Sons of the Desert: Estan vestidos como Shriners. Los Shriners estan solo en EEUU, Canada, Mexico y Panama. Es una organizacion norteamericana la cual mantiene 22 hospitales para ninos gratis. Para ser Shriner hay que tener por lo menos el tercer grado.
Películas Arachnophobia y Overboard: En varias fotos sale un letrero dando la bienvenida a tal ciudad o pueblo. En el mismo letrero sale el escudo de varias organizaciones incluyendo la masoneria. En EEUU es muy comun poner en el letrero todas las organizaciones de nuestro tipo asi como Los Leones, Rotarios y demas cuando dicha organizacion esta en esa ciudad. Tambien es de decir que en todos los pueblados de EEUU las logias salen con telefono y direccion en la guia telefonica de dicho poblado. Ninguna logia en EEUU mantiene su direccion o telefono en forma discreta, todas son publicadas en la guia telefonica.
Bad Boys, se ve la insignia en el camion. En EEUU es comun que un mason ponga la insignia en su coche.
Big Fish, es un Shriner conduciendo. Los Shriners tienen unos carritos para desfiles y asi anunciar los hospitales Shriners.
Kiss Me Stupid, es la insignia de los Shriners.
The League of Estraordinary Gentlemen, la puerta decorada con los simbolos de la Orden es muy comun en las logias construidas antes de los 40 en EEUU.
The Magestic, es comun en EEUU poner en la tumba o esquela de un mason la insignia.
Gullop, parece ser el salon o entrada a una logia. No necesariamente al taller propio.
Nashville, son Shriners.
Paper Moon, es comun en EEUU poner en la tumba o esquela de un mason la insignia.
Peggy Sue, es el exterior comun de una logia americana construida antes de los 40. Normalmente el edificio pertenece a la logia. Se construian para tiendas en la planta baja para sacar dinero de las rentas y arriba la logia. Aunque la fachada tiene ventanas suelen ser falsas. La logia por dentro no tienen ventanas. Pero por fuera son ventanas realistas con pared por dentro.
Rosewood, el letrero "Prince Hall", es la masoneria afroamericana. Despues de la guerra civil americana muchos afroamericanos quisieron entrar pero el hecho u disculpa de no haber nacido libres no les dejaban entrar. Entonces uno con el nombre de Prince Hall formo su propia logia creciendo hasta formar una Gran Logia. Hoy dia en EEUU se roconoce la existencia uno del otro pero siguen separadas aunque se aceptan visitas mutuas.
Flash Gordon, no tengo explicacion para el simbolo en la foto ni el de la caricatura.
October 2, 1895 - April 24, 1974
Radio, stage and screen performer William "Bud" Abbott was straight man for the popular comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Achieving their greatest success during World War Two, he and Lou Costello sold 78 million dollars in war bonds on a 31 day tour and entertained in 300 Army and Navy camps.
Daylight Lodge No. 525, MI
Source: Masonic Service Association of North America citing Philatelic Freemason, May-June 2001
Richard Arlen (1899-1976) Utopia No. 537, CA 
Cliff Arquette - Ravenwood Lodge No. 777, Chicago
Max Asher (1879- ? ) Mount Olive Lodge No. 586, CA (Keystone Kop) 
Gene Autry (1907-1998) Catoosa Lodge No. 185, OK 
September 29, 1907 - October 2, 1998
Singer, acter, producer and writer Orvon Gene Autry was the first of the singing cowboys in film and on radio, appearing in almost a hundred films and making over 600 recordings. He is also the only person to date to receive five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for contributions in all five possible categories.
His most lasting legacy may be for penning the perennial Christmas favorites, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (1947), "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1949) and "Frosty the Snow Man" (1950).
His gravestone records that he was a 33rd Degree Mason.
Raised : 1927
Catoosa Lodge No. 185, Catoosa Oklahoma
Source: 10.000 Famous Freemasons, William R. Denslow. Missouri : 1957.
Eddie Baker (1897-1968) Cahuenga No.513, CA (Keystone Kop) 
Billy Bevan (1887-1957) 233 Club, CA 
September 29 1887 - November 26 1957
Australian-born William Bevan Harris was a prolific stage and screen actor, with a career that spanned the 1910s through 1950s. He appeared in Mack Sennett comedies during the silent era.
A participant in the 233 Club, a masonic Craft degree team composed of actors, his lodge is not known.
Source: Philatelic Freemason, May-June 2001. http://www.msana.com/emarchives/emjun01.htm
Clyde Beatty (1903-1965) Craftsman Lodge No. 521, Detroit 
He appeared in eight feature films between 1933 and 1954, numerous radio programmes and on the cover of Time magazine on 29 March 1937. In 2004 the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus dropped "Clyde Beatty" from its name after it terminated its elephant act.
June 10, 1903 - July 19, 1965
Big game hunter, animal trainer and circus owner, Clyde Raymond Beatty—the first lion tamer to be featured in a circus—was a popular and famous figure in the mid-twentieth century. Armed only with a bull-whip, wicker chair, and a pistol strapped to his hip, at the height of his fame he would enter a cage and confront forty lions, tigers, pumas and hyenas.
Initiated: Craftsman Lodge No. 521, Detroit
Source: Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons. Image: Ring of Fear (1954).
He appeared in eight feature films between 1933 and 1954, numerous radio programmes and on the cover of Time magazine on 29 March 1937.
In 2004 the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus dropped "Clyde Beatty" from its name after it terminated its elephant act.
Wallace Beery Sr. (1885-1949) Blaney No. 271, IL 
April 1, 1885 Ð April 15, 1949
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934) as well as more than 200 other movie roles over a 36-year span. Running away from school to join a circus when he was a small boy, he later became an elephant trainer. He rarely had the opportunity to showcase his fine baritone voice during his film career.
Blaney Lodge No. 271, IL
Source: 10.000 Famous Freemasons, William R. Denslow. Missouri : 1957. Image detail : No. 5 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Tobacco
Ernest Borgnine, Abingdon Lodge No. 48, Virginia 
January 24, 1917 -
Born Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Connecticut, Borgnine's career—with appearances in over one hundred feature films and three television series— began with his acting debut on Broadway playing a male nurse in "Harvey". His film career took off in 1953 when he was cast in the role of Sgt. "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity (1953). Generally cast as a villain, he played against type in 1955 as Marty Piletti, a shy and sensitive butcher, in Marty (1955), winning an Academy Award for Best Actor. Between 1962 and 1966 he played Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the popular TV series McHale's Navy. In 1984 he returned to television as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf, and in 1995 he was cast in the comedy "The Single Guy (1995) as doorman Manny Cordoba.
When not acting, he actively supports numerous charities and speaks tirelessly at benefits throughout the country. He has periodically performed as the "Grand Clown" for The Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since the 1970s. An active freemason, Borgnine was also the Honorary Chairman of a programme to support the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center in Richmond.
Member : Abingdon Lodge No. 48, Virginia
Source : California Freemason ; Abingdon Lodge No. 48 website accessed 2007/04/12.
Joe E. Brown (1892-1973) Rubicon No.237, OH 
Cantinflas (1911-1993) Mexican Lodge 
Mario Moreno Reyes "Cantinflas"
Around the World in 80 Days.
August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993
Cantinflas, born Mario Moreno Reyes in Santa María la Redonda, was a prolific and popular Mexican comedian, film producer, writer, singer, actor, tumbler and bullfighter. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his role as Passportout in Around the World in 80 Days.
"Despite the fact that Cantinflas died a millionaire several times over, and was one of the biggest stars ever in Spanish language films, he never forgot where he came from. Much of his money was given over to charitable work, including high-quality, low-income housing for Mexico City's poor. When he died, he was hailed as a national hero, and a protracted period of official mourning followed."
Source: Philatelic Freemason, May-June 2001. www.msana.com/emarchives/emjun01.htm.
Quotation : www.imdb.com/name/nm0134594/bio (2006/08/26).
Also see : Who's Who in Comedy, Ronald L. Smith. pp. 88-89. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
Eddie Cantor (1892-1964) Munn Lodge No. 190, New York 
Glen Cavender (1887-1962) Mount Olive No.586, CA (Keystone Kop) 
Chester Conklin (1888-1971) University No.394, CA (Keystone Kop) 
Charles Correll (Amos) - Trio Lodge No. 57, Chicago
Donald Crisp (1880-1974) Harry S. Orme No.458, CA 
William DeBeck - North Shore Lodge No. 936, Chicago
Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959). Prince of Orange Lodge No. 16, NY
|Cecil B. DeMille |
|Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950)|
Richard Dix (1894-1949) Harry S. Orme No. 458, CA 
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (1883-1939) Beverly Hills No.528, CA 
W.C. Fields, (1880-1946) E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia 
January 29, 1880 - December 25, 1946
Vaudevillian, juggler, writer and star of stage, radio, silent film and talkies, William Claude Dukenfield created a lasting American comic persona: a misanthrope on the edge of buffoonery, an egotist blind to his own failings, a charming drunk; and a man who hated children, dogs, and women.
Although the impression that this persona was a reflection of his real life was maintained by movie-studio publicity departments and further established by Robert Lewis Taylor's 1949 biography, W. C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes, the publication of Fields' letters, photos, and personal notes in grandson Ronald Fields' book W.C. Fields By Himself, has shown a far more caring person.
E. C. Mitchell Lodge No. 605, PA
Source: Philatelic Freemason, May-June 2001, cited by http://www.msana.com/emarchives/emjun01.asp
|Glenn Ford |
Palisades Lodge No. 637
(now Santa Monica Palisades No. 307)
Riviera Lodge No. 780, Pacific Palisades, California
Clark Gable (1901-1960) i. 1933, Beverly Hills Lodge No.528 CA 
John Gilbert (1895-1935) Lodge Unknown 
Arthur Godfrey. (b. 1903) Acacia Lodge No. 18, Washington, DC 
Arthur Morton Godfrey
August 31, 1903 - March 16, 1983
American variety show host, Arthur Godfrey, ranks as one of the important stars of the early years of American television.
A radio announcer and entertainer for WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1930, he became an announcer for NBC in Washington, D.C. from 1930 to 1934 before joining CBS Radio in 1945 as host of Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts. He then hosted Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts on CBS television from 1948 to 1958 while also hosting Arthur Godfrey and His Friends from 1949 to 1959. He returned to national radio as host of Arthur Godfrey Time from 1960 to 1972. Godfrey also starred in the films Four For Texas (1963), The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) and Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows (1968).
Politically conservative, he became a vocal environmentalist in later years as a member of the ASCAP, the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality.
Acacia Lodge No. 18, Washington, DC
Source: American Mason. Andrew Boracci, ed.. Sag Harbor, NY. (1997- ) firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Llewelyn Wark Griffith
January 22, 1875 - July 21, 1948
D.W. Grifith was a pioneering American film director, perhaps best remembered for his controversial film, The Birth of a Nation (1915), whose distorted view of the American Civil War Reconstruction period precipitated the 1920s revival of the Ku Klux Klan.
He also directed the films Abraham Lincoln (1930), Orphans of the Storm (1921), Way Down East (1920), Broken Blossoms (1919), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages (1916) and An Unseen Enemy (1912).
St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York
January 18, 1892 - August 7, 1957
A cabaret and vaudeville singer, Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy made his first movie, "Outwitting Dad", in 1914.
In 1917 he played a bit part in "Lucky Dog", starring his future comedy partner Stan Laurel, although it was not until 1927, in "Sugar Daddies" (1927), that they formed their onscreen partnership that was to last until Utopia in 1951.
Hardy’s screen character was noted for his genteel pomposity, his tie twiddle, and long suffering look while dealing with Stan’s character and his well-meaning but ultimately frustrating on screen antics. Oliver Hardy’s ashes were interred in the Masonic Garden of Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood.
Laurel and Hardy appeared live on a 1954 episode of This Is Your Life where Hardy's masonic membership is noted.
Solomon Lodge No. 20. Jacksonville, Florida
Source: John Hamill, et al, Freemasonry : A Celebration of the Craft.. JG Press 1998. ISBN:1572152672.
William S. Hart (1862-1946) Lodge Unknown 
DeWolf Hopper (1858-1935) Pacific No.233, CA 
Harry Houdini, i. Aug 21, 1923, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York
|Harry Houdini |
Passed: July 31, 1923
Raised: August 21, 1923
St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York
Al Jolson (1885-1950) St. Cecile No.568, NY 
Buck Jones (1888-1950) Harry S. Orme No.458, CA 
Fred Kelsey (1884-1961) Mount Olive No.586, CA 
Wayne King, Paul Revere Lodge No. 998
Harold C. Lloyd (1893-1971), i.1925, Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood 
Harold C. Lloyd
April 20, 1893- March 8, 1971
Silent screen actor, comedian and producer, Harold Lloyd was an active Shriner. As Imperial Potentate of North America in 1949, he appeared on the cover of the July 25, 1949 Time Magazine with its accompanying cover story entitled The World of Hiram Abif. He was later elected President of the Shriners Hospital Corporation in 1963 as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees
He arrived in Los Angeles in 1912, shedding his grotesque comedy clothes and characterizations for a pair of horn-rimmed glasses in 1917. In doing so, Lloyd created an American archetype in a motion picture career, which spanned 34 years and over 200 comedies. Among his most famous films are Grandma’s Boy (1922), Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925), The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928), and Movie Crazy (1932).
Lloyd was also a prize-winning stereo (3-D) photographer. He produced two compilation films of his earlier work, Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy (1962) and Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life (1963), and was preparing further revivals of his best films before succumbing to cancer on March 8, 1971 at the age of 77.
Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood
Hank Mann (1877-1971) Mount Olive No.586, CA 
|Harpo Marx |
Tom Mix (1880-1940) Utopia No.537, CA 
January 6, 1880 - October 12, 1940
One time bartender, cow hand and Texas Ranger, Thomas Edwin Mix was a superb marksman and rider who went on to become arguably the most important cowboy film star in Hollywood’s history.
Mix’s career in movies famous for quick action and dare-devil stunts spanned 26 years from 1909 through 1935. Making 336 feature films, producing 88, writing 71 and directing 117, he made only nine sound feature films and the 15 chapter serial Miracle Rider before leaving film to tour with the Tom Mix Circus from 1936 to 1938. Dying in an auto accident in 1940, he remained popular on radio and in comic books for more than a decade after his death.
Mix was an active freemason, joining both the Royal Arch and Scottish Rite while also participating in the 233 Club, a Craft degree team composed of actors.
Raised: February 21, 1925
Utopia No. 537, California
Audie Murphy (1924-1971) North Hollywood No.542, CA 
Audie Leon Murphy
June 20, 1924 - May 28, 1971
Audie Murphy was the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II. After the war he moved to Hollywood; his first starring role came in a 1949 released film called Bad Boy. He went on to star in 44 feature films over the next 25 years. His 1949 autobiography To Hell And Back was a best seller. Murphy starred as himself in the 1955 film version which held the record as Universal’s highest grossing picture until 1975 when it was finally surpassed by Jaws.
He was also a successful thoroughbred and quarterhorse racehorse owner and breeder, having interests in such great horses as "Depth Charge." Audie Murphy wrote some poetry and was quite successful as a songwriter.
In a effort to draw attention to the problems of returning Korean and Vietnam War veterans, Audie Murphy spoke out candidly about his personal problems with PTS, then known as "Battle Fatigue".
Hollywood Lodge No. 542, North Hollywood, Calif.
Dick Powell (1904-1963) Ascot Lodge No. 538. Los Angeles 
|Dick Powell |
|Tyrone Power Sr. |
Richard Pryor (1940-2005) Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL 
December 1, 1940 - December 10, 2005
The first recipient of the prestigious annual Mark Twain Humor Prize in 1998, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III was an influential and popular American comedian.
A veteran of 40 films between 1967 and 1991, he has been featured in four films, Live and Smokin', Richard Pryor Live in Concert, Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip, and Here and Now. His recordings have earned him two platinum albums, five gold albums, and five Grammys.
Freemason : Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL
Source : The Phylaxis. Boston : The Phylaxis Society, 1981. Third Quarter p. 58.
Roy Rene (1892-1954) Thespian No.256, NSW Australia 
Michael Richards (1949- ) Riviera No.780, CA (Seinfeld) 
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) "at sight" 
Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) John L. Spinks No.507, MS 
Roy Rogers (1912-1998) Hollywood No.355, CA 
Will Rogers (1879-1935) Claremore No.55, OK 
November 4, 1879 - August 15, 1935
William Penn Adair Rogers was educated early in his life mostly at Indian territory schools. He began his show career in 1902, when he was "The Cherokee Kid" with Texas Jack’s Wild West Show in South Africa.
A syndicated, daily columnist for 400 newspapers worldwide, Hollywood’s biggest box office star for more than a decade as the star of over 70 films, host of the country’s most popular radio program, author of over six books, aviator, star in the popular Zigfield Follies Show, famous for rope tricks and a popular wit, Rogers was a loving husband and father of four. He is remembered as a humanitarian, often using his popularity and position to raise money for those in need. He is often referred to as the "Cowboy Philosopher."
Initiated: Feb 18, 1905
Passed: March 10, 1906
Raised: March 13, 1906
Clairmont Lodge No. 53, Oklahoma
Charles P. "Chic" Sale - Urbana Lodge No. 157, Urbana, IL
|Charles P. “Chic” Sale |
Urbana Lodge No. 157, Urbana, Illinois
|Ringling Brothers |
|State Historical Society of Wisconsin: NegativeNo. WHi (x3) 37963|
|The sons of German-born harness maker August Rüngeling, the Ringling brothers founded the Ringling Brothers Circus in 1884. Conceived by Albert and headed by John, August T. had little involvement in the circus. |
Peter Sellers (1925-1980) Chelsea No.3098, E.C. Great Britain 
Peter Sellers 1968 photo by Mel Traxel
September 8, 1925 - July 24, 1980
Born Richard Henry, but called Peter by his parents in memory of an older brother, Peter Sellers was a major entertainment presence in the 1960s and 70s, appearing in over 60 films as well as on numerous radio and television shows.
One of the BBC Radio comedy team on The Goon Show (1951-1960), Peter Sellers had his first major film role in I'm All Right Jack(1959). He is remembered for his Oscar nominated multiple roles in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964), his role in Woody Allen’s first film What’s New Pussycat (1965), and his character, Inspector Clouseau in six Pink Panther movies directed by Blake Edwards. His portrayal of Chauncey Gardener in Being There (1979) gave him his second Oscar nomination.
His cover of the Beatles' 'A Hard Day’s Night' released in 1965 reached 14 on the UK pop charts.
Raised: Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, London
Source: Philatelic Freemason, May-June 2001. Cf. Emessay Notes June 2001.
"Red" Skelton (1910-1997) Vincennes No.1, IN 
Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton
July 18, 1913 - September 17, 1997
"Good night, and may God bless."
The son of a former circus clown vaudevillian, comedian Red Skelton left home at ten to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at fifteen. He debuted on Broadway and radio in 1937 and on film in 1938. "The Red Skelton Show" premiered on NBC in 1951. For two decades, until 1971, his show consistently stayed in the top twenty, both on NBC and CBS. One stand-up comedy routine, "A wee dog", is reputed to be of especial interest to freemasons.
Skelton was a major supporter of children’s charities, including the Shriners' Crippled Children’s Hospital and the Red Skelton Foundation in Vincennes, Indiana.
Raised: September 20, 1939
Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Indiana
Source: Scottish Rite Journal
Frank Skinner - Benevolent lodge No.52, Meredosia, IL
Leo Slezak (1873-1940) Lodge Unknown 
|Danny Thomas |
Grand Lodge of New Jersey
Hal Brent Wallis - Prudence Lodge No. 958, Chicago
John Wayne (1907-1979) r. 1970/07/11, Marion McDaniel No.56, AZ 
John Wayne The Quiet Man 1952
May 16, 1907 - June 11, 1979
Born Marion Morrison, "the Duke" appeared or starred in over 200 films in his fifty-year career, winning an Oscar for "True Grit," in 1969. Remembered for his definition of the American individualist of a mythical wild west, he came to represent America to several generations of movie-goers.
A Member of Glendale DeMolay Chapter during his high school days, Duke was also a freemason, like his father before him, receiving his Craft degrees in July 1970 in Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona. A Senior DeMolay, he was also awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1970. In December of that year, he joined the York Rite Bodies in California and became a Shriner in Al Malaikah Shrine Temple.
Initiated : July 9, 1970
Passed : July 10, 1970
Raised : July 11, 1970
Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona,
Source: kena.org/hirams/1998/PHL-DE98.HTM ; lodge records.
|Theodore “Chill“ Wills |
Ed Wynn (1886-1966) Philadelphia No.9, PA 
November 9, 1886 - June 19, 1966
Born Isaiah Edwin Leopold, Ed was billed in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies as "the Perfect Fool." More a clown, than a comedian in style, he later developed as a character actor.
Host of a variety series, "The Ed Wynn Show" (1949), and later star of a situation comedy show, "The Ed Wynn Show" (1958-1959), Wynn is perhaps best remembered for his role as Uncle Albert in "Mary Poppins" (1964) as well as the likeness and voice of the Mad Hatter in Walt Disney’s animated "Alice in Wonderland" (1951). He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Mr. Albert Dussell in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959).
The epitaph on his niche at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California reads: "Dear God, Thank You."
Member: Philadelphia Lodge No. 9, Pennsylvania
Source: Philatelic Freemason, May-June 2000. Photo: Twilight Zone Episode 132, Season 5, December 20, 1963.
|The Time Machine (1960)|
Based on H. G. Wells' 1895 novel. David Filby, played by Alan Young, says to George Wells, played by Rod Taylor: "George, I speak to you as a friend, and even more, as a brother...." although the characters are not related. This line does not appear in the novel. Filby and his four friends all wear watch fobs but none are seen in enough detail to determine if they are masonic. Referring to a hypothetical time traveller, George alludes to another H. G. Wells novel when he earlier says, "Can he change the shape of things to come?"
Darryl F. Zanuck - Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. - Accordia Lodge No.277
Adolph Zukor - Centennial Lodge No. 763, New York, NY
En la pelicula como "Agua para Chocolate" hay una escena que estan en un funeral chequéenlo.