Leo DiCaprio Reportedly Left A . . . . Nightclub With 20 Women
OK, at first I wondered why this particular incident had made headlines. I mean, I liked the movies that I saw this gentleman in, but why would I be interested in his nightlife? I mean, unless I was a participant, this is not something I want to read about, besides, I was stuck at home with no date, so I really was not interested. So I pulled myself away from that story, but as I was scrolling the screen, I remembered something I had seen in a newspaper article about my father, Eddie Green.
In previous posts I have written about my father, who was a star of stage, screen, radio and early (1936) television. Eddie was a man of many talents. By the late 1930’s, Eddie owned two bar bee q (intentional misspelling) joints in Harlem, he had opened his own film studio in New Jersey, had appeared as Koko in the “Hot Mikado” in 1939 and had appeared in the first test television broadcast in 1936. Eddie was well-known. So when I saw the following article I just made note of the subject of the article, as one of the many functions Eddie had attended. This article is from July, 1940:
Apparently, Eddie had been commissioned by the 1940 World’s Fair to conduct a nationwide contest in search of Miss Sepia America, and he was in town to give the borough of Brooklyn a chance to meet six of the loveliest contestants. It states that Eddie had promised to make a personal appearance and to bring these beauties with him. Now, I know it does not say 20 women, but it is a headline and there are six contestants and they are all beautiful.
So, as I said, while scrolling away from the first article that mentions the 20 women, I remembered the article about Eddie Green Bringing Six Beautiful Girls. These two articles are headline news about one guy with a lot of women, only one article was written way back in 1940 as headline news and the other is trending today in the year 2014 as headline news. The same type of article. However, what I have realized while writing this post is that I see the article about my father as impressing, probably because he is my father, and the other article as unworthy of my attention. Well, I can change how I view the more recent article and I can now have a new vision of my father, as a trailblazer for other men who receive headlines for being surrounded by beautiful women.