WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT65.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT65.

February 2, 2022 Alan Royle 0

JACK WEBB (1920-82)                   Californian Jack Webb starred in one of the earliest monster hit TV shows – Dragnet – from 1951-59, and then from 1967-70 in a second series of the same name. He played Sgt. Joe Friday. In fact, it was Jack’s friendship with an LAPD police consultant that […]



December 25, 2021 Alan Royle 4

       JACK WEBB (1920-82)                               Although he achieved some success as a writer and, arguably, more as an actor in both movies and television, Jack Webb was primarily an executive producer (and creator) of three successful TV series, – Dragnet 67(1967-70), Adam-12 (1968-72) and Emergency! (1972). It is […]

Miss Peggy Lee

February 22, 2017 Alan Royle 0

                                      Peggy Lee was not only an extraordinary singer, she also had the makings of a fine dramatic actress as evidenced by her Oscar nomination for Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955). She later complained […]

The Warner Bros. Story

December 8, 2016 Alan Royle 4

  Warner Brothers was incorporated in 1923 by the four brothers – Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack. They bought a lot on Sunset Boulevard and their first big star was a German shepherd named Rin Tin Tin. In fact, it would be fair to say that the studio would almost […]

Old TV Shows – more trivia.

November 23, 2015 admin 0

  Leonard Nimoy, the future Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series, served a stint in the US Army where he reached the rank of sergeant. In 1955 he suggested to an old army buddy named Ken Berry that he go to California and try to make it as a […]