I know you love old films so I was wondering if you could suggest some of your favorites to me? I always liked old movies but I haven't watched as many as I'd like to say I have. I think I'm just going to always have TCM on my tv. :D
GIRL, FOR SHORE.
Firstly, I recommend seeing as much as you can and finding actors who you ~connect with~ and then just go through their filmographies. And, through that, you’ll discover more people and it’s suddenly a never ending list of Films You Need To See and Ferocious People You Love. It’s awesome. As for specific faves:
The Women (BEST. CAST. EVER. And I’m obviously referring to the 1939 version, not the atrocious remake.) The Philadelphia Story (And basically all Katharine Hepburn movies ever) To Catch a Thief (Also, all of Cary Grant’s movies, lol) The Clock My Man Godfrey Gentlemen Prefer Blondes How To Marry A Millionaire The Apartment The Bandwagon Summer Stock North By Northwest The Ghost and Mrs. Muir All About Eve Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Gilda The Lady Eve Ball of Fire Whatever Happened to Baby Jane A Star Is Born (the 1954 Judy Garland version.) It Happened One Night On the Waterfront Roman Holiday How To Steal a Million Swing Time The Thin Man My Favorite Wife The Major and the Minor
Those are just some off the top of my head. Like I said, I think it’s easiest to go off of actors you find interesting. So, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite people as well: Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly, James Dean, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney, Claudette Colbert, etc.
LASTLY, there are tons of really fantastic books out there that I highly recommend. TCM has two amazing books that are incredibly helpful: Leading Ladies: 50 Most Unforgettable Actresses of the Studio Era, and then there is one for actors as well. 100 Years of Hollywood by Carol Krenz is fantastic. Aaaand, I think it’s available on Youtube, but AFI’s 100 Years 100… series are really great resources, I highly recommend the 100 Years 100 Stars. I WATCH IT AND GET ALL WEEPY. So good.
Yeah, so, I realize that was a lot of information, but all of it is 800% necessary to your life. I’m super glad you’re entering the realm of classic films. It’s definitely been the most rewarding interest I’ve ever had. Message me or email me if you want to chat about it. I’d love to hear more about your classic film endeavors, bb!