RANDOM QUOTES – PT28.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT28.

July 17, 2020 Alan Royle 2

ANDIE MACDOWELL:                             [On Marisa Tomei turning down the lead in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)] ‘They saw a lot of other people for the role. Not only did Marisa Tomei lose out as an artist for not taking the opportunity to work with wonderful people on this amazing movie, […]

WORLD WAR TWO – ‘The stars & their stories’ – PT26.

June 29, 2020 Alan Royle 0

TED KNIGHT (1923 – 86)                          The hilarious Ted Knight dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Army during World War Two. As a member of A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion, he earned five battle stars whilst serving in Europe and was in one of the […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT9

July 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    MILEY CYRUS (1992 – ) Miley hails from Franklin, Tennessee, where she entered this world as Destiny Hope Cyrus in 1992, the same year that her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, topped the US Country charts (it reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well), with his single […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT75.

October 29, 2018 Alan Royle 2

    River Phoenix By 1993, River Phoenix had become an icon for a generation. The height of political correctness, a representative of ‘Generation X’, he advocated a pro-life, pro-animals, vegetarian lifestyle, speaking out on issues that concerned many of his fans. More than anything else, he preached an anti-drugs […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT60.

September 23, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Deanna Durbin Canadian-born Deanna Durbin was just 14 when Walt Disney tested her to be the voice of Snow White in his 1937 feature-length animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He chose not to use her because her voice sounded ‘too mature’. By 1943, at the age of […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 27.

July 1, 2018 Alan Royle 3

                                                                                        Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman  –  WOW! I […]

WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1929

February 20, 2017 Alan Royle 0

A new batch of WAMPAS Baby Stars were named in 1929. Two went on to be big stars, three others enjoyed a modicum of fame and the remaining eight faded into oblivion. The 1929 group (top L to R): Loretta Young, Josephine Dunn, Jean Arthur, Doris Hill, Anita Page, (centre L to […]

The ‘girl next door’ types – Pt.2.

May 6, 2016 admin 0

      In the fifties the iconic ‘girl next door’ arrived on the screen in a series of domestic romantic comedies, several of them opposite Rock Hudson. Doris Day would grace the pop music charts with numerous best-selling singles and albums, but her screen image of the suburban housewife, […]

Did You Know? – Items of interest Pt 1.

August 12, 2015 admin 2

  From time to time I shall post a dozen or so short items, snippets of information about movie and television actors that I have found interesting. Hopefully, you will, too. Somehow it is hard to imagine that Don Adams, the little guy who played Agent Maxwell Smart in the […]