LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT21.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT21.

March 18, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK (1998)                The 1998 version of The Man in the Iron Mask was Hollywood’s third attempt to put Dumas’ tale on the big screen. The first was a 1923 silent picture made in Germany; the second being the much better 1939 version starring […]

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TV WESTERNS – PT5.

August 10, 2020 Alan Royle 0

      BROKEN ARROW (1956-58) – 72 EPISODES                                   This series was inspired by the popularity of the 1950 feature film of the same name that starred James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff […]

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY…

August 9, 2019 Alan Royle 10

    Station promo for opening night October 16, 1959 Television came to my home town of Perth, Western Australia at 5.30 pm, Friday, October 16, 1959. I was 12 years old and living with my grand-parents in East Fremantle, about 13 miles south of Perth, at the time. My […]

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FORMER BEAUTY QUEENS WHO BECAME ACTRESSES.

October 3, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  It sometimes seems as if every young girl who won a home town beauty title in the United States, hopped on a train bound for Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. Most of them became quickly disillusioned and hurried home again, but quite a few made it into […]

TV – When the western was king – PT1.

June 23, 2018 Alan Royle 4

There was a time, back in the fifties when television suddenly took off, that saw the western genre dominating the box. Scores of series were launched throughout the late forties, the fifties and sixties. Many of them lasted only a single season (even less), but others made a fortune for […]

B LIST BEAUTIES – PT 8

January 16, 2018 Alan Royle 4

MARLA ENGLISH (1935 – 2012) Marla was one of those ‘promising’ beauties who might have been successful in the movie business if she had taken the opportunities presented to her and if she had gotten the right breaks at the right time. Success or failure in Hollywood often depends on […]

BOYHOOD SCREEN CRUSHES

December 23, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  There were five of us who hung around together in East Fremantle in the fifties. We weren’t a gang or anything like that. We just kicked a footy together in the park across the road, played cricket in Fremantle, bashed golf balls wherever we could, went to the movies […]

B – LIST BEAUTIES – Pt 1.

September 2, 2017 Alan Royle 0

B – LIST BEAUTIES OF THE STUDIO SYSTEM’S FINAL DAYS – PT 1 For the final 15 years of the studio system, from the end of World War Two until about 1960, an enormous number of starlets were signed to five and seven year contracts by the large and small […]

My all-time top 15 favorite females in TV series.

January 7, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  The really neat thing about writing your own blog is that you can choose any subject you feel like choosing, and it doesn’t really matter if nobody agrees with you. This article focuses on the ladies I have found to be the most attractive (to me) over the 57 […]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 2.

July 27, 2016 Alan Royle 6

  ANDRESS, Ursula                –           DEREK, John                        1957 to 1966 (div.)       Ursula and Jean-Paul Belmondo Ursula today A good seven years before she waded out of the Caribbean and into movie legend with her debut in the first Bond film Dr No (1962), Swiss-born Ursula Andress met the fading […]