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Did you know that Henry Fonda refused to talk to James Stewart for several years after the latter ratted out several Hollywood communists to J. Edgar Hoover during the industry’s Second Red Scare and that an exhibit honoring John Wayne has been removed from the University of Southern California due to the actor’s flagrant racism? While most classic films trick audiences into thinking that Old Hollywood was squeaky clean under its surface, this certainly wasn’t the case! There were plenty of classic Hollywood stars that held some decidedly racist values.
▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 – Intro
00:24 – James Stewart
03:15 – William Frawley
05:09 – John Wayne
07:06 – Walter Brennan
08:00 – Outro
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Some of the most racist stars from Old Hollywood include James Stewart and John Wayne. James Stewart may have been a nice guy in the eyes of his coworkers and most of the audience, but the actor was accused of racism by an African-American actor working on the set of one of his films. It seems that James held some backward value from his small-town upbringing, and these caused the actor to become fairly xenophobic later on in life. Besides his racism, this xenophobia was also exemplified in the fact that James helped rat out Hollywood communists to J. Edgar Hoover.
While James Stewart’s legacy hasn’t been affected much by tales of the actor’s racism, John Wayne’s has. John Wayne gave an extremely racist interview to Playboy magazine in 1971, and this interview directly resulted in the actor’s name being removed from an exhibit at the University of Southern California. Join Facts Verse as we take a look at classic Hollywood stars that were terribly racist off-camera.
Classic Hollywood Stars Who Were Terribly Racist Off-Camera
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He was from Indiana Pennsylvania not the state of Indiana.
I usually like your videos but I detested this one attacking people that are dead for comments let’s take John Wayne when he gave that playboy interview he was not long on this earth being eaten up by cancer and on all kinds of drugs I find it very cowardly to attack these men when they can’t defend themselves now that they’re dead do you have the guts to go after those in Hollywood now that are racist like a Whoopi Goldberg who said that jews are not a race or Spike Lee that opens his mouth every 10 minutes then a greeting anybody of non-color it’s easy to pick on those who can’t defend themselves
You've got a long wait for people who've been dead for decades to apologize.
Hey facts verse idiot, how many of today's actors/producers/studios believe in censorship of conservatives so they can't even work without towing the liberal hollywood communist dreck? How about over 90% of them easily !! None of today's garbage, cgi, woke trash movies hold a candle to the classics Jimmy Stewart was in or many others of his era!
And as we look at Antifa and BLM the old movie stars were correct 💯.
I remember L P Hartley's dictum, "The past is another country, they do things differently there."
They are all burning in hell with all there's racist friends all y'all will be joining them
More race baiting….and using dead people. For God’s sake why won’t you people just stop. If there is a problem then try to fix it instead of stirring it up.
Where did you get your information? This whole thing is made up junk.
Henry Fonda was a commie. So is his POS daughter. But we all knew this
Facts Verse….. I’m dying laughing!
Everything is racist to the WOKE Idiots.F'em.
Don’t Watch This Crap ..!!
Take your woke racism and shove it up your arss
Jimmy Stewart did NOT grow up in Indiana. He was born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania. And he was one of the greatest actors of all time, and DID NOT deserve to be branded a "racist."
The owners of The New York Times Have ancestors who were slaveowners! They covered up the holocaust! They covered it up for Joseph Stalin! They covered up for Adolf Hitler! Let’s broaden the brush strokes when it comes to painting a history of bigotry and real shameful conduct!
Muckraking. What else?
Just like Michael Jackson’s emotional and intimacy issues are what made him the star he was…STFU! You’re just like J Edgar Hoover’s right hand only leftist. People hater!
J. Edgar Hoover? The gay FBI director passing for white? Wow!
That was nearly a century ago. I f you're going to pursue history, why not pick historical events that have more gravitas. Hollywood — you're kidding right.
The James Stewart /Woody Strode "incident" was a trick played by John Ford on the set of "The man who shot Liberty Valance". Ford liked to bully his actors, especially John Wayne, but one day, it was Stewart's turn. Ford used Stewart's comment on Strode's outfit and make-up (which were not very good in my opinion) to ask him, before all the crew, if he was a racist! Imagine how he was embarrassed!
As far as I know, you can't say that James Stewart was "terribly racist" . From what I read about him, it seems that he was never really at ease with black people but that came from where he grew up, his education… But telling he was terribly racist…His best friend was Henry Fonda, I doubt that Fonda would have befriended a racist… Jane Fonda told that the only time his father slapped her (lightly) was when she used the word "nigger", she was a kid and didn't know the meaning of it, he told her never used it again.
According to British journalist Michael Munn who knew very well James Stewart and his wife Gloria, Stewart was hired by Hoover as a FBI informant. Hoover told him that his goal was to fight the mafia which tried, at this time, to spread its influence on Hollywood. Only Gloria and Henry Fonda knew it. When Stewart told it to Fonda, Fonda was not really happy, he told him that he was naive, that he was used by Hoover to spy on his friends and colleagues, that the fight against the mafia was an excuse…at this time, Fonda left Hollywood to Broadway, so the two friends became estranged for some years…
Jimmy Stewart FBI informer???
"Apologies necessary"? Well, why don't you proceed to where they are and demand one?
You forgot to mention Yul Brynner. According to Frank Langella in his book Dropped Names, Brynner was quite racist toward black people.
Delete this BS, better yet delete your channel
I will ignore you from here out. why? One actor accuses stewart of racism. well of course..means he's racist. Turned people in for communist listing. Where's tje hard evidence. Hoover's transcripts,etc..have all been released- first time I ever heard of Stewart's collusion. But really this woke crap…
Long on innuendo….vanishingly short on facts. Yawn.
spot on missed that class in journalism.
What's wrong with that?
What a sensationalist load of left wing propaganda. No wonder most people here gave it one star. Full of inuendo gossip and very little fact . gutter journalism. Did you even read what woody strode said about Stewart? Pathetic jumping on the WOKE merry go round.