Thursday, October 28, 2021

An ALL-TALKING comedy-drama ... Wow!

 "When the last scene in Three Live Ghosts was shot, the three title characters were snapped with the director.  Left to right:  Claud Allister, Thornton Freeland, who directed this all talking comedy-drama for United Artists, Charles McNaughton and Robert Montgomery."

Hey, a 1929 publicity shot ... not bad. 

And who said Bob always wore tuxedos in his early movies.   Really.  (Although, the movie does end with him wearing a tux.)

 Just look at young Mr. Montgomery.  All that hair.  And that hanky came in handy to cover up his long neck.  Personally, I don't spend much time looking at Bob's neck. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Betcha Betty Didn't Brush his White Bucks!

 Gorgeous young man.  Dashing ... the white slacks and shoes, the (probably) blue blazer and open collared white shirt.  Just too much.

But what's with the pose, Bob?  Your leg raised high, using a fire hydrant as a prop ... were you thinking of Louis B.? 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Easiest Way ... Never Found it, Drats!

 The Easiest Way (1931) starred Adolphe Menjou (the Bad Guy), Constance Bennett (the Fallen Woman), and Robert Montgomery (as the sort of Good Guy).  This is definitely a pre-code movie.  A Nice herald, too. 

Constance's birthday is this Friday, Oct. 22nd.  Lived to be only 60, much too young.  Married five times, a very good businessman, and a skilled poker player.  In 1931 she was the highest-paid performer in films. Interesting lady. 

In 1931 Clark Gable is a supporting player in Bob's movie.  By 1934 Clark co-stars with Bob in Forsaking all Others and even wins the girl!  Impressive. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

And the Cutest Couple Ever Is ...

 Yes, another publicity still of Bob and Maureen O'Sullivan for Hide-Out (1934).  And, yes, they are a remarkably good-looking couple.  But ... there is a shade of difference.  Can you see it?

Bob is talking.  He has made Maureen laugh.  Yeah, it can be really tough making a movie. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This and That Small Bob Items

 Bob did a once a week radio show in 1950-1951 on ABC, while also doing his TV show on CBS.  He also divorced Betty and Married Buffy during this time.  Busy, busy man.  Lee Hats sponsored the radio show.  Yes, hats were a bigger clothing item then they are now.  Personally, I miss good hats on men, I mean, baseball hats just don't go with suits.

There is a whole series of these matchbooks with movie stars on them.  Have you noticed that Bob is always carrying matchbooks, never a lighter?  I guess lighters were, like wallets, too bulky for his pants pockets.   

And Bob gets his own Star Stamp ... not totally sure of the purpose of these stamps.  Perhaps you collected them in order to fill in your stamp book?  Does anyone know about these stamps? 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Upward to the Stars?

 Uncovering the treasures held in the December 7th, 1946 issue of Picturegoer ... nice picture of David Niven and Loretta Young on the cover. 

 There are two items in the magazine that are of interest, Montgomery-wise.  I like the pictorial feature on Lady in the Lake (1946). 

The best find is this two-paragraph item.  Wonder what happened to the movie. 


Thursday, October 07, 2021

Now What do I do with my Evenings?

I'm a Cardinals baseball fan, a passion similar to that of my being a fan of Robert Montgomery.   Tonight (Wed.) Schilt (the manager) put Reyes (a young pitcher who has over the season become quite erratic) into pitch in the 9th inning.  The score is tied 1 to 1.  There are two outs.  Yes, you guessed it ... he gave up a home run and we lose the NL Wild Card playoff to the dreaded Dodgers.  

I was a tad upset.  Still am.  This photo sums up how I feel right now.  Manager Schilt, you will stay out of Bakersfield ... won't you. 

                                 The inner Me ... Jack Elam.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Rich, Handsome and 46 ... Sounds Good to Me!

 This portrait was taken by CBS for Bob's upcoming appearance on The Jack Benny Show, April 1, 1951.  Nice photo.  He should have taken that CBS photographer back with him to NBC.