;RANDOM QUOTES – PT56

RANDOM QUOTES – PT56

March 16, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  JANE MARCH (1973 – )                              [Referring to rumours about her making The Lover (1992)]: ‘The suggestion that I slept with Tony Ka Fai Leung on set was a disgusting allegation. Jean-Jacques Annaud had a lot to do with that – he was trying to promote the film. Now, I […]

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938)

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938)

March 10, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938) I recently purchased a copy of this charming 1938 film and was surprised to find it had been shot in colour. Having only seen it once before (on television in 1960), I had expected it to be in black and white. In 1960 […]

THE LITTLE COLONEL (1935)

THE LITTLE COLONEL (1935)

February 20, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  THE LITTLE COLONEL (1935)                 This was the first of four films in which African-American dancer Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson partnered the child superstar Shirley Temple in dance routines on the big screen; the other three being The Littlest Rebel (1935), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), and Just Around the Corner […]

CURLY TOP, ARGO, BILLY BUDD

CURLY TOP, ARGO, BILLY BUDD

January 30, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  CURLY TOP (1935)                          This Shirley Temple vehicle was one of the last films made by the Fox studio before it amalgamated with the hitherto rival studio of Twentieth Century Productions to become 20th Century Fox. The amalgamation saw former Fox strongman Winfield Sheehan sent packing with a half million […]

..MOVIE TRIVIA – PT189

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT189

January 24, 2022 Alan Royle 0

        The remarkable Shirley Temple        Four year-old Shirley Temple made her second movie, a short titled War Babies, in December 1932 at the Fox Criterion Theatre in Santa Monica, California. In her 1988 autobiography, Child Star, she described the system used to extract obedience from […]

‘SPEAKING OUT’ – PT1

‘SPEAKING OUT’ – PT1

January 15, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  CAROLE LANDIS: (1919-48)                    [Carole sought fame, like most actors and actresses, but her primary objective seems to have been to find genuine love and marriage and to raise a family. Sadly, that was not to be. Unable to conceive, due to endometriosis, luckless in her quest for true love, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT185.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT185.

November 25, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  Bob Hope in the 1930s In 1938, Bob Hope landed his own radio show, The Bob Hope Pepsodent Show, for which he was paid $2,500 a week! The season ran for 39 weeks and that presented him with a problem, for now he had to come up with thirty-nine […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT50.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT50.

October 26, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  SHIRLEY TEMPLE: (1928 – 2014)           [On her adult experiences as a former child star]: ‘I do get pinched a lot. Mostly it’s women, my peer group and even older than I am, and I’m old. They tend to want to touch. If I go on tour I’ll get pinched […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT166.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT166.

February 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  BING CROSBY Actor/singer Bing Crosby married twice in his life and fathered seven children (six sons and a daughter). His first wife, singer Dixie Lee, gave birth to Gary in 1933; twin boys Phillip and Dennis in 1934, and Lindsay four years later in 1938. She and Bing were […]

MORE MOVIE TRIVIA

MORE MOVIE TRIVIA

January 1, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe was paid one million dollars USD in 2001, to play the lead in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, quite a payday for a twelve year-old. But it was chicken feed compared to what was to follow. A year later the stupendous […]