Tuesday, December 28, 2021

And 2022 WILL Be Better!!!

 It appears I have the flu.  My new goal is to survive the year and begin the blog anew on Jan. 4th, 2022.   May your New Year's Eve be far better than mine!!!

                                 Sydney Harbor, Australia

Monday, December 20, 2021

BULLETIN: Just noticed this ...

What's the Christmas season without it ... TCM will be showing Lady in the Lake (1946) this evening at 9:00 p.m. PT/Midnight ET.  If nothing else, catching the opening credits should help get you into the Christmas mood.

Office Christmas parties certainly have changed over the years.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Fa La La La La ... and a Merry Christmas!

 Taking off Thanksgiving week was a great idea for me.  Eased the stress.  It was so good that I have decided to do the same for Christmas.  Besides, you guys are too busy with your lives to check in on Bob and friends.  We'll be back Tuesday the 28th.  

Meanwhile, love and kisses from Jo Anne Worley.  

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Waiting ... Hating ... Hoping ...

 This one-page piece on The Big House (1930) came with a group of clippings.  The magazine's name is not on the page, and neither is an author's name.  I'm guessing it might be straight from MGM's publicity office, without the pretense of it being written by a reporter for the magazine.  Anyway, it is a different take on PR releases.  

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Poor Constance Wanted Bob, Got Franchot

 From the November 18, 1933, issue of Picture Show Magazine, one picture story of When Ladies Meet (1933) and two short articles featuring Mr. Montgomery.  

Wonder what happened to "Two Thieves" with Gable.  Sounds like a much more interesting project for Bob than Moulin Rouge.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Speaking of Rage ...

I wrote a post some years back about George Sanders towering over Bob in a scene from Rage in Heaven (1941).  George Sanders was a very large guy, particularly for 1941.  According to celebheights.com, he was 6' 2-1/2".  In the first photo below, he is towering over Bob, along with having a much larger head and body.  Big guy.  

Bob always claimed to be 6' 1".  Now I'm not saying he wasn't in his youth, but it is not unusual to lose height as we age.  Lets be generous and agree that he is 6' 0" at this time.  So, is George even taller or Bob shorter than 6' according to the photo?

And then study the photo below.  Same movie, same set.  What happened?  Is George standing on the other side of the room?  I mean, even his head has gotten smaller!  Just wondering.  By the way, Ingrid was 5' 9".  Wore a lot of flat shoes for sure.  

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Bulletin: Rage in Heaven Tonight

 Just found out myself ... TCM is showing Rage in Heaven (1941) tonight at 4:45 a.m. ET.  It doesn't get shown that often, but worth a watch.  I apologize for the lack of warning.  Meanwhile, I'm now running late for a doctor's appointment, but Bob is always a priority!