Thursday, January 30, 2020

Three Cheers for the King!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Gable.  A bit early, but at least I didn't forget it this year!  Such the handsome lad, but made perfect later by the addition of his mustache.  Yes, he needed it, but Bob ... no way. 

                             Clark Gable, b. February 1, 1901

For the record, yes, the photo is not in the best shape, but a good Gable pic is way beyond my budget!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Not Once More, but Never Again

My vote for oddest Montgomery promo still ... standing on a couch warding off the unknown with a cane chair and two tennis balls.  Yeah, it's a strange one.  Wonder who suggested it --- Bob or a soon to be fired photographer's assistant. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Gems Found in a Good Fan Magazine

I would have subscribed to "The New Movie" magazine in 1931, if I had the 10 cents a month purchase price that is.  Newsy, good reviews, great full-page photos ... an entertaining read.  The April, 1931 issue was worth every bit of 10 Cents!

Bob has a full-page portrait, two of his movies are reviewed and there is a mention and small photo.  His career really does pickup in 1931. 

He may have gotten co-star billing in The Easiest Way and Inspiration, but they are both starring vehicles for the ladies, Ms. Bennett and Ms. Garbo.  Bob is barely mentioned in the reviews. 

Two of the full-page portraits really stand out.  Anita Page gets the full Hurrell treatment.

And Otto Dyar does a superb job of capturing Ms. Lombard's sexual allure. 

Lastly, William Powell is featured in an article on stars and their fathers.  Appears Bill moved his parents from the cold winters in Kansas City, MO to be nearby in warmer Los Angeles.  Now that's being a good son. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Such a Sad Look on a Beautiful Face

Wonder what he was thinking about.

                         Robert Montgomery (1931) by Hurrell

Thursday, January 16, 2020

John Paul Jones vs. the Navy

In Shipmates (1931), Scotty (Ernest Torrence) seemingly enjoyed making Jonesey (Bob) miserable.  Here he has pushed Jonesey's face into a bucket of soapy wash water. 

How could anyone be so cruel to such an adorable young man ... soap suds and all!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Nifty photo.  One photo shoot Bob had to have enjoyed. 

                                Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Gosh, has it been a full year since we last celebrated Ray's Birthday? Time goes by much, much too fast.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Milland.  Such a handsome young gent.  Rrrff!

                  Reginald Truscott-Jones, b. January 3rd, 1907