MOVIE TRIVIA – PT202

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT202

September 19, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  PIERCE BROSNAN Irish-born Pierce Brosnan was chosen to play James Bond in 1986 and was given the script for The Living Daylights (1987), despite him being contracted to play the title character in the TV series Remington Steele for a full seven seasons. He was greatly relieved to learn […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT201

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT201

September 1, 2022 Alan Royle 0

   LORETTA SWIT Loretta Swit, (Major Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan in the 1972-83 TV series M.A.S.H.), asked to be released from the show at the completion of its eighth season but Fox turned her down. She had just completed the pilot episode for Cagney & Lacey (1981), and was about […]

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 […]

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 […]