PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

July 19, 2021 Alan Royle 1

  GRACE KELLY (1929-82)                          A great many truly beautiful faces have adorned movie screens down the decades since motion pictures became an industry, but few could match Grace Kelly at the height of her brief career. The term […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT177.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT177.

July 7, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Dorothy Malone Dorothy Malone was one of five children. Her two older sisters died very young of complications from polio. A younger brother had the incredible misfortune to be struck and killed by a bolt of lightning whilst on a Dallas golf course! When Dorothy won a Best Supporting […]

PROFILES: KATY JURADO – DIANE KEATON

PROFILES: KATY JURADO – DIANE KEATON

July 4, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  KATY JURADO (1924-2002)                     Katy began life as Maria Garcia in Mexico City, Mexico in January 1924, but was known as ‘Katy’ throughout her childhood by all those close to her. Many sources give Guadalajara as her place of birth, but her birth certificate clearly names Mexico City. She spent […]

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

June 25, 2021 Alan Royle 10

  JOHN HUSTON: (1906-87)                              John Huston was one of the movie industry’s truly great directors, a man responsible for such classics as (in no particular order): The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT176

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT176

June 19, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Olivier & Monroe in a scene from The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) In his 1983 autobiography ‘Confessions of an Actor’, Laurence Olivier wrote that upon meeting Marilyn Monroe preparatory to the commencement of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), he was convinced he was going to fall in love with […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT175

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT175

June 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton has been married six times (as of July 2020), the first five unions having ended in divorce. From 1978 until 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, who cited ‘incompatibility and adultery on his part’ in her divorce petition. They had one […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT174

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT174

May 20, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  W.C. Fields Legendary comedian W.C. Fields said that The Marx Brothers were the only act he couldn’t follow on the live stage. At a theatre in Columbus, Ohio in January 1915, he stood in the wings watching them perform and waiting to follow them onto the stage. ‘They sang, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT173

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT173

May 8, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Phillip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman split from his long-time girlfriend, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, in 2013. She is the mother of his three children. In May of that same year he announced he had checked himself into a substance abuse treatment centre because he had started snorting heroin. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT172

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT172

April 23, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Barbara Windsor in her ‘Carry On’ days ‘Carry On’ and Eastenders diminutive star (she is 4’10” or 1.47m tall), Barbara Windsor’s autobiography titled All of Me is a most candid work. In it she discusses her affairs with ‘Carry On’ co-star Sidney James, London gangster Reggie Kray and footballer […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT171.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT171.

April 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Helen Reddy Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941, Helen Reddy will long be remembered for writing and recording ‘I Am Woman’, the feminist movement’s anthem of the radical 1970s. Six years earlier twenty-five year old Helen had won an Australian Bandstand International contest that took her to New York […]