Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Very, Very High Temps Continue

... and that means another monstrous headache.  Moving to Alaska sounds good right now.  Hey, might run into Bob as he floats by on his large chunk of ice.  (Mr. Montgomery had to have enjoyed posing for this one, as did everyone on the set, I'd imagine!)

                                 Petticoat Fever (1936)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

And It's Not Even Summer Yet!!!

We set a record here in beautiful Bakersfield ... 109 degrees, beating out the 107 set in 1947.  It is a record I would prefer not to have experienced first hand.  I get headaches whenever the temperature exceeds 103.  I have a whopper at present. 

Ever so fortunately, we have a pool.  A pool that is surrounded with umbrellas because the direct sun would parboil me in a matter of minutes.  Mr. Montgomery resided in Beverly Hills, which explains the lack of umbrellas.  Otherwise, you might mistake his backyard with mine.  Well, except for the mansion.  And a gardener tending to the flowers on the hillside.  And the presence of a gorgeous man dangling his feet in the water.  Sigh. 

                             Bob at home, summer of 1938

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Do You Remember This Song In The Movie?

I don't.  Don't really think of They Were Expendable (1945) as having songs in it.  "To the End of the End of the World" ... doesn't sound like a song you would be humming as you left the theater!  Whatever, it does make for a nifty music sheet cover. 


By the way, a copy is available on eBay for only $194.95 ... My copy cost $4.95.  Wow, did I ever save money!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Back in Bob's Very, Very Slender Days

June Walker, whose birthday is Wednesday, June 14th, originated the character of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Broadway.  You know, the Marilyn Monroe role.  Hmmm ... I never quite saw that.

                      Bob and June Walker in War Nurse (1930)

Anyway, in the midst of doing a little surfing on the net, I ran across this photo of June.  Okay, the blonde hair, different hairstyle and makeup, a few years younger ... okay, I can see it. 

Thursday, June 08, 2017

While the Fans Are Still Alive to Enjoy It ....

Two beautiful people, he in a tuxedo and she in gown and fur, with aperitifs in hand looking longingly into each other's eyes ...


Oh, would somebody PLEASE release Letty Lynton on DVD!!  TCM, the WB, Criterion ... Hey, Netflix, you've got the coin!  A remastered movie added to your immense collection would be a nice touch, certainly a lot less expensive then those mini-series you are churning out.  Just think about it.  Please.