Wednesday, June 16, 2021

IT'S ALL ABOUT RITA MORENO

 Absolutely fascinating. Those are two words that describe award-winning actress Rita Moreno and the new documentary about her.  From Roadside Attractions, it's RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT. The documentary, with on-camera commentary from the very attractive veteran star, succeeds in showing us that there is so much more to her career and life than WEST SIDE STORY on the movie screen and THE ELECTRIC COMPANY on the TV screen. She's been a groundbreaking dancer, singer, actress and avid social activist. The documentary takes us back to the Hollywood politics when she began her film career in the 1950s up to her passionate concern about national politics we've experienced in the last five years. 


 To Rita, leaving her beloved Puerto Rico with her mother to relocate to New York was like a "reverse Oz." Her island was colorful, musical, tropical. The boat ride was miserable and so was the winter in New York when they arrived. But life changed for teen dancer Rita Moreno when she made an impression on visiting MGM movie studio head, Louis B. Mayer. He put her under contract.


 She has survived Hollywood racism, Hollywood sexual harassment, an emotionally abusive romantic relationship with Marlon Brando that drove her to a suicide attempt, a long lack of employment after she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for WEST SIDE STORY and she's pulled off some fabulous show biz comebacks on Broadway and TV. She's warm, astonishingly honest, wise, candid, touching and hysterically funny. While showing us her large, comfortable home in the San Francisco area, she describes something on her grounds as looking like "an elephant penis." That is the larger-than-life and resilient Rita Moreno.

Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda are the executive producers and it's obvious they spent good money to give this production class. 

We see several clips of Moreno's early and frustrating film career. She had to work hard to make something of the similar "native girl" or "Latina spitfire" roles she was constantly assigned. Occasionally she got to show something different -- for instance, her 1920s flapper movie star role in the 1952 MGM classic, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and Fox's minor 1956 comedy, THE LIEUTENANT WORE SKIRTS. In that, she does a spot-on imitation of Marilyn Monroe's character from THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. She landed a minimal supporting role in the Oscar-winning Fox musical adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Moreno tells us that the role of the Asian slave girl in the 1956 film didn't give her much to play as an actress. Yul Brynner, the star of the movie, agreed.

In regard to how Hollywood treated actors of color, consider this info you won't hear in the documentary.  Dorothy Dandridge made history as the first Black woman to be an Oscar nominee for Best Actress. A huge achievement. The film was 1954's CARMEN JONES. The next role she was offered was the minimal role that eventually went to Rita Moreno in THE KING AND I. Dandridge was advised not to take such a tiny, one-note part after her groundbreaking CARMEN JONES performance. The Black actress did not have another Hollywood film lead role offer for five years after her Oscar nomination. Moreno won her Oscar for WEST SIDE STORY, Oscar winner for Best Picture of 1961, and she had no good Hollywood offers for seven years afterwards. Hollywood had no work for a Latina star. Today, there is still Latinx underrepresentation in Hollywood. Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Hector Elizondo and Lin-Manuel Miranda tell us why seeing Moreno onscreen was so significant to them. Other guests who provide observations and comments are Norman Lear, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg and Mitzi Gaynor.

I read Moreno's delightful memoir. In the documentary, she expands on some topics she brought up in the book. Her disgusting encounter with Harry Cohn, the head of Columbia Pictures studio, and some of his Hollywood pals is an example. On-camera, she accurately describes Cohn as "vulgar and crude." It's no surprise that Moreno is a strong supporter of the Me Too movement,

From being near Dr. Martin Luther King at the historic 1963 March on Washington to working with the Muppets to receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, Rita Moreno has remained remarkable -- and relevant -- as she approaches 90. Trust me on this, RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT is one of the best 2021 features you'll see. She is a living lesson on perseverance, passion and having the courage to find your self-worth.


I'm sure you know she has a supporting role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of WEST SIDE STORY. Rita turns 90 in December...the day before Spielberg's remake opens. 



21 comments:

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  4. A MIRACLE TESTIMONY FOR WHAT DR SAYO HERBAL HEALER HAS DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY I was cured from CANCER with the used of natural herbs. My name is wendy ruth and am from USA. I love herbs so much. Most times, injection and drugs are just a waste of time. I was cured 2 months ago, i suffered from CANCER for 3 yrs but with the help of Dr.Sayo herbal medicine, i was cured within 3 weeks of drinking the herbs he sent to me through courier delivery service. This same doctor also cured my aunty from FIBROID, as soon as i heard she had FIBROID, i quickly refer her to Dr.Sayo and she was cured too after drinking his herbs.I have referred more than 15 persons to Dr.Sayo and they were all cured from their various illness. Have you taken herbs before?. You have spent so much money on drugs, injections, surgeries etc and yet you have no good result to show for it. Contact Dr. Sayo now, he is a herbalist doctor, i assured you of a cure if you drink his natural herbs. Dr.Sayo have herbs that cures Hiv, Herpes, diabetics, asthma, hepatitis, HBP, PAD, STD, cancer, chronic, etc. Contact Dr Sayo through his Email address on: sayoherbalhealer@gmail.com or WHATSAPP/CALL him on +2349012175679 Visit his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Sayo-Herbal-Healer-100145798345000/  you can also visit his website: http://sayoherbalhome.com/

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  5. I want to tell the world about the good work of doctor William who cured me of Hsv 1 and 2 for just 2 weeks with his herbal medicine, I never believe I can be normal again and have a good life like others, I always regretted the day I got diagnosed with the virus, I was lost of hope when my doctor told me there is no cure for it but I keep thinking and thinking about my future if I can have kids of my own. so one day I went online in search of anything that can help me because I can’t deal with it forever so I found this doctor Williams email on a blog of someone who was cured by him I quickly contact him for help and explain all my pain to him, he told me not to worry about it there is a cure for real, I never believe until he sends me the herbal medicine when I order for, and he instructed me how will took the medicine. After taking it for 2 weeks and he told me to go for text The following week I got tested just to confirm I was 100% cured of this sickness what a miracle in my life I am so happy right now, you can also get in contact with him if you want to be cured. Trust me your life will not be the same again. you can contact him via Email, at drwilliamscure@gmail.com you can also send him a message on WhatsApp at +2347040461868. Website: https://drwilliamscure.wixsite.com/he...

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  9. It’s a miracle that I am alive today. Thanks to Dr. Williams whom God has sent to the world to help people like me. I was affected by the herpes virus. Herpes is a viral infection caused by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by a painful, watery blister in the skin or mucous membrane or on the genitals. This was what I suffered for good four years. I have visited CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for treatment but no improvement. I meet Dr. Williams online while I was searching for a herpes cure I read a testimony about his work. I give it a try that now becomes a testimony in my life. I contacted Dr. Williams via his E-mail (drwilliamscure@gmail.com) and he did not respond to me in time and I went back to the same testimony for his mobile number and I called him immediately (+2347040461868) and he responds to my call. He welcomes me as a daughter and I explain my four years situation to him and he said is done just as I have contacted him  I should believe in him that he can cure me of this virus.  Dr. Williams sent me some herbal medication for herpes cure and he gave me instructions on what to do and obeyed his instruction.  Changes started after three days of applying the herbal medication. I went to the same CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for a test after 18 days and I was herpes negative. I do not know how to thanks Dr. Williams for saving my life. To God be the Glory, I am living healthy with my family today. You can contact him via his email as; (drwilliamscure@gmail.com,) or WhatsApp number +2347040461868, Website: https://drwilliamscure.wixsite.com/he...  

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  11. I'm so happy to testify of the good work of Dr Erayo, I have been Suffering from Herpes virus since 2018, i had frequent symptoms in my private area, after some time it will go away after using acyclovir drugs, then come back after some months. it was disheartening since i have been diagnosed, but after finding Dr ERAYO and his reviews, i was convinced that he will definitely cure me and so i contacted him and he told me how to get his medicine and use it for just 21 days before i go for check up. first i said how can that be possible but i used his herbal medicine after making purchase and truly i used it and went for the test again, Lo and Behold, my result came back negative. so i made it a task to share this good testimony in the internet so that those sick can benefit and get cured. WhatsApp him on : +2348151937428 Or Email: Drerayoherbalhome@gmail.com
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  12. I want to thank Dr Macaulay  for helping me with his herbal medicine to cure my herpes infection completely, i have been living with the disease for the past 2yrs. Right now am herpes negative after using the herbal medicine Dr  Macaulay sent to me. I give thanks to God am healed completely you are the best Traditional doc in the world Contact Doctor  Macaulay on his mobile number on Whatsapp...https://wa.me/message/HJO6BWJEP4CFJ1 (+2349067522465)

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  14. Get the best of herbal medicine from Dr. onyeneke a traditional harbalist he cured me from hyperthyroidism that I have been suffering from for the past two years now he is perfect in curing unimaginable diseases and virus with his natural roots and herbs contact him today via email on dronyenekeherbs@gmail.com or whatsapp him on +2348123354514 here are few of illness I can list
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  15. My name is Stephanie Janet .This is a very joyful day of my life because of the help PRIEST OSAS has rendered to me by helping me get my ex husband back with his magic and love spell. i was married for 6 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me and was seeking for a divorce but when i came across PRIEST OSAS email on the internet on how he help so many people to get their ex back and help fixing relationship and make people to be happy in their relationship. I explained my situation to him and then sought his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case and here I am now celebrating because my Husband has changed totally for good. He always wants to be by me and can not do anything without my present. I am really enjoying my marriage, what a great celebration. I will keep on testifying on the internet because PRIEST OSAS  is truly a real spell caster. DO YOU NEED HELP THEN CONTACT PRIEST OSAS NOW VIA EMAIL:Unsurpassed.solution@gmail.com or call WhatsApp +1(419) 359-4367  He is the only answer to your problem and make you feel happy in your relationship
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  17. what a great testimony about doctor ONUWA i want to use this opportunity to thank doctor ONUWA on how i was cured from HSV 3 months ago i want to the hospital for a test and i confirmed that i have HSV positive since 4 years ago and i contacted so many doctors and all the doctor was all scam since 4 years ago but a friend of mine introduce me to doctor ONUWA how he was cured from HSV and i really contacted him and i purchase for the items after that doctor ONUWA sent me the medication and tells me the instruction on how i will be taking the medication how i take the medication for 2 weeks and 3 days after taking it i went to the hospital to confirm and the news was so excited confirmed that i was HSV negative once again i want to thank doctor ONUWA for the great thing he done for me you can contact him on is EMAIL dronuwa2@gmail.com and him whats-app number +2348115914591 he can cure a lot of disease
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    2 Hpv1/2

    3 HEPATITIS A AND B

    4 DIABETIC.

    5 HIV
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  18. DR SAYO HERBAL HEALER CURED ME FROM HERPES VIRUS VIEW HIS WEBSITE http://sayoherbalhome.com/         I have been suffering from Herpes for the past 3 years and 8 months, and ever since then i have been taking series of treatment but there was no improvement until i came across testimonies of Dr Sayo on how he has been curing different people from different diseases all over the world, then i contacted him as well. After our conversation he sent me the medicine which i took according to his instructions. When i was done taking the herbal medicine i went for a medical checkup and to my greatest surprise i was cured from Herpes. My heart is so filled with joy. If you are suffering from Herpes or any other disease you can contact Dr Sayo today on this Email address: sayoherbalhealer@gmail.com or WhatsApp him on this Tell.Number +2349012175679 or contact him on FB page: https://web.facebook.com/SayoHerbalHealer

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