MOVIE QUIZ N0 1.

MOVIE QUIZ N0 1.

May 23, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  For a change of pace I have decided to toss in the occasional movie quiz. If they prove to be popular I might even incorporate a thousand or so into a ‘Movie Quiz’ book one day. There will be 25 questions in each segment and the answers will be […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT3.

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT3.

May 20, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  LINDA BLAIR         (1959 – ) Linda Blair entered this world in St. Louis, Missouri on January 22, 1959. Long before she became world famous as the possessed child Regan in The Exorcist (1973), Linda was modelling, appearing in commercials (75 of them before she turned 12), and her picture […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT2.

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT2.

May 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW       (1924 – 92) London-born Freddie Bartholomew’s career spanned just 21 years and 28 screen appearances. Twenty-two of those performances were as a boy or juvenile; the other six after he was no longer a teenager. He was a precocious boy, reciting and performing on the stage from […]

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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 […]

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 […]

SATURDAY MORNING MATINEES 1950s

SATURDAY MORNING MATINEES 1950s

February 22, 2019 Alan Royle 13

Hoyts Theatre (later the Oriana) in Fremantle, Western Australia in the fifties I wonder if children today would enjoy Saturday morning matinees as much as we did back in the 1950s. Probably not, I suppose. Children’s tastes have become more sophisticated with electronic games and personal phones replacing the simple […]

QUIZ – Name the character & the movie.

QUIZ – Name the character & the movie.

February 6, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  Below are 50 stills from 50 movies, accompanied by the actor’s name and the year of the picture’s release. Can you supply the CHARACTER’S name and the title of the movie for a total score out of 100?   1          1939                LESLIE HOWARD 2          1944                BARBARA STANWYCK 3          […]

MOVIE & TV HORSES DOWN THE AGES.

MOVIE & TV HORSES DOWN THE AGES.

February 4, 2019 Alan Royle 0

William S. Hart & Fritz Like most kids who attended Saturday matinees back in the fifties, I knew details about all the cowboy stars, who rode which horse and why. Most of my movie heroes back then were cowboy stars and that didn’t change when TV came along in Western […]