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 […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT2

August 24, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    MARLON BRANDO: ‘With women, I’ve got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can’t get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.’ [On Malcolm X] ‘He was a dynamic person, a very special human […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT1

August 21, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  From time to time I will insert an article consisting of randomly selected quotes from movie people. This is the first of them. One of my books, The Skeletons are Out, consists entirely of quotes by actors and actresses taking shots at each other, but the quotes on these […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT132.

July 16, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    Columbia head Harry Cohn pictured with Rita Hayworth The notoriously vulgar Harry Cohn, head of Columbia Pictures, had his mind set on using Rita Hayworth, an actress he sexually harrassed for decades, for the role of Billie Dawn in the 1950 classic Born Yesterday, but she had just […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT131.

July 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Helen Mirren & River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast (1986) The Mosquito Coast (1986) is a disappointing film, mostly because of Harrison Ford’s somewhat over-the-top performance in the lead. Oddly, of all the films he has so far made, he considers it to be his favourite. Considering it is […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT8

July 10, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  JOHNNY CRAWFORD (1946 – ) Johnny Crawford was one of Walt Disney’s 24 original Mouseketeers in 1955, but the original group of boys and girls was cut to 12 for season two and Johnny was let go. Today, he is best remembered by ‘baby-boomers’, who recall him playing Chuck […]

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY – PT3.

July 7, 2019 Alan Royle 0

                     NOAH BEERY (1882 – 1946) Like his younger brother, Wallace, Noah Beery hailed from Kansas City, Missouri in the 1880s. He made his stage debut at 16 before following Wallace into films in the early days of the motion picture […]

THE GOOD OLD SIXTIES

July 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  I was a ‘baby-boomer’, born in 1947, and grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia, in an era when drive-in movies were the big thing during the 1960s. My mates and my brothers and I would zoom off to the drive-in, two or three times a week during the summer […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT7

June 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT7           JUNE 28 2019                       edited              1023   JACKIE COOGAN (1914 – 84) in The Kid (1921) Jackie Coogan enjoyed fame at three separate times in his life. The first was when Charlie Chaplin spotted him performing on a vaudeville stage and planned a movie in which he and […]

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY – PT2

June 25, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    JOHN BARRYMORE (1882 – 1942) & DOLORES COSTELLO (1903 – 79) John Barrymore was blessed with striking matinee-idol looks as a young man and was nicknamed ‘The Great Profile’ because of them. He was an outstanding Shakespearian actor and willing to use make-up and facial distortion to transform […]