Monday, April 2, 2012

Warren William, Les Paul, Mr Marshall and Mrs Artman...

Some new FUN stuff I recently aquired...

Vintage Lobby Card for Columbia pictures 1940 production of "The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady", starring Warren William, Jean Muir and Eric Blore...all 3 stars pictured on the card and in nice shape...and the price was right too! I only recently had the pleasure of viewing most of the Warren William Lone Wolf films for the first time and I enjoyed every one of them! Fun, fast moving little b pictures, great chemistry between the 2 male leads and of course Mr. Warren William outshines the material every time with his charismatic and often hilarious performances. Ditto for Eric Blore, Hollywoods go-to guy for sophisticated, dry-witted British man servants (As if there are any other kind right?)

In other Warren WIlliam news my very cool Meh gave me John Stangelands Biography "Warren William, Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood" for my birthday (March 31st) woo hoo!!!!! Thanks Meh!

My b-day present to myself for the next oh, 5 years or so....1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom and a Marshall JCM2000 40 watt combo tube amp. Plays like a dream...I had one just like it, same year, color and everything but sold it about 10 years ago when the times they were a tough. By Grabthar's Hammer I have now undone what I had done....or is it, I have unlearned what I have learned....I dunno, something like that. Let the payments begin...

Vintage double weight 8x10 still of Patricia "Mrs Artman" Ellis taken by the great Elmer Fry at Warner Bros. There is no year on this but judging by her darker hair I would say early 1930's.

7 comments:

Cliff Aliperti said...

Happy birthday and enjoy the book! Severely biased here, but it's become one of my favorite biographies. Not academic but heavily researched and documented I can say that publication of John's book actually altered my handling of my Warren William website--he took away many planned topics and scooped me on quite a few more! If you haven't begun it yet, you're going to love it!

Nice pick-up on the lobby card. I wasn't on this one, though I have a handful of other Lone Wolf LC's. Glad you enjoyed the series, they are a ton of fun! My least favorite is actually the one everybody knows and typically loves best: The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt, the first one with Ida and Rita. I prefer the more standard LW's once Eric Blore, Thurston Hall and Fred Kelsey come on board as Jamison, Inspector Crane and Dickens respectfully.

Happy birthday once more, enjoy the toys!

Raquelle said...

Very cool! Hope you had a nice birthday. Who is meh?

Artman2112 said...

hi Cliff, thank! i knew you'd comment haha! nope havent started it yet, but i'm sure i will very soon! btw i read your review of it last night and tried to comment but that damn "captcha" thing thwarted my efforts, i lost my comment and was too frustrated to retry, sorry! have to admit the Spy Hunt is probly my fave of the bunch simply because i adore ida Lupino. but as i said i enjoyed them all!

thanks Quelle! "Meh" is my mom, you have to say it like Cartman on South Park...shes even programmed in my phone as "meh"...its the little things that get us through the day sometimes, teehee.

Cliff Aliperti said...

Oh shoot, sorry about the CAPTCHA. Not a fan of it myself but after I switched my theme I started getting about 75-100 spam comments a day and had to do something or go insane! Sorry it blocked you.

Artman2112 said...

its ok Cliff, i totally understand the reasons for it, but it would be nice if they made the verification words legible OR at least made it so you can click back and not lose your comments etc. i just gotta get in the habit of highlighting and copying so i can paste it back if i need to. anyway i basically said i enjoyed your review very much and really look forward to delving into that book and Mr. Warren William's story! i know almost nothing about him so that makes it a double treat!

noone57 said...

RE: Patricia Ellis
I got a dvd of 42nd Street, and one of the bonuses is a Vitaphone News short that features Miss Ellis in an AMAZING blouse singing with the songwriters.

Artman2112 said...

oh dear ...i MUST see this!!!!!

*whooooooooosh!!!!!*

ok i checked the extras on my 42nd street dvd and NOW i have seen it, wow thanks so much for the heads up!!!!! oh...yeah about that blouse she's wearing...actually i better not say anything...*big sigh*