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Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. Since today is my birthday, I didn't want it to go by without posting a message on this website.

I still feel terrible on how our Beloved Star John Garfield is being treated years after his sudden and tragic passing.

When I look at the TCM grid, very rarely do I see his movies being played. They were playing other actors movies one after the other and sometimes they are repeated. They didn't even have Air Force or Pride Of The Marines on on Veterans Day. I am so glad that his movies are back on the Internet. And even when they are played, they are not on TCM On Demand.

Once again to our Beloved Star, Rest In Peace. There are still some people who know you and remember you and love you. And that you were ahead of your time.
14 November 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. I just wanted to say to our Dear Beloved Star, John Garfield, I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE BASICALLY FORGOTTEN. I was reading on a website that states that. I feel so sorry for your daughter that for many years talked about you so people would remember you but unfortunately it hasn't worked. I will say though that there are some people who DO remember you and have only wonderful things to say about you but I guess that isn't enough. But I assure you that I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!! You were a wonderful, talented and underrated actor who paved the way for other actors such as James Dean who unfortunately passed away very young as well as Marlon Brando among others. REST IN PEACE, I LOVE YOU!!!!! I just wish the people that used to post here would again. I am SO sorry at what happened to you.
17 October 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. I just wanted to say I feel very bad as you all know about how our Beloved Star, John Garfield has been treated. Not only that nobody post on this website anymore but TCM hardly plays his movies and now I can't find his movies on the Internet any more. I always looked forward to watching them. And no "big" guys in the movie industry see fit to make a biography movie on his life. It seems like he is totally forgotten. And as I mentioned before, although a lot of children of famous movie stars are going in to show business to follow their famous parents but our Beloved Star's daughter didn't have any success when she tried to launch a film or television career it seems because she is the daughter of John Garfield even though she is a very talented actress in her own right. If it seems that I am bitter maybe I am.
3 October 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. When I was walking outside today, I was thinking about our Beloved Star, John Garfield, today and was thinking if he had lived to be maybe just 80 years old, that would have been 1993 he would have been around to observe all the changes that had occurred til then including computers maybe not iphones or smart phones but at least cell phones, bottled water and so on. I wonder what he would have thought. At least he wouldn't have been around when they destroyed the World Trade Center (Twin Towers). And how the music has changed since he was growing up. Just wondering.
12 September 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi all, this is Lu again. Dennis it was nice to see your post again. I hope you do it more often. Nobody Live Forever is playing on TCM right now.

I just wanted to say as well, our Beloved Star, John Garfield had wonderful principles and was very loyal to his friends and didn't tell on any of them who were or might have been involved with the "Red Scare" in the 1950's. Because he wouldn't "tell" on them that is what ruined his career. And later on after he died, he was cleared of all charges. How sad.

Also Warner Brothers because of the roles that they gave hims to play, didn't see fit to film them in color. How ironic, other actors that he acted with were in other movies that were filmed in color. I think that is why his movies aren't played very often. At least that is what I read.
27 August 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, Dennis, it's Lu again. So nice to see you posting. When I watch Out Of The Fog, I think to myself, what a waste. And I smile when I see him in Saturday's Children, a completely different character which goes to show he could play so many different characters. IT IS A SHAME WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. I agree he was one of the GREATEST actors. And I feel bad that his daughter who is VERY TALENTED couldn't succeed in movies. I wish we could all get together again. It comforts me to think that even though nobody knows him today, we got together at the Warwick Hotel to pay homage to him.
22 August 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Dennis | @
You are correct Lu about the inferior roles Warners put him in! Jack Warners said no as Columbia wanted him for Golden Boy and he was born to play that role...Warner said no! William Holden got it and to this day I wont watch it.After he left Warners he made some of his best films,,,Body and Soul...Force of Evil and He ran all the way. Then HUAC ruined him even knowing he was guilty of nothing...Hollywood turned their backs on one of the best actors this country ever had...very sad indeed!
21 August 2019 - hamburg ny

Lu
Hi, Dennis, it's Lu. It is nice to see you posting. I hope that means that you still visit this website even though you don't post on it. Anyway, it is nice to see your post. I do, however, see your posts on other websites even though they are a few years old.

Yes, I stand corrected that the HUAC ruined his career. But I still think that Warner Brothers didn't do good by him putting him in all those gangster movies. He was a brilliant and underrated actor that could do a variety of roles.
20 August 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Dennis | @
Lu...HUAC ruined Garfields career!
19 August 2019 - hamburg ny

Lu
Hi, this is Lu. I have been looking at our Beloved Star, John Garfield's movies on the Internet and I just wanted to say that I think Warners Brothers courtesy of all the gangster movies they put him in destroyed his career.
13 August 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
I don't care if I am the only one posting.
25 July 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. Every time I look at one of our Beloved Star John Garfield's movies, I shake my head and I say to myself, why did this have to happen to you. YOU DIDN'T AND DON'T DESERVE IT!!!! I am SO sorry. God Love you and Take Care of you. Rest In Peace. You will always live in my heart.
25 July 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
After I just posted something before, I decided I wanted to say one more thing. I just wanted to say I feel SO bad and I wanted to say to you, Mr. John Garfield, even though you are not here any more, I want to apologize to you for the way you have been treated and that nobody saw fit, those so-called big-wig Hollywood producers to have you rediscovered. It is NOT fair!!!!!Your daughter, Julie Garfield, who is a very talented actress could have represented you.
4 July 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. I would just like to wish our Beloved Star, John Garfield a Happy July 4th in Heaven.

I was watching The Postman Always Rings Twice on TCM this morning. And as I do when I watch his movies, I think to myself, he didn't and doesn't deserve what happened to him. He was a wonderful, talented and underrated actor who was a very caring person and he was very patriotic what with going overseas to entertain the troops and organizing the Hollywood Canteen with Bette Davis which she got most of the credit for when he actually came up with the idea. It is very sad what happened to him. Again, Happy 4th of July in Heaven and Rest In Peace!!!!!
4 July 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu. I was just wondering, if our Beloved Star, John Garfield were still alive, what would he think of the world today. Between all the upsets in the world today. In a scene from Daughters Courageous, when he is in the kitchen talking to Claude Rains about the shape of the world at that time, what would he think about what is going on in the world today, the destruction of the Twin Towers. Also what would he think about the technology that we have today, computers, iphones, bottled water, I wonder, the way cars are built today, suv's, moon roofs. Heck I wonder what my mother would think. Well, even though he is not alive, I think his grandchildren, his son David's children, they are experiencing it. I wonder how old they are.
20 June 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu. Even though it is a couple of days past Father's Day, I just wanted to wish our Beloved Star, John Garfield a Happy Father's Day in Heaven. Even though it is sad that you are unfortunately forgotten, there are still people out there that know you and love you (I see people on some websites that think that you are wonderful). Again, Happy Father's Day in Heaven!!!!!
18 June 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi all, this is Lu. I just wanted to again thank Kristine Rose, Classic Movies for all of our Beloved Star, John Garfield's movies on the Internet. I so enjoy watching them since TCM doesn't as I stated before play them too much although they did show Air Force today and tomorrow, early morning Destination Tokyo will be on. As I stated many times before, every time I watch his movies, I say to myself, how badly he was and is being treated. SUCH A WONDERFUL TALENT!!!!!!
13 June 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu. As I mentioned previously, I was watching Hollywood Canteen on the Internet and was wondering how our Beloved Star, John Garfield got involved with it since he and Bette Davis were responsible for it. And I asked Google how he got involved in it and it said that he was the first to suggest it since he wanted a place for the servicemen to go and enjoy themselves when they were on furlough. That goes to show what a WONDERFUL person he was because he cared so much for the servicemen. Bette Davis took the idea to Jules Stein who contributed the money. Bette Davis was the president and our Beloved Star, the vice president and as he explained that everybody, all different unions in the movie industry donated their time and talent and got involved. Again WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSON HE WAS. God Bless you, John Garfield, Rest In Peace!!!!
4 June 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu again. I was watching Hollywood Canteen on the Internet and I watched the part where our Beloved Star, John Garfield was explaining how the Hollywood Canteen got started. All I can say is WHAT A WONDERFUL AND CARING PERSON HE WAS. It was so nice to see him being himself. That just goes to show what a wonderful actor he was playing those tough guy roles. I was watching that part of Hollywood Canteen over and over. To our Beloved Star, John Garfield, Rest In Peace!!!
30 May 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu. I just wanted to say this to our Beloved Star, John Garfield who is up in Heaven on the 67th Anniversary of his passing, I am sorry that even though there is nothing more to be said and nobody seems interested in trying to have you rediscovered and TCM only occasionally plays your movies, I would hope that some of the people who used to post on this website would post something especially today. But if not, I am glad that I am writing something. When I look at your movies, I feel sad as to what happened to you. Most of the off spring from so called Hollywood Super Couples are making it in show business. So I will say again, Rest In Peace on the 67th Anniversary of your passing, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!! And I will not stop posting.
Signed One of your biggest fans, if not the biggest.
21 May 2019 - Bergen County, NJ

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