Newspaper Clippings - 1946


January 11, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times)

 Bob Walker's signed a long-term deal with Metro. He goes next into Jack Cummings' “Romance of Rosy Ridge.” What a title!


February 12, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times) 

Bob Walker's picture has been held up because he has an infected eye.


March 14, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times) 

Bob Walker will take a strictly pleasure trip to England when he finishes “Till the Clouds Roll By.” While over there, he'll be a house guest of Robert Donat.


March 22, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times)

 When I was in Chicago recently, the top photographers there were about to pick their most photogenic girl of the year. They asked me to say hello to her when she came to Hollywood . “Can't I do better that that?” said I. “How would you like me to take her to dinner with her favorite movie star?” Well, Miss Photo Flash of 1946 turned out to be Shirley Molohon. She's here now. With her favorite movie star, Bob Walker, and his brother Maj. Walt Walker, we dined at the Cocoanut Grove, which she'd chosen. I don't know when I've had a more enjoyable evening. 

Bob said to Shirley, “Gee, you're a good dancer. And I can thank you for seeing the Grove. I've never been here before.” Bob's invited her over to Metro Saturday. She met Freddy Martin, who's been playing at the Grove five years. As Howard Hughes floated by with a beautiful star in his arms, I pointed him out. Shirley asked, “What's he been in lately?” Bob answered, “The Consellation.” Shirley replied, “I haven't seen that picture.” 

Finding a girl that naïve with stars shining in her eyes made me feel young again. Incidentally, Maj. Walker, after three and one-half years in the service, is sleeping in Bob's bed while Bob sleeps on the sofa.


Hedda Hopper, Shirley Molohon, Robert Walker


May 24, 1946 ( Los Angeles Times)

Film Notables in Deal for Club

Details of the pending purchase of the Santa Monica Deauville Club from the Los Angeles Athletic Club by motion-picture stars and other stockholders of the Beverly Management Corp. to establish an exclusive beach club at Santa Monica were disclosed yesterday. 

The new club, to be known as the California Cabana Club, also is acquiring an adjacent auto parking space and additional beach space and will embody an outside pool with surrounding cabanas. Bo Roos, head of Beverly Management said.

 Film colony figures taking part in the purchase, he said, include Joan Crawford, George Brent, Robert Walker, Frank Borzage, Red Skelton, Edna Skelton, John Wayne, Fred MacMurray, Leslie Fenton, George Seton, Ann Dvorak, and Harriet Parsons. It was reported that the sale price is around $275.000.


June 5, 1946 (by Edwin Schallert, Los Angeles Times)

 Being considered right now is a plan for starring that ideal screen couple, Bob Walker and June Allyson, again. Nat Perrin, I understand, has a story, “No Love Lost,” written by Roland Kibbee, which is more than perfect for the Metro duo, recently seen in “A Sailor Takes A Wife.”


August 14, 1946 (by Edwin Schallert, Los Angeles Times)

Malibu is going to have its theater, too, with Robert Walker, Brian Donlevy, Dennis O'Keefe, Warner Baxter and Gregory Ratoff among those fostering this summer enterprise. Walker will direct the short play, “The Man in the Bowler Hat,” now that he has finished in “ Sea of Grass ” at M.G.M. Performances will be give where the tennis court is located.


September 25, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times)

Bob Walker is certainly getting the parts at Metro. With three major pictures being readied for release shortly, he goes into “A Love Story” as young Johannes Brahms. The picture, which will be both produced and directed by Clarence Brown, will feature the music of Brahms, Schumann and Liszt. In his role, Bob falls in love with Katherine Hepburn, who, as Clara Schumann, is already married to Paul Henried and has eight children. In “ Sea of Grass ,” Bob plays Katie's son.


October 14, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times)

The rumor that Bob Walker will marry Mrs. Herbert Marshall when her divorce is final could be wishful thinking.


December 19, 1946 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times)

Florence Pritchett was met at the airport – and I do mean Palmdale, which is miles out in the desert – at 3:30 a.m. by Bob Walker. That, I claim, is true friendship. I'm wondering if Florence will have any dinner dates with Van Johnson, as she did the last time she was here.


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