Thursday, June 27, 2013

Miscellaneous Bits of Bob

**** Bob and Jean Harlow were initially scheduled to make Small Town Girl (1936), but were replaced by Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor.  Would loved to have seen Bob and Jean together.  Replacing Jean Harlow with Janet Gaynor ... mind-boggling. 

**** The Girl I Made was the working title of Made on Broadway.   Now, The Girl I Made sounds like a much more fitting title for a Montgomery/Harlow vehicle.  

**** From a 1932 magazine photo caption: "Gay, blithe Montgomery was a very sick young man recently when he had to undergo an operation for appendicitis.  Production was held up for three weeks on Tinfoil, his latest Metro picture, in which Tallulah Bankhead is his leading woman.  Fortunately the last scene to be shot for the picture required Robert's being in bed."

                                          Faithless (1932)

**** And, as a follow up to Carrie's Foodie blog ... From the Aug, 1933 issue of "Hollywood Movie Novels" article,  Cross-Examing the Stars:  "What is your favorite breakfast dish?  Answer: Anchovies and scrambled eggs --- prepared by my wife."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bob in Sweats & Shorts --- Only in the Movies

  Bob and Director Al Hall on the set of Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Robert Montgomery Foodie?

Because back in 1937, folks took interest in what Hollywood stars ate! Check out this October 3 article on Bob's fav eats:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bob in Color ... Sort Of

Attempts at colorizing photos in the early 1930s had varying degrees of success, although they did improve over time.  At least they show Bob as a Brunette in the following four photos.  Unfortunately, they show him with brown rather than blue eyes.  I'm partial to the last one.  Would love to have the original black and white photo --- it's the smile!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

An Evening at the Coconut Grove

The above photo was taken on April 22, 1938, at a Screen Actors Guild party held at the Coconut Grove.  Seated at the table along with Bob and Betty are Walter Connolly and Mrs. Elliott Nugent.
Ran across the photo below on Tumblr recently.  There wasn't any information provided on the photo, but I was able to match it with the one above because of Bob's boutonniere and Betty's laced dress.  That's Joan, of course, with Cesar Romero.  Wonder what the topic of conversation least Cesar is enjoying it.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Very, Very Young Bob

                     In the not yet beautiful stage ... just adorable. 

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Dream a Little Dream of Me ...

"Bilge" (Cliff Edwards) sets fire to bunkmate Jonesey's mattress in Shipmates.  I suppose this was supposed to be funny.  Love the look on Jonesey's face.  Dreaming of all those ports and all those girls, I'm guessing.  Lucky ladies.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Yes, Wonderful Eye Candy

Duel in the Sun  with Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones & Joseph Cotten

Mr. Cotten ... a fine actor with a voice and Virginia drawl to die for.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Nevermind the Smoking Pleasure...

Kathy will get a kick out of this post. I saw the last half of Duel in the Sun last month and noted it should be illegal to have Gregory Peck & Joseph Cotten in color like that.  Mind you, it was my first time seeing the film.  IMO, the movie was a bit ovedramatic at times, but the color was pure eye candy!