Film director Martin Scorsese was honored with the John Ford Award at the annual Irish Film and Television Awards presentation in Dublin on February 25th 2017 . Scorsese was a huge fan of Ford as he explains in the following excerpt from a lecture given to the American Irish Historical Society. ℘℘℘ John Ford was aRead more..
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UPDATE: In the wake of Maureen O’Hara’s death earlier this month, a new petition has been started by fans hoping to see the Co. Galway cottage where The Quiet Man, one of her best-known films, was shot faithfully restored in her memory. The petition was started by Patrick McCormack, founder of the White O’Morn Foundation, and has amassedRead more..
For all of the bluster surrounding the John Ford and John Wayne relationship, and the sizzling chemistry of Maureen O’Hara and Wayne, Scott Eyman’s book, John Wayne: The Life and Legend, is particularly insightful about how this magical trio managed to make such enduring films. While there’s plenty of gossipy sections about Wayne’s marriages and Ford’sRead more..
The inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium will take place in Dublin over four days, June 7-10. The symposium’s screenings, talks and events will center on Ford’s own films, in addition to other films and filmmakers inspired by his work and legacy. Ford, whose parents were born in the west of Ireland, directed 137 filmsRead more..
Gregory Peck appeared in some 55 movies, received five Academy Award nominations, and won an Oscar for the role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, which he also produced. Sitting across from me in a black turtleneck, cardigan, and corduroy pants, sporting a beard, Peck at 81 looks strikingly handsome on this JuneRead more..
This interview with silver screen legend Maureen O’Hara was the cover story for the June/July 2004 issue of Irish America (above left). O’Hara was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2011 (center ) she greets fans as she arrives at the Irish America Hall of Fame Museum in New Ross, Co. Wexford.Read more..
When Gregory Peck passed away on June 12, 2003, the world mourned one of the last icons of Hollywood’s glory years. In all the tributes that were paid to him, few mentioned Peck’s Irish roots, of which he was most proud. In June 1997, Peck, who rarely gave interviews in his last years, sat downRead more..
Throughout her film career, Maureen O’Hara captured the essence of the Irish colleen in all its contradictions. In The Quiet Man, as Mary Kate, she went toe-to-toe with John Wayne’s Jack Thornton, in one of the most rugged screen courtships in the history of film. ℘℘℘ There were a lot of Irish actors in HollywoodRead more..