TV WESTERNS – 50s, 60s & 70s – PT1.

TV WESTERNS – 50s, 60s & 70s – PT1.

June 5, 2020 Alan Royle 0

    For all those baby-boomers (like myself) who grew from childhood to adolescence to adulthood watching innumerable western series on television throughout the 50s, 60s & 70s, below is a list of pretty much every series that graced our home screens during those formative years. The only omissions are […]

STARMAKER.

STARMAKER – HENRY WILLSON

June 2, 2020 Alan Royle 10

Super agent Henry Willson I have written about super-agent Henry Willson in this site before (about three years ago), but his extraordinary story merits an up-date and a little clarification. Today, although barely remembered at all, Henry has made it into the Hollywood history books as the creator of former […]

SINCE YOU WENT AWAY (1944) – A CLASSIC.

May 12, 2020 Alan Royle 2

It could be argued with confidence that there was more going on off-screen than there was on it, with regard to the 1944 feature film Since You Went Away. This superb example of what this writer considers to be ideal cinema entertainment, focused on the trials and tribulations of an […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT63.

October 5, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Much of the werewolf mythology we accept as gospel these days was actually made up when the 1935 production Werewolf of London was written and filmed. They came up with the notion that being bitten by a werewolf turns you into one; that a werewolf changes under a full moon […]

RANDOM SNAPSHOTS No 4.

November 1, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  Rory Calhoun (1922-99)                             The star of 80 movies, mostly westerns, and over 1,000 TV episodes, 6’4” Rory Calhoun made the most of a life that began badly, especially in his teenage years. At 13 he cut […]

ROCK HUDSON – An all-time great sex symbol.

July 24, 2017 Alan Royle 2

  In 1995, Empire magazine named the Top 100 Sexiest Stars in Movie History and Rock Hudson came in at # 28. Today, of course, he is best remembered for his sexuality rather than his appeal to female cinema-goers around the world. Rock was the first big star to be […]

Barbara Payton – what a waste.

December 6, 2015 admin 22

  One of Hollywood’s truly tragic stories was that of Barbara Payton, a pretty and talented actress who experienced both the highs and lows of life in Tinsel Town. Just sixteen years after starring alongside Gregory Peck in the western feature Only the Valiant (1951) she was dead. Her body was […]