WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT36.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT36.

November 29, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  DOLORES MORAN (1926-82)                                                                               Dolores was one of those actresses whose private life proved to be far more interesting than her film career. The extremely well-endowed Californian beauty was signed to a seven-year contract at Warner Bros at the age of sixteen (with her parents’ full consent) in […]

PROFILES – HOPKINS & HORNE

PROFILES – HOPKINS & HORNE

November 26, 2020 Alan Royle 0

MIRIAM HOPKINS (1902 – 72)                 Born Ellen Miriam Hopkins into a wealthy Savannah, Georgia family in 1902, ‘Mims’ Hopkins attended the finest educational institutions, including (according to most historians but not all of them) Syracuse University in New York State. She studied dance in New York and got her feet […]

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT1.

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT1.

November 23, 2020 Alan Royle 6

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE Most genuine movie lovers will more than likely agree that the single most common ingredient that transforms a good movie into a most memorable one is the screenplay. Of course, strong acting performances are also vital, but even the best of actors and actresses cannot overcome a […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT35.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT35.

November 20, 2020 Alan Royle 0

SUSAN PETERS:                            [Susan was a beautiful young actress who was paralysed from the waist down in a duck-hunting accident in 1945, when a rifle discharged and the bullet lodged in her spine] ‘I do not believe that I shall ever be able to walk. It would be the most wonderful […]

TV WESTERNS – PT10.

TV WESTERNS – PT10.

November 17, 2020 Alan Royle 0

DANIEL BOONE (1964-70) 165 EPISODES         The television series entitled Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker in the title role, was so popular it continued on for six seasons on NBC, and ran for 165 episodes. The only place it was not popular was at the Kentucky Legislature, the […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT35.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT35.

November 14, 2020 Alan Royle 2

    JOHN MILLS (1908 – 2005)                                                                                                Norfolk-born John Mills enjoyed one of the most outstanding film careers of all British actors and was greatly admired by all who knew him. He was over thirty years of age and acting at the Old Vic when war broke […]

PROFILES – Hobson & Holly.

PROFILES – Hobson & Holly.

November 8, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  VALERIE HOBSON (1917 – 98)                                        Valerie was the quintessential English screen actress, despite the fact she was born in Northern Ireland. The year was 1917. In 1939, at the age of 21, she married producer Anthony Havelock-Allan, the heir to the Baronetcy of Lucknow and a man fourteen […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT34.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT34.

November 8, 2020 Alan Royle 2

BRAD PITT:                                                 ‘You shouldn’t speak until you know what you’re talking about. That’s why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? I’m a fucking actor! They hand me a script, I act. I’m […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT164.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT164.

November 5, 2020 Alan Royle 2

    Barbara Stanwyck & husband Frank Fay Thirty-seven year-old comedian Frank Fay married 21 year-old chorus girl Barbara Stanwyck in August 1928, their stormy union ending in divorce in 1935. Fay was an egotist and an abusive, unpopular drunk. A standing joke around Hollywood begged the question, ‘Who has […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT17.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT17.

November 2, 2020 Alan Royle 0

THE COMPETITION (1980)                      This romantic drama might have been a good picture. Unfortunately, it is only ordinary. Evidently, the idea was to present a man and a woman in love, but in direct competition with each other in their chosen field of expertise. Both Heidi (Amy Irving) and Paul (Richard […]