PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

July 19, 2021 Alan Royle 1

  GRACE KELLY (1929-82)                          A great many truly beautiful faces have adorned movie screens down the decades since motion pictures became an industry, but few could match Grace Kelly at the height of her brief career. The term […]

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

June 25, 2021 Alan Royle 10

  JOHN HUSTON: (1906-87)                              John Huston was one of the movie industry’s truly great directors, a man responsible for such classics as (in no particular order): The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen […]

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

April 29, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) Clark Gable as Rhett Butler At the risk of alienating much of the English-speaking world, I must admit that I am not of that huge selection of movie fans who think GWTW is the be-all and end-all in Hollywood movies. It is an entertaining […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT42.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT42.

March 30, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  BING CROSBY:                              [Crosby had a torrid affair with Grace Kelly before she became Princess Grace of Monaco, something he was sure not to mention when asked to comment on her character]: ‘She’s a great lady, with a great talent and kind, considerate, friendly with everybody. She was great with […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT161.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT161.

September 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Frobe & Connery in Goldfinger (1964) In Goldfinger (1964) there is a golf game between James Bond (Sean Connery) and his nemesis Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe). The two men end up playing the match for a bar of solid gold. Anyone who has ever picked up a club could see that Connery […]

PROFILES – Jean Harlow

PROFILES – Jean Harlow

July 23, 2020 Alan Royle 2

            JEAN HARLOW (1911 – 37)          Born Harlean Carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri, to a dentist and his wife, the young actress who would one day become Jean Harlow and known around the world as ‘The Platinum Blonde’, ran away from home at sixteen to marry a 23 year-old businessman […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The Stars & their Stories – PT15.

January 9, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  FORSYTHE, John:                                                              Forsythe had just completed Destination Tokyo (1943), in which he had a minor role, when he decided to enlist in the United States Army Air Corps at the age of 25. He appeared in the Corps’ play and film titled Winged Victory, but for most of the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT147.

December 7, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth was a very talented dancer, a glamorous personality and a greatly desired sex symbol. She may have developed into a good actress, too, but she never really got the chance, forced to accept ‘image’ roles rather than genuine acting parts. Her famous red hair came out […]

LOUELLA & HEDDA – The Poisoned Pens.

November 19, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  (L) Hedda Hopper & Louella Parsons Beginning in 1912 with Photoplay, there have always been movie magazines, most of which relied almost entirely on being fed carefully orchestrated morsels of ‘facts’ about their stars by the studios’ publicity departments. The public was so hungry for ‘behind the scenes’ information […]