The Answers

Here are the answers to the quiz from two days ago:

Issur Danielovitch – Kirk Douglas

James Stewart – Stewart Granger

Audrey Ruston – Audrey Hepburn

Natalia Zakharenko – Natalie Wood

Olivia Cockburn – Olivia Wilde

Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr. – Rock Hudson

Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov – Helen Mirren

Joseph Yule Jr. – Mickey Rooney

Alphonso d’Abruzzo – Alan Alda

Gladys Smith – Mary Pickford

Harold Jay Smith – Jay Silverheels

John Charles Carter – Charlton Heston

Quiz time

As we are roughly half way through the year, for a change, here is a quiz.

Here are some real names of very famous film stars. What are their more commonly known acting names?

Issur Danielovitch

James Stewart

Audrey Ruston

Natalia Zakharenko

Olivia Cockburn

Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr.

Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov

Joseph Yule Jr.

Alphonso d’Abruzzo

Gladys Smith

Harold Jay Smith

John Charles Carter

“Billy Liar”

“Billy Liar”, from 1963, stars Tom Courtney, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles and Leonard Rossiter. The director was John Schlesinger.

Billy lives up north in England with his parents and grandmother. It’s a grim, grey post-war world with no glimpse of the sixties. Billy wants to leave, and lives in a dreamworld, rather as Walter Mitty does.

Billy is in all kinds of trouble, at work, with engagements to two girls and with his family.

The film depicts the north, well Bradford, as a dismal place. By any standards, Billy wanting to leave is understandable. And when he re-connects with Liz who is a free spirit, there’s opportunity no-one could resist.