PROFILES – Gish & Gaynor.

PROFILES – Gish & Gaynor.

January 27, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Lillian Gish Lillian Gish might very well have died in her twenties when she was hit by the influenza pandemic of 1918. She miraculously survived it when a great many people did not. In the 1920s, there was something of a scandal when producer Charles Duell made public details […]

HELEN GILBERT (1915-95)

January 15, 2020 Alan Royle 0

HELEN GILBERT (1915-95) Helen came out of Warren, Ohio and made quite a splash in Hollywood for a brief time, more through her appearances in the gossip columns than for her acting on the silver screen, however, for her talent as a thespian was minimal at best. She did have […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT17.

January 12, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  HUGH GRANT:                                                       ‘I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.’ The Firth & Grant ‘fight’ […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT148.

December 19, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Linda Kozlowski – then and now Most Australian men I know would agree that Linda Kozlowski was a ‘knockout’ in Crocodile Dundee (1986), and that Paul Hogan (Dundee) was one lucky guy to make her his second wife in 1990, after his divorce from wife number one came through. After […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT13.

December 10, 2019 Alan Royle 3

EBSEN, Buddy:                                                                    It took quite a long while for Buddy to recover from the effects of the toxic aluminum paste he had breathed in as the Tin Man in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, (he had to leave the production). So he took up sailing and became quite proficient in […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT14.

December 4, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    RICHARD HARRIS:                                                ‘No-one trusts me anymore. I spent half the movie [Maigret (1988)] arguing with people and I was accused of causing big on-set rows…I […]

World War Two – The Stars & their stories – PT12.

December 1, 2019 Alan Royle 0

DONALD, James:                                                                 The highly respected Scottish actor James Donald is probably remembered by most movie fans for his portrayal of the Senior British Officer in the enormously successful 1963 film The Great Escape, but he graced many other fine productions in his career. In 1939, he tried to enlist, but […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT146.

November 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Jonathan Harris of Lost in Space fame Jonathan Harris played Dr Zachary Scott in the popular sci-fi series Lost in Space (1965-8). While he became the acting mentor and lifelong friend of Bill Mumy (Will Robinson in the series), he did not get along at all with the star of the […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT13

November 25, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  JUDY GARLAND:                                                              [On her days at MGM] ‘MGM had us working days and nights on end. They’d give us pep-up pills to keep us on our feet long after we were exhausted. Then they’d take us to the studio hospital and knock us cold with sleeping pills…Then after […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT145.

November 16, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Vincent Edwards as Ben Casey From 1961 until 1966, just about the hottest guy in town (television – wise) was Brooklyn-born Vincent Edwards, the star of a popular series called Ben Casey. A former swimming champion, he even trained to represent the USA at the Olympics before taking on an […]