Thursday, December 07, 2023

Remembrance Day



Appropriately, TCM is showing They Were Expendable (1945) today, December 7th, Pearl Harbor or Remembrance Day.  The movie begins with the personnel of the navy base having a raucous time at a local bar, then switching over to the serious contemplation of what lies ahead of them when news of the attack on Pearl Harbor is announced.  A great scene. 

Show time is 9:00 a.m. PT.  Hopefully, it will be streamed afterwards.  It is shown a lot so it may have a limited showing.  

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Politics Were Simpler in 1940

 "MRS. WILLKIE ESCORTED BY HOLLYWOOD ACTORS:  Attentively squired by two handsome movie actors, and apparently enjoying every minute of it, Mrs. Wendell L. Willkie is shown at the Hollywood Bowl September 19 when her husband, the Republican Presidential nominee, spoke briefly.  Robert Montgomery is at left and George Murphy at right."  

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Clark, Leslie & Elizabeth (Jr.): One Odd Trio

 Bob talking rather emphatically about ... oh, maybe the war, or working on a John Ford set, or returning to the hassle of life at the studio, or ... 

Robert Montgomery visits Clark Gable in his dressing roomBob is wrapping up studio shots for his first film since returning from the war, They Were Expendable (1945), and Clark is at work on his first movie, Adventure (1945).  

Bob looks adoringly at daughter Elizabeth.  One of their more peaceful moments, I gather.  

Monday, November 27, 2023

Robert and Another Elizabeth!

Every star enjoys seeing themselves on the cover of a magazine.  This is the July 27th, 1934, edition of "Film Weekly" which features Bob and Elizabeth Allan in a scene from The Myster of Mr. X (1934).  

And then to look inside and find a positive review of both you and the movie ... life is good.

Finishing that off with a nicely done full-page ad for the movie ... it's all very good.  

Friday, November 17, 2023

Peace and Tranquility ...Yes, I Could Use Some

It's not even Thanksgiving and yet, I am already behind on Christmas plans.  I'm still recovering from my computer calamity ... at least, my Bob photographs have been saved!  Now, if I could just remember what day of the week it is ... I posted Tuesday's entry on Monday, and just now remembered I forgot completely about Thursday's!!  Aaarrggh!  I think I need a vacation.  How about you guys enjoy your Thanksgiving, and the blog will come back alive the first Tuesday after.  That's the 28th.  I do hope I remember.  

Now for an imaginary walk through woods resplendent in fall colors to find some peace and tranquility.