Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Put on some weight and get more sex"

And now that I have your attention, Movie Morlocks has a great post from Moira Finnie on Robert Young. Read the article . . . you'll get where today's headline came from.

I just want to give a shout out to everyone for their comments on the Bob birthday & TCM marathon posts. Cliff Aliperti asked if I would have substituted anything for the marathon. I would have added Ride the Pink Horse, Another Language, and the film short Starlit Days at the Lido - I can't get over Bob in 1935 color. I ended up recording (and watching) Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Hide-Out, and The First Hundred Years for the umpteenth time. That's fine, I'm ok with that.

Useless history: On this date in 1954, Dial M For Murder opened at the Paramount Theater in NYC. Are you for good or evil Ray Milland?

And finally, I neglected to post on May 26 for the birthday for another of my favorites: John Dall. And no, I really don't think he looks like Ben Affleck - unless you squint at the right angle for a long, long time.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

A humble Thank You to all who have served.

Memorial Day 1942 (via Shorpy)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bob

William Faversham, one of the old stage evergreens, told Robert Montgomery he should be tending a gas station, anything but acting. Now more people flock to the cinema to see Bob than ever heard of Mr. Faversham or read his old pal, Mr. Shakespeare.

- Photoplay, August 1931

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Is Your DVR Warmed Up?

May 21 is Robert Montgomery's birthday and mini marathon on TCM. Don't forget to check out the schedule and record one or two (or three...).

Stop over here once you've watched a few & share your thoughts on what you liked & didn't like!

Happy Birthday, Jimmy

All the best to a soldier...

And an actor...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

But Are the Warner Archive DVDs Any Good?

Update: Appears TCM is selling most titles for $17.99. Might be worth doing the math with shipping & tax.

On the edge about buying DVDs from the new Warner Archive (like me)? Check out the Home Theater Forum Warner Archive DVD Review thread for user reviews on titles.

And related, the latest wave of releases from the archive is now available.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Photo Friday: Live, Love & Benchley

Live, Love and Learn photo by CS Bull. The look on Roz's face is priceless.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Love of the Week (and probably longer)

George Brent & Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face

Quick, someone get me a DVD box set or a book or something. Recently watched George paired up with Barbara Stanwyck in The Purchase Price and My Reputation - gah, love the couple.