MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

August 30, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Peter Lawford Peter Lawford was born in 1923, the son of Sir Sydney Lawford and his lover, a married woman named May Aylen. May’s cuckolded husband generously stayed with her until the baby was born, just so Peter would be born legitimate. All things considered, it was a most […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT179.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT179.

August 15, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  Marjorie Main Marjorie Main was an MGM character actress loaned out to Universal for the ten ‘Ma & Pa Kettle’ films that proved so successful. Her real life husband of 14 years, Stanley Krebs, passed away in 1935 when she was in her forty-fifth year, but she continued to […]

RANDOM QUOTES from directors.

RANDOM QUOTES from directors.

August 6, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  ALFRED HITCHCOCK:               ‘There is a dreadful story that I hate actors. Imagine anyone hating Jimmy Stewart…Jack L. Warner? I can’t imagine how such a rumour began. Of course, it may possibly be because I was once quoted as saying that actors are cattle. My actor friends know I would […]

More Thirties Movie Trivia – PT2.

February 5, 2018 Alan Royle 4

     Olivia de Havilland                              with Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood While making The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Errol Flynn told his co-star Olivia de Havilland that his marriage to Lili Damita was […]

Darwin Porter – Believe him or not? PT 1.

October 24, 2017 Alan Royle 0

Darwin Porter is a prolific writer, a man who has been an entertainment columnist for The Miami Herald since he was 20 years old. He has written and sold more celebrity biographies than anyone else, yet he has his ‘knockers’, people who think he is little more than a sensationalist […]

Darwin Porter – Can we believe what he writes?

September 28, 2017 Alan Royle 14

  Darwin Porter (1937 – ) I doubt if there are many more controversial contemporary writers than Darwin Porter. His supporters believe he is telling the real story of Hollywood in its so-called Golden Age; his detractors consider him to be little more than a peddler of sleazy gossip. I […]

To believe or not to believe?

February 26, 2016 admin 4

  Scott Bowers at 88 In 2012 a Hollywood man named Scott Bowers wrote a book called Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars’ that was published by the reputable Grove Press. It is not a very well written book, but several gay […]

Gay Hollywood in the studio days.

December 16, 2015 admin 0

  I read recently that ‘gay-gossip is the newest and most clever form of homophobia’. Nice try, but I’m not buying it.  I am neither homosexual nor homophobic, but I am interested in subterfuge and in exposing old-time movie studios that made an art form out of gulling the public. […]

TALLULAH BANKHEAD – The one and only.

September 1, 2015 admin 2

  The incomparable Tallulah Bankhead was born in Alabama in 1902 to a father who would become the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1936 until 1940. At the age of eleven she was raped. At fifteen she ran away from home and before long was the toast of […]