..MOVIE TRIVIA – PT189

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT189

January 24, 2022 Alan Royle 0

        The remarkable Shirley Temple        Four year-old Shirley Temple made her second movie, a short titled War Babies, in December 1932 at the Fox Criterion Theatre in Santa Monica, California. In her 1988 autobiography, Child Star, she described the system used to extract obedience from […]

‘EASTER PARADE (1948) & ‘LITTLE WOMEN (1949).

‘EASTER PARADE (1948) & ‘LITTLE WOMEN (1949).

November 7, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  EASTER PARADE (1948)               Easter Parade was to be a lavish showcase for a bunch of Irving Berlin tunes and scheduled to be directed by Vincente Minnelli. It would star his wife, Judy Garland, and Gene Kelly. Supporting actors would ultimately include Peter Lawford, Ann Miller and Jules Munshin. There […]

MOVIE TRIVIA. – PT184

MOVIE TRIVIA. – PT184

November 1, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Ben Kingsley British actor Ben Kingsley will quite rightly be remembered for winning the Oscar in the title role of Gandhi (1982), yet he had been a musician/singer, busking for over a decade before fame caught up with him. It was 1966 when the twenty-three year old Ben made […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT27.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT27.

June 23, 2020 Alan Royle 4

  JERRY LEWIS:                                                                     [The anything but modest comedian summed himself up] ‘I’m a multi-faceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius. I have an IQ of 190 – that’s supposed to be a genius. People don’t like that. My answer to all my critics is simple: I like me. I like […]

JUDY GARLAND

JUDY GARLAND

March 13, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Judy Garland Born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1922, Judy Garland was singing from the age of two. Her mother recognised her potential at once and carted her around the country, having her perform solo in nightclubs, cabarets, hotels and theatres. The family was in constant turmoil, […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT13

November 25, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  JUDY GARLAND:                                                              [On her days at MGM] ‘MGM had us working days and nights on end. They’d give us pep-up pills to keep us on our feet long after we were exhausted. Then they’d take us to the studio hospital and knock us cold with sleeping pills…Then after […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT138

August 30, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Judy Garland & her mother Judy Garland spoke about her abominable mother’s handling of money – Judy’s money. ‘When I was put under stock contract at Metro and I had a steady income for the first time, we lived in a four-unit apartment building. I suggested to Mother that […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT137.

August 18, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Three of the film’s Munchkins Judy Garland recalled working on the set of The Wizard of Oz (1939) with The Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), The Tin Man (Jack Haley) and The Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr). ‘Whenever we’d do that little dance up the Yellow Brick Road, I was supposed […]

DEAN MARTIN & JERRY LEWIS – PT2.

August 3, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  Jerry Lewis (L) & Dean Martin One of Dean Martin’s & Jerry Lewis’s connected ‘friends’ in the fifties was the gangster Willie Moretti, a long-time associate of mob boss Frank Costello. Willie was the man who allegedly ‘convinced’ Tommy Dorsey to let Sinatra out of his contract with the […]