MOVIE TRIVIA – PT153.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT153.

April 15, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Marilyn Monroe Sir Laurence Olivier once gave his opinion to Michael Parkinson on Marilyn Monroe, his co-star in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Olivier said she was unhappy throughout the shoot and very difficult to work with, discomforted and forlorn in front of a movie camera. But then the […]

‘THE SEVEN-YEAR ITCH’ (1955) – A romantic comedy?

December 25, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch (1955) is an unusual film – a sex comedy that contains no sex! Thanks to the iconic image of its star Marilyn Monroe standing atop a subway grating with her dress being blown upwards, revealing her legs and whatever else imaginative cinema-goers think they […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT147.

December 7, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth was a very talented dancer, a glamorous personality and a greatly desired sex symbol. She may have developed into a good actress, too, but she never really got the chance, forced to accept ‘image’ roles rather than genuine acting parts. Her famous red hair came out […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT138

August 30, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Judy Garland & her mother Judy Garland spoke about her abominable mother’s handling of money – Judy’s money. ‘When I was put under stock contract at Metro and I had a steady income for the first time, we lived in a four-unit apartment building. I suggested to Mother that […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT2

August 24, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    MARLON BRANDO: ‘With women, I’ve got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can’t get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.’ [On Malcolm X] ‘He was a dynamic person, a very special human […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT135

July 25, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Audrey Meadows – glamour shot I have been watching television since the mid-1950s, several hundred series, many of them sitcoms, yet I still rank The Honeymooners (1955-56) very near the top of the heap. Like most viewers, I appreciate witty, sharp scripts above anything else, yet the more […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT133.

July 19, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) could have been a really good romantic comedy. But it wasn’t and that is a pity. It boasts the services of three extremely desirable Hollywood women in the leading roles, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe, and all three are terrific. […]

MOVIE QUIZ N0 1.

May 23, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  For a change of pace I have decided to toss in the occasional movie quiz. If they prove to be popular I might even incorporate a thousand or so into a ‘Movie Quiz’ book one day. There will be 25 questions in each segment and the answers will be […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT123.

May 5, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Ashley Judd Actress Ashley Judd was not about to take a backward step when she spoke about having an abortion when she was young. ‘As everyone knows, and I’m very open about it, I’m a three-time rape survivor’, she said. ‘And one of the times I was raped, there […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 102.

January 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

            Georgia Hale & Charles Chaplin in The Gold Rush (1925) The part of Georgia (the showgirl) in the 1925 classic silent film The Gold Rush was specially written by Charlie Chaplin for his new wife, Lita Grey. But the actress had fallen pregnant to him while she was still 15, hence […]