WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT66.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT66.

February 17, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  JACK WESTON (1924-96)                         Weston hailed from Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a shoe repairman. He stayed with the Cleveland Playhouse, where he joined their children’s theatre, until he was drafted into the United States Army at the age of nineteen in August 1943. He served in Italy for two […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT62.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT62.

December 19, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  SPENCER TRACY (1900-67)                                                                    Spencer Tracy was already forty-one years old when America’s war began on 7 December 1941. He was also married and had previously served in the Navy as a 17 year-old in the Great War. He was still at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia when […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT50.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT50.

October 26, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  SHIRLEY TEMPLE: (1928 – 2014)           [On her adult experiences as a former child star]: ‘I do get pinched a lot. Mostly it’s women, my peer group and even older than I am, and I’m old. They tend to want to touch. If I go on tour I’ll get pinched […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT24.

May 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

             RUSSELL JOHNSON (1924 – 2014)                                                                      His name may not be immediately familiar but his face certainly would be, especially to the many fans of TV’s iconic series Gilligan’s Island (1964-7). Russell Johnson portrayed Professor Roy Hinckley in all but one of its 99 […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT152.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT152.

March 28, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg was working as a waitress at San Diego’s ‘Big Kitchen’ café, in 1978, when she witnessed Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) flight 182 falling from the sky in flames after a mid-air collision with a Cessna 172 light aircraft.  All 135 aboard the PSA flight died, […]

War Pictures Worth Watching – Pt1.

February 10, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  There have been a lot of very good war pictures churned out over the past 100 years or so. Here is an alphabetical list of those I believe to be worthy of watching. I have every one in my collection and have watched most of them several times. Aldo […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT34

July 19, 2018 Alan Royle 2

                                Grace receives her Oscar from Bill Holden The Country Girl (1954) is a fine movie, featuring an outstanding performance from Bing Crosby and pretty good ones from Grace Kelly and William Holden. Grace collected […]

FORTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 6.

March 11, 2018 Alan Royle 10

                     George Raft George Raft turned down the leads in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon (both in 1941), thereby giving Humphrey Bogart’s career a huge kick-start. Contrary to public opinion though, he never turned down Casablanca (1942). Why? Because he […]