November 15, 2022 Alan Royle 10

  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 […]



March 3, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  ABIGAIL ADAMS (1922-55)                        The movie business is no stranger to sad stories about young hopefuls and their endeavours to make it to the top. Each week hundreds of youngsters would arrive in Tinsel Town with dreams of fame and fortune. For every success story there are a hundred […]


March 11, 2018 Alan Royle 10

                     George Raft George Raft turned down the leads in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon (both in 1941), thereby giving Humphrey Bogart’s career a huge kick-start. Contrary to public opinion though, he never turned down Casablanca (1942). Why? Because he […]

The many loves of Rita Hayworth

August 7, 2017 Alan Royle 14

  RITA HAYWORTH (1918-87) As a teenager Margarita Cansino (Rita Hayworth) was sexually abused by her abominable father, a Latin dancer named Eduardo Cansino, who not only abused her himself, but rented her out to his cronies. When she confided this to her husband Orson Welles he was rightly appalled. […]

The loves in the life of Marilyn Monroe Pt.2

April 12, 2016 admin 0

  Marilyn met actor John Carroll and his wife Lucille Ryman in December 1947. Lucille was a talent scout for MGM. The three hit it off right away and their friendship resulted in Marilyn moving into their home for a while. Lucille even got her to sign a contract with […]

Abigail Adams – victim or fool?

March 13, 2015 admin 2

  Chances are you have never even heard of an actress named Abigail Adams. Not surprising really, considering she only played bit parts in a few forties B-Grade westerns; but her story is a not uncommon tale of tragic Hollywood, of a young hopeful who ventured into Tinsel Town, tasted […]