Thursday, April 22, 2010
My "new to me" favorite Actors list:
This is a list of my "new to me", favorite actors.
1.Delores Del Rio.(pictured above).
For me Dolores del Río was very glamorus classy lady and perfect example of woman style of the 1930s. It seems she had a huge influence on the women of her time.
I have really been enjoying this months featured actor Robert Taylor, on TCM. I have had a hard time deciding which movies to review.. Robert Taylor in my opinion is very handsome and talented. He seems to have a very sophisticated aire about him. Every girls dream...
She was the first actress who flaunted her sex appeal and became the most talked-about actress. She had a huge influence Louise Brooks in the 20s, Marilyn Monroe in the 50s, and Madonna in the 80s, Clara represented sexual freedom for women everywhere.
What I found interesting about John Gilbert was audiences actually laughed at Gilbert's over acted love-making in His Glorious Night. In one scene, Gilbert keeps kissing his leading lady (Catherine Dale Owen) while saying over and over again "I love you". This scene was famously later parodied in the MGM musical Singin' in the Rain (1952) where a preview of the fictional The Dueling Cavalier is a disaster. Director King Vidor believed that Rudolph Valentino, Gilbert's main rival in the 1920s for romantic leads, probably would have had the same fate in the talkie era, had he lived. I'm curious to learn more about him.
I do not know why it has taken me so long to discover Barbara Stanwyck, She is one of the most versatile actress who could adapt to any role, that I have seen on film. Of all the films I have seen of hers so far.. I have loved all of them. I'm really looking forward to her new DVD box set coming out next week.
6.Harry James- I know he is not an actor. But I'm enjoying the movies that he performed in. The first time I heard him play trumpet in the 1950 film Young Man with a Horn, dubbing Kirk Douglas. I was hooked.
I just started watching a few of her movies. I really do not know what to think of her... except, she seemed to be a very interesting personality and a fashion icon of her time.
I do not know why I have not watched many of Fred Astaire movies. He is a wonderful dancer and a joy to watch. Please forgive me Fred Astaire fans..he does not seem like a leading man type to me..
9.Alice Faye. I have not seen many of her films. She reminds me of Betty Grable, whom I'm a big fan of.. I'm trying to find more info on her..
At first, I did not think I would like Charlie Chaplin's type of comedy.. but, I found his films very fascinating/funny..