• October 14th, 2010

    Jack Nicholson gives 2nd grade report to NJ Hall of Fame exhibit

    Jack Nicholson gives 2nd grade report to NJ Hall of Fame exhibit

    New Jersey native Jack Nicholson earned mostly A's in second grade at Roosevelt School in Neptune City.

    But a few times, and it's hard to imagine why, his teacher gave the the future iconic Academy Award-winning actor a C in self-control and conduct. Just a few marking periods.

    Nicholson's report card is in the New Jersey Hall of Fame's first public exhibit, as is Susan Sarandon's red cheerleading jacket from Edison High School from the 1963-64 school year. "Sue" is inscribed on the front. Both actors are among the 43 inductees of the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the past three years.

    On Wednesday, the organization officially opened the temporary exhibit in the Fifth Avenue Pavilion on the Asbury Park boardwalk, primarily featuring celebrity photographer Timothy White's photos of 30 notable New Jersey natives or residents in the entertainment industry. Six of the hall's inductees are included: Nicholson, Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Meryl Streep, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.

    The gallery also has an Edison Gem Model A phonograph from 1903 on loan from the Edison Innovation Foundation, and one of the late Les Paul's guitars. His son, band leader and electric bassist Rusty Paul of Mahwah, was on hand to represent his father, who died at the age of 94 in August 2009.

    Madison Marquette, the lead boardwalk developer, donated the space for the exhibit, which will be open through the coming months from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and from noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

    "What we're trying to create here is the first tangible actual exhibition to demonstrate that the New Jersey Hall of Fame is a real viable organization that has had these wonderful induction ceremonies but now is going to hold exhibitions throughout the state," said Gary Mottola, president of investments of Madison Marquette and a resident of Oakland, Bergen County.

    "All of us from New Jersey are a little biased, but I do believe New Jersey has a higher percentage of noteworthy people," Mottola said. "There's something about our character, our intensity, our drive and our edge that makes that happen."

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Situ - Thursday, 14th Oct 2010 @ 20:08

I don't know anything about the NJ hall of fame so I can't comment about that but I'm pretty sure that the Jack is never wrong in his judgement...I LOVE YOU JACK...

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