Monday, February 6, 2012

Old Hollywood Dreamboats

It's the start of a new week! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Super Bowl weekend! Mine was great until, um, my car went missing. My life should be a movie. Long story short - I have my car back safe and sound now.

So, speaking of movies, I've always loved a good classic film. You know, one of those old, dreamy, black & white films you can find playing on Turner Classic Movies. As I've mentioned before, I've always loved Marilyn Monroe and have been intrigued by the glamour of Old Hollywood. However, I also started to develop a true appreciation for those Old Hollywood films when I started to study them in depth in college.

In one of the film classes I took, we started off the year by screening Citizen Kane {said to be THE greatest American film of all time!} After that, we started to study the films of Alfred Hitchcock. I could go on and on about his work because some of his movies are my favorite films {Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Rear Window, The Birds, etc.} but all I'll say is that he was a genius.

Anyway, as I studied those films and others, I also studied the talent being placed in the roles. I studied their acting styles and demeanor. As many people do, I really respected so many of those actors and actresses for the bar they set for onscreen acting today. And, as many people did back then, I started to develop little, old-timey, celebrity crushes on some of those oh-so-handsome Hollywood men.

So, today I figured we'd talk about some of those dreamboats :) Here are a few of my favorites:
Let's start out with one of my favorite actors.


Cary Grant
If you haven't seen him in a movie, you should {North by Northwest is a good one.} And pay attention to the way he walks. He's so smooth...


Jimmy Stewart


James Dean, but of course.


Henry Fonda.

Last but not least, and the inspiration for this post:


Robert Redford and Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Another GREAT film, and with these two studly guys, why would you NOT watch it? Seriously, total dreamboats.

Here is Paul Newman again in case you don't believe me:

Mmmhmmm. Told ya.

I was watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid the other day and had to ask my mom if Robert and Paul were the "dreamboats" of her time. "Oh, yeah" was her response. There have been times when she and I have gone through pictures of the Old Hollywood actors and she'll say, "Oh, everyone loved him" and "She was the bad girl back then" haha, it's pretty cute :)

Another fun thing - finding out what Hollywood starlets you resemble! Perhaps that should be a future post?

So, now I'm curious to know - who are your Old Hollywood Dreamboats?

P.S. Check back here tomorrow for a special announcement!!


Lauren said...

I've always thought Brad Pitt was our generation's Robert Redford, but quite honestly I think Redford is a billion times more attractive. Okay, maybe not a billion, but def more :)

CALLIE said...

Elvis is my #1 Old Time Dreamboat. No question about it.

Brianna said...

Why can't men nowadays be like them?!?!
So one of my best friends worked at the deli at Sundance... and Robert Redford lives there so he'd always go in. She would make his sandwiches and *kiss them* before she gave it to him... which he didn't know about, of course. SOOO creepy but so funny!!

Alexandria said...

Paul Newman. Forever and always. He's such a hottie. It kills me.

J said...

Dude. Seriously. Paul Newman was soooo good looking.

See also: Rock Hudson

Anonymous said...

paul newman and cary grant? yes please. just male perfection.

Earl-Leigh said...

Hands down...Paul Newman.