TV SITCOMS 1949-99. PT1

TV SITCOMS 1949-99. PT1

January 26, 2023 Alan Royle 1

                There has been no shortage of situation comedies since television in the USA, Great Britain and Australia began. This segment will look at every show that went to air between 1949 and 1999. Assessments will vary according to the amount of information […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT72.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT72.

January 23, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  ANGIE DICKINSON (1931 – )  ‘When I started shooting Police Woman (1974), someone asked me if I had ever played a sleuth before. I said, ‘Yes, many times.’ I thought they were asking me if I had ever played a slut. I didn’t know what a sleuth was.’ ‘My […]

TV WESTERNS – PT44.

TV WESTERNS – PT44.

January 20, 2023 Alan Royle 2

     WICHITA TOWN (1959-60) 26 EPISODES            The model for this series had already been laid out in shows such as Gunsmoke, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Lawman, so it was anything but unique. However, it did have the services of popular western star Joel McCrea […]

NASTASSJA KINSKI – HEDY LAMARR

NASTASSJA KINSKI – HEDY LAMARR

January 17, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  NASTASSJA KINSKI (1961 – )                                          The daughter of disturbed actor Klaus Kinski entered this world via Berlin, Germany in 1961. Klaus ditched her mother for another woman and young Nastassja soon found herself supporting both her parents at thirteen, partly through her appearing topless at that age in […]

‘STAKEOUT’ (1987) & ‘THE WINSLOW BOY’ (1999)

‘STAKEOUT’ (1987) & ‘THE WINSLOW BOY’ (1999)

January 14, 2023 Alan Royle 2

             STAKEOUT (1987)               This is a pretty slick action/comedy directed by John Badham, the man who gave us Saturday Night Fever (1977). Most red-blooded males would probably agree that if you were a cop given a two-week stakeout assignment that required you to spy on someone, if that someone […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT209

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT209

January 11, 2023 Alan Royle 2

  Ronald Reagan & Piper Laurie (1949) In her 2011 autobiography titled Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir, Piper Laurie revealed that she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan during the time they were filming Louisa (1950) together. She was seventeen and Reagan, who played her father in the […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT71.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT71.

January 8, 2023 Alan Royle 0

   EMMA STONE (1988 – )                             The Favourite stars – (L to R) Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman & Emma Stone [Actors and actresses appear to be an entirely different breed today than before, as we see when Emma describes her lesbian scene with actress Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)]: ‘When […]

TV WESTERNS – PT43

TV WESTERNS – PT43

January 5, 2023 Alan Royle 2

  THE WESTERNER (1960) 13 EPISODES                         This was a series created by Sam Peckinpah about a cowboy named Dave Blassingame who wanders the American West with his faithful dog ‘Brown’. It may have enjoyed a longer run but for Peckinpah’s insistence that the sets and clothing should reflect […]

MARGOT KIDDER, NICOLE KIDMAN

MARGOT KIDDER, NICOLE KIDMAN

January 2, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  MARGOT KIDDER (1948-2018)  Brian De Palma            Margot’s name and face became known to the world when she portrayed Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the title role of the 1978 movie Superman, a box-office smash that grossed over $300 million worldwide. Margot was born […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT208

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT208

December 30, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  Dennis Quaid as Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994) If you have ever watched the film Wyatt Earp (1994), starring Kevin Costner in the title role, you were probably shocked to see how emaciated Dennis Quaid looked in his role as the consumptive killer Doc Holliday. By the time Quaid had […]