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Paul Robeson

Eldergays, Please tell me about Paul Robeson.

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by Anonymousreply 62January 27, 2023 12:32 AM

He had a hot ass but couldn’t live forever

by Anonymousreply 1January 28, 2022 7:28 PM

Paul Robeson stopped performing before anyone here was born.

by Anonymousreply 2January 28, 2022 7:33 PM

He went after young Lena Horne...and, you know, she wasn't interested.

by Anonymousreply 3January 28, 2022 7:37 PM

He had a deep but highly unlikely friendship with Albert Einstein.

[quote] Black Princeton also gave him an entrance into the civil rights movement. He joined the NAACP and the American Crusade Against Lynching (ACAL), an organization founded by actor-singer-activist Paul Robeson. At Robeson's invitation, Einstein served as co-chair of ACAL, a position he used to lobby President Harry S. Truman.

[quote] He made friends with Robeson, who had grown up in Princeton, and found common cause with him on a wide variety of issues. As Jerome and Taylor note, "almost every civil rights group Einstein endorsed after 1946 ... had Robeson in the leadership." In particular, Einstein joined Robeson and other civil rights leaders in calling for national anti-lynching legislation.

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by Anonymousreply 4January 28, 2022 7:42 PM

Sang about Old Man River.

by Anonymousreply 5January 28, 2022 7:49 PM

Beautiful man. Intelligent, multitalented and unfortunately held back by a racist, backward time. Modern actors today just don't compare.

by Anonymousreply 6January 28, 2022 8:27 PM

He took off his clothes a lot - big, beefy body.

by Anonymousreply 7January 28, 2022 8:50 PM

Marched with the Welsh miners and donated a lot to their hardship funds.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 28, 2022 9:23 PM

he sang and made me cry

by Anonymousreply 9January 28, 2022 9:25 PM

Shenandoah I Long to Hear You ...A beautiful voice. Also, a great tasting tomato from the former Soviet Union named after him, my favorite, Paul Robeson

by Anonymousreply 10January 28, 2022 9:34 PM

His commanding baritone voice could fill a concert hall without amplification.

by Anonymousreply 11January 28, 2022 9:39 PM

He fucked the great doyenne of the London stage, Dame Peggy Ashcroft. That will get Daily Mail readers reaching for their smelling salts

by Anonymousreply 12January 28, 2022 9:43 PM

Great singer, actor, athlete. Passionate advocate for social justice. Nothing unlikely about the friendship with Einstein. Really screwed by the Red Scare.

by Anonymousreply 13January 28, 2022 9:48 PM

R12 When they were in Othello? Robeson was the Moor, Ashcroft was Desdemona, and Sir Ralph Richardson was Iago.

by Anonymousreply 14January 28, 2022 11:39 PM

Fine man.Fine voice.

by Anonymousreply 15January 29, 2022 2:30 AM

Went to my High School.

by Anonymousreply 16January 29, 2022 2:35 AM

Soviet stooge

by Anonymousreply 17January 29, 2022 2:40 AM

Phi Beta Kappa. Was never a Communist but defended others' right to be. He was hounded in a way that we'll never see happen to the fascists and Putinites on the Right who have said and done more. The Hitler apologists were never treated as badly as people on the Left. People like Philip Johnson (a consummate social climber) and Lindbergh never lost anything. What we see now from the Right was what Robeson and others experienced in the 40s and 50s.

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by Anonymousreply 19January 29, 2022 2:51 AM

Fascinating man.

by Anonymousreply 20January 29, 2022 2:53 AM

I'd have done him.

by Anonymousreply 21January 29, 2022 3:12 AM

So glad we're discussing him. Robeson was a true renaissance man; I don't know anyone else in the 20th century who achieved so much in so many different fields -- and did so in the face of vicious prejudice.

He was valedictorian of his class and All-American football player at Rutgers (ironically, Princeton University, which is located in his home town, wasn't accepting Blacks at that time -- today they'd be falling all over themselves to land a POC like him), got a law degree, became a renowned actor, singer and then civil rights activist only to be blacklisted and have his physical and mental health destroyed. He was literally broken in every way for the last 15 years of his life.

If you wrote his life as a screenplay, no one would consider it plausible enough to film.

by Anonymousreply 22January 29, 2022 10:38 AM

R21, I agree, he was a fine figure of a man.

by Anonymousreply 23January 29, 2022 2:26 PM

R22 Why has no one written a book about him?

by Anonymousreply 24January 29, 2022 2:56 PM

Read about the 1949 Peekskill riots:

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by Anonymousreply 25January 29, 2022 3:21 PM

I make sure to teach my students about him when we do the 1950s.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 21, 2023 4:47 PM

My grandmother was a big fan.

by Anonymousreply 28January 21, 2023 4:50 PM

Are you, R28?

by Anonymousreply 29January 21, 2023 4:51 PM

I wouldn't call myself a big fan, R29, but he had a wonderful voice.

by Anonymousreply 30January 21, 2023 4:59 PM

Agreed, R30.

by Anonymousreply 31January 21, 2023 5:01 PM

There's no exact process.

by Anonymousreply 32January 21, 2023 5:06 PM

R25- I hope the Eastland School with Mrs. Garrett and the GIRLS was affected in the riots.

by Anonymousreply 33January 21, 2023 5:48 PM

WASN'T affected

by Anonymousreply 34January 21, 2023 5:48 PM

[quote]Read about the 1949 Peekskill riots.

Mrs. Garrett threw Tootie out in front of Edna's Edibles so the coloreds wouldn't burn the shop down. Worked too.

by Anonymousreply 35January 21, 2023 6:02 PM

Beautiful, talented, intelligent, complex man. He was a victim of the prejudices of the America of his day. He was right to criticize. Still, Paul Robeson was blind to the reality and brutality of Soviet life under Stalin.

by Anonymousreply 36January 21, 2023 6:20 PM

[quote]Paul Robeson stopped performing before anyone here was born.

He was performing up until early '60s. I, for one, was born before that.

by Anonymousreply 37January 21, 2023 6:33 PM

[quote]If you wrote his life as a screenplay, no one would consider it plausible enough to film.

If a film treatment is greenlit, I'm available for the lead.

by Anonymousreply 38January 21, 2023 6:34 PM

He has a monument on the Rutgers University Campus.

by Anonymousreply 39January 21, 2023 9:18 PM

There’s also a bust of him at Columbia University School of Law, from which he also graduated.

by Anonymousreply 40January 21, 2023 9:21 PM

[quote] Beautiful man.

His pendulous lower lip detracted.

by Anonymousreply 41January 21, 2023 9:50 PM

He claimed he wasn't a Communist but Moscow embraced him.

by Anonymousreply 42January 21, 2023 10:00 PM

There is even a play about him.

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by Anonymousreply 43January 21, 2023 10:06 PM

Can he start some type of classification or caste system for eldergays? I'm 52 and I can't tell you much of anything that you ask. Why don't you ask things like "Eldergays I'm 25 where can I find Eldergays and what's the quickest way to bed them?"

by Anonymousreply 44January 21, 2023 10:09 PM

He remained pro-Soviet long after he knew of Stalin's atrocities. In doing so, he wasn't alone among American leftist intellectuals.

by Anonymousreply 45January 21, 2023 10:09 PM

So many remain pro-American despite knowing about America’s atrocities

by Anonymousreply 46January 21, 2023 10:12 PM

America’s atrocities aren't as atrocious as other's atrocities.

by Anonymousreply 47January 21, 2023 10:14 PM

He tried to strangle sweet Peggy Ashcroft.

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by Anonymousreply 48January 21, 2023 11:40 PM

He reminds me of Colored gentlemen I have known.

by Anonymousreply 49January 22, 2023 12:00 AM

He was very big, Mamie.

by Anonymousreply 50January 22, 2023 12:11 AM

Known in the Biblical sense, Mamie?

by Anonymousreply 51January 22, 2023 12:12 AM

[Quote] America’s atrocities aren't as atrocious as other's atrocities.


by Anonymousreply 52January 22, 2023 6:30 PM

[Quote] America’s atrocities aren't as atrocious as other's atrocities.


by Anonymousreply 53January 22, 2023 6:31 PM

[Quote] America’s atrocities aren't as atrocious as other's atrocities.


by Anonymousreply 54January 22, 2023 6:31 PM

[quote]America’s atrocities aren't as atrocious as other's atrocities.


by Anonymousreply 55January 22, 2023 6:34 PM

It’s interesting that there was really no one his equal before or since. What singer or actor has a law degree and has exceptional intellect? And played football like a pro? Most actors and singers are losers, nothing more. They might have exceptional talent but they don’t have exceptional intellect.

by Anonymousreply 56January 22, 2023 6:37 PM

Hah I meant to say most actors and singers are posers, not losers at r56.

by Anonymousreply 57January 22, 2023 6:38 PM

[quote]It’s interesting that there was really no one his equal before or since.

Until now.

by Anonymousreply 58January 22, 2023 6:43 PM

I forgot all about Kitara, r58! Intellectual giant. Beautiful model. Excellent cock. Future Academy Award winner. The next Paul Robeson! Hell, she IS Paul Robeson.

by Anonymousreply 59January 22, 2023 6:50 PM

He was OK in a loincloth.

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by Anonymousreply 60January 24, 2023 7:47 AM

Who wants to bet he was a guest at Danny Thomas' glass coffee table?

by Anonymousreply 61January 24, 2023 9:02 AM

R61 Are you suggesting that he was involved in unsavory acts?

by Anonymousreply 62January 27, 2023 12:32 AM
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