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Who are your biggest vintage crushes?

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If we're talking pre-1960s, my top ten would be:

 

Gloria Grahame

Veronica Lake

Gail Russsell

Linda Darnell

Susan Hayward

Dorothy Lamour

Gene Tierney

Paulette Goddard

Carole Landis

Ella Raines

 

...in about that order.

 

Edited by: WinslowLeach74 on Jan 25, 2014 6:13 AM

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Some of my favorite actresses are:

 

Grace Kelly

Carole Landis

Priscilla Lane

Myrna Loy

Claudette Colbert

Bonita Granville

Deanna Durbin

Clara Bow

 

Here are just a few that came to mind.

I'm sure i forgot someone that really needs to be on the list.

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"Crushes"?

 

If you mean vintage actresses whose combination of looks and screen personae would make me want to get to know them, then it'd be

 

Louise Brooks

Clara Bow

Barbara Stanwyck

Glenda Farrell

Jean Harlow

Bette Davis up to about The Petrified Forest

Ida Lupino

Katharine Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Ann Sheridan

Priscilla Lane

Luise Rainer

Myrna Loy

Susan Hayward

Sylvia Sidney

Jeanne Moreau (if she qualifies as vintage)

Lauren Bacall

Anouk Aimee

Cyd Charisse

Lilli Palmer

Carole Lombard

Rita Hayworth

Jeanne Crain

Kim Novak

Lee Remick

 

But if you just based it on looks alone, then add

 

Loretta Young

Kay Francis

Gene Tierney

Ava Gardner

Jennifer Jones

Jane Greer

Lana Turner

Brigitte Bardot

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I'm defining a crush as a gal that just gets to me. She might not be the most beautiful or sexy but just a gal whose on screen persona just makes the heart pitter-pater. Also this list has nothing to do with how I feel about their acting ability. (so Gloria Grahame isn't on my list because her on screen persona is too hard for me to have a crush).

 

Jean Arthur

Carole Lombard

Ava Gardner

Martha Vickers

Olivia DeHavilland

Myrna Loy

Pricilla Lane

Merle Oberon

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MYRNA LOY

JOAN BLONDELL

FAY WRAY

SYLVIA SYDNEY

PAULETTE GODDARD

JOAN BENNETT

ANITA GARVIN

GENE TIERNEY

MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN

MAUREEN O'HARA

GINGER ROGERS

RITA HAYWORTH

VIRGINIA MAYO

 

To name a few...

 

Sepiatone

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Well I don't think it's any secret who my biggest vintage crush is; but here is my list:

 

ERROL FLYNN

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Montgomery Clift

James Dean

Cary Grant

Gene Kelly

Paul Newman

Warren Beatty

William Holden

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I'm golng to go with Andy's definition. And I think it shouldn't take much thought. A crush should pop into your head immediately , IMO.

 

Marlene Dietrich

Ginger Rogers

Cyd Charisse

Louise Brooks

Liz Taylor

Audrey Hepburn

Suzanne Pleshette

Lauren Bacall

Mae West

Rita Hayworth

Barbara Stanwyck

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Funny but I was going to say something similar to "Bette Davis up to about The Petrified Forest", but I didn't wish to be picked on!

 

I do find her very cute in those early years even when she has just washed her hair.

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Sorry for the long list....what can I say?? There were so many lovely actresses back then.

 

No particular order, except that I listed those not previously mentioned first.

 

Dorothy Lee

Janet Gaynor

Nancy Carroll

Diana Lynn (I find her speaking voice mesmerizing)

Helen Chandler

Elizabeth Allan

Simone Simon

Martha O'Driscoll

Alice Faye

Donna Reed

Debbie Reynolds

Anne Rutherford

Jane Powell

Betty Hutton

Deanna Durbin

Joan Bennett

Priscilla Lane

Dorothy Lamour

Margaret Sullavan

Maureen O'Sullivan

Paulette Goddard

Jean Arthur

Carole Lombard

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Funny but I was going to say something similar to "Bette Davis up to about The Petrified Forest", but I didn't wish to be picked on!

 

Usually I go much more for the natural look in women, but from a sexiness POV Davis was at her best when they put concentrated peroxide into her daily shower. She was great in all of her earlier films, even the many potboilers, but she was especially compelling in So Big and The Petrified Forest. Those were far from her meatiest roles as an actress, but it's hard to remember any other movies where she conveyed such a radiant sense of youthful exuberance.

 

I do find her very cute in those early years even when she has just washed her hair.

 

Nice one. ;)

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Well, for shame. What with all these long long lists here, I certainly hope you people realize how truly fickle we all are...well, with the exception of dear sweet selimsa down there and her sole listing of her "one true crush" Ty.

 

(...Yep, it seems being "loyal and true-blue" is a thing of the past, alright!) ;)

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Well if I were going for just one, it would be my dear Errol. That's why I wrote his name in all caps and everyone else much lower than his name. Having crushes on others in no way demeans the crush I have on my #1 fellow. They're all simultaneous (but lesser) crushes.

 

If I were in some fantasy world where time travel was possible and I went back to the late 30s / early 40s, and I somehow had a date with one of the other men on my list, and then Errol asked me out for a date on the same night, I'd use the classic Brady Bunch excuse "Something suddenly came up" and go out with Errol. Sorry other crushes.

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When I was a kid, I loved Tyrone Power. Zorro was hot. So was George Reeves (Superman!).

When I was in college, I had a boyfriend who looked a Lot like Omar Sharif.

My dad reminds me of Errol Flynn. Yeah, he was good looking.

 

Young Maximillian Schell and young James Mason were rather striking.

 

William Holden, especially in Picnic. Oh, yeah.

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No man leaves Delilah

 

I'd be like Samson. I would succumb

and give her anything she wants.

 

Jake in the Heartland

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Nicholas Cunningham

Johnny McQueen

Ivo Kern

Brutus

Andre Laurent

Stephen Deremid

Martin Donnelly

Lord Rohan

Captain Jerry Jackson

Lord Manderstoke

Max Easton

 

It's Mason, hands down.

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How d'ya like that?  Looks like I'm going to get first dibbs on these two:

 

1. Veronica Lake

1. Lizabeth Scott

 

See? Both "Number One".

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AVA!!!

 

(....oh and yeah, Hedy)

Well, Dargo, to paraphrase you - if I turn off TCM, I might miss my crush - what's the name of the man stuck in my avatar - oh yes, the one, the only, Warren William. :wub:

And:

 

He whose movies I watch over and over: Cary Grant.

 

She whom I wish TCM would interview before she's dead: Lizabeth Scott.

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If we're talking pre-1960s, my top ten would be:

 

Gloria Grahame

Veronica Lake

Gail Russsell

Linda Darnell

Susan Hayward

Dorothy Lamour

Gene Tierney

Paulette Goddard

Carole Landis

Ella Raines

 

...in about that order.

 

Edited by: WinslowLeach74 on Jan 25, 2014 6:13 AM

My earliest crush was Carol Scaldaferi, one of the best-known regulars on "American Bandstand". She died recently.

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Greer Garson and Carole Lombard from old Hollywood.  Louise Brooks from silent Hollywood.  I developed a real crush on Diana Rigg when the Avengers played on 1960's TV many years ago.  Also in the mid 1990's I fell head over heels in a crush of love and lust with Jennifer Ehle of the Pride and Prejudice (1995) mini-series. 

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