Davis, de Havilland, Flynn, Cagney, Bogart ...

Davis, de Havilland, Flynn, Cagney, Bogart ...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Many Thanks to Dawn of Noir and Chick Flicks!


I am thrilled to be one of 7 classic movie blogs to have been awarded Dawn's Stylish Blogger Award.  Dawn has always created beautiful blog designs of her own, and I value her opinion.  Dawn is a prolific blogger who enjoys and follows over 40 classic film blogs.  She has asked her winners to tell 7 personal things of their choice about themselves, and I am happy to oblige:
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  If I were stranded on a desert island and could have only one movie, I would choose Captain Blood (or The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, or 42nd Street -- well, it's tough to pick just one!)

  On that same desert island, with the choice of just one type of music, I would choose classical, all Russian composers -- they are the best!

  One last desert island choice -- if I could pick one actor and one actress to be stranded with me, it would be Errol Flynn and Bette Davis.  I know they didn't get along, but they'd just have to learn!

  I love the great original Broadway musicals, including Gypsy, Carousel, The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd, Stop the World-I Want To Get Off, and West Side Story.

 I can sing a mean Ethel Merman.  I used to scare my cat by singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" at the top of my voice.

  I loved introducing my sons to classic movies, and am now doing so with my grandkids.  We particularly like the original Universal horror movies and Vincent Price in anything!

   Among other reasons, I find it impossible to stop smoking and still watch my favorite old movies, particularly Bette Davis and Bogart films!
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The six other winners of Dawn's award are:
http://www.cinemalane.blogspot.com/
http://www.eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/
http://www.classic-film-tv.blogspot.com/
http://www.classicfilmboy.com/
http://www.poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/
http://www.motionpicturegems.blogspot.com/


Be sure you treat yourself to a visit to Dawn at http://www.dawnschickflicks.blogspot.com/.

17 comments:

  1. Verdi was Italian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ahh, Kim.....Puccini was too, and Saint Saens was French, Grieg was Norwegian and Gershwin was American -- giants all. But, sorry fellows, much as I love ya, if I can only pick one type, the thunderous, passionate Russians win out!
    Kim, can we still be friends?

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  3. We can still be friends, Becky, but we must part ways when it comes to classical music. My faves: Verdi (Italian), Beethoven (German), Mozart (German), Bach (German), Liszt (Hungarian), Handel (German/British), Stranvinsky (Russian), and Orff and Wagner(both German)...I have two modern composers I like too: Mansell (English)and Thibaudet (French). I share a strange affinity with Hitler for the German composers--sorry. LOL!

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  4. Oh, we don't totally part ways -- I love most of Beethoven, some Bach and Mozart, LOVE Liszt, can't handle Handel(LOL), and a LOT of Orff and Wagner. I don't know the two modern composers you mentioned, at least not by name. Have to look those up!

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  5. congratulations and thanx for the hilarious digs on the "whistling gypsy" blog...I love being insulted!!!

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  6. Congrats Becky on winning this award ! I know my wife Tracy is proud of you too !

    And ... as far as music is concerned , I have to agree with YOU one hundred percent ! Who can compare to the exquisite melodies of Borodin , Rimsky-Korsakov , Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff ?!

    Again ,well done my good friend !
    David

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  7. Any time, good doctor...and as I recall, I was responding to a dig from you!

    David, how nice to see you here! Oh the Russians -- you have to hear and feel their music to really be alive! I hope Tracy is planning to blog again -- I miss her stuff!

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  8. I selected your blog, because you have spent alot of time making it a wonderful place to visit. A job well done!!

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  9. Well Becky you certainly are one Stylish chicka so this award suits you! Congrats on another well deserved accolade.

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  10. Dawn, Page, you guys make me FEEL stylish! Wish I could say the same about my wardrobe! LOL!

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  11. To quote ... " It's not the clothes that make the lady it's the LADY that makes the clothes ! " ;)

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  12. That's true -- and the lady who makes my clothes must be using a fishhook and burlap!
    I couldn't help it -- I just had to say that!

    David, no wonder Tracy likes you! You are a true gentleman, and you are quite right!

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  13. Very clever ! And that is why I like YOU ! :)

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  14. Congrats, Becky! You are indeed very stylish!

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  15. Congratulations on your Stylish Blogger Award, Becky! You're most deserving indeed, with blogs as smart and sensitive as they are stylish; keep up your great work!

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  16. You certainly are a stylish blogger, Becky, and congratulations.

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  17. Becky, congratulations on your win, Dawn shows great discernment and style. I always I enjoy the randomness of your very stylish blog (especially your focus on ballet and classical music).

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