April 8, 2021 Alan Royle 3

  JANE POWELL:                                         [At the age of 88, the delightful coloratura soprano who starred as Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) has moved on from her days as a musical movie star]: ‘I don’t think about the past except now, when we’re talking about it. I never felt […]

PROFILES – Goldie Hawn.

PROFILES – Goldie Hawn.

August 7, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  GOLDIE HAWN (1945 – )                           Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born in Washington DC in November 1945 but grew up in Maryland. Her mother was Jewish and the daughter if Hungarian immigrants, so Goldie was raised in the Jewish faith. Her father was Presbyterian. Today, she is a devout Buddhist […]



February 17, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  JONATHAN HARRIS:                                                       [On starting his stage career in ‘The Heart of a City’ at Henry Miller’s Theatre, New York City in 1942] ‘I got thrown out of that office every day. Finally, the secretary took pity on me and I got to meet Mr. Miller. He cast me as […]


June 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  Geoffrey Rush as Walsingham in Elizabeth (1998) Conspiracy buffs should enjoy this. In the 1998 film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, there is a dining scene featuring Sir Francis Walsingham, Mary of Guise and Duc d’Anjou, during which the Duc says that he cannot marry Queen Elizabeth […]

Movie Trivia – PT4.

May 4, 2018 Alan Royle 0

                         Laurence Olivier as Crassus in Spartacus (1960) In the 1960 Stanley Kubrick film Spartacus, the role of the Roman general Marcus Licinius Crassus was played by Laurence Olivier. The real Crassus was a most interesting individual. He acquired the title […]

GOLDIE HAWN (1945- ) – a self-made star.

August 31, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  GOLDIE HAWN (1945 – )                           Goldie Hawn is a direct descendent of the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, one William Rutledge. If you have seen the musical 1776, Rutledge is the southern gentleman whose […]