Archive for May, 2017

Goodbye Roger Moore – the finest 007 of them all

Sir Roger Moore has died earlier this week on 23 May 2017. We saw him with his touring show in  York a couple of years ago – the first half he chatted with a colleague on stage about his career and after the interval opened up for questions from the audience – and it was a very full house that evening including the Archbishop of York  – another fan it seems. He was witty, funny and had many stories from his varied film and TV life. He always  looked like a Film Star. NVS0351 When you stop to think about it, he started in films in 1945 as an extra on Caesar and Cleopatra and has completed films still to be released so his career spanned so many years – in fact astonishingly Eight Decades Roger Moore as Ivanhoe Above: Roger Moore as Ivanhoe His Television fame started with Ivanhoe which was a very good attempt to capitalise on the success of the Robin Hood series with Richard Greene and after that he did The Alaskans in the USA and Maverick in which he played Beau Maverick. After that came The Saint and then The Persuaders with Tony Curtis. ( with that great them song by Tony Christie)

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New Spring Issue of ‘Movie Memories’ magazine

Through the letterbox yesterday came this great magazine – and what a Red Letter Day it is when this one arrives. This is Issue No. 88 and our Editor Chris Roberts has done his usual superb job with snippets from films, film stars, events and so on.

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Chris gives us a lot of fascinating items from his visit to the Renown Festival of Film held earlier this year at Rickmansworth in February this year. Then there is an article on  film actress Beverley Garland who I remember appeared with BOMBA ( Johnny Sheffield) in Killer Leopard in 1954.

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After that we can read about Winchester 73,   Yield to the Night with Diana Dors  and a picture of George Formby and Dinah Sheridan in Get Crackin – and on the back page a great colour poster of Ronald Colman in A Double Life – for which he won an Oscar. If you wish to subscribe to this excellent magazine just go to the web site   :-

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