RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

January 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ROCK HUDSON:                                                    [His response in 1978 to whether or not he was gay] ‘I’ve heard that rumour for years and I just don’t care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I’ve always said, ‘Come On, you’ve got the wrong […]

PROFILES – Gish & Gaynor.

PROFILES – Gish & Gaynor.

January 27, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Lillian Gish Lillian Gish might very well have died in her twenties when she was hit by the influenza pandemic of 1918. She miraculously survived it when a great many people did not. In the 1920s, there was something of a scandal when producer Charles Duell made public details […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The Stars & their Stories – PT16.

WORLD WAR TWO – The Stars & their Stories – PT16.

January 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

    GARBO, Greta:                                                                                                        If we are to accept the word of Orson Welles, it seems that not every Hollywood star was filled with the milk of human kindness as we were led to believe by the studio publicity machines. Scarcely a revelation, I know. He recalled dining with […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT2.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT2.

January 21, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Daniel Day-Lewis as ‘Bill the Butcher’ Englishman Daniel Day-Lewis is a Method actor and an eccentric one at that. He was working as a cobbler in Florence, Italy when Harvey Weinstein, director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio lured him into coming back to New York, so they could […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT150.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT150.

January 18, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Gorgeous Whitney Houston Whitney Houston’s remake of the Dolly Parton tune ‘I will Always Love You’ was recorded for the movie titled The Bodyguard (1992) and it went through the roof, becoming the best-selling single by a female artist ever, and the biggest selling non-charity single of all time with […]

HELEN GILBERT (1915-95)

January 15, 2020 Alan Royle 0

HELEN GILBERT (1915-95) Helen came out of Warren, Ohio and made quite a splash in Hollywood for a brief time, more through her appearances in the gossip columns than for her acting on the silver screen, however, for her talent as a thespian was minimal at best. She did have […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT17.

January 12, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  HUGH GRANT:                                                       ‘I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.’ The Firth & Grant ‘fight’ […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The Stars & their Stories – PT15.

January 9, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  FORSYTHE, John:                                                              Forsythe had just completed Destination Tokyo (1943), in which he had a minor role, when he decided to enlist in the United States Army Air Corps at the age of 25. He appeared in the Corps’ play and film titled Winged Victory, but for most of the […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT1.

January 6, 2020 Alan Royle 0

In preparation for his starring role in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Daniel Day-Lewis built a canoe, learned to, hunt and skin animals, and perfected the use of a 12-pound flintlock gun, which he carted with him everywhere even, on one occasion, to a Christmas dinner. In fact, he […]

‘THE GODFATHER’ (1972 – A Masterpiece.

January 3, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Producer Robert Evans had no time for the vertically challenged Al Pacino, referring to him as ‘The Midget’, when director Francis Ford Coppola made it clear he wanted him for The Godfather (1972). Oddly, Evans considered firing Pacino early in the shoot and replacing with, of all people, Dustin Hoffman, […]