WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT61.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT61.

December 4, 2021 Alan Royle 1

                 GENE TIERNEY (1920-91)                                                                        One of the saddest wartime Hollywood tales involved actress Gene Tierney. She actually attended the Hollywood Canteen just once and, a few days after that solitary stint there, developed Rubella (German measles). She was pregnant to her […]

MOVIE QUIZ # 1

MOVIE QUIZ # 1

December 1, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  MOVIE QUIZ # 1                                For something a little different I have compiled the first movie quiz of fifty questions. Whether or not there will be more of these depends entirely on how energetic I […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT51.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT51.

November 28, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  WILLIE NELSON: (1933 – )           Waylon Jennings Waylon Jennings once said that if everybody got up in the morning and masturbated, there wouldn’t be no wars. I am not in favour of that as much as I am of pot. They should start off every morning summit with a […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT185.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT185.

November 25, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  Bob Hope in the 1930s In 1938, Bob Hope landed his own radio show, The Bob Hope Pepsodent Show, for which he was paid $2,500 a week! The season ran for 39 weeks and that presented him with a problem, for now he had to come up with thirty-nine […]

‘MACAO’ (1952) & ‘THE LETTER’ (1940).

‘MACAO’ (1952) & ‘THE LETTER’ (1940).

November 22, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  MACAO (1952)                      Macao was supposed to be an ‘edge of your seat’ thriller set in the seedy underworld of the then Portuguese colony of Macao, situated some thirty-five miles out of Hong Kong. It was supposed to be a thriller but it failed to deliver on several levels. First […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT60.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT60.

November 19, 2021 Alan Royle 0

GEORGE TAKEI (1937- )                                                                                                                                      George Takei portrayed Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the original TV series of Star Trek (1966-69). He was born in Los Angeles in 1937 and his father named him George after England’s King George VI, whose coronation had taken […]

60 MOVIES TO WATCH – PT2

60 MOVIES TO WATCH – PT2

November 13, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  PART TWO OF 60 MOVIES TO WATCH          As I stated in Part One, a lot of my personal favourite movies were eliminated because they were, in my eyes, spoiled by one or two performances or casting decisions. The Carpetbaggers (1964), despite it being mercilessly panned by the critics, is […]

60 MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT3.

60 MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT3.

November 13, 2021 Alan Royle 9

Here are my Top 20 films, the movies I enjoy watching more than once. I am the first to concede that a great many of my choices are not considered by the critics to be ‘worthy’. I accept that. But I know what I like and I know what I […]

50 MOVIES TO WATCH – PT1

60 MOVIES TO WATCH – PT1

November 10, 2021 Alan Royle 2

60 MOVIES WORTH WATCHING MORE THAN ONCE (PART ONE)      Back in 2005, I wrote my first book – Hollywood Warts ‘n’ All (volume 1). At the end of it I listed my favourite movies, my Top 50 of all time. I was 15 years younger then and the list was […]

‘EASTER PARADE (1948) & ‘LITTLE WOMEN (1949).

‘EASTER PARADE (1948) & ‘LITTLE WOMEN (1949).

November 7, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  EASTER PARADE (1948)               Easter Parade was to be a lavish showcase for a bunch of Irving Berlin tunes and scheduled to be directed by Vincente Minnelli. It would star his wife, Judy Garland, and Gene Kelly. Supporting actors would ultimately include Peter Lawford, Ann Miller and Jules Munshin. There […]