“Forgotten Hollywood”- Golden Globes Honor Woody Allen…

Posted on September 14, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The organizers of the Golden Globes say they will honor Woody Allen for his contributions to filmmaking. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced Allen will receive the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

   A tribute to the 77-year-old actor, writer, and director will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globes ceremony set for January 12th. Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among the previous recipients.

Woody_Allen_-_Kup   Woody Allen was initially hired as a full-time writer for humorist Herb Shriner, earning $25 a week. As a teen, Woody started writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, and other television programs. The talented scribe began penning articles and cartoon captions for magazines such as The New Yorker; inspired by the tradition of prominent New Yorker humorists, George S. Kaufman, Robert Benchley, S.J. Perelman, and particularly, Max Shulman, whose material he modernized.

   He became a successful Broadway playwright and wrote Don’t Drink the Water in 1966. The next play he created was Play It Again, Sam, which he also starred. Woody Allen’s much-honored cinematic gems include Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris, which won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for its screenplay in 2011. It was announced in February, 2012 that Allen would adapt Bullets Over Broadway into a Broadway musical scheduled to open in 2013.                                                            WOODY ALLEN

   What a great honor for the immensely talented funnyman. And, so it goes…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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