MOVIE TRIVIA – PT156.

June 17, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Debbie Reynolds & Eddie Fisher on their wedding day Husband and wife team Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds co-starred in the squeaky-clean romantic comedy Bundle of Joy (1956). Debbie was pregnant at the time with their daughter Carrie, the future Princess Leia of Star Wars fame. Her brother, Todd, would […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT22.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT22.

April 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

LENA HORNE (1917 – 2010)                                                                                                                     Throughout the Second World War, black USO entertainers were treated as second-class citizens, given segregated living quarters and ordered to perform to segregated audiences. Most of them were disinclined to complain or revolt at the injustice of it all. But not Lena Horne. […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT17.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT17.

February 8, 2020 Alan Royle 4

GOULD, Harold:                                                                  Fans of the Academy Award winning Best Picture of 1973, The Sting, will recall Harold Gould in the showy role of Kid Twist. On television he was Martin Morgenstern on the sitcom Rhoda (1974-78) and Miles Webber (the steadfast suitor of Betty White’s character Rose Nylund) on another […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

January 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ROCK HUDSON:                                                    [His response in 1978 to whether or not he was gay] ‘I’ve heard that rumour for years and I just don’t care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I’ve always said, ‘Come On, you’ve got the wrong […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT2.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT2.

January 21, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Daniel Day-Lewis as ‘Bill the Butcher’ Englishman Daniel Day-Lewis is a Method actor and an eccentric one at that. He was working as a cobbler in Florence, Italy when Harvey Weinstein, director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio lured him into coming back to New York, so they could […]

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 with […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT4.

September 14, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    JULIE ADAMS   Julie in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) ‘No matter what you do, you can act your heart out, but people will always say, ‘Oh, Julie Adams – Creature from the Black Lagoon’.   CLAUDIA CARDINALE ‘I wasn’t speaking a word of Italian until I was […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT1

August 21, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  From time to time I will insert an article consisting of randomly selected quotes from movie people. This is the first of them. One of my books, The Skeletons are Out, consists entirely of quotes by actors and actresses taking shots at each other, but the quotes on these […]

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT6.

February 26, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  MIDWAY (1976) World War Two – A blow by blow account of the crucial Battle of Midway in June 1942, between carrier-forces of the USA and the Empire of Japan. Historically, this is an accurate account of the most important naval confrontation of World War Two. It features an […]

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 […]