Friday, May 21, 2021

Live on Broadway (1928)

 Happy Birthday, Robert Montgomery ... Part II

It's the October 21st, 1928 edition of The New York Times.  Business is good, the page below is at least 75% ads.  Ads for french perfume, scotch wool and alpaca overcoats, and porcelain miniatures ... a readership with extra money on their hands. 

 A closer look highlights that $65 overcoat; a very young Sylvia Sidney in a play opening this week; and ... ta-da!

 Why it is that handsome juvenile lead appearing in "Possession," showing at the Booth Theater.  Robert Montgomery, surely a name to remember. 

 The next five years were amazing for the young Mr. Montgomery.  In January, 1929, he is headed for Hollywood with his MGM contract to find hard-earned success in the new talking pictures.  I'm glad someone came up with a better haircut for him! 

(TCM has failed us, no Bob movies being shown for his birthday.  They are showing Lovers Courageous (1932) this Saturday at 6:00 a.m. EDT.  Hopefully they will stream it later.)

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