MOVIE TRIVIA – PT176

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT176

June 19, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  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 […]

MOVIE QUIZ No 2.

May 26, 2019 Alan Royle 3

QUIZ NO 2     26           Which male comedy star was Sir Laurence Olivier’s lover for over ten years?   27           Name the song from the 1942 film Holiday Inn that won the Oscar that year.   28           Which actor is Shirley MacLaine’s real life brother?   29           Which 1988 […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT124.

May 8, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  ‘Prince’ Michael Romanoff outside his restaurant Romanoff’s was an extremely popular restaurant in Hollywood, owned by a gentleman named Michael Romanoff who proclaimed himself to be of royal blood, a Russian prince, in fact, and nephew to the late Tsar Nicholas II. It was widely known in Hollywood that […]