WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT67.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT67.

March 7, 2022 Alan Royle 2

ANNA MAY WONG (1905-61)                  Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, was born Wong Liu Tsong in Los Angeles in 1905. She managed to have a relatively successful screen career (mostly in silent features), in an era that was deeply racist. It was a time when the taboo against […]

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY…

August 9, 2019 Alan Royle 10

    Station promo for opening night October 16, 1959 Television came to my home town of Perth, Western Australia at 5.30 pm, Friday, October 16, 1959. I was 12 years old and living with my grand-parents in East Fremantle, about 13 miles south of Perth, at the time. My […]

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ITALIAN/AMERICAN SINGER/ACTRESSES

August 26, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Bernadette Peters                                                                Bernadette and her then boyfriend Steve Martin Singer/actress Bernadette Peters is nicknamed ‘The Queen of Broadway’ and […]

TV – More trivia from the early days.

December 8, 2015 admin 4

  In 1945 there were 7,000 TV sets in the USA. By 1950 there were 5 million! The first three shows to run weekly were I Love Lucy, Life with Riley and The Adventures of Superman. Most movie actors did not want to have anything to do with TV, convinced […]

Did you know? Points of interest. Pt 10

September 16, 2015 admin 2

  In 2010 Daniel Craig did something unique. He agreed to appear as James Bond before an estimated billion and a half television viewers in a sequence, opposite Queen Elizabeth II, as part of the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics that year. ‘She was great’, he said. ‘A really […]