Dear Reader, if you were our neighbour, we would invite you to our place to celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16.
There would be balloons, champagne and, of course, a classic movie. Oh – and cake, too!
Rick at Classic Film and TV Café, an advocate of classic film and movie critic extraordinaire, hosts an annual blogging bash to mark National Classic Movie Day. His challenge: Choose five vintage celebrities who make classic movies seem all the more special to you.
We wrestled with this decision for weeks. In the end, we settled on five stars for whom we drop everything to watch. They are five of the reasons we love classic film.
Because Ida Lupino seems smart and tough. Her scenes make us think, “This, this, is a great actor at work.”
Because Fayard and Harold Nicholas seem unfettered by gravity. Their dance sequences make us feel exuberant.
Because Thelma Ritter is unfailingly charismatic. She is a study in scene-stealing.
Because John Wayne’s presence fills the screen. He makes us feel like we can conquer formidable obstacles, too.
Now it’s your turn. Who are some of your fave classic movie stars?
This is part of the Five Stars Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film and TV Café.