MOVIE TRIVIA – PT188

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT188

January 12, 2022 Alan Royle 2

   Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series             The name Nichelle Nichols is well-known to fans of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), in which she played Lt. Nyota Uhura. It might surprise her fans to learn that she was discovered […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT53

RANDOM QUOTES – PT53

December 28, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  KIRSTEN DUNST: (1982 – )                                    [On kissing Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)]: ‘I am sure I would love to do it now, but back then, I […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT187

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT187

December 25, 2021 Alan Royle 4

       JACK WEBB (1920-82)                               Although he achieved some success as a writer and, arguably, more as an actor in both movies and television, Jack Webb was primarily an executive producer (and creator) of three successful TV series, – Dragnet 67(1967-70), Adam-12 (1968-72) and Emergency! (1972). It is […]

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 […]

MOVIE TRIVIA. – PT184

MOVIE TRIVIA. – PT184

November 1, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Ben Kingsley British actor Ben Kingsley will quite rightly be remembered for winning the Oscar in the title role of Gandhi (1982), yet he had been a musician/singer, busking for over a decade before fame caught up with him. It was 1966 when the twenty-three year old Ben made […]

MOVIE TRIVIA PT183.

MOVIE TRIVIA PT183.

October 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  June Allyson MGM’s profits in 1952 were its lowest in twenty years, so costs were cut by dropping the contracts of many of the studio’s highest-paid stars. Clark Gable, Greer Garson, June Allyson, Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Deborah Kerr, Kathryn Grayson, George Murphy and Lionel Barrymore were all unceremoniously […]

PETER LAWFORD – PT2.

PETER LAWFORD – PT2.

October 14, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  An aging Peter Lawford with wife Mary Rowan Fred Otash By the age of sixteen, Marilyn Monroe was well aware that her curvaceous beauty was turning the heads of boys at school. And she enjoyed the attention. When her foster family could no longer keep her she married the […]

PETER LAWFORD (1923-84) – PT1

PETER LAWFORD (1923-84) – PT1

October 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Peter Lawford (1923-84) Peter Lawford was still a teenager in 1943, not yet twenty, when he was offered the dream of every aspiring actor and actress – an MGM contract! It was a one-year agreement with an option for a second year, and it paid him $100 a week […]

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT181

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT181

September 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Angelique Pettyjohn in Star Trek: The Original Series (1968) The name Angelique Pettyjohn probably means nothing to all but the most avid fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, and to those ‘Trekkies’ who ventured along to the numerous conventions held over the ensuing years. Devoted fans will no doubt recall […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

August 30, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Peter Lawford Peter Lawford was born in 1923, the son of Sir Sydney Lawford and his lover, a married woman named May Aylen. May’s cuckolded husband generously stayed with her until the baby was born, just so Peter would be born legitimate. All things considered, it was a most […]