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TV – When the western was king – PT1.

June 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

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 their studios and ran for years, even decades. Based on the number of episodes produced, I have arrived at the [...]

B-LIST BEAUTIES – PT 3.

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

            PEGGIE CASTLE (1927 – 73)                  The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) opposite Rory Calhoun                                   Audie Murphy                                    Peggie Castle was a green-eyed blonde beauty from Appalachia, Virginia who, according to Hollywood lore, was discovered eating a shrimp cocktail in the seafood [...]

The ‘Tarzan’ movies – PT 3

March 10, 2017 // 5 Comments

       Denny Miller                                                           with Joanna Barnes Denny Miller made his one and only appearance as Tarzan in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959), with the enticing Joanna Barnes as Jane. At 6’4”, he was one of the tallest Tarzans along with Lex Barker (only Ron Ely was slightly taller). He was also the first blonde [...]

Tragic Hollywood – Accidental Deaths ( Pt 2 )

May 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

  I have so far found a total of twenty movie actors who have perished in motor vehicle related accidents. Here are the second group of ten. Next, I shall look at ‘accidental death in fires’.   Sammi Kane Kraft (1992-2012) Sammi only made one movie, the remake of Bad News Bears, the kid’s baseball pic, in 2005. She was selected, not only because of her looks and acting [...]