MARTHA HYER & MICHELLE JOHNSON.

MARTHA HYER & MICHELLE JOHNSON.

April 5, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  MARTHA HYER (1924-2014)                    The beautiful blonde actress labelled ‘Universal’s answer to Grace Kelly’ (although she initially signed with RKO), hailed from Fort Worth, Texas where she entered this world on August 10, 1924. Her father was a Texas state senator and International President of the Lions Club. At the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT170.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT170.

April 2, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Johnny Weissmuller Johnny Weissmuller achieved worldwide fame by winning five Olympic gold medals between 1924 and 1928, breaking the Olympic record in each victory. He represented the United States even though he was actually born in Timisoara, Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Johnny would claim he […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT169

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT169

March 21, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Don Adams as Maxwell Smart in Get Smart Don Adams was offered a rather large (for that time) $12,500 per week to portray Agent 86 – Maxwell Smart in the hit TV series Get Smart (1965). He turned the offer down. Instead, he opted to take a smaller salary […]

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 […]

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 […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT166.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT166.

February 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  BING CROSBY Actor/singer Bing Crosby married twice in his life and fathered seven children (six sons and a daughter). His first wife, singer Dixie Lee, gave birth to Gary in 1933; twin boys Phillip and Dennis in 1934, and Lindsay four years later in 1938. She and Bing were […]

PROFILES: Olivia Hussey & Anjelica Huston.

PROFILES: Olivia Hussey & Anjelica Huston.

January 22, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  OLIVIA HUSSEY (1951 – )                         She was born Olivia Osuna in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April 1951. Her father was an Argentine opera singer; her mother an English secretary. Olivia was appearing in theatre in London when she was suddenly chosen by Italian director Franco Zeffirelli to play […]