Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boo! Three Live Ghosts (1929)

Being Halloween, I thought it would be perfect to bring up Bob's first "starring" role in Three Ghosts. I'd love to tell you more, but it is the only Bob movie I have never seen - it's lost. For a quick plot overview, I'll run you over to IMDB. In the meantime, there is the 1936 version with Richard Arlen and Beryl Mercer, who was also in the 1929 version. Wonder if that's on DVD...

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Colorful Life

Reynolds is my hero. She found me the only decent color photo of Bob that I own!

It looks like he's sporting a Ruptured Duck lapel pin, so if that's true, this would have been taken just after his Naval service. So, mid 40s-ish.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

War Nurse (1939)

I was pleasantly surprised to find this clip. War Nurse isn't exactly a film you see played on TV everyday:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What Happened to Your VHS Tapes?

When I was in high school, I recorded old movies onto VHS like there was no tomorrow. Back then, AMC was AMC (you know what I mean) and TNT showed old movies in prime time (gasp). Ahh yes, I remember setting up the timer on the VHS player, adding five minutes at the beginning and an hour at the end, just so I wouldn't cut off the precious conclusion.

I just realized that I recorded ton of movies that are rarely played on TV now.

And I threw them all out.

I'm not quite sure I remember why I did that. Introduction of DVD? Broken player? Clunky & hard to store? That stupid tracking knob that would (or would not) remove the snow from the screen? Probably all of the above.

How about you? Did you keep your VHS tapes?


Update: As I think more about this topic, I have keep all of my laser discs and know exactly where they are! There's a handful that haven't been released on DVD yet!

Sunday, October 03, 2010