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  • July 27, 2016
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Mobile-detail-austin-martin              Eternally known as the first (and perhaps most well-known) James Bond, Sean Connery is without a doubt one of the best actors to come out of Scotland. Sean Connery was born as Thomas Sean Connery, in deference to his grandfather, Thomas, and was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 25, 1930. Both of his parents held working jobs; his mother, Euphamia  McBain worked as a cleaner, and his father, Joseph, worked as a lorry driver and a factory worker. Sean had one younger sibling, a brother by the name of Neil, whom of which was seven years younger than Sean. Before acting, Sean took on a multitude of careers, ranging from body-builder to coffin polisher. When faced with the decision of choosing between being a professional soccer player and an actor, he chose actor instead and set the fate for the rest of his life as a famed entertainer.

Sean had joined the Royal Navy for a time but was soon discharged due to a medical condition that was prevalent in the male line of his family. Later, he initially started expressing interest in the field of entertainment as early as 1951, when he was looking for extra pay, appearing in some very minor roles in a variety of productions throughout the early 1950’s. One of Sean’s original interests was in the field of athletics, more specifically soccer. However, Sean had foreseen the possible futility of being a professional soccer player and noted that acting may be a better long-term initiative; in Sean’s words: “I realized that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves.”

Sean’s first major role on screen was ‘No Road Back,’ in 1957. Throughout the late 1950’s and into the early 1960’s, he appeared in a variety of television movies such as ‘Anna Christie’ of 1957, and appeared as a guest on numerous television shows. Sean’s arrival to stardom came in 1962, with the first James Bond film ‘Dr. No,’ a major hit. He continued to be Ian Fleming’s James Bond until 1983 in ‘Never Say Never Again,’ altogether acting in seven James Bond movies. After starring in several movies, he finally announced retirement in 2006, although he participated as a voice actor in a variety of roles, including the voice over for James Bond himself in the video game ‘From Russia with Love,’ based off the game of the same name. He has one son, Jason Connery, whom he had with his ex-wife Diane Cilento, an actress. He is currently married to Micheline Roquebrune, whom he has been married to for over 40 years.

 

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Theater Power Macho Trio – Burt, James and John

Burt Lancaster

 

James ArnessJohn Wayne

 

 

 

 

 

John Wayne

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison, in Winterset, Iowa, on May 26, 1907. Shortly after his birth, his parents changed his middle name to Robert, as they had decided to name their next child the same name. His father was Clyde Leonard Wayne, son of a Civil War veteran, whom John Wayne was named in honor of; John’s mother was Mary Alberta Brown, native to Nebraska. John’s father had developed a lung condition, and for his sake, moved south to California, to take up ranching. When that failed, the Morrison family moved over to Glendale, California. There, young John would deliver medicine to his sick father, and was a paperboy. Initially, John was interested in football, and did well in the field whilst in school. However, after attaining an injury, he was unable to gain a football scholarship. It was after this when he turned to acting, in which he would star in more than 140 motion pictures, and participate in a total of over 250.

One can get away with saying that, even from birth, John Wayne has made a dramatic appearance; the local newspaper in Winterset remarked that he weighed 13 pounds at birth. He appeared in his first motion picture in 1929 (still recognized with the Morrison surname), Words and Music. After appearing in his first starring role, The Big Trail, in 1930, it was suggested that he change his name to Anthony Wayne, after a general from the Revolutionary War, but Fox Studios chief Winfield Sheenan did not agree with the name, and John Wayne was chosen in the end. John Wayne played a total of 80 low-budget westerns in the 1930’s, but his claim to fame occurred in 1939 with the movie Stagecoach. After this, John Wayne’s name was no-doubt well known. In the 1940’s he appeared in a radio program, known as The Three Sheets to the Wind. In 1948, John appeared in another classic Western, Wake of the Red Witch. In 1950, however, he lost out to Gregory Peck in the movie The Gunfighter, due to complications with the studio. In 1960, he appeared in one of his most famous movies, The Alamo, in which he produced, directed and starred in. After making a name for himself, he met with President Nixon in 1972.

John Wayne was also well-known for his




Tow Truck Movie Characters

Tow Mater Tow TruckGoing to the movies in seeing things on the big screen is always a highlight for most people. But it always seems like when you’re trying to get to the theater there’s either a lot of red lights or some type of the way so that you’re racing the clock trying to get to the movies. There’s so many great movies out there to be seen with some spectacular characters whether it’s an action movie or the computer generated graphic movie which are so common today.

 

There’s been some very interesting characters in the movies related to different types of cars or trucks. One of the more recent ones is Tow Mater , a lovable character playing the part of a tow truck. He is a little bit rusty and broken down but this tow service vehicle is still capable. It’s kind of funny to bring up a tow truck with respect to a movie outing but here’s the story.

 

Just like usual we’re running late trying to make the theater in Chandler AZ before the movie starts. And just like usual there is some type of a delay on the road. And what was this delay, a big wreck that’s going to require a lot of time to clean it up and multiple different tow trucks doing their service in moving the damaged vehicles. Well there were no 1951 International Harvester tow trucks involved in this particular job and no Sir Tow Mater was not around doing this work. Now of course the tow trucks needed to backup to pick up the stranded vehicles and they would all like to claim to be the world’s best backwards driver but on this particular day it seemed like they were going to take forever to toe all the cars and let traffic move on.

 

So we kept waiting looking for that opportunity to move forward with everybody else stranded in traffic well these companies took care to clear all of the stranded cars. Talk about needing roadside assistance! This was one of the biggest congestion I had ever seen on any given day.

 

So all of these tow truck drivers needed to show how to drive backwards without crashing and that’s something that was seen often in the movie Cars. We really wished on that day that there would have been a whole lot of tow trucks available to tow stranded vehicles so that we could make the movie. But no there wasn’t enough to do it quickly and we ended up being late. And of course when we got to the theater the Lions were popcorn and coke or five times longer than usual and we know how long those lines usually take, we are some of the slowest moving lines in the history of mankind except for maybe going to the motor vehicle department and waiting to get your




Gregory Peck Classy Movie Screen Persona

Gregory Peck was one of the most popular actors in the mid-twentieth century, and was also heavily involved with Liberalist movements, even marching with Martin Luther King Jr. He received plenty of awards for his humanitarian efforts, including a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Known for his tall, imposing stature, Gregory was born Eldred Gregory Peck, a name he hated, and later went by just his middle name, Gregory. He was born on April 5, 1916, in San Diego, California, coming from Irish and a combination of English and German ancestry. He lived to be 87, breathing his last breath on June 12, 2003, due to cardiorespiratory arrest along with pneumonia.

Gregory, as he became known, was born in San Diego, at the time called as La Jolla, to Gregory Pearl Peck and Bernice Mary Ayres. It was his mother, Bernice (known as ‘Bunny’) who had decided to name their son Eldred, as she thought it was unique and brought out the uniqueness in her son. When Eldred Gregory was around five years of age, his parents divorced, and lived with his maternal grandmother. His most fond memories of his childhood were his grandmother taking him to the movies when he was at a young age. This may have been Gregory’s inspiration as a life-long actor.

Having grown up in a time when there were many trucks in the neighborhood he was no stranger to seeing them pass by on a daily basis. It wasn’t uncommon to see a wreck in the need for a wrecker service there. One time there was a huge wreck which required three different tow trucks to be there to remove the disabled vehicles.

Being involved with the movies meant that he was around a lot of heavy equipment that needed to be moved on a daily basis. It’s not uncommon for the big movie sets to require a lot of care and maintenance and tow trucks are commonly used to move things around that are big and heavy. They are well suited to this type of activity and not only do they tow cars and trucks but they to other things such as trailers and even sheds and things like that.

Many of the big movie theaters required extensive construction projects to have them completed. Large equipment would often be needed to haul the necessary materials to construct these screens and movie theaters.

Gregory attended University of California, Berkley, and this is where he was




Fred & Adele Astaire

With an entertainment career beginning since the time they could walk, it is safe to say Fred & Adele Fred and Adele AstairAstaire were born to be an entertainer. Adele was born in 1896, and had taken an interest in entertainment at a young age like Fred, born in 1899, had.  Fred was born Frederick Austerlitz to German ancestry on May 10, 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska. Their father, Frederic Austerlitz, was born in Austria to Jewish parents, and moved to the United States in 1892. Their mother, Johanna, was born in the United States to German immigrants, who were from East Prussia.

In 1905, the Austerlitz family moved to




Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly Screen Star DancerKnown for his leading role in the 1952 classic ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ Gene Kelly was one of the most influential of MGM’s musical actors. He was born Eugene Curran Kelly on August 23, 1912, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He was the third son born from James Patrick Joseph Kelly, whom was a phonograph salesman. Gene is primarily of Irish descent, from both his father and mother’s side, and is roughly one quarter German, from his maternal grandmother. Besides dancing, Gene loved baseball, and was quite a gifted sportsman as well.

His dancing career can be traced back to when he was just eight years old, when his mother enlisted him and his older brother, James, into dancing classes. Initially, both Gene and James hated it, Gene later making mention that he and James would often get into




Jimmy Stewart – Hollywood Golden Years

Jimmy StewartJames Stewart is perhaps one of Hollywood’s most famous actors from the Golden Years of movies. Born James Maitland Stewart, Jimmy was born on May 20, 1908, to Alexander Maitland Stewart and Elizabeth Ruth Jackson in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He had two younger sisters, Virginia and Mary. Their father, Alexander, had owned a hardware store, encouraging young Jimmy to take on the business. His mother, Elizabeth, was a talented pianist, and although Jimmy had taken an interest, he learned to play accordion instead, a gift from a friend. One hobby young Jimmy had was building model airplanes, since aviation was a passion of his and would be one of the defining characteristics of him.

He began his acting career in acting in 1932, appearing on Broadway. His first movie was in 1934, called ‘Art Trouble.’ Throughout the 1930’s Jimmy performed for MGM in a variety of movies. In 1935, following his desire for aviation, learned to




Rod Serling

The Twilight ZoneRod Serling was known as one of America’s pioneering television screenwriters, producers and narrators of the 1950’s, especially in the famous television series The Twilight Zone. Since Serling was a young child, he had shown an exclusive interest in the entertainment field, even writing some original works. However, as the United States involved itself in the Second World War, he decided he would enlist into the Army and help the cause, as he viewed that being more important than his hobbies. After his unit was transitioned to Leyte Island in the Philippines in 1944, he would witness nothing but death, shaping his writing for the rest of his life. In Hollywood he was also known as the ‘angry young man,’ constantly confronting various executives over the issues more relevant to the day, such as warfare, racism and censorship.

Rodman Edward SerlingRod Serling Movie Producer was born to a Jewish family Syracuse, New York, on December 25, 1924. His parents were Esther Cooper and Samuel Lawrence Serling, and one older brother, Robert. After moving to Binghamton 70 miles south of Syracuse in 1926, Rod’s parents saw his talent potential, and encouraged him to become a performer. In fact, his Sam Serling had created a stage in the basement of their home, and Rod would put on various plays, sometimes with the neighbors’ children as well. In school, Serling was viewed as the class clown, and most of his teachers left him alone, believing he




Movies and Drug Use

Movie Star Drug UseSince the beginning of movies many actors and actresses have succumbed to drug use. It is not unusual on a yearly basis to hear of one of our favorite movie stars to either be arrested for drug possession or to even overdose and die from drugs.

There is a long list of actors and actresses in the recent past who have died from drugs. Some of the more prominent ones include Anna Nicole Smith, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others.

Many others would include Nick Adams who was an actor and there is a long list of musicians who both played music and acted or were seen in movies.

The following is meant to help someone who may be having problems with drug addiction to fast forward in to see what may happen in their life if they don’t get a hold of the situation now and we really heard anybody whether famous or not to take action today to avoid the outcome that could happen.

It was Dimitri’s first day of high school. Little did he know that before the day was out, he would become another victim of heroin. Heroin, a drug synthesized from natural morphine, is one of the most common drugs in America. It is also a drug of variety, with many different ‘types’ of heroin, depending on the geographical region in which the heroin is ‘grown.’ To make matters worse, Heroin could be injected into the human body in a multitude of different ways. Dimitri has entered the dangerous realm of Heroin addiction.

Heroin is actually quite an old drug. In 1874, British chemist C.R. Alder Wright was the first man to synthesize the drug, being more than four times as powerful as typical morphine. Heroin, like morphine, is made from poppy seeds, and is synthesized as heroin. ‘The drug’, however, didn’t




Updating the James Bond Movie Legacy

James Bond MoviesPerhaps one of Britain’s most famous actors, Daniel Craig has been in a multitude of movies and plays throughout most of his life. It could even be said that he was born to be an actor, performing in plays since the age of six. Although initially having a difficult career during his teen years, in the 1990’s his break came through, acting in his first motion pictures. In more recent years, starting in 2006, he took the role as the current James Bond from Pierce Brosnan, and has been hugely successful in this role to this day, starring in Spectre which came out in 2015. He also received an uncredited role as Stormtrooper JB-007 in the newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.

He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, in Chester, Cheshire, England. His mother, Carol Olivia, was an art teacher and his father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig, was a landlord for a chain of pubs. Daniel’s parents divorced when he was four years old, in 1972, and he and his older sister, Lea, lived with their mother in Liverpool. It was there where Daniel would obtain the desire for performing, when his mother would regularly take him to the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. At the age of six, he began acting in school plays, and by the age of 16 he finished school and moved to London and enrolled into the National Youth Theatre, also working as a waiter part-time to help finance his education. Afterwards, he enrolled into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; he graduated in 1991.

Daniel’s first motion picture movie in which he was featured in was The Power of One, a movie set in South Africa during the Second