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I Am A Meat Popsicle

Arianny. 23. Movie lover. Shameless Fangirl. Woman of Color. Dominican Latin@. I like kitties and the tears of men.

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Posts tagged Marlon Brando

Nov 11 '13

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

(Source: feu-follet)

Feb 11 '13
vintagegal:

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

vintagegal:

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Dec 27 '12

terrysmalloy:

Marlon Brando during the filming of ‘The Wild One’, photographed by Phil Stern.

Dec 6 '12

Some people just got faces that stick in your mind

(Source: jettrinks)

Nov 30 '12

Brando’s athleticism was critical to his acting talent; his physical strength and muscular control gave him extraordinary range on stage and screen. Dance lessons with Katherine Dunham when he was a young actor in Manhattan augmented a native flexibility. “He moved like a panther”, according to one fellow actor,and astonished people with his ability to imitate anything - even a cash register.

Aug 29 '12

(Source: vintagegal)

Jun 27 '12
Jun 8 '12

ripopgodazippa:

You mind if I make myself comfortable? My shirt is sticking to me ..

Jun 6 '12

Marlon Brando’s iconic tight T-shirt had to be made specially, as one could not buy fitted T-shirts at the time; a regular T-shirt was bought, washed several times and its back was sewn in order to tighten it for Brando.

Marlon Brando’s iconic tight T-shirt had to be made specially, as one could not buy fitted T-shirts at the time; a regular T-shirt was bought, washed several times and its back was sewn in order to tighten it for Brando.

(Source: filmtrivia)

Jun 4 '12