James Dean

*contains spoilers And now for something completely different… Beyond the unisex toilet where whatever wants to go as well as being a part of or watching Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) while the rest go over the rainbow… We have the original midnight movie cult of director John Waters (1946-) and transvestite actress…

Read more The Filthy Genius of Director John Waters and THAT actress Divine (Part One)

*contains spoilers It seemed to immediately go pear-shaped with his appearance as a bad-tempered lover in the unremarkable The Young Lovers (1964) which was nothing in terms of quality when compared to his earlier role in star-studded The Interns (1962). By this stage, Nick should have perhaps taken the hint and gone back to television…

Read more The Cult of Actor Nick Adams as The Oedipal Rebel (Part Two)

*contains spoilers Swedish-born American actress Inger Stevens (1934-70 drug overdose) was a beautiful blonde and blue-eyed woman who was also fragile, something which led to her early death as a result of unrequited love and abuse at the hands of men who didn’t really care. She made a handful of movies and her performances weren’t…

Read more The Cult of Actress Inger Stevens in Run, Simon, Run (1970) Part One

*contains spoilers The musician Sting (1951-) appears to have had a rather desultory film career. It all seemed to have started so promisingly with the big screen adaptation of writer Dennis Potter’s (1935-94 pancreatic cancer) tv play Brimstone & Treacle (1982). But his music seems to have taken precedence in the years that followed… Not…

Read more The Cult of Musician Sting in Brimstone and Treacle (1982)

*contains spoilers When we talk about the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, most people might think of the 70s painting by Gottfried Heinwein (1948-), which features Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957 throat cancer), Marilyn Monroe (1926-62 barbiturate overdose), James Dean (1931-55 car accident) and Elvis Presley (1935-77 heart attack) in a late night diner. That painting in turn…

Read more Frank Howson and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Part One)