Friday, April 16, 2021

If it's Friday...I must be a Day Late for my Thursday Post! No Good Excuse, Just OLD.

 Bob quenches his thirst on an outdoor set for Night Must Fall (1937).  I like the water dispenser, but maybe they could have put it on a higher shelf, for the ladies at least.  Perhaps a glass of water would have been delivered to them.  To think that a modern day star would have to stoop to such a menial task! 

 Night Must Fall is being shown on TCM this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. PDT/12:30 a.m. EDT.  Great viewing times for the movie, best seen at night for sure. 

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Why is Bob Smiling?

 Ah, the things actors do for publicity...  I'm guessing Bob wanted bragging rights amongst his drinking buddies.  It's not that often one gets to spar with the World Heavyweight Champion.  The rather large gent is Primero Carnera, who had just won the championship in June.  The photo was taken July 19, 1933 in NYC.  Bob was in town for the release of Another Language (1933) on July 28th.  Starting August 4th, Bob did the opening stage act for the movie along with Irene Purcell.  They performed a scene from Private Lives (1931).  That had to be fun for them, definitely fun to watch.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Why Did Women Love Herbert Marshall?

 Nifty front cover of the Sept. 16, 1933 issue of Film Pictorial.  And check out the article that is mentioned: "Why Women Love Herbert Marshall."  I need to read that, because I never saw Marshall as a babe magnet.  A nice guy, fine actor, but ...

Thursday, April 01, 2021

... And Such a Handsome Older Man

                                     William Powell (50ish)