WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT63.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT63.

January 3, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  PETER USTINOV (1921-2004)                  Born in London in 1921, Peter Ustinov had ancestral connections to Russian nobility, as well as to the Ethiopian Royal Family. His mother was seven months pregnant with him and working for the Imperial Mariinsky Ballet and Opera House in St. Petersburg, when she and her […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT11.

November 4, 2019 Alan Royle 5

DICK VAN DYKE:                                                 ‘I was an alcoholic for about twenty-five years. In the fifties and sixties, everybody had their martini, everybody smoked incessantly. The funny thing is that all through my twenties and early thirties I didn’t drink at all. Then we moved to a neighbourhood full of young families […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT142.

October 20, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Errol Flynn Errol Flynn had various mirrors and hiding places constructed inside his mansion, including an overhead trapdoor above one of the guest bedrooms for surreptitious viewing! Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood toured the house as a prospective buyer back in the seventies, and reported: ‘Errol had two-way […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT84

December 4, 2018 Alan Royle 0

    Marlon Brando & Karl Malden in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) was to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick at a budgeted cost of $1.8 million, but then Kubrick left and the picture’s star, Marlon Brando, took over as director. Day one, ominously, saw him throw away the script […]

Three old comics.

October 15, 2016 Alan Royle 0

                                     Jack Benny (1894 – 1974) In his will Jack Benny left instructions for a single red rose to be delivered to Mary Livingstone, his widow and co-star from his radio days, every morning […]