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!