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 […]

MARTHA HYER & MICHELLE JOHNSON.

MARTHA HYER & MICHELLE JOHNSON.

April 5, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  MARTHA HYER (1924-2014)                    The beautiful blonde actress labelled ‘Universal’s answer to Grace Kelly’ (although she initially signed with RKO), hailed from Fort Worth, Texas where she entered this world on August 10, 1924. Her father was a Texas state senator and International President of the Lions Club. At the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT170.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT170.

April 2, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  Johnny Weissmuller Johnny Weissmuller achieved worldwide fame by winning five Olympic gold medals between 1924 and 1928, breaking the Olympic record in each victory. He represented the United States even though he was actually born in Timisoara, Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Johnny would claim he […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT169

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT169

March 21, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Don Adams as Maxwell Smart in Get Smart Don Adams was offered a rather large (for that time) $12,500 per week to portray Agent 86 – Maxwell Smart in the hit TV series Get Smart (1965). He turned the offer down. Instead, he opted to take a smaller salary […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT168.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT168.

March 9, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Rosamund Pike Director Joe Wright and actress Rosamund Pike became intimately involved on the set of his 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice after he cast her as Jane Bennett in the picture. He later admitted being most reluctant to cast Simon Woods as her love interest, Mr. Bingley, […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT41.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT41.

March 6, 2021 Alan Royle 0

             VING RHAMES:                             [The actor who portrayed Marsellus Wallace in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994), discussed the rape scene in which two gay men violated him] ‘I’m not gay. I’m not homophobic. And I’ve never been raped. So it was acting. I look at it as the most powerful […]

ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)

ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)

March 3, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)                        The movie business is no stranger to sad stories about young hopefuls and their endeavours to make it to the top. Each week hundreds of youngsters would arrive in Tinsel Town with dreams of fame and fortune. For every success story there are a hundred […]

ROD TAYLOR – an under-rated Aussie star.

ROD TAYLOR – an under-rated Aussie star.

February 22, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  ROD TAYLOR Australian actor Rod Taylor had been in Hollywood less than a year when he was offered a long-term TV contract with Warner Brothers. Having tasted success as a radio star in his home-town Sydney, New South Wales, his initial plan was to make it as a movie […]