Hey kids, ya'll forgot to remind me August 5 was Robert Taylor's birthday! Remember . . . I do those quirky "old movie star" birthday postings since I have no life (lol). I fall behind blogging and see what happens, belated birthday wishes :)
Imagine to my surprise a bunch of George Hurrell prints of Robert Montgomery appearing on the artwork/poster online stores. Better yet, a bunch I've never seen.
I can't vouch for the quality, but they're certainly reasonable in the $30-40 range for an 18x24 & 12x16 (comparing to Hurrell prints in general). It appears that the same prints are available on AllPosters.com, Art.com, and Amazon.com (via Art.com) which is the cheapest at $29.99.
Here's a few of my favorites - more appear at the above Web sites, go check em' out.
1937 - Hmm . . . Favorite?
The Earl of Chicago - 1940
The Earl of Chicago - 1940 - Now if only I had a dorm room, this would be the one
Back in June, I visited Mt. Rushmore for the first time. Sadly, I didn't see Cary Grant itching Roosevelt's nose or anything exciting like that. I'm convinced if he did do the "North By Northwest" thing, he would have been arrested. The suit would still look perfect, but don't screw with National Park Rangers.
Which leads me into my actual blog topic: A Blu-Ray release of NxNW (via DigitalBits):
Warners has also announced the release of a 50th anniversary edition of North By Northwest on November 3rd. A DVD SE version and a Blu-ray edition will both be made available. For these releases, the 1959 Hitchcock classic has been newly mastered in 1080p from the original VistaVision elements by virtue of an 8K resolution scan. Two new documentaries supplement the extras carried over from the previous DVD release.
Let's see, I purchased NxNW on VHS, the first DVD issue, the DVD box set, now this? I am such a sucker.