Friday, July 01, 2022

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the Long Weekend!


"They finally signed the Declaration!  Time to Celebrate!"  So calls out 20-year-old Jane Wyman.

P.S.  See you next on the 12th --- It's a long Week for me!

Thursday, June 30, 2022

I just can't see our Bob swinging a baseball bat; a polo mallet or golf club, yes, but a bat, no!

 I have to admit it.  I love the synopsis of Death on the Diamond (1934), starring Robert Young and Madge Evans.  "Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts.  He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory.  As well as rival teams, mobsters are trying to prevent the wins, and as the pennant race nears the end, Pop's star players begin to be killed, on and off the field.  Can Larry romance Pop's daughter, win enough games, and still have time to stop a murderer before he strikes more than three times?"  

Robert Young, Madge Evans, Joe Sawyer and Director Edward Sedgwick (seated foreground) on the set of Death on the Diamond

Robert Young often said that he got the roles Bob Montgomery and others did not want to do.  Yeah, I don't see our Bob in a baseball uniform.  And it seems a bit strange to see Madge in the arms of Bob Young, not Montgomery.  Really, Madge.

By the way, Madge was born on July 1st.  Lets give a shout-out for Ms. Evans!  

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Modest Montgomery? Well .........

 I rather enjoyed this article, I believe was written in 1938.  Hope you do too.  

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Love Those Pianist Hands!

 There's a knack to being able to mix paisleys with stripes.   Anyway, nice photo of Bob in his beautiful young man phase.  Rrrff!

                                  Robert Montgomery (1931)
                                  By Hurrell for Shipmates

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Happy Longest Day of the Year!

 And it'll be a hot one for much of the country.  Time to search out movies about blizzards and being stuck in a cabin in the mountains without electricity.  Here in California it is the summer time overwhelmed power grid that causes a lack of electricity.  With temperatures in the 100s today, hubby and I will be spending a good portion of it on our pool rafts under umbrellas ... reading, napping, snacking.  And hoping it's not our turn to lose power overnight!

I'd choose Petticoat Fever (1936) as an attempt to cool me off.  Of course there was the complaint on the set that the stars were attired in too realistic outerwear.  Bob and Myrna were soaked through in their fur coats and mukluks.  But they suffered through it, with not a clue of their discomfort.  

         Reginald Owen, Bob & Myrna Loy in Petticoat Fever (1936)

Well, there is one slight thing the makeup people missed ... note the wet curls of hair sticking out under the top of Bob's furs.  Yeah, a bit on the hot side.