The Quigley Poll of Top Box-office stars PT 1. (1915-43)

July 4, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  The Quigley Publications Poll determined the top box-office stars each year. Here are the winners for each year from 1915 until 2013 – Part 1 (1915-43). 1915       William S. Hart 1916       William S. Hart Hart hailed from New York where he became famous for his 1899 portrayal of Messala […]

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On-set fatalities in Hollywood movies.

November 22, 2016 Alan Royle 3

Movie-making has cost the lives of quite a few of those involved in the process. Stuntmen, cameramen, assistants, extras, plus the occasional director and actor have lost their lives down the decades. This is not a definitive list, not by a long shot, but it does demonstrate the perils that […]

Four forgotten stars of the silent era – PT 1.

August 14, 2016 Alan Royle 2

  Renee Adoree One of Hollywood’s many sad stories, Renee Adoree was a silent star who had her moment in the sun before illness claimed her at just 35 years of age. She was born Jeanne de la Fonte in Lille, France in 1898, and began her performing career with […]