The murder-suicide of Gig Young and his 30 year old bride

Who can say what led Gig Young to murder his wife of only three weeks? Or what then led him to comit suicide? To understand a little better his tortured psyche would need access to the man’s psychological state, which needless to say, I do not possess. Young won an oscar for his role inContinue reading “The murder-suicide of Gig Young and his 30 year old bride”

Stars who suicided

GEORGE SANDERS This super suave actor played in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, as well as the frankly dire ‘Falcon’ series of films all made on shoestring budget, but it is his tremendously mercurial role as the supercilious agent in All About Eve for which he is best known. Sanders was immortalised in songContinue reading “Stars who suicided”

Film review: camelot   this stodgy 1967 filmm uses the King Arthur story from T H white’s TheOnceandFutureKing, itself a redux of lemort du king arthur, Thefilm is also a musical, unfortunately neither leads can sing very well. The songs are splendid, including Camelot, atke Me to the fair and I wonder what theKing isContinue reading

More Famous Film actor suicides

More Famous Film actor suicides Maggie McNamara Capable but short lived actress. Herman Bing Plump, explosive German who was a former assitant to F W Murnau. Ross Alexander  Leading man of the thirties. He was on stage from his teens. Married actresses Aleta Freel and Anne Nagel. Shot himself aged thirty.    Gia Scala  ItalianContinue reading “More Famous Film actor suicides”

Famous movie suicides

aside from stars who have passed away naturally or died on film in mysterious circumstances, the list of actors committing suicide is surprisingly long   ; the most prominent are: George Sanders The star of Hitchcock classics Rebecca and the Foreign Agent, the super suave Sanders killed himself in 1972, because he couldn’t accept hisContinue reading “Famous movie suicides”

Bob Dylan Rolling Stone interview

Here are the best bits from the Cover story on B.D.: Why do you have the need to reshape things?  Because that’s the nature of existence. Nothing stays where it is for long. You’v described what you do as a calling. everybody has a calling, don’t they? some have a high calling, some have aContinue reading “Bob Dylan Rolling Stone interview”