Two Hollywood Icons, Tippi Hedren And Rose Marie, Offer Hope And Encouragement To Those Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein

Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.
Rose Marie has been in the entertainment industry and worked in Hollywood for over 90 years, especially as a child star in Hollywood.  But that lady’s strength is as legendary as the parts she’s played.  The plight of women in Hollywood is finally being documented, thanks to those who are speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men who abuse their power. But imagine in an era in Hollywood where there were dozens of men wielding that power and abuse on to women and even some men, but Tippi Hedren offers hope. In  chilling reminder, Alfred Hitchcock was even more powerful than Harvey Weinstein ever was, and yet she stood her ground, barely survived, but always kept her dignity.
With women now coming out to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, we’re also hearing from women whose lives were damaged and some no longer even work in the industry.  But someone who has never been shy about speaking her mind, Rose Marie, gave Highlight Hollywood a comment through her crack publicist.   “I’’ve worked since I was 3, I’m 94 now.  With Weinstein, finally women are speaking up to power. I have suffered my whole life for that. Don’’t stop.”Be sure to follow Rose Marie’s life and her work at her official website.
Also, “The Birds” star Tippi Hedren was equally as encouraging of women.  “Tommy, this is not new. I dealt with sexual harassment all the time, during my modeling and film career. Hitchcock wasn’’t the first. However, I wasn’’t going to take it anymore, so I simply walked away and didn’t look back. Hitch said he would ruin my career and I told him to do what he had to do. It has taken 50 years, but it is about time that women started standing up for themselves in the Weinstein case,” Hedren said.Tippi is still an advocate, and her work for the big cats at is so important to her.  Be sure to head over there and make a contribution, it all goes to her advocacy for these beautiful creatures. 6TippiZeus
Weinstein’s alleged victims are speaking out and men in Hollywood from Leonardo DiCaprio to George Clooney, both Oscar-winners, to powerful studio chiefs from Jeffrey Katzenberg to Bob Iger, are all standing up for women today and blasting a man they no longer have any respect for.
We should pay homage to the frontline warriors like Tippi and Rose Marie, who when it was impossible to fight back, they fought back.  Tippi and Rose Marie were Wonder Women, long before there was a Diana Prince.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP; Bill Dow Photography; Rose Marie’s private collection
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