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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Ho Ho Ho

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16 Responses to “Ho Ho Ho”

  1. bipedalist says:

    That’s an old issue. I think like two weeks?
    But yeah. He’s still a hottie, even at 76.

  2. palmtree says:

    Go ahead, make my holiday.

  3. T.Holly says:

    Raises the question, is DP a straight shooter putting up old traditional media? Remember Sienna Miller’s topless Vanity Fair picture? I see a trend though with Clint, Peter, Helen, Judi, Marty — old is sheik.

  4. lazarus says:

    more like “Oscar Ho Ho Ho”.

  5. bipedalist says:

    Good point. DP only links to traditional media (occasionally other outlets but mostly) so I guess that must mean he …. gasp … thinks highly of them?

  6. mutinyco says:

    Clint, Peter, Helen, Judi and Marty are in an old Valentino film? I’ll be damned. Or was that a play on words? How chic!

  7. T.Holly says:

    Or subconsciously, they’re all “men” held to be irresistibly attractive to romantic young women.

  8. David Poland says:

    I have always said that I am a traditionalist and hold Traditional Media in high esteem. That is why I expect so much from the NYT and LAT

  9. jeffmcm says:

    ‘old is sheik’? Did somebody seriously write that?

  10. T.Holly says:

    Yes, I did write that, and you can add Sly and Jack to my list.

  11. jeffmcm says:

    It’s not the content of the statement that anyone is gawking about.

  12. Cadavra says:

    And anyway, it’s correctly pronounced “shake.” Those of us of a certain age remember a Frank Zappa ditty called “Sheik Yerbuti.”

  13. movielocke says:

    is this the equivalent to the “Peter O Toole is sick and dying” headshots FYC/poster for Venus?

  14. T.Holly says:

    Ohhh, Shake Your Body, so my condom brand is Shake not Sheik? Is a dam a Chic Sheik?
    movielocke, Peter and Clint (close, but no cigar) have similar eyes.

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