Archive for October, 2014

His Majesty O Keefe – pictures during the making in Fiji

These are pictures posted on line by Patrick Bish = and taken by his father Laurence during the making of His Majesty O Keefe – that wonderful South Sea Island Adventure in glorious Technicolor – filmed in Fiji.

He writes as follows :-

These are photos by and about my father, Laurie. The purpose of this blog is to display the photos and to collect information about them. So if you know something not written agout the photo, drop me a line.

Joan Rice and friends, Suva, Fiji, 1952

Joan Rice and friends, Suva, Fiji, 1952

Another set, His Majesty O’Keefe, a Warner Brothers movie, 1952.

Another set, His Majesty O’Keefe, a Warner Brothers movie, 1952.

Set and Properties.

Set and Properties.

LJB threatening a figure. His Majesty O’Keefe film set, Fiji, 1952.

LJB threatening a figure. His Majesty O’Keefe film set, Fiji, 1952.

Chief’s Bure. His Majesty O’Keefe film set.

Chief’s Bure. His Majesty O’Keefe film set.

The Chief’s Bure, His Majesty O’Keefe film set. My Aunt Colleen on left.

The Chief’s Bure, His Majesty O’Keefe film set. My Aunt Colleen on left.

Film set for His Majesty O’Keefe, 1952. Deuba, Fiji.

Film set for His Majesty O’Keefe, 1952. Deuba, Fiji.

LJB and beauties on the set.

LJB and beauties on the set.

A closer look at an His Majesty O’Keefe set

A closer look at an His Majesty O’Keefe set

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Film Actress Joan Fontaine s House For Sale

Home: Joan Fontaine's beautiful home  is nestled in the Carmel highlands and is up for sale

View: The house and land covers three acres and offers stunning mountain and ocean views from inside

The house and land covers three acres and offers stunning mountain and ocean views from inside

Sunset: The house overlooks the ocean and offered the star the opportunity to enjoy beautiful sunsets

Auction house Christie’s said the house will go on the auction block between November 2014 and January 2015. 

Noel Beutel, executor of Fontaine’s estate, says the home in Carmel could be worth up to $3 million.

It is a 4,500-square-foot ranch-style home with a separate guest unit and a rose garden containing 500 roses. 

Library: Over 104 lots of fine art, silver, furniture and jewelry are scheduled to be sold from the house
Kitchen: The actress spent her final days here in this home in Carmel, California before she died aged 96

Kitchen: The actress spent her final days here in this home in Carmel, California before she died aged 96

Income: All of the contents of the property in Carmel will also be sold to benefit the SPCA

Another valuable item up for sale is Fontaine’s 1941 Oscar for her role as the timid wife in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Suspicion’ could bring $300,000 on December 11.

Meanwhile, at least 104 lots of fine art, silver, lighting, furniture and jewelry are scheduled to be spread over four auctions and could realize more than $1 million. 

 The actress died last December in her home in Carmel, California, at age 96.

Rooms: Fontaine's elegant property has  4-bedrooms and 4.5-baths

Rooms: Fontaine’s elegant property has 4-bedrooms and 4.5-baths

Private: Sotheyby's said the house is very private and features incredible rose gardens and grounds

 

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Lancaster Bombers – Two fly over England

These two iconic aircraft flew over  Lincolnshire earlier this summer – and indeed they flew together on a number of occasions recently.

They have been based at Coningsby in Lincolnshire. although I now think that the Canadian one has flown back home.

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Roger Moore in York – September 2014

Roger Moore in YorkOnly last month on September 24 th. 2014, we travelled to the York Opera House to see Roger Moore in his touring Show in which he recounts with great humour and brilliant story telling ability  his very early days as an extra on Caesar and Cleopatra at Denham Film Studios through his early Hollywood days then back to England for Ivanhoe on TV then The Saint,  The Persuaders with Tony Curtis on to Bond.

What a great night it was for us film fans.

Sir Roger was introduced onto the stage to rapturous applause and he certainly gave us all a memorably entertaining evening – one I am sure that we will remember for a long long time.

Roger covered almost every area of his film career but he did talk at some length about the film out of all his career that he is most proud of – namely The Man Who Haunted Himself  based on the story The Strange Case of Mr.Pelham.

See the thrilling Trailer to this film below :-

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Angie Dickinson in Rio Bravo

Angie-Dickinson-between-Rio-Bravo

Just liked the look of this photograph of Angie Dickinson sitting in the sun on the set of the film Rio Bravo (1959).

 

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