WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT20.

March 25, 2020 Alan Royle 6

                                                  RITA HAYWORTH (1918-87)                                                                               The Robert Landry photograph of Rita, dressed in a negligee and kneeling on a bed, first appeared on the cover of Life magazine on August 11, 1941, and made her the #2 pin-up of the war (behind Betty Grable). It would grace the walls of […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT150.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT150.

January 18, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Gorgeous Whitney Houston Whitney Houston’s remake of the Dolly Parton tune ‘I will Always Love You’ was recorded for the movie titled The Bodyguard (1992) and it went through the roof, becoming the best-selling single by a female artist ever, and the biggest selling non-charity single of all time […]

‘THE SEVEN-YEAR ITCH’ (1955) – A romantic comedy?

December 25, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch (1955) is an unusual film – a sex comedy that contains no sex! Thanks to the iconic image of its star Marilyn Monroe standing atop a subway grating with her dress being blown upwards, revealing her legs and whatever else imaginative cinema-goers think […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT15.

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  WOODY HARRELSON:                                        [Regarding a scary night in Dubrovnik] ‘These guys were coming down from the hillside. They were the toughest-looking motherfuckers you ever saw – some kind of Croatian judo gang or something – and they were coming down basically to kill me for being with these red-hot girls. […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT5.

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  JANE RUSSELL:   Jane in The Outlaw (1943) ‘Howard Hughes invented a bra for me. Or, he tried to. And one of the seamless ones like they have now. He was way ahead of his time. But I never wore it in The Outlaw (1943). And he never knew. He wasn’t […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT112

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David Janssen – Gable’s illegitimate son? Clark Gable Berniece Dalton Janssen was Miss Nebraska of 1928 and one of the Ziegfeld Follies girls of 1930. A year later, the 21 year-old gave birth to a son who became actor David Janssen, star of the TV series The Fugitive in the […]

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS – (PT2)

January 23, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966)   Peter O’Toole & Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million (1966) A most unusual screen pairing was that of Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million, just four years after O’Toole had taken the world by storm with […]

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS (PT1)

January 21, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  I was thinking about what made some movies so superior to others and why I found myself watching them time and again. Of course, a strong story, snappy script, interesting characters and a memorable soundtrack are major ingredients, but there was something more. It was the interaction between the […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES – PT9

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  George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) This charming comedy is very loosely based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ and is a wonderful vehicle for George Clooney, ably supported by the brilliant John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson. He demonstrates a natural flair for comedy […]

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THE ‘GOOD GAL’ ACTRESSES.

September 29, 2018 Alan Royle 2

  Selecting the 20 actresses that I felt might be really likeable, decent people to get to know, proved to be far more difficult than choosing the men. Why? Because I had to differentiate between likeability and desirability, a problem that never reared its head with the men. Each time […]