MOVIE TRIVIA – PT178.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT178.

July 28, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  David Bowie the actor Contrary to popular belief, both of David Bowie’s eyes were actually blue. However, one pupil was permanently dilated when he was fifteen. He was punched by school friend George Underwood, after which one eye appeared to be darker than the other. Underwood became a successful […]

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 – PT176

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT176

June 19, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Olivier & Monroe in a scene from The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) In his 1983 autobiography ‘Confessions of an Actor’, Laurence Olivier wrote that upon meeting Marilyn Monroe preparatory to the commencement of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), he was convinced he was going to fall in love with […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT48.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT48.

May 29, 2021 Alan Royle 0

GEORGE REEVES (1914-59)                    Television’s first Superman, George Reeves, was born George Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, but was raised in Pasadena, California. He was a good amateur boxer and musician before interning as an actor at the famed Pasadena Playhouse where he was discovered by a movie talent scout who offered […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT31.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT31.

September 3, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  KIM NOVAK:                                              ‘The head of publicity at the Hollywood studio where I was first under contract [Columbia] told me, ‘You’re a piece of meat, that’s all’. It wasn’t very nice but I had to take it. When I made my first screen test, the director explained to everyone, ‘Don’t […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT30.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT30.

August 31, 2020 Alan Royle 0

VIVIEN LEIGH (1913 – 67)                                                                        The beautiful actress who will forever be Scarlett O’Hara in 1939’s Gone with the Wind, entered this world via Darjeeling, (in what was then British India), to a British broker and his wife. Vivien and British star Laurence Olivier, having obtained divorces from their […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT127

June 7, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Sir Laurence Olivier Producer David Lewis said of his friend Sir Laurence Olivier, ‘He would sleep with anyone.’ Larry’s first wife, actress Jill Esmond, was a lesbian and gave him free reign to pursue male lovers at will. And he did so with considerable relish. He and Noel Coward […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT126.

June 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  Geoffrey Rush as Walsingham in Elizabeth (1998) Conspiracy buffs should enjoy this. In the 1998 film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, there is a dining scene featuring Sir Francis Walsingham, Mary of Guise and Duc d’Anjou, during which the Duc says that he cannot marry Queen Elizabeth […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT125

June 1, 2019 Alan Royle 0

      Greer Garson & Ronald Colman in Random Harvest (1942)                                                                  Ronald Colman portrayed a man suffering from shell […]