Many of you are aware of my fondness for color photos of classic stars. It's only natural that I'd be hunting for Robert Montgomery in color as well. I want to clarify here - I'm not talking colorized lobby cards or TV Guide covers from the 1950s - I'm talking actual vintage color of Bob.
I finally found it.
I'm referring to a 19 minute Technicolor MGM short from 1935 called Starlit Days at the Lido. The styles alone in color are priceless (exaggerated or not) - it's total eye candy. Add in a few classic stars and I'm in love with this short. To name a few, you'll see Buster Crabbe, Clark Gable, Richard Barthelmess, Reginald Denny, Constance Bennett, and many more - in color.
This clip from YouTube is partial, but it gives you a good idea.
If you can't find the short on TCM, it is available on the DVD of Roberta (Astaire/Rogers). In the meantime, my hunt for more Bob in color continues...
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