OK movie and Robert Montgomery fans, I've got a mystery photo for you today - or at least it's a mystery to me. I'm trying to identify the two people sitting on either side of Bob. I picked up the photo with a set of other photos averaging from the 1930-31 time frame. The older woman on the right looks familiar, but I can't come up with a name. Have an idea? Drop me a comment!
All three offer the same version of the Screen Guild Theater script, just with different players. Two of the three presentations offer a celebrity voice, which I will not mention here, but is fall-off-the-chair funny when you hear him.
I'm partial to the Robert Young version, for obvious reasons, plus Ralph Bellamy as Jeff Custer is a perfect match. Errol Flynn as David...nope, doesn't cut it.
You may not want to listen to all three in one sitting - you'll end up with odd dreams of David (or Ann).
Danger in the Air . . . Walter Pidgeon and Rita Johnson are the center of a series of hair-raising episodes incidental to the story of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Nick Carter," an exciting melodrama based on the famous detective of fiction. Pidgeon plays Carter and Miss Johnson is an airplane stewardess, who figures not only in the thrills, but also in a romance with the super-sleuth. Jacques Tourneur is the director and Lucien Hubbard is producing.
If you ever made it into Life Magazine, you were hot. Er, uhm, really - I mean popular. In the first issue of the photographic version of Life, November 23, 1936, Hollywood was well represented with an article on the young Robert Taylor. Read the article (PDF, 5 MB)
I love this line from the story: "...he has appeared in two highly successful pictures (The Gorgeous Hussy, His Brother's Wife), lost one shoe to a mob of female admirers on Broadway, received more fan mail than anyone else in Hollywood."
And It's Not done With Mirrors . . . Robert Young shakes hands with himself. This bit of trick photography was accomplished on the set of "Honolulu," starring Eleanor Powell, in which Young plays a dual role. The picture is a musical dance comedy, directed by Edward Buzzell and produced for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by Jack Cummings.
If you're unable to locate a copy of Haunted Honeymoon on DVD, head to your local bookstore instead. Haunted Honeymoon is based on Dorothy L. Sayer's 1937 book Busman's Honeymoon. I picked up my copy at a local Half Price Books store. And if you can't get enough of Lord Peter Wimsey, don't worry. I believe there's 11 Sayers' books revolving around him.