Thursday, May 23, 2024

Blue "Eyes" Smilin' at Me!

 I ran across this color drawing of Bob in a magazine called Stars and Films of 1938.  They did a great job.  Of course, I think that whenever someone knows the man had blue eyes!  

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Happy 120th Birthday, Mr. Montgomery!

 "BIRTHDAY SMILES ... Robert Montgomery celebrates his birthday on the set of a new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film.  Helping him cut the cake which members of the company presented him is Audrey Totter, who plays opposite him in the film."

         Bob and Audrey Totter on the set of Lady in the Lake (1946)

Just love the smile.  So rare to see Bob actually laughing.  

Good month for catching some Montgomery movies on TCM.  Right now there are four movies available for streaming:  Forsaking All Others (1934) until June 8th; Night Flight (1933) until June 11th; Night Must Fall (1937) until May 30th; and Live, Love and Learn (1937) ends tomorrow, May 22th.  Then two Bob war movies will premiere during the Memorial Day weekend, They Were Expendable (1945) --- of course! --- on May 25th and War Nurse (1930) on May 27th.  

Thursday, May 16, 2024

I like to Wonder Who it was that Caught his Attention ... Lucky Lady


                          Robert Montgomery by Hurrell (1932)

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Happy Birthday Greetings to Constance!

Constance Cummings appeared with Robert Montgomery in Haunted Honeymoon (1940).  At one point during the early development days, Maureen O'Sullivan had been considered for the role.  However, with WWII being underway in Europe, the O'Sullivan camp decided against traveling to England to make a movie.  Luckily, Constance, unhappy with Hollywood, had married a Brit and moved to England to continue making movies as well as appearing in the theater.  

Ms. Cummings was born May 15, 1910, in Seattle, Washington, and lived until November 23, 2005 ... 95 years old!  

        Bob and Constance Cummings in Haunted Honeymoon (1940)

Thursday, May 09, 2024

May is National Military Appreciation Month - Thanks for your Service!

Lt. Commander Henry Montgomery has returned from his Pacific service and is recovering from a nasty case of Dengue Fever.  He looks tired, putting on a forced smile.  It has been a long year for Bob.  

My first impression is that the picture was signed "To Andrew Baxter", but could it be Candace instead?  Whoever, but it was one lucky Baxter.