KIDS & JUVENILES – PT4

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT4

May 29, 2019 Alan Royle 1

    BOBBY BREEN (1927 – 2016) Bobby Breen was a boy soprano who had his moment in the sun back in the thirties. He was born Isadore Borsuk in Montreal, Canada in 1927, to Ukrainian Jewish immigrant parents. Between 1936 and 1942 he only made nine films in total […]

MOVIE QUIZ No 2.

MOVIE QUIZ No 2.

May 26, 2019 Alan Royle 3

QUIZ NO 2     26           Which male comedy star was Sir Laurence Olivier’s lover for over ten years?   27           Name the song from the 1942 film Holiday Inn that won the Oscar that year.   28           Which actor is Shirley MacLaine’s real life brother?   29           Which 1988 […]

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 […]