RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT37.

December 26, 2020 Alan Royle 6

  GAIL RUSSELL:                   [One of Hollywood’s saddest cases was blue-eyed, raven-haired Gail Russell, a chronically shy girl who tragically used alcohol to give her the confidence she so desperately needed. It would kill her at the age of thirty-six]. ‘I was possessed with an agonizing kind of self-consciousness where […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT34.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT34.

October 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

      BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN (1911-95)                    Born Thelma McQueen in 1911 in Tampa Florida, she acquired the nickname ‘Butterfly’ – a tribute to her constantly moving hands – for her performance of the Butterfly Ballet in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She never much cared for her Christian […]

PAULETTE GODDARD (1910-90)

PAULETTE GODDARD (1910-90)

February 11, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  PAULETTE GODDARD (1910-90)                       There has always been speculation over Paulette Goddard’s date of birth, with estimates varying from 1909 to 1915. Actress Claire Trevor (born in March 1910), went to high school with her and always maintained Paulette was a year older than her. Most sources, however, give her […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – P128.

June 10, 2019 Alan Royle 0

           Henry Fonda & his wife Margaret Sullavan     Tallulah Bankhead in Lifeboat (1944) Tallulah Bankhead was dismissive about her only sexual encounter with legendary screen star Henry Fonda. ‘Oh, please, dah-ling, don’t mention Hank to me’, she laughed. ‘I went to bed with him only one time. He failed to […]

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Heroes & Villains – the HUAC blacklistings 1947-58.

November 8, 2016 Alan Royle 11

  When 79 individuals were subpoenaed in September 1947 by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and charged with subversive actions and/or injecting Communist propaganda into their movies, the repercussions career-wise for many of them were long and destructive. The charges were never substantiated, but their accusers were not concerned […]