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KIDS & JUVENILES – PT1.

May 14, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Ever since the movies began at the turn of the 20th century, there have been child and juvenile stars, male and female, who have turned out to be walking gold mines for the studios. Some have even been responsible for saving their respective studios from going under. Until around […]

THE PLAYBOYS – PT1. Greg Bautzer

THE PLAYBOYS – PT1. Greg Bautzer

May 11, 2019 Alan Royle 0

               Greg Bautzer & Lana Turner There has never been a shortage of playboys in Hollywood, especially during the studio system’s heyday. I thought it might be of interest to take a close look at some of these gentlemen as they cut a swathe […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT124.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT124.

May 8, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  ‘Prince’ Michael Romanoff outside his restaurant Romanoff’s was an extremely popular restaurant in Hollywood, owned by a gentleman named Michael Romanoff who proclaimed himself to be of royal blood, a Russian prince, in fact, and nephew to the late Tsar Nicholas II. It was widely known in Hollywood that […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT123.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT123.

May 5, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Ashley Judd Actress Ashley Judd was not about to take a backward step when she spoke about having an abortion when she was young. ‘As everyone knows, and I’m very open about it, I’m a three-time rape survivor’, she said. ‘And one of the times I was raped, there […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT122.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT122.

May 2, 2019 Alan Royle 1

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT122                                       edited              May 02 2019   Red Buttons in The Longest Day (1962) Red Buttons was born Aaron Chwatt in New York City’s Lower East Side in 1919. He got his name from a combination of his red hair and the uniform he wore as a singing bellhop at […]

CENTURIONS – PT3.

CENTURIONS – PT3.

April 29, 2019 Alan Royle 2

     102 & 8 MONTHS*              KIRK DOUGLAS (Dec 9, 1916 – )                          Kirk Douglas was born in New York over 100 years ago to Jewish immigrant parents from what is now Belarus. Despite several close shaves, he is still going strong as of April 2019 and heading towards […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT121.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT121.

April 26, 2019 Alan Royle 0

     After a highly publicized meltdown, Charlie Sheen was fired from the hit TV sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003-11) in March 2011. He had made anti-Semitic remarks about the creator of the series, Chuck Lorre, and posted videos on YouTube of himself smoking cigarettes through his nose […]

THE CENTURIONS – PT2.

THE CENTURIONS – PT2.

April 20, 2019 Alan Royle 6

  This is the second part of ‘The Centurions’, the actors and actresses who have reached the age of 100 or more in the history of Hollywood films. In all there have been fifteen, with two more still living who are due to turn 100 in 2019. In this segment […]

THE CENTURIONS – PT1.

THE CENTURIONS – PT1.

April 17, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  As far as I can determine there have been fifteen actors and actresses who have lived to the ripe old age of 100 or more, and another two who are precariously perched on 99 as of March 31, 2019. If all goes well, Nehemiah Persoff and Marge Champion will […]

WAR MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT10.

WAR MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT10.

April 14, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  THE TRAIN (1964) – World War Two Paul Scofield & Burt Lancaster in The Train (1964) Like many WW2 movies, The Train is loosely based on an actual event. A few weeks before the liberation of Paris in 1944, the Germans decided to freight five boxcars of art treasures stolen from […]