Tom Hanks ‘Blackface’ Fundraising Video Unearthed by Daily Caller

Video shows Oscar winner Tom Hanks and Eagles frontman Glenn Frey with a white man in blackface at a school fundraiser

Last Updated: March 21, 2012 @ 4:27 PM

The Daily Caller has published video that appears to show Tom Hanks and Eagles member Glenn Frey hosting a fundraising auction that features a white man in blackface.  

The man is identified by the publication as investment banker James Montgomery, CEO of Montgomery & Company. 

The footage — purportedly shot at a 2004 fundraiser for St. Matthew's Parish School, a private day school in Pacific Palisades, California — shows a white man dressed up in an African tribal outfit and black makeup. He carries a stuffed chimpanzee and wears a wig. 

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At one point in the video, Hanks jokes, "Ladies and gentlemen, a celebrity in our midst. Who would have thought that Bill O’Reilly would join us?”

Frey adds, “All I know is, this school is so conservative that Jamie Montgomery was almost not allowed in."

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"Our policy is not to comment on past or current parents," Stuart Work, the head of St. Matthew's, told TheWrap. 

The fundraiser was reportedly centered on a "Castaway" theme — a reference to the 2000 hit film starring Hanks. 

The Daily Caller was co-founded by political analyst Tucker Carlson and launched in 2010.

Montgomery and a spokeswoman for Hanks did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 


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