Tuesday, December 29, 2009

At The Stork Club

The "autograph hound" comment is priceless...

THE LIEUTENANT STEPS OUT: Robert Montgomery, now a naval lieutenant in the Morale Division, is a New York night time visitor at the Stork Club, where he relaxed in light chatter with Tallulah Bankhead. Montgomery, who has learned that his naval uniform does not scare away autograph hounds, was one of the first top-notch movie stars to engage in World War II. He drove an ambulance during the Battle of France, and since then, has given up his career in favor of the American war effort. He is stationed in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to Renee for the photo.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

With wishes that your holiday is joyous!

Lady In the Lake

Film Noir of the Week has a good writeup on Lady In the Lake up this week.

It is a Christmas movie after all . . . sorta.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trailer Park: Even Faster

Rounding up the rest of the "Fast..." movies:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Check It Out...

Some recent good stuff from around the Internet:

The Chester Morris Web
Another classic actor heard from on the web with this fun site on Chester. Photos, wallpaper, filmography - you name it, it's here.

Be sure you check out the Did You Know? section for tidbits like this: Chester Morris, who went for loud sweaters and occasionally hectic ties, got razzed by his friend Robert Montgomery about his tastes.

Tyrone Power Interview
Andre Soares interviews Tyrone Power researcher Maria Ciaccia in this fascinating, multi-post story on the actor.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

New to DVD: The Easiest Way

When it rains, it pours - just ran across this one after posting on Eye Witness. New to DVD December 1 via the Warner Archive Collection, it's 1931s The Easiest Way with Constance Bennett. Yeah, some guy named Clark Gable is in it, too.

Eye Witness Coming to DVD

Here's something I never thought I'd write: Robert Montgomery's Eye Witness is coming to DVD February 23 as part of VCI's Forgotten Noir: Volume 13. The DVD will also include 1952s Breakdown with Ann Richards. Shell out $14.99 at Amazon.com to pre-order.

My bootleg of a bootleg of Eye Witness (a.k.a. Your Witness) has iffy quality, so I'm hoping this issue is a notch above static in a snowstorm.