TV WESTERNS – PT15

TV WESTERNS – PT15

June 16, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  GUNSMOKE (1955-75) 635 EPISODES (L to R) – Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, James Arness & Milburn Stone                         James Arness almost did not take the Marshal Matt Dillon role in Gunsmoke after people in the industry warned him that […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT49.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT49.

June 13, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  DON RICKLES (1926-2017)                                               Don was born to Lithuanian- Jewish parents in New York City and grew up in Jackson Heights. After graduating from Newtown High School he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of seventeen. He served as a seaman first class aboard the motor […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT175

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT175

June 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton has been married six times (as of July 2020), the first five unions having ended in divorce. From 1978 until 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, who cited ‘incompatibility and adultery on his part’ in her divorce petition. They had one […]

Jennifer JONES & Shirley JONES.

Jennifer JONES & Shirley JONES.

June 4, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  JENNIFER JONES (1919-2009)                 She was born Phyllis Isley in 1919, and met her first husband, Robert Walker, when they played Elizabeth and Robert Browning in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts production of ‘The Barretts of Wimpole Street’. The love-struck couple married and honey-mooned in 1939 before moving to […]

MOVIES – PT26.

MOVIES – PT26.

June 1, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE WIND AND THE LION (1975)                       This uneven and generally silly movie is based (very, very loosely) on a real incident that took place in Tangier, Morocco in October 1904. It focuses on the kidnapping of an American ex-patriot […]