‘SHIRLEY TEMPLE – CHILD STAR’.

‘SHIRLEY TEMPLE – CHILD STAR’.

November 15, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  SHIRLEY TEMPLE (1928-2014)                                       The darling of the American cinema, Shirley Temple, was abused psychologically and sexually from the moment she first appeared on the screen back in 1932. And Hollywood did its damnedest to hide those abuses from the public and the authorities. However, many incidences have since […]

AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER

AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER

November 12, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  JILL IRELAND (1936-90)                     Jill’s movie career was hardly the stuff of legend yet she has still managed to be remembered for three things: Her marriages to David McCallum and to Charles Bronson, and for her role as ‘Leila Kalomi’, the […]

Jennifer JONES & Shirley JONES.

Jennifer JONES & Shirley JONES.

June 4, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  JENNIFER JONES (1919-2009)                 She was born Phyllis Isley in 1919, and met her first husband, Robert Walker, when they played Elizabeth and Robert Browning in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts production of ‘The Barretts of Wimpole Street’. The love-struck couple married and honey-mooned in 1939 before moving to […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT173

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT173

May 8, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Phillip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman split from his long-time girlfriend, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, in 2013. She is the mother of his three children. In May of that same year he announced he had checked himself into a substance abuse treatment centre because he had started snorting heroin. […]

SINCE YOU WENT AWAY (1944) – A CLASSIC.

May 12, 2020 Alan Royle 2

It could be argued with confidence that there was more going on off-screen than there was on it, with regard to the 1944 feature film Since You Went Away. This superb example of what this writer considers to be ideal cinema entertainment, focused on the trials and tribulations of an […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT86.

December 8, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner in On the Beach (1959) When Ava Gardner came to Australia to make On the Beach (1959), she did not exactly endear herself to the nation when she remarked that Melbourne was the most appropriate place on Earth to make a picture about the end of […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT67.

October 13, 2018 Alan Royle 8

  John Agar & Shirley Temple in Fort Apache (1948) At the time they made Fort Apache (1948) together, John Agar and Shirley Temple were husband and wife in real life and, Shirley was pregnant with their first child. Director John Ford took an instant dislike to Shirley, frequently deriding her acting […]

RANDOM SNAPSHOTS – PT8.

November 13, 2017 Alan Royle 0

Jennifer Jones (1919 – 2009)                                            On November 9, 1967 the 48 year-old Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Jones booked into a motel near Malibu Beach, swallowed a large quantity of […]

The many loves of Ingrid Bergman.

August 5, 2017 Alan Royle 29

  INGRID BERGMAN (1915 – 82)                   Most fans are genuinely surprised to find that many of the screen’s biggest movie stars are diminutive in stature. It probably has a lot to do with cinema-goers seeing their idols enlarged on theatre screens, […]