TV WESTERNS – PT13.

TV WESTERNS – PT13.

March 15, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE GENE AUTRY SHOW (1950-6) 91 EPISODES                    This show was never aired in my hometown of Perth, Western Australia, more than likely because there was no shortage of TV western series available at the height of the genre. Gene, his […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT43.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT43.

March 12, 2021 Alan Royle 2

CONRAD PHILLIPS (1925-2016)                          He was born Conrad Havord in London, England in 1925, but later altered the date of birth on his ration book from 1925 to 1924, so that he could enlist in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He was, in fact, only 16 years old. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT168.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT168.

March 9, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Rosamund Pike Director Joe Wright and actress Rosamund Pike became intimately involved on the set of his 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice after he cast her as Jane Bennett in the picture. He later admitted being most reluctant to cast Simon Woods as her love interest, Mr. Bingley, […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT41.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT41.

March 6, 2021 Alan Royle 0

             VING RHAMES:                             [The actor who portrayed Marsellus Wallace in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994), discussed the rape scene in which two gay men violated him] ‘I’m not gay. I’m not homophobic. And I’ve never been raped. So it was acting. I look at it as the most powerful […]

ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)

ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)

March 3, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)                        The movie business is no stranger to sad stories about young hopefuls and their endeavours to make it to the top. Each week hundreds of youngsters would arrive in Tinsel Town with dreams of fame and fortune. For every success story there are a hundred […]

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT5.

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT5.

February 28, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957) Once in a decade (or even longer) a masterpiece emerges in the cinematic world. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) is one such masterpiece. It has everything; a wonderful cast led by Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, both at their brilliant best, supported by the […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT42.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT42.

February 25, 2021 Alan Royle 0

NIGEL PATRICK (1912-81)                                  Nigel Patrick entered this world from Wandsworth, London, approximately two weeks after the SS Titanic slid beneath the North Atlantic in 1912. He started acting on the London stage in 1932 and was having some success when World War Two broke out in September 1939. Being British, […]

ROD TAYLOR – an under-rated Aussie star.

ROD TAYLOR – an under-rated Aussie star.

February 22, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  ROD TAYLOR Australian actor Rod Taylor had been in Hollywood less than a year when he was offered a long-term TV contract with Warner Brothers. Having tasted success as a radio star in his home-town Sydney, New South Wales, his initial plan was to make it as a movie […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT167

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT167

February 19, 2021 Alan Royle 2

    CLEATUS CALDWELL    (1923-93)                    Hollywood history is chock-full of stories about beautiful young women who arrive in the town from afar with stars in their eyes and high hopes of making it big in the movies. I don’t know what the percentages are regarding those who succeed and those […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT40.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT40.

February 16, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  CHRISTOPHER REEVE:               [On being visited in hospital by comedian Robin Williams, shortly after the horse-riding accident that left Reeve permanently paralyzed]: ‘There was this guy wearing a blue scrub hat and a yellow gown and with a Russian accident, being some insane Russian […]