Monday, May 30, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Such a Good Looking Young Couple

Yes, Lovers Courageous (1932) is available for streaming on TCM until June 23rd.  It has been too long since I watched it.  Now I have no excuse not to.  

                      Bob and Madge Evans in Lovers Courageous

Oh, and They Were Expendable (1945) is also being shown, but on the 29th at 4:30 a.m. PT.  Whoa.  Not even TWE can get me up at that atrocious hour!  

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

One of the Finest Performances Ever !

Not that bad of a review.  Well, except for giving up what happens to Dame May Whitty.  And too much about Bob's character.  But they are right on about Bob's performance!  (From the May 21st, 1937 issue of The Family Circle.  Nice birthday gift to Mr. Montgomery.)  

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Happy Birthday, Robert Montgomery!

 From young ...

                                        1929 5x7 fan card

and cocky ... 

                                  Made on Broadway (1931)

to a superb actor.  Truly one of a kind.  Thank you, Mr. Montgomery.

                               Danny in Night Must Fall (1937)

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Four Variations on the Same Theme

 The original photo ...

Plus four variations.  All nifty.

This is a French poster, about 10x13 inches.  Good colorization.  If only they had made his eyes blue.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Reginald Owen, The Fashion Setter

 I miss men's hats.  (Baseball caps are in a category all by themselves, part of a baseball uniform, not hats.)  Everybody wore hats in the 1930s.  Different styles, various colors ... and that's just the men's.  Bob had a number of dark green hats.  I'm sure that would set off his blue eyes and brunette hair.  The hat he wore in Lovers Courageous (1932) is nifty, with the turned down brim.  Like Madge's cloche hats as well.    

Reginald Owen's hat ... well, it is different.  

Lovers Courageous will be shown by TCM May 24th at 9:15 a.m. PT.  Hope it will be available to stream afterwards.  9:15 is just a tad too early for me.  

Thursday, May 12, 2022

A Rabbi, A Priest and a .......

 So, I'm guessing Jimmy stops by the set of Unfinished Business (1941) to see Bob, and fellow Irish Mafia member Ralph has tagged along.  Preston looks like he fits right in with the boys, Bob a little reserved.  Or maybe he has just heard Jimmy's joke before.  Wouldn't you love to hear what Jimmy said to make everyone laugh.  

             Bob, James Cagney, Preston Foster and Ralph Bellamy

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Poor Betty, Hard to Compete with a Camera

 Two Bob and Betty photographs from the same event.  In the first, Bob is caught being a bored husband.  

In the second photograph, Bob sees the cameraman first and is ready with a big smile.  Or is he just happier to see the camera aimed at him, than to watch his wife tend to her dress?  Maybe both?  

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Wanted: Missing Bust. Belongs on my Mantle

 Let's see.  There's the Rosebud sled in Citizen Kane (1941).  The ruby red slippers in The Wizard of Oz (1939).  And ... the bust of Bob made by his wife Stella (Helen Hayes) in Another Language (1933).  Wouldn't you just love to have this trio of movie souvenirs?  Hey, I'd settle for just Bob's bust.  Display it in the living room, the first thing you'd see on entering our home.  Well, it would make My day!  Wonder what happened to it.     

                 Helen Hayes and Bob's head in Another Language