Your favourite classic film stars

@karen1969 (1788)
May 17, 2010 2:21pm CST
I love watching old films from the silents of the 1920s to modern ones and everything inbetween. I have discovered some wonderful film stars and great movies over the years, so I wondered which classic film stars you love and which are your favourite films from this era? I love Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Jean Harlow, Diana Dors, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Clark Gable, Natalie Wood, oh so many!!! Also Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Some of my favourite films are It, Pandora's Box, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Splendor in the Grass, Sabrina and the old 1930s Universal monster films like Frankenstein and Dracula - the originals - plus silents like Nosferatu.
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@ann101 (519)
• China
19 May 10
I love classic file too and I love Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe,especially Audrey Hepburn.In my chinese blog I have collected so many Audery's photos , movies,the MOON RIVER she sang and the book her son wrote for her.She was so beautiful and kind,and loved the child of the whole world through charities.You can find beautiful actors or actresses in all times,but not easy to find a beautiful one of love to others.
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@karen1969 (1788)
19 May 10
Yes, that's very true, Audrey did a lot of good helping poor children around the world and devoting herself to charity work. She was wonderfully talented as an actress too and a very elegant lady.
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Yah I love some of the classics. I love watching actors/actress from the past. Some of them like Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh from Gone with the Wind. I love the classic line by Humphrey Bogart(Rick) to Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa) "we'll always have Paris" in Casablanca. Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brother's slapstick comedy. I love Judy Garland in Wizard of Oz. I like the singing Von Trapp Family with Julie Andrews in Sound of Music. How about Christopher Lee as a Dracula. I like watching Marlon Brando as a masochistic Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, the rebellious James Dean as Jim Stark in A Rebel Without a Cause. Who would forgot Charles Foster Kane in Citizen's Kane which starred and directed by Orson Welles, the blue eyed Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia,the dancing Gene Kelly, the terrified Janet Leigh in Pyscho, the puzzled Cary Grant in North by Northwest. Wew, I thought this list would never end. There are still a lot of good performers in a classic film which I failed to include in my list. They maybe gone now but their stars will never fade away.
@karen1969 (1788)
18 May 10
You have mentioned some great films and film stars there! I love Gone With The Wind and what more romantic image could there be than Clark and Vivien as Rhett and Scarlett, really iconic! I also love The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Gene Kelly and Hitchcock films - North by Northwest is one of my favourite Hitchcocks. Christopher Lee is a wonderful Dracula too. I love Hammer horror films!!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
17 May 10
call me odd but i tend to like war movies, the old ones with john wayne. i also like the movie 'love is a many splendard thing'.
@karen1969 (1788)
18 May 10
I don't tend to like war movies much. John Wayne was good in The Quiet Man, I think it was called, with Maureen O'Hara.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
17 May 10
Hi Karen You share my middle name and I share your views your classic stars! I see you also like Audrey Hepburn (miss cheek bones ...) I'm not a big Marilyn Monroe van (aka Miss Norma Jean) Elton John did a tribute to her with his song Candle In The Wind I'm sure you already know that) But I really like Miss Scarlett ..Olivia De Haviland (not sure I spelled the last name right) I also liked Jean Harlow,Bette Davis,Natalie Wood and Doris Day as well Boris and Bella were great there will no other that can do Dracula Bella is the original and Boris has dibs on Frankenstein's Monster I used to watch a lot of classic horror with my father when I was a kid can't forget LON CHANEY he made the Wolf Man what it is today And like you I could go on and on but my response would be so long no one would have the patience to read it Next time we can discuss stars of the 50's and 60's till we reach present day and I'm sure we'll be typing for years
@karen1969 (1788)
18 May 10
It's good to find a like-minded soul! I'm sure we share a lot of favourite films and stars, it certainly sounds like it. I am always happy to talk about classic movies :-) I agree that Bela and Boris are THE BEST in those iconic roles and yes, Lon Chaney was excellent too, I love his version of The Wolf Man though was very disappointed by the recent version out at the cinema. The old horror films have a special charm and intelligence about them, but the 2010 film was just blood, guts and gore without any tension or sensitivity. I love Audrey in Sabrina with the wonderful Bogart, great film! I met Leslie Caron at a book signing last year and I adore Gigi too.