WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT59.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT59.

November 4, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  JAMES STEWART (1908-97)                    A native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, James Stewart was blessed with an appeal that seemed to transcend all boundaries. His movie career blossomed in the thirties, due mainly to an on-screen image that made him popular with cinema-goers of both genders and all ages. Men considered him […]



September 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Angelique Pettyjohn in Star Trek: The Original Series (1968) The name Angelique Pettyjohn probably means nothing to all but the most avid fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, and to those ‘Trekkies’ who ventured along to the numerous conventions held over the ensuing years. Devoted fans will no doubt recall […]

PROFILES – Linda Hamilton & Daryl Hannah.

PROFILES – Linda Hamilton & Daryl Hannah.

July 5, 2020 Alan Royle 0

LINDA HAMILTON (1956 – )                    Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) and in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). She readily admits that her bipolar disorder and her addiction to cocaine destroyed both her first marriage to Bruce Abbott (1982-9) and her second to James Cameron (1997-9). Linda […]



January 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ROCK HUDSON:                                                    [His response in 1978 to whether or not he was gay] ‘I’ve heard that rumour for years and I just don’t care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I’ve always said, ‘Come On, you’ve got the wrong […]


April 17, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  As far as I can determine there have been fifteen actors and actresses who have lived to the ripe old age of 100 or more, and another two who are precariously perched on 99 as of March 31, 2019. If all goes well, Nehemiah Persoff and Marge Champion will […]


December 24, 2018 Alan Royle 4

The lovely May Wynn in The Caine Mutiny (1954) May at home with husband Jack Kelly Donna Lee Hickey was born in New York City in 1928. When she won the role of May Wynn in the 1954 classic The Caine Mutiny, she decided to change her acting name to that of […]

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September 1, 2018 Alan Royle 6

Several scenes in the 1952 film The Sound Barrier required stars Nigel Patrick and Ann Todd to be seated in one of the new de Havilland Comets. They were blissfully unaware that in just two years’ time two de Havilland Comets would break up in mid-air, killing everyone on board […]


March 15, 2018 Alan Royle 3

  Tea and Sympathy (1956) could have been a fine movie, but the Production Code Administration (PCA) and the Catholic Legion of Decency (CLOD) did all in their considerable powers to emasculate it. And they succeeded. No matter how many times the screenplay was rewritten, they continued to find it […]

Barbara Stanwyck (1907-90).

August 27, 2017 Alan Royle 8

  BARBARA STANWYCK                        Barbara Stanwyck was one of those actresses whose performances ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. From brilliant to lousy. Admittedly, most performers have roles they are extremely proud of and others that make them cringe, […]

WAMPAS Baby Stars 1932

April 7, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  LONA ANDRE (1915 – 92) Tennessee-born Lona Andre landed a few leads in minor movies and a number of mostly uncredited bit parts in more important features, but overall her career never amounted to much. Her 1935 marriage to leading man Edward Norris probably set some kind of record […]