MOVIE TRIVIA – PT194.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT194.

April 27, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Tallulah Bankhead The outrageous Tallulah Bankhead sent the Stork Club into an uproar one evening when she encountered director Otto Preminger and actress Marlene Dietrich there, and decided to have a little fun with them. ‘Daaahlings, I haven’t seen you in a long time’, she gushed. ‘Do you like […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT174

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT174

May 20, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  W.C. Fields Legendary comedian W.C. Fields said that The Marx Brothers were the only act he couldn’t follow on the live stage. At a theatre in Columbus, Ohio in January 1915, he stood in the wings watching them perform and waiting to follow them onto the stage. ‘They sang, […]

HOLLYWOOD & WW2 – PT1.

August 18, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  When World War Two started in September 1939, studio moguls in Hollywood faced a dilemma. Most of these men were Jewish and hailed from European countries about to be subjected to Nazi occupation. Nazi treatment of Jews was common knowledge, yet the studio heads seemed far more concerned with […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – P128.

June 10, 2019 Alan Royle 0

           Henry Fonda & his wife Margaret Sullavan     Tallulah Bankhead in Lifeboat (1944) Tallulah Bankhead was dismissive about her only sexual encounter with legendary screen star Henry Fonda. ‘Oh, please, dah-ling, don’t mention Hank to me’, she laughed. ‘I went to bed with him only one time. He failed to […]

Darwin Porter – Believe him or not? PT 2.

October 26, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  Part 2 contains more of the revelations to be found in the Darwin Porter best seller ‘Katharine the Great’, his biography of Katharine Hepburn. Below are more random statements about the private lives of Miss Hepburn (and others). Judge for yourself how much you believe or do not believe. […]

Darwin Porter – Can we believe what he writes?

September 28, 2017 Alan Royle 14

  Darwin Porter (1937 – ) I doubt if there are many more controversial contemporary writers than Darwin Porter. His supporters believe he is telling the real story of Hollywood in its so-called Golden Age; his detractors consider him to be little more than a peddler of sleazy gossip. I […]

Did you know?

November 14, 2016 Alan Royle 0

  Director Dorothy Arzner & Crawford ‘I like to think that every director I’ve worked with has fallen a little in love with me’, Joan Crawford once confided in an interview none too modestly. ‘I know Dorothy Arzner did’. No surprises there. Given her well-documented sexual orientation Dorothy may well […]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 4.

July 31, 2016 Alan Royle 1

  BANDERAS, Antonio                                   GRIFFITH, Melanie             1996 to 2015 (div.)   Antonio as Zorro And as the voice of Puss in Boots Melanie as Tess McGill in  Working Girl (1988) Antonio and Melanie met in 1995 on the set of Two Much when both actors were married to others. Banderas had […]

Gay Hollywood in the studio days.

December 16, 2015 admin 0

  I read recently that ‘gay-gossip is the newest and most clever form of homophobia’. Nice try, but I’m not buying it.  I am neither homosexual nor homophobic, but I am interested in subterfuge and in exposing old-time movie studios that made an art form out of gulling the public. […]