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Old 10-11-2017, 05:58 PM   #1
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"King of Hollywood" came up on my playlist this afternoon. With all the news about Harvey Weinstein, geez.

It was a little prophetic then. Just like "Love in the 21st Century", albeit on a different topic. (If you've ever seen "Catfish" on MTV, you know exactly what I mean.)
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:01 PM   #2
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So true Pippin. Boy has the mighty fallen.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:40 PM   #3
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You said it. People like to talk about how "progressive" Hollywood is but that's only in some areas. When it comes to men wanting to use women... the story is still the same.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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Yes, I think the "casting couch" has been around forever. I like "King of Hollywood" but I will now forever think of Harvey Weinstein when I hear it. Thanks Pippin!
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:48 PM   #5
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Yeah, it's pretty potent listening. I could think of three other songs just off the top of my head about the same topic: "Hollywood" by Alabama; "Face on the Cutting Room Floor" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; and "It Don't Mean Nothin" by Richard Marx.

But our guys have been prophetic before. "Lyin' Eyes" is about beautiful young women married to or shacked up with old, rich white men. Anna Nicole Smith comes to mind, and more recently, well, the couple in the White House.

"Those Shoes" kind of covers the same territory. "They just want to get their hands on you..." or "Hollywood Waltz," which is about a woman formerly in that position now past her prime and living on the fleeting admiration of young guys. Sad song.

It takes a gift to be able to write these kinds of songs and make them singable and listenable.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:36 PM   #6
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Emma Thompson calls him just the tip of the iceberg:

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Old 10-13-2017, 09:53 PM   #7
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And I'm satisfied she's absolutely correct. Stories have been circling about the depths of that system for years.
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Did Glenn 'n Don write this song about Robert Evans, producer of "Love Story" and many other films?
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:58 PM   #9
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I honestly have no idea. I suspect it's a compendium of the many sleazewads they encountered. But I don't know that for certain.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:06 PM   #10
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Did Glenn 'n Don write this song about Robert Evans, producer of "Love Story" and many other films?
That is correct as far as I am aware.
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