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 […]

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 […]

LOUELLA & HEDDA – The Poisoned Pens.

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    (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’ […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT9.

October 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    DAVID NIVEN:                                            ‘I’ve been lucky enough to win an Oscar, write a best-seller. My other dream would be to have a painting in the Louvre. The only […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT8

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    TONY CURTIS:                                                        ‘They gave me away as a prize once – a ‘Win Tony Curtis for a Weekend’ competition. The woman […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT3

August 27, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    JOAN COLLINS: [1984] ‘I Enjoyed being an adulteress…taking a certain vengeance for the fact that my husband was not being faithful. The compartment that’s easy to put me in is, ‘free-thinking, sexy broad with a dirty mouth, who pretty much does what she wants’. But there’s more to […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT6.

June 19, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    GARY COLEMAN (1968 – 2010)                                      Gary Coleman was born to a homeless woman in 1968 and adopted from a Chicago hospital by a fork-lift operator and his nurse practitioner wife. The boy experienced severe health issues from the age of two, having entered this world with one atrophied […]

THE BEST OSCAR YEARS – 1939 & 1950.

April 5, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in GWTW (1939)         The Academy Awards is a competition, but it is one that has seldom been conducted on a level playing field. A winner one year may very well not even have been nominated in a stronger year. Historically, the two […]

MEETING SARA SHANE/ELAINE HOLLINGSWORTH.

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    Sara Shane & Gordon Scott in Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (1959) A year or so ago I had the great pleasure and honour to spend five days chatting with a lady named Elaine Hollingsworth, a former Universal actress who performed under the name of Sara Shane in the 1950s on […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT112

March 8, 2019 Alan Royle 0

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 […]