MOVIE TRIVIA – PT143

October 29, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  In 1973, Jack Nicholson turned down the role of Johnny Hooker in The Sting, preferring instead to play ‘Bad Ass’ Buddusky in the far less commercial film The Last Detail. He said he did not wish to appear in a completely commercial picture just then. Four years later, he […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT142.

October 20, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Errol Flynn Errol Flynn had various mirrors and hiding places constructed inside his mansion, including an overhead trapdoor above one of the guest bedrooms for surreptitious viewing! Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood toured the house as a prospective buyer back in the seventies, and reported: ‘Errol had two-way […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT9.

October 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    DAVID NIVEN:                                            ‘I’ve been lucky enough to win an Oscar, write a best-seller. My other dream would be to have a painting in the Louvre. The only […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT141.

October 11, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    Frances Dee Lovely Frances Dee married Joel McCrea after meeting him on the set of The Silver Cord in 1933 when she was 23 and considered to be one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses. The marriage would last 57 years until his death in 1990. She was a […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT8

October 8, 2019 Alan Royle 4

    TONY CURTIS:                                                        ‘They gave me away as a prize once – a ‘Win Tony Curtis for a Weekend’ competition. The woman […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT7.

October 2, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    DAVID CARRADINE:   John Carradine [On the demise of his father, the prolific actor John Carradine in 1988] ‘We carted the coffin over to our house and opened it up I looked down at him, and the undertaker had put a demonic, artificial grin on his face – […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT140.

September 29, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner in On the Beach (1959) I was about 16 when I first saw On the Beach (1959) at a theatre in Perth, Western Australia. I hated it. Too depressing. I got the impression that my grandparents dragged me along to see the thing, because they […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT6.

September 23, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    HARRY BELAFONTE:   President George W. Bush [Remarks made to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in January 2006 during a speech in which Belafonte compared the American Government to the 9/11 terrorists] ‘No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT5.

September 20, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  JANE RUSSELL:   Jane in The Outlaw (1943) ‘Howard Hughes invented a bra for me. Or, he tried to. And one of the seamless ones like they have now. He was way ahead of his time. But I never wore it in The Outlaw (1943). And he never knew. He wasn’t […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT3

August 27, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    JOAN COLLINS: [1984] ‘I Enjoyed being an adulteress…taking a certain vengeance for the fact that my husband was not being faithful. The compartment that’s easy to put me in is, ‘free-thinking, sexy broad with a dirty mouth, who pretty much does what she wants’. But there’s more to […]