Sunday, November 30, 2008

TCM Bob Schedule for December

If you can only watch one this month, check out Free and Easy. Besides having an insanely catchy song in it, it's a quirky story with a number of classic Hollywood cameos and scenes where you'll go "hmmm."

Dec. 2
11:30 a.m. Free And Easy (1930)
A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star. Cast: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Robert Montgomery. Dir: Edward Sedgwick. BW-93 mins, TV-G, CC

1:15 p.m. Our Blushing Brides (1930)
Three roommates try to land rich husbands. Cast: Joan Crawford, Anita Page, Robert Montgomery. Dir: Harry Beaumont

Dec. 18
6:30 p.m. Rage In Heaven (1941)
A jealous man plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife's suspected lover. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II.

Dec. 31
7:45 a.m. They Were Expendable (1945)

A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed. Dir: John Ford.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Wishes

Gobble, gobble, I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday! I'll leave you with three pieces of holiday cooking advise:
  1. You should be defrosting the bird by now
  2. 1-800-Butterball
  3. McDonalds isn't open on Thursday

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bandwith Ain't Cheap

Just a housekeeping notice, if you find a photo you like on this blog, save it. It's that simple. Heck, I'll even scan a larger one for you if you say please.

All I ask is that you don't use the image URL from my site - save the photo and upload it somewhere.

All of the images I offer on this blog are hosted outside of Blogger via hosting I pay for. I review my Web stats and I know who the guilty are ;)

Thank you!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A LIFE of Photos

Happiness is rarely seen photos: A good chuck of LIFE magazine's photo archive is now accessible via Google. As the site notes:

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Search for your favorites, and yes, Robert Montgomery is well represented. The bulk of the Bob photos are from his Eisenhower days, but you'll also spot Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Ride the Pink Horse, and candids.

h/t: Alternative Film Guide

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Tracy clued me in on this ad for Macy's that's running for their 150th. It's a clever combination of clips with classic stars touting or mentioning the store from way back when to today. What's with the escaping hippo?

Me...I'm a Gimbels girl.

This also got us talking about other ads with classic stars in them. The one that sticks in my mind is the Diet Coke series of ads with Cary Grant and others I can't remember. Argh, and it's not on YouTube like everything else out there.

Know of any other ads?

Monday, November 17, 2008

No More Ladies Trailer

Watching No More Ladies is one of my guilty pleasures in life. I love the film and watch it whenever it's on (or not, via DVD).

I ran into the below trailer for the film recently. Somehow the animated lion just doesn't seem to click with me and the plot of the film. Something about animation, alcohol, and cheating lovers that doesn't mix. Rowwwrrr...Robert Montgomery (I had to fit that in).

Friday, November 14, 2008

So Devine

I'm back - sort of. Vacation has taken it's toll on me and I would like to request another to recover.

On the flip side, the closest I've been to classic film this past week has been Kingman, Arizona - home to Andy Devine. They're proud of their native son, who grew up there as a child. Route 66 through town is named in his honor and I think every other store in town has a photo of him up. Good for them. I think I'm going to have to locate my copy of Island in the Sky and rest up a bit now...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Montgomery Leaving the White House, Too

On this Election Day, I'm jumping on the politics bandwagon - but with a Montgomery twist.

IKE is leaving the White House in January and so must Bob. Learn more in this New York Times Herald article from Nov. 17, 1960 compliments of CM staff researcher Tracy.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

TCM Bob Schedule for November

Has anyone memorized the lines to Smith yet?

As always, check your local listings for the start time near you.

Nov. 14

10:30 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn't legal. Cast: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Nov. 19
3:30 a.m. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone. Dir: Richard Thorpe