THE DUCHESS (2008)

THE DUCHESS (2008)

August 25, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  THE DUCHESS (2008)                    This film looks at the marriage of Georgiana Spencer to William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, in 1774, the unique marital arrangement she endured throughout much of the union, and the impact she had on British fashion and the nation’s politics during her time as the […]

20 of Today’s Movie Beauties

20 of Today’s Movie Beauties

July 17, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  MADELEINE STOWE: A native of Los Angeles who now spends her days with her husband on their working cattle ranch in Texas, Madeleine Stowe is actually in her early sixties, and no doubt still a knockout. Back in the late eighties and throughout the nineties, however, she was the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT177.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT177.

July 7, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Dorothy Malone Dorothy Malone was one of five children. Her two older sisters died very young of complications from polio. A younger brother had the incredible misfortune to be struck and killed by a bolt of lightning whilst on a Dallas golf course! When Dorothy won a Best Supporting […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT175

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT175

June 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton has been married six times (as of July 2020), the first five unions having ended in divorce. From 1978 until 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, who cited ‘incompatibility and adultery on his part’ in her divorce petition. They had one […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT26.

June 8, 2020 Alan Royle 2

MYRNA LOY:                                                         [Issuing a challenge to MGM bosses in the 1930s, a challenge that fell upon deaf ears] ‘Why does every black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a black person walking up the steps of a courthouse carrying a briefcase?’ [Referring to her being […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT149.

December 31, 2019 Alan Royle 2

Keira Knightley & Ralph Fiennes in The Duchess (2008) The Duchess (2008) is an interesting period piece about the marriage of the 25 year-old William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, to 17 year-old Georgiana Spencer in the late 18th century. Keira Knightley (23) portrays Georgiana opposite Ralph Fiennes (46) as the […]