Jennifer JONES & Shirley JONES.

Jennifer JONES & Shirley JONES.

June 4, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  JENNIFER JONES (1919-2009)                 She was born Phyllis Isley in 1919, and met her first husband, Robert Walker, when they played Elizabeth and Robert Browning in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts production of ‘The Barretts of Wimpole Street’. The love-struck couple married and honey-mooned in 1939 before moving to […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT45

RANDOM QUOTES – PT45

May 26, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  ESTHER WILLIAMS:         [Swimming superstar Esther Williams commented on her time at MGM]: ‘The popular ‘Andy Hardy’ series movies [starring Mickey Rooney] were MGM’s tests for its promising stars such as Judy Garland, Lana Turner and Donna Reed. If you didn’t make it in those pictures, you […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT44

RANDOM QUOTES – PT44

May 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

    PETER O’TOOLE:                          [Speaking about his attendance at the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003] ‘I enjoyed it. The only thing that wasn’t enjoyable was in the green room. I said, ‘Can I have a drink?’ [He was told]: ‘We have lemon juice, apple juice, still or sparkling.’ […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT43

RANDOM QUOTES – PT43

April 8, 2021 Alan Royle 3

  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. […]