Thank You for Your Ongoing Support

January 14, 2016 // 6 Comments

Thank you all for taking an interest in our site. ‘Hollywood Warts ‘N’ All Volume Two’ is now available on Amazon Kindle, containing data on nearly 600 movies old and new. If you enjoyed volume one this latest release is sure to interest you. See larger image Hollywood Warts ‘N’ All, Volume 1 List Price: Price Not Listed Kindle Edition: Check Amazon for Pricing [...]

Actors marrying other actors – Pt 9.

August 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

  BRATT, Benjamin                                        SOTO, Talisa                        2002 –   Talisa in License to Kill Benjamin and Julia Roberts Benjamin Bratt is quite an accomplished movie actor who has been seen opposite the likes of Sandra Bullock in Demolition Man in 1993 and in Miss Congeniality in 2000, and [...]

Gene Hackman’s best films?

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

  I was asked recently, on the radio, who my favorite actor was. I was caught unprepared and blurted out ‘Gene Hackman’. Once I got home, however, I began to think deeply about the question and pretty quickly came to the conclusion that, although I admire Hackman’s work, there were not a lot of his pictures that I would include in my ‘favorites’ list, primarily because he came late [...]

Greg Bautzer – Hollywood lawyer/playboy.

August 22, 2016 // 4 Comments

  The story goes that renowned Hollywood lawyer Greg Bautzer set his sights on Hollywood from the moment he earned his law degree, borrowed $5,000 from someone (we know not whom), and used it to purchase a fine wardrobe and to get himself the best table at the Brown Derby for lunch each day. His plan was to become well-known to the movie community, date as many movie stars as he could, gain [...]

‘The Seven Year Itch’ (1955) – not a good movie.

August 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

  Some movies seem to take on a life of their own. Suddenly and often inexplicably, they are lauded as masterpieces, works of art, living statements of the times. Easy Rider (1969) is one such film. I have always thought it was an over-rated ‘nothing’ picture, inhabited by two ‘druggies’ and one non-actor, but for reasons known only to the critics and the publicity people in [...]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 8.

August 18, 2016 // 4 Comments

  BOW, Clara                          Bell, Rex                                 1931 to 1962 – (his death)   Clara was just about the hottest property in Hollywood in the Roaring Twenties, especially after starring in It in 1927. Previously known as ‘The Brooklyn Bonfire’, she suddenly found herself with a brand new nickname [...]

Did you know?

August 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Stephen Boyd Stephen Boyd was born the youngest of nine children of a Northern Ireland family in 1928 and will more than likely become immortalized in cinematic history because of his memorable performance as Messala in the enormously successful 1959 blockbuster Ben-Hur. Charlton Heston may have secured the Oscar in the title role, but an awful lot of fans (and critics) found Boyd’s [...]

Four forgotten stars of the silent era – PT 1.

August 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

  Renee Adoree One of Hollywood’s many sad stories, Renee Adoree was a silent star who had her moment in the sun before illness claimed her at just 35 years of age. She was born Jeanne de la Fonte in Lille, France in 1898, and began her performing career with a variety of roles in a traveling circus. Her first movie was a 1920 silent short titled The Strongest, but the role that shot her [...]

The making of the first Bond film – ‘Dr No’ (1962)

August 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

  In 1961 author Ian Fleming sold a six-month option to all his James Bond novels and short stories (those already penned and future ones), with the exception of Casino Royale, which he had previously sold, to entrepreneur Harry Saltzman. Harry formed Eon Productions with Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, and they started looking around for a director and an actor to play Bond. Ian Fleming, [...]

The O J Simpson fiasco -where are they now?

August 10, 2016 // 5 Comments

  Back in June, I wrote a piece here on O J Simpson. Further research and the viewing of a brilliant 5 part TV special titled OJ: Made in America have led me to pen a few brief notes on the principals involved in his 1995 trial, what has become of them since that time, and how they impacted individually on the outcome back then. Judge Lance Ito (1995) In 2013 Judge Ito walked into [...]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 7.

August 8, 2016 // 2 Comments

  BLOOM, Claire                                STEIGER, Rod                                 1959 to 1969 (div.)   Claire & Chaplin in Limelight Claire Bloom was catapulted into stardom in 1952 when Charlie Chaplin personally selected her for his leading lady in his sentimental drama Limelight. From then until 1954, however, [...]
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