john travolta

‘GREASE’ (1978) – King of the high school musicals.

April 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Grease is one of the better teenage musicals, (many would argue it’s the best), if for no other reason than the leads are charismatic and can actually sing! I suppose to refer to it as a teenage musical is a bit of a liberty, given that only one of the ten actors and actresses portraying high school students was actually a teenager at the time (and even she was nineteen and barely scrambled [...]

More old TV show trivia.

December 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

  William Boyd made Hopalong Cassidy famous by depicting him in 66 movies throughout the 30s and 40s, and then for five years on television between 1949 and 1954. A smart businessman, Boyd purchased the rights to the movies, then pruned them into half-hour and full-hour television episodes. When these proved enormously popular, with children especially, he created 52 more episodes that saw [...]

Did you know? Points of interest Pt.23.

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Deliverance (1972) was the picture that turned Burt Reynolds into a superstar. The first choice for his role, however, was Marlon Brando, the second Henry Fonda; the third James Stewart. Charlton Heston was also approached. Lee Marvin was asked to play the role that later went to Jon Voight. None of them accepted, primarily because of the risks involved negotiating Georgia’s Chattooga [...]

Gay/Bisexual Actors in Old TV Shows ( Pt 3 )

June 21, 2015 // 5 Comments

  Nigel Hawthorne (1929 – 2001) The most surprising fact about the superbly written (and acted) Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister is that only 38 episodes in total were made, 22 in the first show and just 16 in the second. Hawthorne was quite brilliant as Sir Humphrey Appleby in both, clearly (in my opinion) the star of both series, but Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds were both [...]

The Scientology Set ( Pt 2 )

April 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

Yesterday I wrote a little about the Church of Scientology and its adherents (both past and present) in the world of entertainment. Alphabetically, I got as far as ‘G’. Here are the rest of them:     HAYES, Isaac: Singer/songwriter, occasional actor. An active Scientologist, the ‘church’ forced him to resign his role as ‘Chef’ on South Park because of the show’s stance on [...]

JOHN TRAVOLTA – A roller coaster ride.

April 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

  Travolta’s sexual persuasion (personally, I couldn’t care less about it either way), is threatening his long-standing marriage to actress (and fellow Scientologist) Kelly Preston. In an age where ‘coming out’ seems to be the best way to curtail discussion on this monumentally over-rated issue he persists in denying his homosexuality for all he’s worth. Consequently, the tabloids [...]