RANDOM QUOTES – PT11.

November 4, 2019 Alan Royle 5

DICK VAN DYKE:                                                 ‘I was an alcoholic for about twenty-five years. In the fifties and sixties, everybody had their martini, everybody smoked incessantly. The funny thing is that all through my twenties and early thirties I didn’t drink at all. Then we moved to a neighbourhood full of young families […]

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY…

August 9, 2019 Alan Royle 10

    Station promo for opening night October 16, 1959 Television came to my home town of Perth, Western Australia at 5.30 pm, Friday, October 16, 1959. I was 12 years old and living with my grand-parents in East Fremantle, about 13 miles south of Perth, at the time. My […]

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 […]

IN THE BEGINNING…PT 3.

December 3, 2017 Alan Royle 0

   in the Austin Powers franchise ELIZABETH HURLEY (1965 – ) Liz Hurley began life in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England in 1965. Her mother was a teacher, her father an army major. In her early teenage years Liz was a pseudo-punk rocker, spiked, brightly coloured hair; bolt through her nose, the works. […]

Past Oscars Pt 8 – (1982-88).

January 11, 2017 Alan Royle 2

          1982              Gandhi – Best Picture                         Ben Kingsley – Gandhi                         Meryl Streep –  Sophie’s Choice                         Lou Gossett Jr – An Officer and a Gentleman                         Jessica Lange – Tootsie             Kingsley as Gandhi         Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice Lou Gossett Jr – An Officer […]

A bit of TV nostalgia.

January 11, 2016 admin 4

  As a follow-up to the Nielsen Ratings of the very top TV shows year by year in the USA, I thought I might take a crack at listing MY favourite programs down the decades. Not one of them reached the top, by the way. I have also highlighted the […]