This is a recent post I did on my blog All Good Things and I decided to post it here as well to let more of my friends here know more about me. I do this type of format every month on my blog with other bloggers who I have met and befriended. Would like to do the same for my friends on here. Who would like to go first? Just copy and paste the questions and put your answers and photos in place of mine.
Well, here it is...a new month and for my monthly series, Be My Guest, I decided to interview myself to let all my followers know more about me. I can't believe I hadn't thought of this before. Anyway I tweaked some of my questions from my previous month's guest bloggers and added a few more. So let's get started.
Who are my Top 5 favorite actors/actresses?
(I know technically she is not a classic movie star actress but what can I say, Elizabeth is awesome!)
What are my favorite films?
His Girl Friday
Bringing Up Baby
The Lady Vanishes
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Thin Man
The Best Years of our Lives
My Favorite Wife
Describe your first classic movie experience
It's kind of weird but the first classic movie I ever saw turns out to be my favorite film of all time. I couldn't have been more than 13 or 14 and was watching Nick at Nite. This was when Nickeloden used to air classic tv shows like Donna Reed, Hazel, etc during the week-nights. And then around 10 or so, they would show classic movies. The two films I recall seeing first..one was The Stork Club and I didn't watch the whole movie. But the other one was an instant favorite for me...His Girl Friday. I thought that movie was hilarious from beginning to end. And still to this day, I watch it several times a year. It's just funny that the first classic movie I ever saw completely would end up being my favorite film ever.
Describe the perfect way for you to watch a classic movie.
In my living room, on my sofa, watching them on my 42 inch HDTV. Pure bliss.
What is your favorite classic movie decade?
The 1930's mainly for the reason of that's when screwball comedies (my favorite genre) were at their zenith.
And the musicals were pretty good too.
Any current stars who catch your fancy?
Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow
What is your favorite movie quote? Kind of hard to narrow down a favorite so I will list a few:
Crystal Allen: "There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society-outside of a kennel". - THE WOMEN
Mortimer Brewster: "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops". - ARSENIC & OLD LACE
Joe Gillis: "There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five". - SUNSET BOULEVARD
What is your favorite film series?
Ah, an easy one..that would be The Thin Man. A great series that always entertains me. I've had several Thin Man marathons over the years and they never get old.
What stars, besides your favorites, would you have loved to have met in person?
Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Grace Kelly
If you could be any movie character, who would it be and why?
Man, these are some hard questions I gave you guys. I'm going to go with Lt. Willie Calhoun in Union Station, as played by William Holden. Just because he was a take charge, no bs kind of guy. Not macho, but confident. That's who I would choose.
So there you have it..my favorites and some of my history of classic movies and stars. I hope everyone enjoyed my little experiment and I can't wait for some of your comments.