thus, he never received the kind of recognition he so richly deserves.
A fellow Garfield appreciator is on a quest to change that. She has begun a petition campaign, aimed at Warner Home Video, to convince them to release a boxed set of Garfield films. Although I've mentioned that petition here before, I wanted to do so again. With Mr. Garfield's 100th birthday only a few months away, now is the perfect time for Warners to release a set of his films.
The goal of the petition is 2,500 signatures; currently, there are just over 400, so there is still a long way to go. Please be a part of making John Garfield a more recognizable star, by popping over to the petition site (HERE) and adding your name to the petition.
Oh, by the way, Lori, who created the petition drive, has also created an incredibly beautiful video tribute to Mr. Garfield. It features dozens of photographs of the handsome Mr. Garfield set to a lovely instrumental version of the songs "I'll Be Seeing You" and "Smile,"...the latter of which seems completely appropriate for such a tribute, given the tragic circumstances of the actor's final years, when his heart truly was breaking.
Thanks for joining us in making a boxed set of Garfield films a reality.