WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT24.

May 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

             RUSSELL JOHNSON (1924 – 2014)                                                                      His name may not be immediately familiar but his face certainly would be, especially to the many fans of TV’s iconic series Gilligan’s Island (1964-7). Russell Johnson portrayed Professor Roy Hinckley in all but one of its 99 […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT9.

May 27, 2020 Alan Royle 2

One of my pet hates is watching a biopic about a great sportsperson’s life in which the actor chosen to represent him or her hasn’t the faintest idea how to play the sport in question! Admittedly, this is often the fault of casting, but that does not excuse the actor […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT25.

May 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

SONDRA LOCKE:                                                                                                  [Regarding the suppression of her scathing 1997 autobiography after it was revealed that her live-in lover of 14 years, Clint Eastwood, had fathered at least eight children by at least six different women, and that only three of those children were by the two women he […]

The loves of Kathryn Grayson & Jane Greer.

May 21, 2020 Alan Royle 2

KATHRYN GRAYSON (1922 – 2010)                               Kathryn arrived in this world as Zelma Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1922. The family moved to California when she was fifteen and already focused on becoming an opera singer, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT155.

May 18, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Dudley Moore Dudley & wife Tuesday Weld British comedian/musician Dudley Moore was only 5’2” tall (1.57m) and a most unlikely movie heartthrob when some wag nicknamed him ‘The Sex Thimble’. And for quite some time that description seemed apt. Women adored him. He married (and divorced) four of them in […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT23.

May 15, 2020 Alan Royle 0

LESLIE HOWARD (1893 – 1943)                                                                          Once his scenes as Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939) had been completed, English actor Leslie Howard was quick to return home to Britain and offer his services in the defense of his homeland. However, he was almost 46 years old and […]

SINCE YOU WENT AWAY (1944) – A CLASSIC.

May 12, 2020 Alan Royle 0

It could be argued with confidence that there was more going on off-screen than there was on it, with regard to the 1944 feature film Since You Went Away. This superb example of what this writer considers to be ideal cinema entertainment, focused on the trials and tribulations of an […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT24.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT24.

May 9, 2020 Alan Royle 0

DENNIS HOPPER:                                                              [A quote from 2001] ‘I’ve been sober now for 18 years. With all the drugs, psychedelics and narcotics I did, I was really an alcoholic. Honestly, I only used to do cocaine so I could sober up and drink more. My last five years of drinking were a […]

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

May 6, 2020 Alan Royle 0

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)             May 06 2020                        Twenty-one year old Gloria was appearing in a couple of plays on Broadway when MGM chief Louis B. Mayer spotted her, liked what he saw, and signed her to a $250 a week contract. It was 1944. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT154.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT154.

May 3, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Kay Kendall Rex Harrison & Kay Kendall British actress Kay Kendall was pretty much born into the music hall business. Her grand-mother, Marie Kendall, was an Edwardian music hall star and her father, Terry Kendall, was a song-and-dance-man on the circuit. It was no surprise, therefore, when Kay tossed in […]