December 26, 2020 Alan Royle 6

  GAIL RUSSELL:                   [One of Hollywood’s saddest cases was blue-eyed, raven-haired Gail Russell, a chronically shy girl who tragically used alcohol to give her the confidence she so desperately needed. It would kill her at the age of thirty-six]. ‘I was possessed with an agonizing kind of self-consciousness where […]

The ‘CARRY ON’ pictures Pt 3.

July 2, 2017 Alan Royle 5

  CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE (1970)   Joan Sims and Frankie Howerd in Carry on up the Jungle By now the regulars in the cast were starting to have delusions of grandeur. Jim Dale turned down the role of the Jungle Boy because he felt the dialogue he was expected […]

The ‘CARRY ON’ pictures – Pt 1.

June 28, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  There were 31 ‘Carry On’ pictures all told. The first, Carry on Sergeant, reared its substandard head in 1958 and made money. The last, Carry on Columbus, was screened in 1992. They were all low budget servings of British music hall humour consisting of sexist jokes, remarks and plots, […]