Carrie, I just received my copy of "MGM:Hollywood's Greatest Backlot" last night. This book does not disappoint. It is fabulous! What's even better is that guess who shows up in a never seen before (by me anyway) still. Danny (alias Bob) standing in front of the "Highland Wool Shop" with bicycle and hatbox, waiting for the film to roll. It made my day! Seriously, it's a great book!
Debbie: thanks for the note on the book, I will have to check that out. There's been a number of photos I've seen pop up for scenes in the movie that never made it. Makes me wonder if you could ever do a "director's cut" extended edition!
I actually have a very large photo that has Danny and Dora at a carnival. I assume this was supposed to be the bank holiday that he picked her up and she got pregnant. It shows him tossing rings to try to win a knife (presumably the switchblade seen later). Man! How great would a "director's cut" be!
Wow -- I'm surprised to see the autographed Ruth Harriet Louise 1929 photograph I own right on the home page. I forgot to scan it before I framed it, so I'm thrilled. I have the pleasure of looking at the original daily. And don't worry -- it's magnificently framed -- the silver leaf frame cost more than the photo! Montgomery was a great actor who is not as well known as many of his contemporaries today. I love his foray into evil in "Night Must Fall" ... and his turn with Lombard in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" is hilarious. Every time I see a peculiar expression on a kitty, I think, "That cat knows something!" Thanks for honoring him here.
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