RANDOM QUOTES – PT43

RANDOM QUOTES – PT43

April 8, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  JANE POWELL:                                         [At the age of 88, the delightful coloratura soprano who starred as Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) has moved on from her days as a musical movie star]: ‘I don’t think about the past except now, when we’re talking about it. I never felt […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT42.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT42.

March 30, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  BING CROSBY:                              [Crosby had a torrid affair with Grace Kelly before she became Princess Grace of Monaco, something he was sure not to mention when asked to comment on her character]: ‘She’s a great lady, with a great talent and kind, considerate, friendly with everybody. She was great with […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT40.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT40.

February 16, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  CHRISTOPHER REEVE:               [On being visited in hospital by comedian Robin Williams, shortly after the horse-riding accident that left Reeve permanently paralyzed]: ‘There was this guy wearing a blue scrub hat and a yellow gown and with a Russian accident, being some insane Russian […]

PROFILE – Elizabeth Hurley.

PROFILE – Elizabeth Hurley.

December 20, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ELIZABETH HURLEY (1965 – )   Elizabeth Jane Hurley hails from Basingstoke, Hampshire and is today (2020) in her mid-fifties and still very beautiful. After joining a punk rock band called ‘Vestel Virgins’, and a lengthy flirtation with the punk rock look (pink hair and nose ring), she altered her image […]

PROFILES – HOPKINS & HORNE

PROFILES – HOPKINS & HORNE

November 26, 2020 Alan Royle 1

MIRIAM HOPKINS (1902 – 72)                 Born Ellen Miriam Hopkins into a wealthy Savannah, Georgia family in 1902, ‘Mims’ Hopkins attended the finest educational institutions, including (according to most historians but not all of them) Syracuse University in New York State. She studied dance in New York and got her feet […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT32.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT32.

September 18, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  DIANA RIGG:                                             [The gorgeous actress who played Emma Peel in the British series The Avengers (1965-8), liked to wear Armani, ‘because he’s just brilliant at tailoring’, she said] ‘I think I was quite daring. I was once escorted out of a restaurant because I was wearing a trouser suit. […]

TV WESTERNS – PT6.

TV WESTERNS – PT6.

August 28, 2020 Alan Royle 4

      CASEY JONES (1957-8) 32 EPISODES               Casey Jones was a short-lived western series loosely based on the real-life railroad engineer of that name who worked on the Illinois Central Railroad in the late 19th century and drove ‘The Cannonball Express’. Alan Hale Jr played Casey with Dub Taylor […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT26.

June 8, 2020 Alan Royle 2

MYRNA LOY:                                                         [Issuing a challenge to MGM bosses in the 1930s, a challenge that fell upon deaf ears] ‘Why does every black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a black person walking up the steps of a courthouse carrying a briefcase?’ [Referring to her being […]

STARMAKER.

STARMAKER – HENRY WILLSON

June 2, 2020 Alan Royle 10

Super agent Henry Willson I have written about super-agent Henry Willson in this site before (about three years ago), but his extraordinary story merits an up-date and a little clarification. Today, although barely remembered at all, Henry has made it into the Hollywood history books as the creator of former […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT20.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT20.

March 4, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  ANGELINA JOLIE: [Discussing her reaction if she ever caught her then husband Billy Bob Thornton cheating] ‘I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all […]