GRACE KELLY

GRACE KELLY & her private life

November 27, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  GRACE KELLY (1929 – 82)                          This stunning actress was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1929. Tragically, her life ended at 52 years of age in a 1982 car crash in her adopted home of the Principality of […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT69.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT69.

November 24, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  DAVID BOWIE (1947 – 2016)                    [On turning down the opportunity to record a James Bond film theme]: ‘To be honest I haven’t watched a James Bond film since Sean Connery was in them. I don’t really like them.’ ‘Hitler was the first superstar. He really did it right. Britain […]

TV WESTERNS – PT40.

TV WESTERNS – PT40.

November 21, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  TRACKDOWN (1957-9) 71 EPISODES                 Robert Culp starred as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman (who thinks up these Christian names?), who travels throughout the Old West hunting down bad guys and bringing them to justice. The end credits claim the stories are true and based on actual cases from the Texas […]

HOLLYWOOD: DO YOU AGREE?

HOLLYWOOD: DO YOU AGREE?

November 18, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  WOMAN IN GOLD (2015)               This is a fine historical drama about the efforts of a Los Angeles lawyer named Randy Schoenberg (played by Ryan Reynolds) and an octogenarian Jewish refugee from Austria named Maria Altmann (Dame Helen Mirren) to sue the Austrian Government in an endeavour to reclaim five […]

‘SHIRLEY TEMPLE – CHILD STAR’.

‘SHIRLEY TEMPLE – CHILD STAR’.

November 15, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  SHIRLEY TEMPLE (1928-2014)                                       The darling of the American cinema, Shirley Temple, was abused psychologically and sexually from the moment she first appeared on the screen back in 1932. And Hollywood did its damnedest to hide those abuses from the public and the authorities. However, many incidences have since […]

AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER

AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER

November 12, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  JILL IRELAND (1936-90)                     Jill’s movie career was hardly the stuff of legend yet she has still managed to be remembered for three things: Her marriages to David McCallum and to Charles Bronson, and for her role as ‘Leila Kalomi’, the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT206

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT206

November 9, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon The 2016 mini- series Tutankhamun has come under considerable criticism from Egyptologists and archaeological experts who claim it is not historically or factually accurate. Certainly, the depicted romantic relationship between Lord Carnarvon’s daughter Evelyn and Howard Carter never actually happened, but this is a […]

LGTTM – ‘A CLOCKWORK ORANGE’ (1971)

LGTTM – ‘A CLOCKWORK ORANGE’ (1971)

November 6, 2022 Alan Royle 1

  A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)              Stanley Kubrick directed only sixteen movies in his lifetime. I unreservedly admired two of them – Paths of Glory (1957) and Spartacus (1960), the rest I could take or leave. I remain at a loss, however, to understand the […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT68

RANDOM QUOTES – PT68

November 3, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  AL PACINO (1940 – )                        [In 1979 he attended the Oscars for the first time]: ‘I was at the Oscars once – for Serpico. That was the second time I was nominated. I was sitting in the third […]

TV WESTERNS – PT39.

TV WESTERNS – PT39.

October 31, 2022 Alan Royle 1

  Jeffrey Hunter as Temple Houston TEMPLE HOUSTON (1963-4) 26 EPISODES                   This series starred Jeffrey Hunter as the real-life 19th century Texas lawyer Temple Lea Houston, son of the legendary Sam Houston. Unfortunately, the producers seemed unsure of just how they would […]