This week, I’m a little late. I’ve been busy writing, so forgive me. For the Saturday Seven, I’m continuing my list of seven fabulous Old Hollywood actresses. I love the old black and white movies and these ladies really made my day. Here they are, but in no particular order.
7. Mae West
6. Barbara Stanwyck
5. Olivia De Havilland
4. Joan Fontain
3. Alice Faye
2. Betty Grable
1. Ginger Rogers
I’m sure you’ve got input. Do add yours to the list. They might be some I’ve forgotten. Grin.
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Since this week is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d pre-empt my theme of actors and actresses. I’m going to focus on my favorite seven love songs. Some of these might not be your idea of love songs, but they’re mine. Add yours in the comments. Grin. I’m always interested in new tunes.
In no particular order…
7. Moonlight Serenade by the Glenn Miller Orchestra – https://youtu.be/8TB_8H23EDI – it’s smooth, beautiful and reminds me of dancing in the dark.
6. Dream a Little Dream of Me by Mama Cass – https://youtu.be/wahujVWNy_c – I’ve always been a sucker for this song. I love Mama Cass and her heartfelt rendition always breaks my heart just a little.
5. Lovesong by the Cure – https://youtu.be/hXCKLJGLENs – It’s the Cure. It’s heartfelt and I love it.
4. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel – https://youtu.be/kU8OJAOMbPg – I think of John Cusack every time. I kind of want to have a guy blasting this on his boom box, but then I second guess.
3. Gary Allan – Smoke Rings in the Dark – https://youtu.be/lYdXesvlGyU – this song introduced me to Gary Allan. He’s handsome and the way he sings this song about love gone wrong…I don’t know. It’s just my kind of love song.
2. Gary Allan – Putting My Misery On Display – https://youtu.be/lNfD23Lr0zY – I think it’s the guitar portion at the end. It’s not a traditional lovey-dovey kind of song, but IMHO it’s darn sexy.
1. In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett – https://youtu.be/5KFYUJ63nk8 – it’s the sax in the middle. There’s just something about it. Shivers.
She’s Got a Way by Billy Joel
Something by the Beatles
Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
Sacrifice by Elton John
Okay I could probably have a whole second list. Shrugs. I also listened to every one of these on youtube while looking for the links. I couldn’t NOT listen to them. I’m waiting for your suggestions. I need more tunes for my playlists!! And Go!
This week I thought I’d focus on the gals of the silver screen. I love the clothes, the cattiness and the fun of these ladies. I’m sure my list will have some that aren’t on yours and yours will have some I forgot. Here they are in no particular order:
7. Jean Harlow – she is the platinum blond and one heck of a funny lady
6. Carole Lombard – My Man Godfrey wouldn’t have been the same without her.
5. Jean Arthur – that voice, that way of telling people off while still sounding sweet…love her
4. Katharine Hepburn – I loved her in Bringing Home Baby and haven’t looked back. 🙂
3. Deborah Kerr – She could romance Cary Grant, make Robert Taylor nearly give up his life in a fire and still look elegant, even when ruffled.
2. Lauren Bacall – that voice and the whistle. I see why Bogie fell.
1. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford- these two only worked together once, but they’ve been linked forever. Not by that show, but by the competitiveness and the way they wanted to be better than each other. They both were forces on the screen and women to reckon with. I kind of think a picture where they were pitted against each other at a younger age would’ve been dynamite and would’ve been great for their acting chops. I admire them for their pluck, determination and grit.
Okay, I’m sure I left a few people out. I can think of about five honorable mentions. Guess I’ll have to write a second one of these lists, too. Grin. Who would you add? Let me know!
This isn’t technically a Saturday Seven since it’s going up on Friday, but I’ve been asked for the second part of my film legends list. I guess not many people had ever heard of Franchot Tone. He married Joan Crawford for a while. Sweet, blond and soft-spoken. Kind of like a Tom Hiddleston of his time.
Anyway, you asked for the other half of my list. Or at least the second part. Here they are in no particular order:
7. Clark Gable – he’s the man and the legend.
6 Burt Lancaster – From Here to Eternity wouldn’t have been the same without him
5 Claude Rains – he should’ve been a leading man in a lot more. Charm, grace and that grin. 🙂
4. Gary Cooper – Tanglefoot!!
3. Kirk Douglas – Spartacus!!
2. William Holden – always makes me think of that episode of I Love Lucy where she gets to kiss him. Hehehe.
1 Humphrey Bogart – Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.
I’m sure I missed a few you might have mentioned. Let me know in the comments! 🙂 And stay tuned for my Women of the Silver Screen list tomorrow. 🙂
This week for my Saturday Seven list, I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to spotlight. There are so many things I could spotlight, but I’ve been on an old movie binge. There are so many handsome men in those movies. Here is my list of seven, in no particular order.
7. Robert Taylor – Tall, Dark and Handsome and that voice.
6. Joel McCrea – he’s quite underestimated, but great.
5. James Stewart – he’ll always be Mr. Smith to me
4. Cary Grant – four words: Arsenic and Old Lace
3. Tyrone Power – sigh worthy every time
2. Montgomery Clift – that intensity
1. Franchot Tone – I could listen to him talk for hours.
What about you? Who are your favorites? I’ll spotlight the ladies next week. 🙂
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This week, I thought I’d write about my seven favorite movies. You know, the ones I have to watch over and over. No question, they will snag me each time. Here they are in no particular order because I love chaos.
- Captain America – Winter Soldier – I’m a sucker for Chris Evans. Period.
- The Conspirator – James McAvoy in scruff and passionate about keeping Robin Wright from being killed. Yes.
- Help! – I love the Beatles and will stop every time this is on to watch.
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – James Stewart. Jean Arthur. Enough said.
- The Talk of the Town – Jean Arthur going toe to toe with Cary Grant. So much fun.
- You Can’t Take It With You – I’m a Jean Arthur kind of girl. She cracks me up. And she’s with James Stewart again! Best time.
- Field of Dreams – I saw this movie when I was in the sixth grade and have loved it ever since. Call it corny, call it silly, call it smushy, but I love it. Always will.
What are your favorite movies? Tell me. I might not have seen them, or they might have just missed the list. You never know. 🙂
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I thought I’d try a new feature today, the Saturday Seven.
When I write, I like to listen to superhero movies. Actually, I like to listen to all movies, but superhero ones are my favorites. Here’s my list of seven superhero movies I like the best, but in no particular order.
- Iron Man – I mean, Robert Downey Jr. What else can I say?
- The Avengers – Age of Ultron – I love the massive cast and the strain on the characters.
- Superman – the original with Christopher Reeve. He, to me, is Superman.
- Spider-Man – Homecoming – I haven’t laughed that much in a long time. Tom Holland made that movie.
- Captain America – Winter Solider – I have a special place in my heart for Bucky. Always have, always will. Plus, a more refined Captain America? Yes, please?
- The Avengers – I could listen to this one over and over. The interplay between the characters, the heart…Captain America sweating. Chris Evans…le sigh.
- Captain America – The First Avenger – Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan…oh and Dominic Cooper. I’m sold.
What about you? Any favorite superhero movies? I know I’ve left a ton off this list. Tell me in the comments. Come on. You know you want to. 🙂