Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm Your Biggest Fan

So, do celebrities write each other fanmail and answer each other with signed photos?

To Norma Shearer -- With all the admiration in the world for a great actress.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apollo 11

Forty years ago today, Apollo 11 started its journey to put the first man on the moon. Take a few minutes this week to check out some of the articles and sites about the historic mission. One of my favorite stops,, for real-time updates on the mission. And click on over to a great article by John Noble Wilford over on

Monday, July 13, 2009

Letty Lynton 2009

I was just reading a Kitty Packard Pictorial story about August's Vanity Fair: A theme of modern stars in scenes from 1930s films.

This one struck me as interesting: Mila Kunis as Letty Lynton.

If my memory serves me correct, she was on That 70s Show. As Joan Crawford? Enh.

Do I even want to know this? . . . Who would Vanity Fair pick to be Jerry Darrow, aka Robert Montgomery?

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Real Hero

Kudos to the National Aviation Hall of Fame for selecting Jimmy Stewart as a 2009 National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee. BGen. Stewart will be honored at their annual ceremony on July 18 in Dayton, OH.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

BXM 514

Sure, that Chevrolet Corvette may be appealing as your next 'family' car, but perhaps you should consider owning a 1935 Bentley. Why a Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer you say? Bob owned one, and recently, his same car was on the sale market. More:

A two-door Vanden Plas-bodied tourer, the car was designated the registration number BXM 514 and delivered to Montgomery's London home in May by Jack Barclay Ltd, and later shipped over to the USA in September.

It was subject to an extensive restoration in 2000, and since that time has resided in the prestigious Keeler Collection, where it has been maintained to a scrupulous standard. Presented with original engine and bodywork, this represents a superb opportunity to acquire an extremely good quality car as well as a piece of vintage Bentley history.

I guess I'll have to settle for the Corvette - this one's been sold.

h/t: Tracy, CM Staff Researcher