Monday, June 28, 2010

When Youngsters Attack

MEETING THE PUBLIC...Because they are public figures and their private lives are only a small part of their existence, screen actors must always be prepared to Meet the Public, whether in the matter of giving autographs, making appearances or answering letters from their fans.

Here is a re-enactment of a rush for autographs from a star with Robert Young as the star. This is a scene for "Honolulu" with Young playing a star but such a manhandling of stars is not unusual, although not a regular thing. Both Joan Crawford and Rosemary Lane were jabbed close to their eyes by pencils in such a rush. Clark Gable once had fans start to top over a taxi-cab in which he was riding in New York and he was forced to hop out and sign autographs before be was allowed any peace. Robert Taylor couldn't get off a boat in Honolulu because of crowds and had to sail back home to escape a mob of fans.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

When Lily Pons Came to Town

Lily Pons, of grand opera fame, seems to have gone "up in the air" over move folk during her current Los Angeles visit. Here she is, seeing the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, assisted by those two good-looking young stars, Robert Montgomery and Ramon Novarro, whose guests she was at lunch.

Lily Pons, star of the Metropolitan opera, visits the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio on her visit to Hollywood and is greeted by Robert Montgomery, whose next picture is “Pig Boats.” Joan Crawford, who just returned from a trip to Europe, and Ramon Novarro, whose shaved head is part of his make-up for his role in “Son Daughter.”

Note: Pig Boats would become the film Hell Below.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cake Boss

Sure, they hated each other's guts, but they still made a hell of a power couple. Love this shot.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ride The Pink Horse

French Movie Poster

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Bob Fans Rock

The one thing I love about this blog is all the folks I get to meet who are fellow Bob fans. Check this out . . . thanks, Meri!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Thoughts on Daddy

Thanks to Debbie & Laura for letting me know about these . . . excerpts from a 1991 interview with Elizabeth. Looks like they're from the Criterion Collection Laser Disc issue of Here Comes Mr. Jordan.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June TCM Bob Schedule

Some lesser shown titles this month, which is a nice change of pace. If you can only watch one, make it Mr.'s the action/mystery you wish Bob made more of.

As always, check your local listings for exact times.

June 9
9 AM,
Our Blushing Brides (1930)
Three roommates try to land rich husbands. Cast: Joan Crawford, Anita Page, Robert Montgomery. Dir: Harry Beaumont.

6 PM, June Bride (1948)
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground. Cast: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter. Dir: Bretaigne Windust.

June 12
6 AM, Mystery Of Mr. X, The (1934)
A sophisticated jewel thief tries to prove himself innocent of a string of cop murders. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone. Dir: Edgar Selwyn.

June 27
6 AM, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn't legal. Cast: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond.

June 29
7 AM, Forsaking All Others (1934)
A woman pursues the wrong man for almost twenty years. Cast: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II.