Thursday, May 28, 2020

Example of Great Acting!

Bob and Bette Davis were cool work associates, as in they went cold in each other's presence.  But they still managed to make a fun movie together, even survived a love scene.  Looks convincing to me!

                     Bob and Bette Davis in June Bride (1948) 

TCM is showing June Bride tomorrow, Friday, at 4:30 ET p.m.

(Sorry the post is late ... 3-day weekends just mess me up!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

So Young, So Handsome

TCM is continuing to show the eight Bob Birthday movies on demand, most until June 20th!  Hide-Out and Yellow Jack end on May 28th, but there is plenty of time to catch the rest.  Happy watching!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Have a Happy Memorial Day

And most importantly,

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Happy Birthday, Henry Montgomery, Jr.!

                    My nominee for best snapshot of the year!

Hope you have the chance to watch a Bob movie or two (or three...) today.  What better way is there to remember him by and celebrate his birthday!  Perhaps a champagne toast before each movie, the clinking of champagne glasses resounding across the country ... I don't think Bob would be upset to know I'm having to resort to a rather nice Riesling.  (It is problematic to have everything in stock these days.)  Here's to ya', Mr. Montgomery! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Don't Forget Thursday's Montgomery Marathon!!

Yellow Jack (1938) is not one of Bob's better movies.  That is still no reason to mess up one of the better publicity stills with a colorization process that called for bright pink splotches on the stars cheeks. 

                            Bob, Virginia Bruce and Lewis Stone

I am looking forward to watching the movie on Thursday, particularly to hear a singing group featuring Andy Devine, Buddy Ebsen and Sam Levine.  A treasure folks...a treasure. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Time to Prepare for the Celebration!

Okay, everyone, mark this on your calendar!!  Bob's birthday is next Thursday, the 21st, and TCM will be showing eight (yes, 8!) of his movies!!  Unfortunately (for me, anyway), it is a daytime marathon, so get those DVR's ready.  The movies are as follows (ET):

                     6:30 a.m.  Yellow Jack (1938)
                     8:00 a.mFugitive Lovers (1934)
                     9:30 a.m.  Hide-Out (1934)
                   11:00 a.m.  Piccadilly Jim (1936)
                   12:45 p.m.  Ever Since Eve (1937)
                     2:15 p.m.  Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
                     4:00 p.m.  Night Must Fall (1937)
                     6:00 p.m.  Lady in the Lake (1946)

It has been some time since I saw Yellow Jack and Fugitive Lovers, so they will be my 'must sees' this year.  Bob is ever so handsome in Fugitive Lovers.  Rrrff!

                  Bob and Madge Evans in Fugitive Lovers (1934)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Don't Drink it, Bill! The "Lady" is up to No Good.

        Shelley Winters and Bill Powell in Take One False Step (1949)

Thursday, May 07, 2020

My, but wasn't he Precious!

On the back of this photo, someone, I'm guessing Marian, wrote Dec. 16, 1929.  I'm also guessing it is the day she finally received it in the mail to add to her movie collection or, perhaps, to just begin her Robert Montgomery collection.  Lucky girl, Marian. 

This is the oldest original autograph I have of Mr. Montgomery.  I have fan cards stamped with an early autograph of Bob's.  This auto has smoothed out some, but he is still using 'Sincerely yours' instead of 'All good wishes.'  The development of his autograph has a way to go, as does Mr. Montgomery.  But wasn't he precious!

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Courageous Lovers Share a Bed ...

Egads!  Married people sharing a bed!  It must be a pre-code movie to allow such goings-on.  Yes it is, Lovers Courageous (1932).  

Naive me, I grew up thinking twin beds were part of a high society lifestyle ... well, I certainly did not know anyone who had them.   

And a blow-up of Bob's face ... just in case you can't clearly read Bob's mind.