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Filmy Favorites

Picking favorites when it comes to classic films and stars is beyond difficult (at least for me) because there’s just so much to love! With that in mind, I picked my favorites based on how enamored I am with their acting ability, IT quality, personal preference, and whether I would watch a film solely because they were in it. I picked my favorite films in much the same manner: personal preference + whether it’s a film I could and have watched over and over.

Aside from the first 3 in each section, these lists are in no particular order…

25 Favorite Classic Actresses

Katharine-Hepburn.jpg  Joan Blondell.jpg  Carole Lombard.jpg  bette davis

natalie-wood-02  Gene Tierney  Thelma Ritter   clara bow

paulette-goddard.jpg  Jean Harlow  Betty Grable  Judy_Garland_1943_publicity_photo

stanwyck.jpg  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 2.15.49 PM  220px-audrey_hepburn_1956.jpg  bergman-e1564856310807.jpg

screen-shot-2019-08-03-at-8.13.37-am.png  screen-shot-2019-08-03-at-8.14.24-am.png  hayley-mills.jpg  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 8.30.34 AM

screen-shot-2019-08-03-at-8.34.21-am.png  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 8.03.08 AM  screen-shot-2019-08-03-at-8.11.59-am.png  Elizabeth_Taylor_on_set_of_Giant_Frank_Worth_1956_1024x1024

Vivien Leigh

Row 1: Katharine Hepburn – Joan Blondell – Carole Lombard – Bette Davis
Row 2: Natalie Wood – Gene Tierney -Thelma Ritter – Clara Bow
Row 3: Paulette Goddard – Jean Harlow – Betty Grable – Judy Garland
Row 4: Barbara Stanwyck – Joan Fontaine – Audrey Hepburn – Ingrid Bergman
Row 5: Rita Hayworth – Ava Gardner – Hayley Mills – Doris Day
Row 6: Rosalind Russell – Hedy Lamarr – Gail Patrick – Elizabeth Taylor
Row 7: Vivien Leigh


25 Favorite Classic Actors

Vincent Price.jpg  Cary Grant  George Sanders.jpg  jack-lemmon.jpg

cagney-e1564857687909.jpg  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 2.48.06 PM  Jimmy Stewart  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 3.18.16 PM

 Laurence olivier  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 3.00.10 PM  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 3.03.56 PM  Errol Flynn

Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 3.02.55 PM    charles-boyer  Lew Ayres  Roland Young.jpg

Gregory Peck  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 3.17.46 PM  MBDCORS EC003  Screen Shot 2019-08-03 at 3.13.40 PM.png

Sessue.jpg  walter matthau  Sidney Poitier    Charles Ruggles.jpg

Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 11.22.34 PM

Row 1: Vincent Price – Cary Grant – George Sanders – Jack Lemmon
Row 2: Jimmy Cagney – Marlon Brando – James Stewart – Peter Lorre
Row 3: Laurence Olivier – Raymond Burr – Gene Kelly – Errol Flynn
Row 4: Dana Andrews – Charles Boyer – Lew Ayres – Roland Young
Row 5: Gregory Peck – Van Johnson – Chester Morris – Edward Everett Horton
Row 6: Sessue Hayakawa – Walter Matthau – Sidney Poitier – Charlie Ruggles
Row 7: Glenn Ford


Top 50 Favorite Classic Films (before 1970)

**If I have reviewed the film, the photo will also be a link to the post**

bringingupbaby.jpg desk-set.jpg  AllAboutEve  Dragonwyck

Laura  PhiladelphiaStory  AdventuresofRobinHood  RomanceOn the High Seas

TheDivorcee  3GuysNamedMike The Women  Sabrina

IntheGoodOldSummertime  Auntie Mame  The ApartmentHoliday

HowToMarryAMillionaire  Topper returns  ghostandmrsmuir  Gaslight_-_1944_-_Movie_Poster_small_grande

SunsetBlvd  charade  manwhoknewtoomuch  the-palm-beach-story-movie-poster-1942-1000777951

my-man-godfrey-md-web the great race  gentlemen prefer blondes.jpg  belle de jour.jpg

the-graduate-poster.jpg  key largo.jpg  night nurse.jpg  troublewithangels.jpg

pollyanna.jpg  insearchcastaways.jpg  Mary Poppins.jpg Stage Door

AfricanQueen.jpg   nowvoyager.jpg  Rebecca redheadedwoman

MeetMeinStLouis.jpg  WizardofOz.jpg  PocketfulofMiracles.jpg  ParentTrap.jpg

3 on a match.jpg manwhocametodinner.jpg  3faceseve.jpg  Bell, Book, Candle.jpg

Female  my-favorite-wife-movie-poster.jpg


Some Favorite Old Hollywood Links:

My Letterboxd account

History by Year at ThePeopleHistory.com

Silent films ranked by Movies Silently




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