Bill Vanders

Who was… Bill Vanders

June 11, 2012 Matt Blake 3

Bill Vanders was one of the most prolific of the American actors who worked in Rome during the golden age of Italian exploitation cinema, yet almost nothing is known about him.

Kitty Swan

Who was… Kitty Swan

May 29, 2012 Matt Blake 3

Just who the hell was Kitty Swan? The simple answer to this, as far as I can figure, is that nobody seems to know all that much.

Krista Nell

Who was… Krista Nell

May 22, 2012 Matt Blake 4

Considering that she appeared in over 35 films between 1965 and 1975 – many of which have gone on to become firm cult favourites over the years – it’s amazing that so little is known about Austrian actress Krista Nell.

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Who was… Frank Colson

April 20, 2012 Matt Blake 1

Here’s another in our list of American actors who ended up making films in Italy. Now, I’m guessing you’ve never heard of Frank Colson?

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Who was… Roland Carey

April 13, 2012 Matt Blake 10

I’ve seen a couple of films recently featuring actor Roland Carey, a curious figure who was active in the Italian film industry for over twenty years, and though it was about time to do a little extended research into him.

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Peter Dane

March 30, 2012 Matt Blake 5

I’ve noticed the name Peter Dane crop up in a couple of Italian films that I’ve watched now, so it seems like a good opportunity to revive my ‘Americans in Cinecitta’ posts.