GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

May 6, 2020 Alan Royle 2

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)             May 06 2020                        Twenty-one year old Gloria was appearing in a couple of plays on Broadway when MGM chief Louis B. Mayer spotted her, liked what he saw, and signed her to a $250 a week contract. It was 1944. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT149.

December 31, 2019 Alan Royle 2

Keira Knightley & Ralph Fiennes in The Duchess (2008) The Duchess (2008) is an interesting period piece about the marriage of the 25 year-old William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, to 17 year-old Georgiana Spencer in the late 18th century. Keira Knightley (23) portrays Georgiana opposite Ralph Fiennes (46) as the […]

FIFTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT5

March 7, 2018 Alan Royle 3

  Joan Collins in The Opposite Sex (1956) The Opposite Sex (1956) was a musical re-make of the 1939 film The Women. It was also one of the early vehicles for the new British bombshell Joan Collins. New to the movies and to MGM, she recalled walking past the studio […]

When is an Indian not an Indian? (PT 1)

February 14, 2017 Alan Royle 2

  Until around about the eighties very few actual Native Americans were employed playing Indians in Hollywood movies. Thankfully, since then that has changed and there are numerous Native American actors making healthy livings in westerns and other genres. Over the next few days I shall examine some of those […]

Great character actors Pt 2.

March 7, 2016 admin 0

    Celeste Holm was, in my opinion the most likeable of all the character actors down through the decades, although I am willing to admit that this may very well have had a lot to do with the kind of characters she invariably played. She was a kind of […]

More tragic Hollywood.

December 5, 2015 admin 0

                              Lord Richard Attenborough starred as the creator of Jurassic Park. Three of his family members lost their lives in Phuket, Thailand when the devastating Boxing Day tsunami hit the Pacific Rim in 2004. His daughter Jane, […]

Hollywood’s real-life war heroes ( PT 4 )

April 8, 2015 admin 0

In this, the fourth and final part of the ‘Hollywood & WW2’ series, I look at more movie stars and how they spent the years between 1939 and 1945. Not all of them saw action, but most of them were in uniform. I have added in a couple of unique […]