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 […]

Hollywood and self censorship.

March 9, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  Right from the earliest days of the silent picture era the moving picture moguls were aware that, more than any other commodity, sex sold. And, until the Hays Office reared its censorial head in 1922, they sold plenty of it. After a string of risqué films and several off-screen […]

Random Snapshots – Vol. 3.

October 4, 2017 Alan Royle 0

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 […]