WORLD WAR TWO – ‘The stars & their stories’ – PT26.

June 29, 2020 Alan Royle 0

TED KNIGHT (1923 – 86)                          The hilarious Ted Knight dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Army during World War Two. As a member of A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion, he earned five battle stars whilst serving in Europe and was in one of the […]

TV WESTERNS – 50s, 60s & 70s – PT2.

June 26, 2020 Alan Royle 2

ALASKANS, THE   1959-60 (37 episodes)   Roger Moore (1927 – 2017). Moore played the lead in The Alaskans, a character with the unlikely name of Silky Harris. The first episode aired on October 4, 1959, but in January 1960 the Screen Writers Guild went on strike and did not settle […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT27.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT27.

June 23, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  JERRY LEWIS:                                                                     [The anything but modest comedian summed himself up] ‘I’m a multi-faceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius. I have an IQ of 190 – that’s supposed to be a genius. People don’t like that. My answer to all my critics is simple: I like me. I like […]

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT10.

June 20, 2020 Alan Royle 2

          Director Douglas Sirk saw something in Rock Hudson and cast him as the lead opposite Piper Laurie in his 1952 feature Has Anybody Seen My Gal? The director was impressed enough to offer Rock the title role two years later in Taza, Son of Cochise […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT156.

June 17, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Debbie Reynolds & Eddie Fisher on their wedding day Husband and wife team Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds co-starred in the squeaky-clean romantic comedy Bundle of Joy (1956). Debbie was pregnant at the time with their daughter Carrie, the future Princess Leia of Star Wars fame. Her brother, Todd, would […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT25.

June 14, 2020 Alan Royle 2

KURT KASZNAR (1913 – 79)                    A character actor whose face is better known than his name, Kurt Kasznar was an Austrian from Vienna who moved to the USA at a young age. Drafted into the US Army and trained as a cinematographer, he was assigned to a photographic unit in […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT26.

June 8, 2020 Alan Royle 2

MYRNA LOY:                                                         [Issuing a challenge to MGM bosses in the 1930s, a challenge that fell upon deaf ears] ‘Why does every black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a black person walking up the steps of a courthouse carrying a briefcase?’ [Referring to her being […]

TV WESTERNS – 50s, 60s & 70s – PT1.

June 5, 2020 Alan Royle 0

For all those baby-boomers (like myself) who grew from childhood to adolescence to adulthood watching innumerable western series on television throughout the 50s, 60s & 70s, below is a list of pretty much every series that graced our home screens during those formative years. The only omissions are animated children’s […]

‘TRUE LIES’ (1994)

‘TRUE LIES’ (1994)

June 5, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  TRUE LIES (1994)                True Lies is a fun movie from beginning to end, one of those tongue-in-cheek, action-packed, secret agent romps that appeal to audiences around the world. Made on a budget of $115 million, it grossed almost $380 million throughout the globe and even picked up an Oscar […]