LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT20.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT20.

February 13, 2021 Alan Royle 2

               AIRPLANE! (1980) In 1980, Paramount Pictures released a parody titled Airplane! in most countries and Flying High in Australia. It was a massive box-office success that cost a meagre $3.5 million to make but brought in a staggering $158 million around the world! […]

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY – PT4.

August 12, 2019 Alan Royle 5

  LLOYD BRIDGES (1913 – 98) Californian Lloyd Bridges was the son of parents who owned a movie theatre. Although his father wanted him to become a lawyer, young Lloyd set his sights firmly on an acting career while at the University of California in Los Angeles. He later worked […]

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY…

August 9, 2019 Alan Royle 10

    Station promo for opening night October 16, 1959 Television came to my home town of Perth, Western Australia at 5.30 pm, Friday, October 16, 1959. I was 12 years old and living with my grand-parents in East Fremantle, about 13 miles south of Perth, at the time. My […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT47.

August 20, 2018 Alan Royle 2

    Hugh Glass Man in the Wilderness (1971) is often mistakenly thought to be a sequel to the 1970 film A Man Called Horse, presumably because Richard Harris stars in both pictures, but Harris plays two entirely different characters in each picture. The 1971 film is based on a true […]

Keeping it in the Family – PT 1.

October 14, 2017 Alan Royle 0

Nepotism has always been alive and well in the movie business. Right from the earliest days of the ‘flickers’ being closely related to a movie star was never a drawback when it came to starting a career in the business. Of course, offering sexual favors worked just as well in […]