Misc

Random Snapshots – Vol. 3.

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sharon Stone                     ‘Any man in Hollywood will meet me if I want that’, proclaimed Sharon Stone after achieving worldwide fame in Basic Instinct (1992). ‘No, make that any man anywhere’, she added. One of her former boyfriends was Hart Bochner, the know-all executive in Die Hard who gets his brains blown out while on the phone ‘negotiating’ with the hero. When [...]

B-LIST BEAUTIES PT 4

October 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

         LINDA CRISTAL (1934 – )                 The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)                                                Marta Burges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1934, to a French father and an Italian mother but would act under the name of Linda Cristal in Hollywood. When she was just 13 she and her parents were involved in a [...]

The Bond Girls – Pt2 – ‘Goldfinger & Thunderball’

September 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

                                                                                     as Pussy Galore 1964 at 39                 in 2008 at 83   HONOR BLACKMAN (1925 – ) The Bond franchise has been around for over 50 years, yet when asked to name any Bond girl the chances are the name Pussy Galore would be forthcoming more often than any [...]

Darwin Porter – Can we believe what he writes?

September 28, 2017 // 2 Comments

  Darwin Porter (1937 – ) I doubt if there are many more controversial contemporary writers than Darwin Porter. His supporters believe he is telling the real story of Hollywood in its so-called Golden Age; his detractors consider him to be little more than a peddler of sleazy gossip. I do not know the man, but I imagine an accurate assessment rests somewhere between the two extremes. [...]

Why the studio system collapsed.

September 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  The fall of the studio system in Hollywood did not happen overnight. It took from the late forties until the late sixties, but although it happened over a couple of decades, it was always going to happen sooner or later. Indeed, if World War Two had not interceded it might very well have occurred a decade earlier. When, in 1938, the Attorney-General Thurman Arnold restricted the practice [...]

My 50 top child actors in movies & TV history – PT 1 (50-26)

January 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

         50          KEVIN ‘MOOCHIE’ CORCORAN (1949-2015) In the fifties he was a favorite of Walt Disney, appearing in movies such as Old Yeller (1957), The Shaggy Dog (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960). Kevin was married to the same woman for 43 years until his death from colorectal cancer at 66.      49          CARL ‘ALFALFA’ SWITZER [...]

How to get kindle books on your PC, tablet or phone

September 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

For some of you it may be a bit of a mystery as to how to get books from Amazon on your phone, tablet or PC. Here is a simple instruction on how to do this. First of all, before you can download any books from Amazon you need to register, and set up your payment options. Click the link below to register with Amazon and add a payment option. Amazon Registration Once you have registered, you need [...]