MOVIE TRIVIA – PT162.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT162.

October 6, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Pola Negri Polish-born silent-screen star Pola Negri wrote in her autobiography that the legendary Rudolph Valentino was once ‘the love of her life’. She even claimed to have been engaged to him at the time of his death. Another silent star Ben Lyon temporarily added credence to her claims when […]

PROFILES: Audrey Hepburn & Barbara Hershey

PROFILES: Audrey Hepburn & Barbara Hershey

October 3, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  AUDREY HEPBURN (1929 – 93)              After filming completed on Roman Holiday (1953), Audrey became engaged to businessman James (later Lord) Hanson, a man she had known since her early days in London. The Fontana sisters even designed an ivory satin wedding gown for her, but the bride to be […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT161.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT161.

September 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Frobe & Connery in Goldfinger (1964) In Goldfinger (1964) there is a golf game between James Bond (Sean Connery) and his nemesis Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe). The two men end up playing the match for a bar of solid gold. Anyone who has ever picked up a club could see that Connery […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT160.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT160.

September 9, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  Susan Oliver Beautiful green-eyed actress Susan Oliver was a passenger aboard the Clipper Washington, a Boeing 707, on a trans-Atlantic flight from Paris to New York when it dropped from 35,000 feet to 6,000 feet before the pilot managed to recover the aircraft. It was February 3, 1959, the […]

PROFILES – Wanda Hendrix & Sonja Henie.

PROFILES – Wanda Hendrix & Sonja Henie.

September 6, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  WANDA HENDRIX (1928 – 81)                             She was born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida in 1928. Whilst appearing in her little hometown theatre group, young Dixie was noticed by a talent scout and signed to a […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT31.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT31.

September 3, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  KIM NOVAK:                                              ‘The head of publicity at the Hollywood studio where I was first under contract [Columbia] told me, ‘You’re a piece of meat, that’s all’. It wasn’t very nice but I had to take it. When I made my first screen test, the director explained to everyone, ‘Don’t […]

PROFILES – Rita Hayworth

PROFILES – Rita Hayworth

August 22, 2020 Alan Royle 4

RITA HAYWORTH (1918-87)                                Rita began life as a brunette named Margarita Cansino in Brooklyn, New York City at the end of World War One. In 1989, biographer Barbara Leaming claimed that Rita’s father sexually abused […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT130.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT30.

August 19, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  HARPO MARX:                                           [The famous harp-playing Marx Brother recalled the act performing in vaudeville] ‘If an audience didn’t like us we had no trouble finding it out. We were pelted with sticks, bricks, spit-balls, cigar butts, peach pits and chewed-out stalks of sugar cane. We took all this without flinching […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT159.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT159.

August 13, 2020 Alan Royle 1

Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra There is a story that has found its way into entertainment legend, of how a mobster pal of Frank Sinatra’s got Tommy Dorsey to let Frank out of his long-term contract by simply putting a gun to the band-leader’s head and issuing the following threat: […]

PROFILE – ASHLEY JUDD

PROFILE – ASHLEY JUDD

August 11, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  ASHLEY JUDD (1968 – )                  She was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, California in 1968. Her memoir, ‘All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir’ (2011) recounts tales of sexual abuse in her childhood, firstly at the hands of […]