Monday, December 28, 2020

... and have a Happy New Year!

 Party time ahead!  Or maybe now.  We do need to celebrate making it through this god awful year.  

These party revelers aren't encumbered with today's covid restrictions.  What a loss it would be to have Mr. Montgomery's smile covered up by a mask!  

At a costume party at the West Side Tennis Club are Jean Arthur, Bob and Ida Koverman (if not acquainted with Ida, check her out on Wikipedia.  Interesting lady.) 

Kinda liked being on 'vacation', so I'm extending it through this week.  Best wishes to you and yours.  See ya' next year!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Merry Christmas, from Leon, Bob, June, Dick and Audrey!

Left to Right:  Leon Ames, Robert Montgomery, June Allyson, Dick Powell and Audrey Totter

P.S.  Lady in the Lake (1947) is being shown twice this Christmas season, Dec. 19th at 11:00 p.m. PST and Dec. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. PST.   

P.P.S. We'll be on vacation next week.  Meanwhile, have a great holiday. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Time to Get those Cards in the Mail

That's Rex, as in Rex Allen, singing cowboy for Republic Pictures in the 1950s and the voice of Disney nature documentaries in the 1960s.  Great voice.  And good taste in Christmas cards.  (No, he didn't send it to me, darn it.) 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

See You at the Loew's!

 Great way to advertise.

 Yeah ... I'd save the photo!

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Methinks Joan Did Not Like to Lose ...

Be it backgammon or cards at the studio, horse racing in Santa Monica or baccarat in Monaco, Bob enjoyed playing the odds.  During the days of Robert Montgomery Presents, when he wasn't needed in D. C., Bob escaped the studio for backgammon at his private men's club.  I do not know, but I have this hunch that Bob won more than lost in these pursuits.  Yeah, I'd put money on it...

  "Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery join in a game of back- gammon on the set of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer."  

Thursday, December 03, 2020

He'd Rather Tell Them To __ __ ____!!

 Good article about Bob, written in late 1940 (best guess).  It is an easy read, but if you're in a hurry, do read the last three paragraphs. 


Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A Troubled Twosome, No Place to Sit

 Whoa ... let's hear it for the costume department!  All the work required on Roz's dress.  All the effort required getting Bob's boots on!  It's no wonder he's on a resting board.  There's no way he could bend his knees to sit down. 

                Rosalind Russell and Bob in Trouble for Two (1936)

The hair and the mustache, now that's too much.   What a way to mess up a beautiful face.