MOVIE/TV DEATHS FROM COVID-19.

MOVIE/TV DEATHS FROM COVID-19.

April 30, 2022 Alan Royle 4

The terrible COVID – 19 pandemic has claimed millions of lives since 2020, people from all walks of life in every country on Earth. Among its terrible toll has been at lea movie and television actors and actresses. This article looks at these unfortunate souls from the acting profession who […]

PROFILES – Goldie Hawn.

PROFILES – Goldie Hawn.

August 7, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  GOLDIE HAWN (1945 – )                           Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born in Washington DC in November 1945 but grew up in Maryland. Her mother was Jewish and the daughter if Hungarian immigrants, so Goldie was raised in the Jewish faith. Her father was Presbyterian. Today, she is a devout Buddhist […]

PROFILES – Robert Shaw & others

PROFILES – Robert Shaw & others

February 2, 2020 Alan Royle 0

   Robert Shaw It is sad when we consider just how many wonderful performances we were deprived of with Robert Shaw’s untimely death in 1978. The man was only 51 when a massive heart attack killed him on a country road in County Mayo, Ireland. His career consisted of only […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT129.

June 16, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Lee Fierra as Mrs. Kintner confronting the police chief in Jaws (1975) Lee Fierro played Mrs. Kintner in the 1975 hit Jaws, mother of the boy, Alex, taken by the shark at the beach. She only made three movies; this one, Jaws – The Revenge (1987) and The Mistover […]

MOVIE QUIZ N0 1.

May 23, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  For a change of pace I have decided to toss in the occasional movie quiz. If they prove to be popular I might even incorporate a thousand or so into a ‘Movie Quiz’ book one day. There will be 25 questions in each segment and the answers will be […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT77.

November 2, 2018 Alan Royle 6

Ali MacGraw & Robert Evans Robert Evans bought the rights to the novel The Great Gatsby in 1971, his intention being to have his wife Ali MacGraw play Daisy. A shooting script was not quite ready yet, so Ali went off to star in The Getaway (1972) opposite Steve McQueen […]

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FAMOUS UNSCRIPTED LINES AND SCENES

June 7, 2018 Alan Royle 6

     The Jazz Singer (1927) Al Jolson (Jakie Rabinowitz): ‘Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!’ (Almost as if it was an omen for the future, the first words spoken by Jolson in the first ever ‘talkie’ were completely ad-libbed.)      Casablanca (1942) Humphrey […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT9.

May 14, 2018 Alan Royle 4

                       Ali MacGraw & Robert Evans Steve McQueen’s performance in Papillon (1973) was overlooked when Oscar nominations were announced in 1974. The general feeling was that his stealing Ali MacGraw from Robert Evans, a very powerful studio executive, may well […]

Robert Shaw – Thanks for the memories.

October 6, 2017 Alan Royle 6

ROBERT SHAW (1927 – 78)                                             I suppose we all have our favourite character actors. I have several, but near the top of the list is Lancashire-born Robert Shaw. […]

GOLDIE HAWN (1945- ) – a self-made star.

August 31, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  GOLDIE HAWN (1945 – )                           Goldie Hawn is a direct descendent of the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, one William Rutledge. If you have seen the musical 1776, Rutledge is the southern gentleman whose […]