RANDOM QUOTES – PT25.

May 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

SONDRA LOCKE:                                                                                                  [Regarding the suppression of her scathing 1997 autobiography after it was revealed that her live-in lover of 14 years, Clint Eastwood, had fathered at least eight children by at least six different women, and that only three of those children were by the two women he […]

The loves of Kathryn Grayson & Jane Greer.

May 21, 2020 Alan Royle 2

KATHRYN GRAYSON (1922 – 2010)                               Kathryn arrived in this world as Zelma Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1922. The family moved to California when she was fifteen and already focused on becoming an opera singer, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT155.

May 18, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Dudley Moore Dudley & wife Tuesday Weld British comedian/musician Dudley Moore was only 5’2” tall (1.57m) and a most unlikely movie heartthrob when some wag nicknamed him ‘The Sex Thimble’. And for quite some time that description seemed apt. Women adored him. He married (and divorced) four of them in […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT24.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT24.

May 9, 2020 Alan Royle 0

DENNIS HOPPER:                                                              [A quote from 2001] ‘I’ve been sober now for 18 years. With all the drugs, psychedelics and narcotics I did, I was really an alcoholic. Honestly, I only used to do cocaine so I could sober up and drink more. My last five years of drinking were a […]

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

May 6, 2020 Alan Royle 0

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)             May 06 2020                        Twenty-one year old Gloria was appearing in a couple of plays on Broadway when MGM chief Louis B. Mayer spotted her, liked what he saw, and signed her to a $250 a week contract. It was 1944. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT154.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT154.

May 3, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Kay Kendall Rex Harrison & Kay Kendall British actress Kay Kendall was pretty much born into the music hall business. Her grand-mother, Marie Kendall, was an Edwardian music hall star and her father, Terry Kendall, was a song-and-dance-man on the circuit. It was no surprise, therefore, when Kay tossed in […]

HEATHER GRAHAM

HEATHER GRAHAM

April 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

HEATHER GRAHAM (1970 – ) Heather & James Woods Heather hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of strict Roman Catholic parents. Her mother taught school and her father was an FBI agent who moved around a lot. Although her mother drove Heather to auditions in the early days in California, […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT23.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT23.

April 21, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  BRIAN KEITH:                                                       [On being diagnosed with lung cancer, shortly before he took his own life with a gun in 1997] ‘I was willing to deal with the emphysema, but now I don’t think there’s much point in trying to live on. Forgive me, but I don’t want to live […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT153.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT153.

April 15, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Marilyn Monroe Sir Laurence Olivier once gave his opinion to Michael Parkinson on Marilyn Monroe, his co-star in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Olivier said she was unhappy throughout the shoot and very difficult to work with, discomforted and forlorn in front of a movie camera. But then the […]

BETTY GRABLE

BETTY GRABLE

April 12, 2020 Alan Royle 0

BETTY GRABLE (1916-73)                                               Ascertaining the level of intimacy in many of Betty Grable’s relationships is not easy. Most people who knew her during her time at the top were impressed by her morality, convinced she was ‘more show than go’ in most of her romances. Of course, times and people […]