Friday, July 10, 2020

Hey, I Just Missed Thursday by Only One Day!


I recently spent some time excavating two large closet shelves of movie stuff, mostly stuff too large to be neatly filed in binders.  At the very bottom of one shelf was this one sheet (27" x 41") of Gene Wilder in The World's Greatest Lover (1977).  Now I have made a lot of purchases on impulse that I regret soon after, but this has to be the largest.  I mean, I don't have space in my home to display my Montgomery one sheets, much less a movie I did not particularly like.  I do find it to be a funny poster, but just where was my mind when I bought it?  Just what did I plan to do with it?  What do I do with it now?  Unanswerable questions.  (It has been returned to the bottom of a newly well-organized stack of movie stuff.) 
 

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Bob & Elliott, Type A Personalities on Speed


Bob and Elliott Nugent began their long friendship while co-starring in So This is College (1929), a friendship that even lasted through a failed attempt at becoming a successful Broadway production company.  Nugent seems to have been even more driven than Bob.  Check out his IMDB credits as actor, writer, and director.  Then consider that he was also a successful actor, writer and director on Broadway.  Whew!  Tires me out just reading about him.

This photo shows them pausing, momentarily, while Bob visits Elliott on the set of his movie Give Me a Sailor (1938), in which he has the joy of directing Bob Hope and Martha Raye. 


Check out their hands.  They also share the reaction of taking off their glasses when a photographer approaches. 


And I do realize that 1938 was not a great fashion year for men, but Bob ... really.  Where did you find that tie? 


Saturday, July 04, 2020

Have a Happy 4th of July! * **


 * Don't forget your flag!

** The Ann Miller photo reminds me of Yankee Doodle Dandy ... it should've been made in color!

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Try thinking of Danny being dubbed in Italian...

I like the Italian title of Night Must Fall"Notturno Tragico" sounds much more dramatic, great for trailers.  These two 14 x 20 Italian posters are nifty the way the color red was used to punch up the images, particularly the blood on Danny's hand.  Hey, they would have caught my attention, for sure. 



And "Buon Compleanno" to good friend Debbie.  My gift to you, knowing anything to do with Night Must Fall makes your day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Happy Birthday, Ms. Evans!

Classy picture of a classy lady.

                  Madge Evans, b. July 1, 1909 - d. April 26, 1981