WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT38.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT38.

December 29, 2020 Alan Royle 2

GEORGE NADER (1921 – 2002)                                                                                                                           George was an actor and writer who hailed from Pasadena, California where he was born in 1921. In the fifties he starred in a short-lived TV series called The Man and the Challenge (1959-60), and was a close friend of actor […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

December 26, 2020 Alan Royle 6

  GAIL RUSSELL:                   [One of Hollywood’s saddest cases was blue-eyed, raven-haired Gail Russell, a chronically shy girl who tragically used alcohol to give her the confidence she so desperately needed. It would kill her at the age of thirty-six]. ‘I was possessed with an agonizing kind of self-consciousness where […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT19.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT19.

December 23, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  ONCE UPON A TIME IN…HOLLYWOOD (2019) This Quentin Tarantino film can best be described as a revisionist-fictional tale of a created Hollywood star and his best friend/stuntman/ gopher; a tale that culminates in a thoroughly preposterous, concocted climax that takes place right next door to a residence that, in […]

PROFILE – Elizabeth Hurley.

PROFILE – Elizabeth Hurley.

December 20, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ELIZABETH HURLEY (1965 – )   Elizabeth Jane Hurley hails from Basingstoke, Hampshire and is today (2020) in her mid-fifties and still very beautiful. After joining a punk rock band called ‘Vestel Virgins’, and a lengthy flirtation with the punk rock look (pink hair and nose ring), she altered her image […]

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT2.

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT2.

December 17, 2020 Alan Royle 0

I have an unashamedly enormous admiration for New Yorker screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s work. His most notable achievements in television and movie scripts are indeed impressive. He wrote the Broadway play A Few Good Men and adapted it into a movie screenplay in 1992. The American President (1995) is another of […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT37.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT37.

December 14, 2020 Alan Royle 0

WAYNE MORRIS (1914-59)                                                                                  While he was making Flight Angels (1939), Wayne Morris decided to take flying lessons. Consequently, in the summer of 1941, he enlisted in the US Navy Reserve. In February, 1942, two months after Pearl Harbor, he married former Olympic swimmer Patricia O’Rourke whose uncle commanded Air […]

TV WESTERNS – PT11.

TV WESTERNS – PT11.

December 11, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  THE DEPUTY (1959-61) 76 EPISODES                                        This short-lived series starred screen legend Henry Fonda, not in the title role, however, but as Chief Marshal Simon Fry of Silver City in the 1880s. Allen Case plays Deputy Clay McCord who keeps order while Fry is out of town. Fonda’s […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT36.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT36.

December 8, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  PETE POSTLETHWAITE:                                               [In a speech to Ed Miliband, Climate Change Minister of the Labour Government of Britain, in March 2009] ‘If you commission a new, dirty coal power station at Kingsnorth, then you are clearly unfit to represent the people of Britain at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT18.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT18.

December 5, 2020 Alan Royle 2

CADDYSHACK (1980) This golfing comedy has acquired quite a cult following since its release in 1980, due mainly to the performances of Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and (to a lesser extent) Bill Murray. Murray shot all his scenes in six days (including one with Chevy Chase). Despite genuine concerns to […]

HOLLYWOOD – DID YOU KNOW? – Volume 5.

HOLLYWOOD – DID YOU KNOW? – Volume 5.

December 2, 2020 Alan Royle 12

Fans of 1939’s Gone with the Wind will doubtless be familiar with the following sentiments, for they appeared on the screen as the film began. ‘There was a land of cavaliers and cotton fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world gallantry took its last bow. Here was […]