Hello everyone it is good to join you once again for a stroll down Memory Lane as autumn seems to be approaching rapidly. Where is the year going and why does life speed up so much even when you do very little? Personally I no longer do much but enjoy my own company after a hectic life in one form or another of showbiz. I am am asked if I miss going to movie premieres or visiting film sets but my honest answer is not really. I rarely go the cinema now and so don't know most of the stars today. I retain my memories and I am so glad you allow me to share them with you. This week I am going to write about two stars and I suspect everybody reading this will remember at least one of them.

The first is 1940s screen heart throb Tyrone Power, whom older readers may recall. He was what we used to call a pretty boy, well suited for leading man status in the golden era of Hollywood. Tyrone was put under contract to 20th Century Fox and rapidly became a star. He had a private life that was a bit complex and which the studio covered up as in those days it could have cost the career of their box office boy. Tyrone married three times and had children but he also enjoyed relationships with men including long standing fellow actor Cesar Romero. He was cast as the second lead in many Fox films but is probably best remembered as the Joker in the cult 1960s television series Batman, which starred the recently deceased Adam West in the title role.

For some reason Tyrone began to age beyond his years in the 1950s . He visited Borehamwood to shoot a short scene for a film whilst he was acting on the London stage. He then went to Spain to film Solomon And Sheba but whilst shooting a duelling scene with George Sanders he was stricken with a fatal heart attack aged just 44.

I have visited his grave in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where his outdoor tomb is close to the legendary Hollywood director Cecil B De Mille. He died in 1958 so I guess a lot of readers will not remember him.

On the other hand I suspect most readers recall Peter Sellers. Personally I thought he had a great talent , especially shown in his early films but off screen I thought he was mentally ill and lacked any personality. Indeed many found him to be as we say in showbiz 'difficult' which resulted in his career decline in the 1970s.

I loved his early screen roles in such movies as The Ladykillers in 1955, I'm Alright Jack in 1959 and the early Pink Panther films such as A Shot In The Dark made at MGM in Borehamwood. At that studio he fell in love with his co-star Sophia Loren whilst filming The Millionairess but it was only one way.

Peter was great in Dr Strangelove in three very different roles but off screen I suspect he was never really happy. He had been terribly spoilt by his Mother and mixed with stardom and money became a bad recipe. He became basically a spoilt child in an adult body but whilst his films made money the studios indulged him. People tend to forget an actor is just a money maker for the suits in television and films and once you become an issue then they move on.

Peter was invited to a reunion of The Goons in London in 1980 and chose to stay at the Dorchester Hotel. There he suffered a massive heart attack and died later in hospital aged just 54.

Both these stars died too early and it would have been interesting to have seen where their careers might have took them but they are preserved on celluloid so that future generations may enjoy their talents.

So until next week you take care of yourself so we can once again have another stroll down Memory Lane.