,MOVIE TRIVIA – PT190

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT190

February 11, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  A League of Their Own (1992) is a most entertaining film that tells us a little about the wartime decision to introduce women’s baseball to the American public at a time when most of the nation’s male players were in the services or overseas, or both. The idea originated, […]

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 […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT130.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT30.

August 19, 2020 Alan Royle 2

  HARPO MARX:                                           [The famous harp-playing Marx Brother recalled the act performing in vaudeville] ‘If an audience didn’t like us we had no trouble finding it out. We were pelted with sticks, bricks, spit-balls, cigar butts, peach pits and chewed-out stalks of sugar cane. We took all this without flinching […]

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY – PT1.

June 22, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Here is a run-down of most of the parent/offspring deals in the movie industry in the west. I keep thinking that movie acting must be extremely difficult, but then I see the number of sons and daughters of movie stars who take up the profession and succeed at it. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT122.

May 2, 2019 Alan Royle 1

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT122                                       edited              May 02 2019   Red Buttons in The Longest Day (1962) Red Buttons was born Aaron Chwatt in New York City’s Lower East Side in 1919. He got his name from a combination of his red hair and the uniform he wore as a singing bellhop at […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT86.

December 8, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner in On the Beach (1959) When Ava Gardner came to Australia to make On the Beach (1959), she did not exactly endear herself to the nation when she remarked that Melbourne was the most appropriate place on Earth to make a picture about the end of […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT59.

September 21, 2018 Alan Royle 5

Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men – ‘You can’t handle the truth!’ Jack Nicholson only appeared in four scenes in the 1992 courtroom drama A Few Good Men. One of those was the final, ‘You can’t handle the truth’, scene which ran for twenty-one minutes of screen time. He received […]

HENRY FONDA – (1905-82)

April 22, 2018 Alan Royle 0

                                            On-screen Henry Fonda came across as a man of integrity, common sense, gentleness and affability. Off-screen he was a private man, cold to his family, aloof, frequently angry […]