Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Red Boutonniere and a Homburg, Of Course

Robert Montgomery was an Anglophile to the nth degree, spending as much time as possible in England throughout the 1930s and even in 1940, what's a little war to keep him home.  Bob thoroughly enjoyed the role of the English gentleman.  Of course he dressed the part perfectly, the homburg, the boutonniere ... must have left his umbrella in the car.  It is quite fitting that his first naval assignment was as a naval attache to the U.S. Embassy in London.  Perfect casting! 

Below, Bob visits director Victor Saville at the Graumont Studios in London in the late 1930s (best guess!).  He seems to be a big hit with the ladies.  I must say the costume director did come up with a unique outfit. 

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