Thursday, December 02, 2021

Speaking of Rage ...

I wrote a post some years back about George Sanders towering over Bob in a scene from Rage in Heaven (1941).  George Sanders was a very large guy, particularly for 1941.  According to celebheights.com, he was 6' 2-1/2".  In the first photo below, he is towering over Bob, along with having a much larger head and body.  Big guy.  

Bob always claimed to be 6' 1".  Now I'm not saying he wasn't in his youth, but it is not unusual to lose height as we age.  Lets be generous and agree that he is 6' 0" at this time.  So, is George even taller or Bob shorter than 6' according to the photo?

And then study the photo below.  Same movie, same set.  What happened?  Is George standing on the other side of the room?  I mean, even his head has gotten smaller!  Just wondering.  By the way, Ingrid was 5' 9".  Wore a lot of flat shoes for sure.  

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Bulletin: Rage in Heaven Tonight

 Just found out myself ... TCM is showing Rage in Heaven (1941) tonight at 4:45 a.m. ET.  It doesn't get shown that often, but worth a watch.  I apologize for the lack of warning.  Meanwhile, I'm now running late for a doctor's appointment, but Bob is always a priority!  



Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Smartest Guy on Broadway!

 Made on Broadway (1933), a favorite title of mine.  Yeah, definitely pre-code.  And Bob gets to play a tuxedo-wearing overachiever ... the smartest guy in town.  Methinks he didn't have to look very far to find his character for this movie.  


I also like the promotional materials for the movie.  Those photos of Bob in his full formal regalia are just too much.  The printed promotions are great as well.  The herald is classy, sets up the movie with minimal verbiage.  "He knows all, sees all, fixes everything ..."  You've sold me.  Two tickets, please.  

Friday, November 19, 2021

Do Enjoy Yourselves this Thanksgiving

 Me, I think I need a break, particularly after forgetting to do my post yesterday.  So, I'm going to concentrate on surviving Thanksgiving Day, be back on the 30th.  

I do hope your Thanksgiving is filled with loved ones, good friends and wonderful pumpkin pies. 


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A Handsome Man Always

 A rather nice photo of Bob taken in 1948.  In other photos from that year, he is doing publicity shots for The Saxon Charm, wearing one of those atrocious ties he wore in character as ruthless Matt Saxon.  Here he's wearing the solid-colored tie that becomes his style in the late 1940s on into the 1950s.  The man dressed well.  Love the smile.