MOVIE TRIVIA – PT170.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT170.

April 2, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Johnny Weissmuller Johnny Weissmuller achieved worldwide fame by winning five Olympic gold medals between 1924 and 1928, breaking the Olympic record in each victory. He represented the United States even though he was actually born in Timisoara, Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Johnny would claim he […]

World War Two – The Stars & their stories – PT12.

December 1, 2019 Alan Royle 0

DONALD, James:                                                                 The highly respected Scottish actor James Donald is probably remembered by most movie fans for his portrayal of the Senior British Officer in the enormously successful 1963 film The Great Escape, but he graced many other fine productions in his career. In 1939, he tried to enlist, but […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT9.

October 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    DAVID NIVEN:                                            ‘I’ve been lucky enough to win an Oscar, write a best-seller. My other dream would be to have a painting in the Louvre. The only […]

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 […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT131.

July 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Helen Mirren & River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast (1986) The Mosquito Coast (1986) is a disappointing film, mostly because of Harrison Ford’s somewhat over-the-top performance in the lead. Oddly, of all the films he has so far made, he considers it to be his favourite. Considering it is […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT57.

September 17, 2018 Alan Royle 4

The Audie Murphy Memorial in Holtzwir, France To Hell and Back (1955) is a biopic about Audie L. Murphy, America’s most decorated soldier of World War Two. Thirty year-old Murphy plays himself. He dreaded re-enacting one particular scene in which his closest friend (Brandon) stands up while the company is […]

A bit of TV nostalgia.

January 11, 2016 admin 4

  As a follow-up to the Nielsen Ratings of the very top TV shows year by year in the USA, I thought I might take a crack at listing MY favourite programs down the decades. Not one of them reached the top, by the way. I have also highlighted the […]

More old TV show trivia.

December 26, 2015 admin 2

  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 […]

The Original ‘Star Trek’ (1966-69)…simply the best.

December 1, 2015 admin 0

  When NBC first promoted the upcoming new series Star Trek in 1966 it was decided to airbrush Mr. Spock’s pointy ears out of all photos. Executives were concerned that viewers would react badly to a character with ears that resembled the Devil’s, although how anyone can confidently describe Old […]

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

June 21, 2015 admin 11

  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 […]