Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mr. Montgomery!!


Captain Henry (Bob) Montgomery, Jr., U.S.N.R., and good friend Jimmy Cagney on the set of The Gallant Hours in May, 1959.  Bob is just turning 55.  The photo below is a blow up of Bob from the photo.  The baby face is gone, the sideburns are gray and the crow's feet are more pronounced, but, hey, he is still one handsome dude.   


Flashing forward to early 1968, we find an almost 64-year-old Bob aging gracefully, still dressing elegantly and, as always, eyeglasses in hand while being photographed.  Notice the colonnade on the left side of the photo....your simple Manhattan apartment! 


And now for a step backward in time to find Bob, 28, on the set of Hell Below in late 1932, with Walter Huston in the background.  Woof, one good-looking man.  


And speaking of looking good in a uniform ... two photos that have been used on the blog before, that, to me, represent Bob at his prime in both his private and professional lives.  When someone asks me who Robert Montgomery was, this is what I try to convey to them.  First, we have real Bob, or more correctly Henry, on board a ship at the beginning of his overseas duty in September, 1942.  What else could a 39-year-old Montgomery do to defend his country!  
 

And, professionally, it's Bob clad in his Hollywood uniform for Petticoat Fever (1936).  The old pro at 32 yrs of age, at the top of his game ... rrfff.


Thanks for being you, Robert.  Enjoy your day.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Handsome!!!! I know younger Bob was beautiful, but it is the REAL Bob that attracts me most. Maybe it's because he's more my age here, but lets face it girls, handsome men just get better looking as they age. Unfortunately I can't say the same for us girls. :(

Kristina Dijan said...

such fab pix as usual! sorry I haven't been around lately, but I see it all via my reader and just *had* to make a stop here this week :)

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday! Good set of pics, Kathy!

Kathy said...

Thanks, Carrie. And Debbie, I couldn't agree with you more. I do so admire the real Bob, but there is also a side of me that drools over star Robert. I wonder if Bob thought of himself as being Henry --- he apparently kept Henry as his legal name --- or did Robert take over fully. Hmmm...

Kathy said...

Thanks, Kristina. Your comments are always much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Do you have photos including Buffy's daughter and grandchildren?