Tuesday, March 20, 2018

"...More Stars than the Heavens!"

MGM was the biggest studio in the 1930s, and they did not let you forget that.  And a lot of the big stars of the time did actually work for the studio.  Below is a promotional ad for the upcoming 1936 season.  Note our Bob is still in the top tier, if the last one!  Hey, the pecking order was a big thing for the stars, as it is in most situations.  You know Crawford was upset Norma was in the prime spot rather than her. 

In the ever-changing world of the movie business, which project below was changed the most? 

Yes, Bob and Myrna being replaced by Joan and Clark in Love on the Run was a fortuitous change in casting for everyone involved.  Joan and Clark got to work together in another movie, and Bob and Myrna made Petticoat Fever instead.  Petticoat was by far the better movie and our duo was perfect for the roles. 

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Thank goodness for Bob and Myrna in "Petticoat Fever". Without that wonderful Bob & Myrna fest, my cat Dascom Dinsmore, wouldn't have such a wonderful name!