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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT39.

August 2, 2018 Alan Royle 6

                  John Wayne accepts Gary Cooper’s Oscar for High Noon John Wayne and Ward Bond, two staunch supporters of the Senator McCarthy witch-hunts of the late forties and early fifties, were incensed over Carl Foreman’s screenplay for High Noon (1952), which they knew […]

MY TOP 20 AUSSIE-BORN ACTORS – PT1.

June 13, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  The following list is of Australian movie actors who were born in Australia. It does not include those born elsewhere who may have spent most of their formative years Down Under. Therefore, you will not find the likes of  Mel Gibson (New Yorker), Russell Crowe (born in New Zealand), […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 13.

May 22, 2018 Alan Royle 3

                                         The delightful Leslie Caron in Gigi (1958) The three leads in Gigi (1958), Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier, were all born in France. Unfortunately, Leslie’s French accent had completely disappeared […]

SIXTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT3.

April 24, 2018 Alan Royle 1

             Stunning Gladys circa WW1                with Wilfrid Hyde White in My Fair Lady (1964) The former World War One British pin-up girl Gladys Cooper was perfectly cast as Henry Higgins’ mother in the 1964 musical My Fair Lady. A class […]

THE BOND GIRLS – PT 4.

November 27, 2017 Alan Royle 0

‘THE BOND GIRLS’ PT 4 The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore as Bond. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore as Bond. Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore as Bond. For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore as Bond.   As Mary Goodnight Britt […]

THE BOND GIRLS – PT 3.

November 25, 2017 Alan Royle 0

My look at ‘THE BOND GIRLS PT 3’ encompasses the beauties who enhanced the following four 007 features: You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery as James Bond. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby as Bond. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Connery again. Live And Let […]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 15

September 25, 2016 Alan Royle 6

  COLMAN, Ronald                            HUME, Benita                                  1938 – 58 (his death)   Ronald Colman was very nearly one of the millions of fatalities of World War One. He had only been in France for two months when he was seriously gassed at the battle of Messines and invalided out of […]

Actors marrying other actors – Pt 10.

September 1, 2016 Alan Royle 2

  BROLIN, James                                SMITHERS, Jan                               1986 – 95 (div.)                                                                 STREISAND, Barbra                       1998 –   James Brolin […]

The making of the first Bond film – ‘Dr No’ (1962)

August 12, 2016 Alan Royle 8

  In 1961 author Ian Fleming sold a six-month option to all his James Bond novels and short stories (those already penned and future ones), with the exception of Casino Royale, which he had previously sold, to entrepreneur Harry Saltzman. Harry formed Eon Productions with Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, and […]

Did you know? Points of interest. Pt. 9

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    It is generally believed that Stephen Sondheim only agreed to the musically limited Madonna singing his songs in Dick Tracy (1990) because he owed a favour to Warren Beatty who directed and starred in it whilst becoming intimately involved with Madonna during the shoot. Sean Young was to […]