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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 12.

May 20, 2018 Alan Royle 0

       Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher The budget for the first Star Wars (1977) was limited and George Lucas felt it would flop, so he decided that all the American cast and crew (including himself) would fly ‘coach’ to Britain instead of first class to save on air fares. […]

Child stars of bygone days – PT2.

December 29, 2017 Alan Royle 2

MATTHEW ‘STYMIE’ BEARD (1925 – 81)              During the Depression years Americans found something to laugh about at the movies watching the antics of a group of talented children in the ‘Our Gang’ and ‘Little Rascals’ comedy shorts. One of those extraordinary kids was an […]

The WAMPAS Baby Stars PT4 – 1925.

December 10, 2016 Alan Royle 0

  BETTY (BETTE) ARLEN (1909-66) Of all the WAMPAS Baby Stars down the years, Betty Arlen had one of the least significant acting careers of any. She actually appeared in a total of 24 movies, three of them in the Roaring Twenties and the rest between 1949 and 1956, but […]

Tragic Hollywood – Accidental Deaths ( Pt 1 )

May 24, 2015 admin 5

    Hollywood movie stars are prone to luck, good and bad, just like the rest of us. My research has found over sixty actors and actresses who have been killed in accidents involving automobiles, airliners, drownings, genuine accidental overdoses, fires, skiing, even earthquakes. Some have been electrocuted, others accidentally […]