RANDOM QUOTES – PT130.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT30.

August 19, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  HARPO MARX:                                           [The famous harp-playing Marx Brother recalled the act performing in vaudeville] ‘If an audience didn’t like us we had no trouble finding it out. We were pelted with sticks, bricks, spit-balls, cigar butts, peach pits and chewed-out stalks of sugar cane. We took all this without flinching […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT3

August 27, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    JOAN COLLINS: [1984] ‘I Enjoyed being an adulteress…taking a certain vengeance for the fact that my husband was not being faithful. The compartment that’s easy to put me in is, ‘free-thinking, sexy broad with a dirty mouth, who pretty much does what she wants’. But there’s more to […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT120.

April 11, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)                                                                                 […]

THE POVERTY ROW STUDIOS – their rise and fall.

March 28, 2019 Alan Royle 2

The ‘Big Five’ major studios Up until the time the first crack in the system appeared in 1948, the movie business was controlled by the ‘Big Five’ major studios – MGM, Paramount, Warner Bros, RKO and Fox – and to a far lesser extent by the ‘Little Three’ majors – […]

WAR MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT7.

March 10, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Cliff Robertson as Commander Kennedy in PT 109 (1963) PT Commander John F Kennedy during the war PT 109 (1963) President John F Kennedy was asked who he would like to see portray him in this film about his wartime exploits. He chose Cliff Robertson who duly landed the role. Interestingly, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT109.

February 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

A scene from the 1952 feature Scaramouche Stewart Granger and Mel Ferrer fought a duel early in Scaramouche (1952), and part of the sequence required Granger to lie on the wooden floorboards as an iron chandelier dropped towards him. It was rigged to stop just inches from his face. The […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT94

December 30, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Marie Prevost (1898-1937) Marie Prevost was another of Hollywood’s sad stories. Born Mary Dunn in Ontario in 1898, she found her way to Hollywood in her teens and became one of Mack Sennett’s Bathing Beauties. By 1921, however, Irving Thalberg had signed her to an acting contract at Universal. Not […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT75.

October 29, 2018 Alan Royle 2

    River Phoenix By 1993, River Phoenix had become an icon for a generation. The height of political correctness, a representative of ‘Generation X’, he advocated a pro-life, pro-animals, vegetarian lifestyle, speaking out on issues that concerned many of his fans. More than anything else, he preached an anti-drugs […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT73.

October 25, 2018 Alan Royle 1

    Victoria Principal Berry Berenson Anthony Perkins in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)   Anthony Perkins led a homosexual life until he made The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). This was the screen debut of the stunning Victoria Principal and she and Perkins were […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT69.

October 17, 2018 Alan Royle 6

  Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott & Kirk Douglas  The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Kirk Douglas made his screen debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946). It was also Van Heflin’s first picture since returning from his three-year stint with the US Army Air Force in […]