STARMAKER.

STARMAKER – HENRY WILLSON

June 2, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Super agent Henry Willson I have written about super-agent Henry Willson in this site before (about three years ago), but his extraordinary story merits an up-date and a little clarification. Today, although barely remembered at all, Henry has made it into the Hollywood history books as the creator of former […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT7.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT7.

April 27, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  One of the very first movies I recall seeing was the 1955 World War Two ‘epic’ Battle Cry. I suppose the word ‘epic’ is a bit of an exaggeration, but it was based on Leon Uris’s novel of the same name, and at 704 pages it was certainly long […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT66.

October 11, 2018 Alan Royle 5

    Cynthia Rhodes in Runaway (1984) Cynthia Rhodes is the blonde actress who played opposite Tom Selleck in Runaway (1984), and opposite John Travolta in Staying Alive (1983). Her promising movie career ceased after only five films when she opted to give acting away altogether, preferring instead to devote all her […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 19.

June 5, 2018 Alan Royle 3

    Linda Darnell as Amber                                 Peggy Cummins as Amber Forever Amber cost $5 million to make in 1947 and became the highest grossing picture of the year, despite being initially condemned by the Catholic […]

B LIST BEAUTIES – PT 8

January 16, 2018 Alan Royle 4

MARLA ENGLISH (1935 – 2012) Marla was one of those ‘promising’ beauties who might have been successful in the movie business if she had taken the opportunities presented to her and if she had gotten the right breaks at the right time. Success or failure in Hollywood often depends on […]

7 actors who recorded #1hit singles.

March 31, 2016 admin 0

  Ever since Billboard has been used to assess the popularity of single recordings there have been a few actors who have unexpectedly surprised us by recording songs that went all the way to the top of the charts. There were two in 1957, one in 1958, one in 1962, […]

Henry Willson – super agent.

February 22, 2016 admin 0

  Henry Willson He started out as a journalist in the 1930s. By the late 30s he became the guy who gave Lana Turner her name. In fact, Henry had a real flair for creating memorable (and unusual) names for up and coming actors and actresses. In addition to Lana […]

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 […]