TV WESTERNS – PT8.

TV WESTERNS – PT8.

October 9, 2020 Alan Royle 0

    THE CISCO KID (1950-6) 157 EPISODES                                              The Cisco Kid (1950-6) was the first television series to be filmed in colour, although most viewers did not get to see it in colour until the sixties. Initially based on a character created by O. Henry in a short story […]

BETTY GRABLE

BETTY GRABLE

April 12, 2020 Alan Royle 0

BETTY GRABLE (1916-73)                                               Ascertaining the level of intimacy in many of Betty Grable’s relationships is not easy. Most people who knew her during her time at the top were impressed by her morality, convinced she was ‘more show than go’ in most of her romances. Of course, times and people […]

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT7

June 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

KIDS & JUVENILES – PT7           JUNE 28 2019                       edited              1023   JACKIE COOGAN (1914 – 84) in The Kid (1921) Jackie Coogan enjoyed fame at three separate times in his life. The first was when Charlie Chaplin spotted him performing on a vaudeville stage and planned a movie in which he and […]

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STARS WHO WENT TO WAR 1939-45 – PT2.

July 23, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Part two of ‘Stars Who Went To War 1939-45’ looks at some of the ‘lesser lights’ who signed up to fight for their country – and a few who chose not to.           Eddie & his son Edward Jr EDDIE ALBERT:   The future star of Green Acres won a […]

RANDOM SNAPSHOTS PT6

November 9, 2017 Alan Royle 0

Joanne Dru (1922 – 96)                                      Joanne Dru was born in Logan, West Virginia in 1922 with the unfortunate name of Joanne Letitia LaCock. She started out in some important productions, but her sojourn near the top was short-lived and by the fifties she was taking whatever offers came her way. […]

My 50 top child actors in movies & TV history – PT 1 (50-26)

January 1, 2017 Alan Royle 0

         50          KEVIN ‘MOOCHIE’ CORCORAN (1949-2015) In the fifties he was a favorite of Walt Disney, appearing in movies such as Old Yeller (1957), The Shaggy Dog (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960). Kevin was married to the same woman for 43 years until his death from colorectal cancer at 66.      […]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 15

September 25, 2016 Alan Royle 6

  COLMAN, Ronald                            HUME, Benita                                  1938 – 58 (his death)   Ronald Colman was very nearly one of the millions of fatalities of World War One. He had only been in France for two months when he was seriously gassed at the battle of Messines and invalided out of […]

The Best Ever Child Movie Stars? ( Pt 1 )

May 20, 2015 admin 0

  Like most things, I guess, this is very much an ‘in the eye of the beholder’ list, but I have given it a lot of thought and looked back as far as the silent era to compile the 20 best child actors (in my opinion). Well, 21 actually, given […]

Hollywood’s real-life war heroes ( PT 4 )

April 8, 2015 admin 0

In this, the fourth and final part of the ‘Hollywood & WW2’ series, I look at more movie stars and how they spent the years between 1939 and 1945. Not all of them saw action, but most of them were in uniform. I have added in a couple of unique […]