TV WESTERNS – PT9.

TV WESTERNS – PT9.

October 27, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  THE COWBOYS (1974) 12 EPISODES                  The success of the John Wayne feature film The Cowboys (1972) encouraged Warner Bros. to develop the story into a television series in 1974 for ABC. Unfortunately it was cancelled after a single season. Jim Davis played Marshal Bill Winter; Diana Douglas, (a […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT163.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT163.

October 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Victoria Principal The stunningly beautiful Victoria Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan when her father was stationed there as a United States Air Force sergeant in January 1950. She began making commercials at the age of five and started modelling in high school. A serious car crash at eighteen […]

PROFILE – Katharine Hepburn

PROFILE – Katharine Hepburn

October 21, 2020 Alan Royle 0

KATHARINE HEPBURN (1907 – 2003)              Kate Hepburn hailed from Hartford, Connecticut, where she was born in 1907. A natural redhead, she was a tomboy in her youth who wore her hair short and liked to call herself Jimmy. As early as the 1930s there were rumours she was bisexual. Biographer […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT16.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT16.

October 18, 2020 Alan Royle 8

  FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1994)                                          The enormously popular Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) was the first British film since A Fish Called Wanda (1988) to top the American box-office charts. It was to star Jeanne Tripplehorn as Carrie, but the sudden death of her mother just […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT33.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT33.

October 15, 2020 Alan Royle 0

LEE MARVIN (1924-87)                             Like Audie Murphy, Lee Marvin was not an actor when war broke out, but became one after hostilities ended. He was still a teenager when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve on August 12, 1942. As a member of the 4th Marine Division, he took […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT33.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT33.

October 12, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  RONALD REAGAN:                                  [Said into a microphone check on August 11, 1984, unaware that he was being broadcast] ‘My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.’ ‘Trees cause more pollution than automobiles. Approximately 80% […]

TV WESTERNS – PT8.

TV WESTERNS – PT8.

October 9, 2020 Alan Royle 0

    THE CISCO KID (1950-6) 157 EPISODES                                              The Cisco Kid (1950-6) was the first television series to be filmed in colour, although most viewers did not get to see it in colour until the sixties. Initially based on a character created by O. Henry in a short story […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT162.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT162.

October 6, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Pola Negri Polish-born silent-screen star Pola Negri wrote in her autobiography that the legendary Rudolph Valentino was once ‘the love of her life’. She even claimed to have been engaged to him at the time of his death. Another silent star Ben Lyon temporarily added credence to her claims when […]

PROFILES: Audrey Hepburn & Barbara Hershey

PROFILES: Audrey Hepburn & Barbara Hershey

October 3, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  AUDREY HEPBURN (1929 – 93)              After filming completed on Roman Holiday (1953), Audrey became engaged to businessman James (later Lord) Hanson, a man she had known since her early days in London. The Fontana sisters even designed an ivory satin wedding gown for her, but the bride to be […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT32.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT32.

September 30, 2020 Alan Royle 3

            PATRICK MACNEE (1922 – 2015)                      The British actor who made a name for himself in the sixties and seventies playing John Steed in a couple of popular TV series – The Avengers and The New Avengers – was called up for the United Kingdom Armed Forces just as he […]