LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

May 6, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  HIGH SOCIETY (1956)                     As most cinema-goers are probably aware, this movie is a musical adaptation of the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story, although it is set in Newport, Rhode Island (in order to take advantage of the famous jazz festival […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories. – PT57.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories. – PT57.

October 5, 2021 Alan Royle 0

DONALD SINDEN (1923-2014)                 English actor Donald Sinden was born in Plymouth, Devon in 1923. His screen career was not very spectacular and today cinema-goers would probably agree that the most memorable of his film roles was his portrayal of Grace Kelly’s cuckolded husband in the 1953 adventure/romance Mogambo, a picture […]

PROFILE – GRACE KELLY – PT2.

PROFILE – GRACE KELLY – PT2.

July 22, 2021 Alan Royle 14

  GRACE KELLY  (1929-82) Grace & Jimmy Stewart – Rear Window Her predatory reputation followed her onto the sets of her films. She was well-known as a lover of married, older men when she joined Jimmy Stewart in the Hitchcock thriller Rear Window. His wife, Gloria, was not about to allow […]

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

July 19, 2021 Alan Royle 1

  GRACE KELLY (1929-82)                          A great many truly beautiful faces have adorned movie screens down the decades since motion pictures became an industry, but few could match Grace Kelly at the height of her brief career. The term […]

PROFILES: KATY JURADO – DIANE KEATON

PROFILES: KATY JURADO – DIANE KEATON

July 4, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  KATY JURADO (1924-2002)                     Katy began life as Maria Garcia in Mexico City, Mexico in January 1924, but was known as ‘Katy’ throughout her childhood by all those close to her. Many sources give Guadalajara as her place of birth, but her birth certificate clearly names Mexico City. She spent […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT42.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT42.

March 30, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  BING CROSBY:                              [Crosby had a torrid affair with Grace Kelly before she became Princess Grace of Monaco, something he was sure not to mention when asked to comment on her character]: ‘She’s a great lady, with a great talent and kind, considerate, friendly with everybody. She was great with […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

January 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ROCK HUDSON:                                                    [His response in 1978 to whether or not he was gay] ‘I’ve heard that rumour for years and I just don’t care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I’ve always said, ‘Come On, you’ve got the wrong […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT12.

November 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

        CLINT EASTWOOD:                                                         [On surviving a plane crash in the early fifties] ‘They had one plane, a Douglas AD, sort of a torpedo bomber of World War Two vintage, and I thought I’d hitch on that. Everything went wrong. Radios went out. Oxygen ran out. And finally […]

A COUPLE OF HITCHCOCK ‘DUDS’.

March 18, 2019 Alan Royle 10

            Rod Taylor & Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963) One day, before I die, I would like someone to explain to me just why Alfred Hitchcock’s pitifully weak 1963 ‘thriller’, The Birds, is considered to be a classic by so many so-called cinema experts. The […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT46.

August 18, 2018 Alan Royle 1

Leo McKern as Rumpole of the Bailey The Australian actor Leo McKern, best known for his portrayal of the title character in the TV series Rumpole of the Bailey, once unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of ‘Pockets’ in Hatari (1962), the part eventually going to American actor Red Buttons. McKern always […]