GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

April 29, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) Clark Gable as Rhett Butler At the risk of alienating much of the English-speaking world, I must admit that I am not of that huge selection of movie fans who think GWTW is the be-all and end-all in Hollywood movies. It is an entertaining […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT 46.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT 46.

April 26, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  GEORGE RAFT (1901-80)                                                                         He was born George Ranft, a native of New York City’s notorious Hell’s Kitchen, to German parents in 1901. His youthful passion for dancing, his snappy dressing and good looks made young George popular among the ladies in what many described was the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT172

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT172

April 23, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Barbara Windsor in her ‘Carry On’ days ‘Carry On’ and Eastenders diminutive star (she is 4’10” or 1.47m tall), Barbara Windsor’s autobiography titled All of Me is a most candid work. In it she discusses her affairs with ‘Carry On’ co-star Sidney James, London gangster Reggie Kray and footballer […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT171.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT171.

April 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Helen Reddy Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941, Helen Reddy will long be remembered for writing and recording ‘I Am Woman’, the feminist movement’s anthem of the radical 1970s. Six years earlier twenty-five year old Helen had won an Australian Bandstand International contest that took her to New York […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT21.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT23.

April 14, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE OMEN (1976)                Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) is the US Ambassador to Great Britain in this movie. He and wife Katherine (Lee Remick) are desperate for a child of their own so, when their baby is stillborn, Robert arranges through a priest […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT45.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT45.

April 11, 2021 Alan Royle 2

ROBERT PRESTON (1918-87)                  This charismatic Robert Preston was born in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts as Robert Preston Meservey towards the end of World War One. As Bob Mesevey he joined the US Army Air Corps, the predecessor of the US Army Air Force (USAAF) after Pearl Harbor and served for three […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT43

RANDOM QUOTES – PT43

April 8, 2021 Alan Royle 3

  JANE POWELL:                                         [At the age of 88, the delightful coloratura soprano who starred as Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) has moved on from her days as a musical movie star]: ‘I don’t think about the past except now, when we’re talking about it. I never felt […]

MARTHA HYER & MICHELLE JOHNSON.

MARTHA HYER & MICHELLE JOHNSON.

April 5, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  MARTHA HYER (1924-2014)                    The beautiful blonde actress labelled ‘Universal’s answer to Grace Kelly’ (although she initially signed with RKO), hailed from Fort Worth, Texas where she entered this world on August 10, 1924. Her father was a Texas state senator and International President of the Lions Club. At the […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT22.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT22.

April 5, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962)                       How The West Was Won (1962) was an ambitious attempt to encapsulate several stages of American history and westward expansion, over several decades in the nineteenth century (1839-89), and to squeeze the findings […]