Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Such a Beautiful Young Man ... Have I Said That Before?!!

                                Robert Montgomery (1929)

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Bob Charms the British Ladies as Well

 "The American film personalities, who came to England to attend the Royal Command Film Performance, were guests at a reception held at the Savoy Hotel, London recently.  Picture shows Margaret Lockwood, Robert Montgomery, and Patricia Roc."

It is November, 1947, and the two ladies with Bob are both very popular film stars in England.  They are obviously enjoying their time with Mr. Montgomery.  As is he.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

And What Has Jr. Been Up To?

"Clockwise, beginning at 12:00 o'clock high, are Cathy Crosby, Theona Bryant, Randy Sparks, Mamie Van Doren, Robert Montgomery, Jr., Ziva Rodann and Woo Woo Grabowski, in a gay party sequence of "College Confidential," a stirring drama produced and directed by Albert Zugsmith for Universal-International release and starring Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Walter Winchell, Miss Van Doren, Mickey Shaughnessy, Miss Crosby, Herbert Marshall, Conway Twitty and Randy Sparks."

Skip (Bob, Jr.) probably expected a larger role in College Confidential (1960) then he ended up with, an uncredited role as "Boy."  College doesn't even rate as a "B" movie, but rather a "C" or maybe "D".  The IMDB rating is 4.8.  Not good.  The people who really should be embarrassed about their appearances are Herbert Marshall, Pamela Mason and Elisha Cook, Jr., three real actors, and Hollywood reporters Earl Wilson, Sheilah Graham and James Bacon, all of whom should have known better than take the money for such a gobbler.  

At least he got to cuddle up with Mamie Van Doren.  

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Sophisticated Schoolboy, Always at Heart

 Rather a fun read.  Oh, just a tad bit of exaggeration.  In the photo of Bob (or rather Harry) the article used, he is only 14, pre-Pawley.  I've added to the end of the article a photo of Bob at 16, more the "Sophisticated" schoolboy.  This article is from the September, 1934, issue of Modern Screen.  

                                         Harry at 16

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Adrian Designed it, Norma Wore it, Bob Admired it --- Great Team Effort!

Good month for Bob movies on TCM.  The Divorcee (1930) is available to stream through April 5th.  Three Bobs will join it later this month:  The Big House (1930) on March 28th; Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) on March 22nd; and Night Must Fall (1937) on March 27th.  

One sexy scene/movie.  And four great Bob movies to watch.  IMDB ratings of 6.7, 7.1, 7.6 and 7.2.  Not bad.  I'd have Night Must Fall higher than 7.2 ... actually, I'd have all of the ratings higher.  But, then, I admit that I'm a tad partial when it comes to Mr. Montgomery.  

                  Bob and Norma Shearer in The Divorcee (1930)