Monday, March 31, 2008

TCM Bob Schedule for April

Zero movies.

So, in the meantime, some suggestions:
  1. Catch up on the Forbidden Hollywood DVDs you just picked up
  2. Think spring
  3. Get reacquainted with The X-Files for the upcoming movie
  4. Think even more about spring
  5. Prepare for May 21 when TCM shows nine Bob films for his birthday

Friday, March 28, 2008

Personal Property (1937)

Personal Property is a fun remake of The Man in Posession, arguably one of Robert Montgomery's best films. Which reminds me, I need to write about that film one of these days.

In the meantime, some picspam from the only film Robert Taylor and Jean Harlow starred together in. A shame really...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Haunted Honeymoon

Careful - the first 10 minutes will suck you in - the rest of the movie isn't on YouTube!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Belated Birthday Wishes

As penance for not posting this yesterday, I'm stuck home sick today with a cold and a Joan marathon on TCM. Life's rough.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Sister-In-Law

This is as Easter themed as we're going to get on the blog this weekend - with 14 inches of new snow. Please, no wolf whistling. posted a photo today of Martha-Bryan Allen, sister of Elizabeth Allen, Bob's (first) wife. Dare I ask if Elizabeth ever had any Easter egg pics like this?

Larger photo & other goodies over at Shorpy

And your more "traditional" photo:

Friday, March 21, 2008

Photo Friday: Outside Your Window

Nora Gregor has the better end of the deal in this scene. When I look out my window, all I see is a foot of new snow.

From But the Flesh is Weak - Larger Photo

Monday, March 17, 2008

History's Mysteries: Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Y'all know I'm a film/aviation/history nerd by now. Here's a news bit that includes all three. A Luftwaffe pilot is claiming that he shot down the author/pilot Antoine de Saint Exupéry during WWII. Saint-Exupéry wrote The Little Prince and a number of aviation related stories, including Night Flight, which was made into a movie in 1933.

Horst Rippert, the Luftwaffe pilot, noted in an interview: "If I had known it was Saint Exupéry I would never have shot him down."


In 1998, Saint Exupéry's P-38 aircraft wreckage was located, excavated, and given to a museum in France.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Photo Friday: Three(some)

Bob, Joan, and William - I absolutely adore this shot from The Last of Mrs. Cheyney. I do believe it's a Hurrell. Ahh, 1937...

Larger Photo

And I have to give mega props to Faith for finding & sharing this one.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday Blips & Beeps

I have entered into a Dick Powell phase - quite coincidentally actually. I'm not talking the 30s Powell (just a matter of time...), but the bit more "grown up" version of the 1940s. Saturday night consisted of the last 45 minutes of The Bad and the Beautiful. Sunday was Star Spangled Rhythm. SSR is one of those films where a studio grabs any and all stars from the lot and sprinkles them throughout the film. Queue the scene with Dick Powell and Mary Martin singing "Hit the Road to Dreamland":

I could watch this scene over & over again. The tune is stuck in my head now. Argh, where's my copy of Murder, My Sweet?

And finally, I just want to give props to for excellent customer service. Sunday night I popped in Female from the Forbidden Hollywood V2 set, only to find the DVD skipping & doing other "possessed" things. Nine p.m., fill out the online return form and boom, Tuesday I have the replacement DVD. Ruth Chatterton's character gave in way too easy in the end, but that's a whole other issue...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

One More Iteration - Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Ha, I bet you thought I was done posting different radio versions of Mr. and Mrs. Smith! So did I.

Nope, there's one more I've located, from the Hollywood Star Time show, which aired July 20, 1946. Frigidaire brings you Robert Montgomery and Mary Jane Croft in the roles you've come to love (and memorize) by now. I believe this last MP3 covers all of the Bob presentations of the story over the air.

13.8 MB MP3, 30 Minutes

I still believe the main character missing from all of these versions is Anne's mother: "By no means are you to..."

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Recurring Marly Horses

Fascinating stuff . . . see if you recall seeing any of these Marly Horses in the films you've watched. Learn more about the horses from the video's creator at YouTube (click on "About This Video"). Love the Django Reinhardt theme music too.