WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT58.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT58.

October 20, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  HARRY DEAN STANTON (1926-2017)               Born in West Irvine, Kentucky in the Roaring Twenties, he grew up in Lexington, graduated from Lafayette High School in 1944, whereupon he was promptly drafted into the US Navy. Harry served as a cook during the war and was aboard the Landing Ship Tank […]

MOVIE TRIVIA PT183.

MOVIE TRIVIA PT183.

October 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  June Allyson MGM’s profits in 1952 were its lowest in twenty years, so costs were cut by dropping the contracts of many of the studio’s highest-paid stars. Clark Gable, Greer Garson, June Allyson, Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Deborah Kerr, Kathryn Grayson, George Murphy and Lionel Barrymore were all unceremoniously […]

PETER LAWFORD – PT2.

PETER LAWFORD – PT2.

October 14, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  An aging Peter Lawford with wife Mary Rowan Fred Otash By the age of sixteen, Marilyn Monroe was well aware that her curvaceous beauty was turning the heads of boys at school. And she enjoyed the attention. When her foster family could no longer keep her she married the […]

PETER LAWFORD (1923-84) – PT1

PETER LAWFORD (1923-84) – PT1

October 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Peter Lawford (1923-84) Peter Lawford was still a teenager in 1943, not yet twenty, when he was offered the dream of every aspiring actor and actress – an MGM contract! It was a one-year agreement with an option for a second year, and it paid him $100 a week […]

‘Films – Wartime Romances’

‘Films – Wartime Romances’

October 8, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  YANKS (1979)                        Richard Gere & Lisa Eichhorn Yanks (1979) is a film directed by British-born John Schlesinger and is set in England in the year leading up to the Allied Second Front of June 1944. It is a […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories. – PT57.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories. – PT57.

October 5, 2021 Alan Royle 0

DONALD SINDEN (1923-2014)                 English actor Donald Sinden was born in Plymouth, Devon in 1923. His screen career was not very spectacular and today cinema-goers would probably agree that the most memorable of his film roles was his portrayal of Grace Kelly’s cuckolded husband in the 1953 adventure/romance Mogambo, a picture […]

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT49.

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT49.

October 2, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  SOPHIA LOREN: (1934 – )                          [On why she, although being a nominee, could not attend the 1961 Academy Awards]: ‘I decided that I could not bear the ordeal of sitting in plain view of millions of viewers […]

‘TV WESTERNS – PT19’

‘TV WESTERNS – PT19’

September 29, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  IRON HORSE (1966-8) 48 EPISODES                                                            Dale Robertson portrays Ben Calhoun, a fictional gambler who turns into a railroad baron after […]

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT182

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT182

September 26, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Director James Cameron James Cameron insists he got his big directing break while doing pick-up shots for a minor picture titled Galaxy of Terror (1981) as the second unit director. He was shooting scenes of a dismembered arm supposedly teeming with maggots (they were mealworms actually). He needed to […]

‘THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING’ (1975)

‘THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING’ (1975)

September 23, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975) Michael Caine and Sean Connery play two ex- British Army non-coms named Peachy Carnehan and Daniel Dravot in this delightful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 novella of the same name. It is set in the 1880s in India where Kipling (played by […]