MOVIE TRIVIA – PT103.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT103.

January 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

     Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping a police officer 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor was 72 years old in 1989 when she was pulled over by police officer Paul Kramer because the registration plate on her Rolls Royce had expired. He asked to see her driver’s license, but she […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 102.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 102.

January 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

            Georgia Hale & Charles Chaplin in The Gold Rush (1925) The part of Georgia (the showgirl) in the 1925 classic silent film The Gold Rush was specially written by Charlie Chaplin for his new wife, Lita Grey. But the actress had fallen pregnant to him while she was still 15, hence […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT101.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT101.

January 15, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Pola Negri & Rudolph Valentino There has never been a shortage of prima donnas among movie stars, especially in Hollywood. Back in the Roaring Twenties it was the outrageously publicity addict Pola Negri who made sure reporters and cameramen were present when she swooned with crying fits at the casket […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT100.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT100.

January 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Joan Crawford with her adopted daughter Christina, author of Mommie Dearest Debate still rages over the validity of the claims of child abuse levelled by Christina Crawford against her mother, actress Joan Crawford, in her scathing 1978 book titled Mommie Dearest. Friends and supporters of Joan remain convinced that the volume […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT99.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT99.

January 11, 2019 Alan Royle 0

   Vera-Ellen  Lovely Vera-Ellen hailed from Norwood, Ohio in 1921 and was a dancer from the early age of ten. A few years later she became one of the youngest ever Radio City Rockettes, although she was fired a few weeks later because she showed too much individuality on stage. […]

MOVIE QUOTE QUIZ #1

MOVIE QUOTE QUIZ #1

January 9, 2019 Alan Royle 2

            Just for a change of pace, I thought it might be fun to present 50 well-known (hopefully) movie quotes in the form of a quiz, the answers to which will be listed at the end of the article. Each quote will be accompanied by the year of the movie […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT98.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT98.

January 7, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    They certainly made movies differently back in the forties. In one of the final scenes in The Stranger (1946), Orson Welles’ character is seen rescuing the female lead played by Loretta Young, who is hanging above the church floor as he drags her to safety. In reality, Loretta […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT97.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT97.

January 5, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Peggy Shannon (1907-41) Peggy Shannon, a beautiful 16 year-old redhead, visited her aunt in New York City in 1923 and was ‘discovered’ by Broadway hot-shot Flo Ziegfeld who rushed her into his Follies chorus line. She married an actor in 1926 and starred in a couple of Broadway shows […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT96

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT96

January 3, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Florence Lawrence – the first ever movie star Florence Lawrence was born in Canada in 1886 and started her stage career as ‘Baby Florence the Kid Wonder’. She made her first movie The Automobile Thieves (1906) and soon became known as ‘The Vitagraph Girl’. Then Biograph started putting her […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT95

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT95

January 1, 2019 Alan Royle 2

Roscoe Arbuckle Back in 1921-22, funny man Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle was justly found innocent of causing the death of a young woman named Virginia Rappe, but it took three farcical trials to arrive at that decision. In truth, he should never have been charged with anything, much less have to […]