Odds and ends leading off with news of a surprising DVD release from the Warner Archive.
One of the few Warren William film clips I had been aware of but had never been able to see was Bobby Jones Golf Short #7.
Now the Warner Archive has released Bobby Jones: The Complete Warner Bros. Shorts Collection which includes all of the shorts from both the “How I Play Golf” and “How to Break 90” Jones’ golf series.
Besides Warren you’ll see golf legend Jones instructing Hollywood legends such as James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, WC Fields, Joan Blondell, and many others.
I’ve caught a few of these airing between programming on TCM over the years, but never lucked into spotting entry #7 featuring Warren. Now not only is it available, but Warner even offers a preview in this YouTube video:
“Never mind his slice, what about my hook?”
While I have updated my Warren William Shopping page the Bobby Jones shorts are not yet available through Amazon.com — But you can purchase the set immediately directly through the Warner Archive HERE.
Warner Archive is also responsible for another major Warren William release with the 6-film Perry Mason Mysteries collection. That one you can grab off my Shopping page via Amazon or pick it up over at the Archive when you’re grabbing Bobby Jones.
Warren William stars in the first four entries in the Mason series. You can catch up with my articles about the first three of those films HERE and find details about all six from the New York Post’s Lou Lumenick HERE.
Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Don’t forget to tune into TCM on November 27 at 9:30 pm to catch Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) featuring TCM’s November Star of the Month Constance Bennett along with Warren and Bruce Cabot.
It’s rarely shown and had been one of the final Warren William titles I was able to track down back when I was working on my collection. I’m going to try to give it a substantial post over here before TCM airs it.
I do try to keep the TCM-Warren William schedule updated on the home page, so if you’re ever curious about what’s coming on that’s a good place to peek (On the right side after you scroll down a little).
It’s been awhile so I’ve included some of my more recent acquisitions on this page. Beginning with the Wild Bill Hickok Rides ad up above, that’s actually one of several advertisements shown on a larger sheet from the Wild Bill press kit back in ’42.
The playing card to our immediate left picturing Warren and George Bancroft is one of 9 such cards picturing pairs of film stars (plus Joe E. Brown all by himself as the Joker) from a card deck issued by P.G. Wenger in 1932 in promotion of the 10th Olympic Games in Los Angeles that year. You can see them all on THIS Immortal Ephemera page.
The colorful card at the top of the page is a trading card issue out of Denmark issued in promotion of Danmarks coffee substitute, circa 1936-37. I don’t yet have a gallery up at Immortal Ephemera because I’m only just listing these for sale this week. The gallery should come by the weekend, but in the meantime several are currently available for sale on eBay HERE.
Finally, the black and white card towards the middle of the page picturing Warren in The Case of the Howling Dog is a 1934 Brown & Williamson tobacco card issued with Golden Grain brand tobacco. There is an Immortal Ephemera gallery for that one, found HERE, which includes info and images of all of the Golden Grain cards I’ve had in my possession thus far.
That’s all for now. I’ll do my best to get something up on the site about Wild Bill Hickok Rides prior to November 27 when TCM airs it. Talk to you then!
Jay Mandeville says
Love your updates! Keep ’em coming! Warren rules!!
Thanks, Jay! Sometimes I disappear for awhile over here, but I do try to keep up the announcements as they come–for more regular but typically non-Warren updates do check out my more general classic movie site at Immortal Ephemera. Some of the recent posts show up on the right column of this site to give a taste. Thanks again!
John McCarthy says
Years ago when American Movie Classics (AMC) showed MOVIES uncut like TCM, I saw a Technicolor Paramount short that featured Warren showing off his inventions. It would be great if someone taped it or could track it down! Did you ever check out my Warren William Listmania! list or any of my reviews of his films on Amazon? I’m just trying to do my part. Now all we need is for TCM to make him Star Of The Month! They could probably show ALL his films……one can dream……
Cliff Aliperti says
Yes, we had a brief conversation over on Amazon late last year in fact on your review of John Stangeland’s book. I was envious of your AMC Technicolor experience over there as well!
We got Summer Under the Stars last year and a really fine birthday celebration the year before–I still think Star of the Month might be a pipe dream, but then I remember that one month when Stewart Granger held the honor and think anything is possible!
Thanks for commenting,
John McCarthy says
Don’t know where else to post this (let me know where to post mew info in a better place), but did you know that DAY-TIME WIFE is now available on Amazon.com as part of the TYRONE POWER MATINEE IDOL COLLECTION, Vol. 2? Just thought I’d let you know……Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Metropole-Dormitory-Wonderful-Honeymoon/dp/B0016MOWPU/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1362529433&sr=1-1&keywords=tyrone+power+matinee+idol+collection
Cliff Aliperti says
John, yes, that set has actually been around a few years now, I’ve got it set into my Shopping page on the site. It shares a disc with the awesome Johnny Apollo.
John McCarthy says
Thanx for the info, what a GREAT site and tribute! Anyone interested in purchasing STRANGE ILLUSION should check out the 3 DVD set EDGAR G. ULMER: ARCHIVE collection. Here’s Amazon’s blurb:
All Day Entertainment’s ongoing DVD celebration of the films of legendary indie pioneer Edgar G. Ulmer began in 1999 with two DVD volumes that have since become very hard to find collector’s items. This deluxe boxed set collects these first two special editions plus a third bonus disc representing a magnificent overview of the career of this pioneering film talent. DELUXE 3-DISC SET INCLUDES: BLUEBEARD, a Parisian tale of murder, madness and puppeteers starring John Carradine, DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, a chiller in which the daughter of the infamous mad scientist is terrified that she has inherited her father’s curse, THE STRANGE WOMAN, a riff on Gone with the Wind with Hedy Lamarr as a conniving manipulator who exploits her sexual allure to destroy the men around her, MOON OVER HARLEM, a rarely-seen noir musical featuring an all-black cast, and STRANGE ILLUSION, a middle American film noir version of Hamlet (with Warren William). SPECIAL FEATURES: The definitive transfers digitally mastered from restored 35mm preservation elements Swiss Family Robinson, Ulmer’s rarely seen one-hour color TV pilot Goodbye Mr. Germ, Ulmer’s educational children’s short Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Theatrical Trailer, Two Featurettes, and Isolated Music & Effects Soundtrack Bluebeard Unmasked!: Featurette The Strange Woman Audio Commentary by David Kalat and Video Interview with Ulmer?s wife, Shirley Ulmer Theatrical Trailers for The Man from Planet X, Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, The Amazing Transparent Man, Beyond the Time Barrier and The Cavern Photo Galleries and more!
Don’t forget to add the new Warner Archive PHILO VANCE MURDER CASE COLLECTION. It not only features Warren, but Basil Rathbone and William Powell as well! I’m waiting for my copy to be delivered……
Cliff Aliperti says
Thank, John! Yes, I’ll get the Philo Vance collection added to the shopping section very soon!