TV WESTERNS – PT12.

TV WESTERNS – PT12.

January 16, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  F TROOP (1965-7) 65 EPISODES                                                                                                  The now iconic western comedy series F Troop (1965-7) has achieved a status not unlike that of the original Star Trek series that ran from 1966 -9. Both series were short-lived back in the sixties, but gained cult status decades later. It […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT39.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT39.

January 13, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  DAVID NIVEN (1910-83) David Niven’s father died in action at Gallipoli, Turkey, at the age of 38, in 1915, during the First World War. He was listed as ‘missing’ until 1917. Young David would claim to have been born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, simply because he thought it sounded more […]

LONESOME DOVE – A Mini-Series Masterpiece.

LONESOME DOVE – A Mini-Series Masterpiece.

January 10, 2021 Alan Royle 2

LONESOME DOVE (1989) – A Mini-Series masterpiece. Larry McMurtry wrote Lonesome Dove in 1971 as a movie script. His intention was for John Wayne to play Woodrow Call, James Stewart to portray Gus McCrae, and Henry Fonda to hold down the Jake Spoon role. Hot director Peter Bogdanovich was to […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT38.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT38.

January 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   JULIE WALTERS:                         [On Educating Rita (1983)] ‘I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, ‘Oh God, it’s awful. And I’m awful in it.’ I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking […]

RANDON QUOTES – PT38.

RANDON QUOTES – PT38.

January 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   JULIE WALTERS:                         [On Educating Rita (1983)] ‘I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, ‘Oh God, it’s awful. And I’m awful in it.’ I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking […]

PROFILES – Hutton & Hutton.

PROFILES – Hutton & Hutton.

January 4, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  BETTY HUTTON (1921 – 2007)                Betty entered this world as Elizabeth Thornburg via Battle Creek, Michigan in February 1921. Her father deserted the family when she was two (and committed suicide sixteen years later). Mum moved the family to Detroit after dad shot through and, in the middle of […]

MORE MOVIE TRIVIA

MORE MOVIE TRIVIA

January 1, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe was paid one million dollars USD in 2001, to play the lead in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, quite a payday for a twelve year-old. But it was chicken feed compared to what was to follow. A year later the stupendous […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT38.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT38.

December 29, 2020 Alan Royle 2

GEORGE NADER (1921 – 2002)                                                                                                                           George was an actor and writer who hailed from Pasadena, California where he was born in 1921. In the fifties he starred in a short-lived TV series called The Man and the Challenge (1959-60), and was a close friend of actor […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

December 26, 2020 Alan Royle 6

  GAIL RUSSELL:                   [One of Hollywood’s saddest cases was blue-eyed, raven-haired Gail Russell, a chronically shy girl who tragically used alcohol to give her the confidence she so desperately needed. It would kill her at the age of thirty-six]. ‘I was possessed with an agonizing kind of self-consciousness where […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT19.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT19.

December 23, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  ONCE UPON A TIME IN…HOLLYWOOD (2019) This Quentin Tarantino film can best be described as a revisionist-fictional tale of a created Hollywood star and his best friend/stuntman/ gopher; a tale that culminates in a thoroughly preposterous, concocted climax that takes place right next door to a residence that, in […]