Private Lives – Pt 1

February 27, 2018 Alan Royle 4

  I shall soon be publishing the first of two books titled ‘The Many Loves Of…’ They will be collections of the private lives of all the female stars of movies since the beginning of silent movies until the seventies. Each entry will consist of a chronological run-down of the […]

Keeping it in the Family – PT 1.

October 14, 2017 Alan Royle 0

Nepotism has always been alive and well in the movie business. Right from the earliest days of the ‘flickers’ being closely related to a movie star was never a drawback when it came to starting a career in the business. Of course, offering sexual favors worked just as well in […]

WAMPAS Baby Stars – PT5 (1926)

December 28, 2016 Alan Royle 4

  MARY ASTOR (1906-87)                            1526 For some reason 1926 was quite a year for WAMPAS Baby Stars. Most of them ended up being major movie stars. Mary Astor is the first of these. Born Lucile Langhanke, her career started in 1921 and lasted over forty years and 154 screen credits. […]

The Best Ever Child Movie Stars ( Pt 2 )

May 22, 2015 admin 0

  Here are my top 10 (top 11 actually, since I had a dead-heat at number 6)   10        DREW BARRYMORE that brilliant moment in ET Yet another Californian, this time from Culver City, where she was born in 1975. Drew stormed into cinema fame at the tender age […]

JOHN BARRYMORE – A drunk, a rake & a rare talent.

February 5, 2015 admin 3

  John Barrymore’s siblings, Lionel and Ethel, both won Oscars in their careers, but most critics are agreed that John was the best actor of the three. Not everyone agreed, however. Playwright George Bernard Shaw detested his ‘Hamlet’, describing it as one of the worst portrayals in history, accusing the […]