Thursday, April 24, 2014

Walter and Claudette, Just Two Wild Kids ... Sure!

Speaking of being stereotyped ... hard to imagine Walter Pidgeon as being anything but the stalwart husband, the country minister, and, for god sakes, married to Greer Garson!  Walter, the Swinger, dancing with Claudette Colbert at home in the late 1940s ... well, it just doesn't jive.  (Wonder if they knew anything more current than the Charleston.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Capturing the Soul of the Character

       Charming, handsome, tormented ... and oh, so very fascinating.

NIGHT MUST FALL was one of the few times in his movie career that Robert Montgomery had both a good script and the challenge of capturing a truly interesting character.  It was a real struggle to get the studio to make the movie, reportedly to the point of agreeing to put his own money into the production.  Three cheers for Mr. Montgomery for giving us Crazy Danny to love and cherish.**

** And a special thanks to Debbie for sharing with us the latest addition to her NMF collection.  Just a gorgeous photo!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Have I Made Myself Perfectly Clear?

                                Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

You can tell Bob is really into the role ... his tie is askew.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another Challenge for You

      "Irene Dunne enjoys catching up with old friends at the Oscars."

                  "We're American Airlines, doing what we do best."

And the person(s) not (but should have been) identified in the photo taglines are ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

For Sale: Robert Montgomery 16" x 20" George Hurrell Print, Framed

Yup, I'm selling. I have this gorgeous Robert Montgomery photo that I have no place to hang in the house. It is the same photo that was on the cover of the TCM "Now Playing" magazine a few years back for Bob month. So I want to give it a new home.  Here are the details:
  • 16 x 20 gelatin silver print by Mark Vieira. Same process George Hurrell used.
  • Purchased from
  • Black metal frame, double matting. All acid free.  UV filtering glass.
  • Framed size is 23 x 27.
  • $250 OBO + shipping & insurance (item will be professionally packed and shipped since we're dealing with glass).
More than happy to provide more photos or details. If you're interested, or slightly interested, feel free to leave a comment & we'll talk!  It'll probably make its way over to Ebay if I can't sell here.