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 […]

TV – When the western was king – PT1.

June 23, 2018 Alan Royle 4

There was a time, back in the fifties when television suddenly took off, that saw the western genre dominating the box. Scores of series were launched throughout the late forties, the fifties and sixties. Many of them lasted only a single season (even less), but others made a fortune for […]

The Magical Fifties.

June 17, 2016 Alan Royle 0

  I remember being taken in the fifties by my grand-parents to the open-air cinema nearby to watch black and white dramas starring the likes of Joan Crawford, George Raft, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Dana Andrews, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Ida Lupino and many others. For some reason a handful […]