Rita Hayworth – a tragic repeat offender?

February 17, 2015 admin 14

    Rita Hayworth posing for her famous Life magazine World War ll pin-up. There have been many tragic screen goddesses down the decades, especially in the days of the studio system, but none had it tougher than Rita Hayworth. As a young girl she was treated abominably by her […]

VANESSA REDGRAVE – Never a backward step.

February 17, 2015 admin 0

        Vanessa Redgrave in Camelot ( 1967 ) During the evening of January 20, 1937, Laurence Olivier was starring in Hamlet alongside her father Michael Redgrave when he announced to the audience at curtain call that, ‘tonight a great actress was born’. Over the course of her […]

Thirteen Days (2001)

February 13, 2015 admin 1

[imdblt]thirteen days 2001[/imdblt]   It is common knowledge that Richard Nixon taped conversations he had in the Oval Office, but he was not the first president to do so. Much of the dialogue in this film comes from tapes that JFK recorded in that very same room (and others) during […]

JOAN CRAWFORD – A star at any cost?

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    Of all the movie stars that have come and gone down the decades, none strove so hard, or for so long, as Joan Crawford did, to get to the top of the pile and remain there. In effect, there was almost nothing she would not do to become […]

LINDSAY LOHAN – A female Peter Pan?

February 13, 2015 admin 0

    Lindsay Lohan was born into a wealthy family in 1986 in New York City. Her mother was once a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan; later a Wall Street analyst; later still, career manager for her daughter. The girl’s father, a Wall Street trader for years, […]

GRACE KELLY – Man-eater extraordinaire.

February 6, 2015 admin 10

    Every once in a while an actress comes along with whom the camera seems to fall in love. Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo were three one could name, but even these beauties took a back seat to Grace Kelly. She only made eleven movies, yet she […]

NICOLAS CAGE – Nepotism, talent, or a bit of both?

February 6, 2015 admin 0

He was born Nicholas Coppola, his father being the brother of screen director Francis Ford Coppola. Young Nicholas changed his name in the early days of his career because he wanted to make his own way in the acting business without his connection to Francis Ford giving him unfair advantages. […]

All About Eve (1950)

February 6, 2015 admin 8

Bette Davis (as Margo Channing): ‘I’ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.’

Paint Your Wagon (1969)

February 6, 2015 admin 0

Paula Trueman (as Mrs. Fenty): ‘You should read the Bible, Mister Rumson.’ Lee Marvin (as Ben Rumson): ‘I have read the Bible, Mrs. Fenty.’ MRS FENTY: ‘Didn’t that discourage you about drinking?’ BEN: ‘No, but it sure killed my appetite for readin’!’

Lock, Stock, 2 Smoking Barrels (1998)

February 6, 2015 admin 6

  Vas Blackwood (as Rory Breaker): ‘If you hold back anything, I’ll kill ya. If you bend the truth or I think you’re bending the truth, I’ll kill ya. If you forget anything, I’ll kill ya. In fact, you’re gonna have to work very hard to stay alive, Nick. Now, […]