‘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 PT183.

MOVIE TRIVIA PT183.

October 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  June Allyson MGM’s profits in 1952 were its lowest in twenty years, so costs were cut by dropping the contracts of many of the studio’s highest-paid stars. Clark Gable, Greer Garson, June Allyson, Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Deborah Kerr, Kathryn Grayson, George Murphy and Lionel Barrymore were all unceremoniously […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT134.

July 22, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Ingrid Bergman & Alfred Hitchcock Ingrid Bergman told her first husband, Peter Lindstrom, that she could never work effectively without being in love with either her director or her leading man – hence her affairs with Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Omar Sharif and Bing Crosby, to name […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT44.

August 12, 2018 Alan Royle 2

   Grace & Prince Rainier For a while it appeared that 1977’s The Turning Point might see Princess Grace of Monaco come out of retirement to star as the ballet dancer who opts for marriage over career. She was on the Board of Directors at 20th Century Fox at that time […]

What happened to Glenn Miller?

August 25, 2017 Alan Royle 6

  Major Glenn Miller 1944 Bernie Woods was the Music Editor of Variety during the Big Band Era. In that capacity he got to know all the bandleaders, singers and musicians. His 1994 memoir titled ‘When the Music Stopped’ pulls no punches when he discusses individuals, and he had little […]

Actors marrying other actors – Pt 1

July 25, 2016 Alan Royle 2

  In this series of articles I shall be examining many of the ‘Hollywood’ marriages down the decades. By ‘Hollywood marriages’ I mean those between actors and actresses involved in the industry, not the unions where one half comes from outside the business. Of course, like anywhere else, there have […]

The ‘girl next door’ types – Pt.2.

May 6, 2016 admin 0

      In the fifties the iconic ‘girl next door’ arrived on the screen in a series of domestic romantic comedies, several of them opposite Rock Hudson. Doris Day would grace the pop music charts with numerous best-selling singles and albums, but her screen image of the suburban housewife, […]