They Were an Item #102

June Allyson and Dick Powell 2
June Allyson and Dick Powell

9 comments:

MichaelRyerson said...

Geniuses, both of em.

justjack said...

But not in France. Heh!

Just Kidding.

I've only seen a couple of Dick Powell's "boy singer" movies, but he struck me as a likable personality with a flair for light comedy.

In a lot of ways, I liked his Philip Marlowe even more than Bogie's. As Marlowe, Powell seemed to give off an air of doing the right thing almost as a compulsion that he couldn't help; he'd have an expression of "okay, I know I'm going to regret this" just before giving out with a snappy one-liner. And he definitely was vulnerable to the thugs' fists. Even though Marlowe is supposed to be a pretty big, strong guy, I never thought of him as being some kind of superman. Dick Powell looked good in the beat-up makeup.

As for June Allyson? Gawd, what a voice. Loved her voice!

MichaelRyerson said...

well, you rightly saw my 'geniuses...' crack as being a smartass. in my youth, y best friend's father was a lead carpenter at Republic Studios and one summer he got both of us a job on the commissary truck hawking snacks and cold meals to mostly the craft people but with a smattering of the production crews and 'talent'. in these days Republic was pretty much gone but Desilu and Four Star was goin and blowin, I don't think CBS had made an appearance yet. Anyway, I remember Dick Powell being a very approachable guy, always with an upbeat, sunny disposition (course we couldn't see the behind closed-doors pressure either) always said hello to everybody and remembered people's names, would sometimes stand around and shoot the breeze with the carpenters. Just seemed like a regular guy to a sixteen year old kid. I think he turned out to be a good businessman. He died just a couple of years later. And he was married to Joan Blondell at one time. so gunslinger kudos on that. maybe he was a genius

Maureen said...

See, now, I was under the impression she was a Lesbian.

MichaelRyerson said...

Thanks Maureen, I needed that. I'll think about that in greater detail later.

twister said...

Oh June. Oh Dick. Oh June. Oh Dick, Dick, Dick.

Vanwall said...

Her: Meh. Him: film genius, singer, dancer, tough guy - check out "You Never Can Tell", he's the doggiest guy you'd ever meet; check put the kibble snacks.

Tommy O'C said...

Look, all I wanna know is, after the camera lights went out, did they do the Monty in the back seat?

Christopher said...

van johnsons not gonna like this!
..pettin' in the car-bad boy..pettin' in the car-bad girl..first you bite her ear off,then you kick her teeth in then you steal a little kiiiis..