PETER LAWFORD – PT2.

PETER LAWFORD – PT2.

October 14, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  An aging Peter Lawford with wife Mary Rowan Fred Otash By the age of sixteen, Marilyn Monroe was well aware that her curvaceous beauty was turning the heads of boys at school. And she enjoyed the attention. When her foster family could no longer keep her she married the […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT53.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT53.

August 9, 2021 Alan Royle 0

HAROLD SAKATA (1920-82)                               His name might not ring many bells for cinema fans, but his face usually does. Harold Sakata achieved cinematic immortality portraying Auric Goldfinger’s personal bodyguard Oddjob, steel-rimmed bowler hat and all, in the third of the James Bond franchise films Goldfinger (1964). Born in Hawaii of Japanese […]

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

June 25, 2021 Alan Royle 10

  JOHN HUSTON: (1906-87)                              John Huston was one of the movie industry’s truly great directors, a man responsible for such classics as (in no particular order): The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT45

RANDOM QUOTES – PT45

May 26, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  ESTHER WILLIAMS:         [Swimming superstar Esther Williams commented on her time at MGM]: ‘The popular ‘Andy Hardy’ series movies [starring Mickey Rooney] were MGM’s tests for its promising stars such as Judy Garland, Lana Turner and Donna Reed. If you didn’t make it in those pictures, you […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT17.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT17.

November 2, 2020 Alan Royle 0

THE COMPETITION (1980)                      This romantic drama might have been a good picture. Unfortunately, it is only ordinary. Evidently, the idea was to present a man and a woman in love, but in direct competition with each other in their chosen field of expertise. Both Heidi (Amy Irving) and Paul (Richard […]

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 […]