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LGTTM – ‘The Absent-minded Professor’ & ‘Saboteur’.

July 7, 2023 Alan Royle 3

    THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR (1961)                A few nights ago I subjected myself to watching a movie that had been the fifth-highest grossing film in the USA back in 1961.  Regretfully, I assumed it must have been a great deal better than its dubious title (The Absent-minded Professor) suggested. To […]

WW2 – The Stars & their Stories – PT9.

November 1, 2019 Alan Royle 0

CRAWFORD, Broderick:                                                               Crawford was just two days shy of his 30th birthday when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps, he was assigned to the Armed Forces Network and became one of two announcers for the Glenn Miller […]

Happy 100th birthday, Kirk… I think.

October 17, 2016 Alan Royle 8

  Kirk Douglas was born Issur Demsky in New York City to Jewish-Russian parents on 9 December 1916. Like Olivia de Havilland (in July) he will turn 100 in 2016. Back in 1958 his good friend Mike Todd asked him to fly to New York with him to celebrate Mike’s […]