1. Out of the classic movie stars still alive (Olivia de Havilland, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Jerry Lewis, Sidney Poitier, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, to name some), who would you most like to meet and what would you talk about?
That's such a hard choice! Kind of a toss-up between Doris Day and Debbie Reynolds, but Julie Andrews was a huge part of my childhood, and Dick Van Dyke too. Hmm. What if I interviewed Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke at the same time and asked them all about making Mary Poppins?
2. That one classic movie you really want to see but can't seem to get your hands on a copy.
One?!?! Okay, the 1939 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Maureen O'Hara as Esmerelda has been on my to-watch list for a loooong time, but it has yet to cross my path.
3. Current movie star crush (and by current I mean the one you're crushing on right now, not necessarily a current celebrity).
Alan Ladd. "Crushing" is too mild a term at this point, though. So are "swooning" and "gushing." "Obsessing" might come close. As you might be able to tell from a certain Pinterest board...
4. James Stewart or Gary Cooper?
James Stewart! No contest.
5. You're interning at a studio and you find a box (let's say 23 ft) hidden away that hasn't been touched in decades. What do you find inside?
A treasure trove of "lost" Rudolph Valentino movies!!!!
6. What would you write your thesis on if you got a films studies degree?
Oh, either something to do with John Wayne or the film versions of Raymond Chandler's books.
7. What TV house would you like to live in?
I always thought the Taylor home on The Andy Griffith Show looked comfortable. Though I really wonder what Andy is pointing to here.
8. A Classic Movie Star asks you to help them write their autobiography, who is it?
Eeeeee! Um, presumably someone who's still alive, so... Doris Day, maybe? I do try to always buy pajamas that look like she would wear them. I'm sure that would help somehow...
9. Do you prefer films with over-the-top costumes that are a feast to the eyes or films where the costumes aren't noticeable and where your main focus is the story?
Either way, my main focus is going to be the characters and story, so it makes little difference to me, I'm afraid.
10. Last year TCM had a free online class on Film Noir. What topic would you like to see a free class on in the future?
They did? And I missed it? Bummer! Well, in the future, one on westerns would be awesome. Especially if I knew about it and could participate.
11. What Olivia de Havilland film are you most looking forward to seeing in July?
Well, I'm going to be rewatching The Proud Rebel (1958) tonight to put the finishing touches on my review of it for a certain blogathon. But I think I'll also try to watch The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) with my kids this weekend. Or maybe I'll finally convince them to try Captain Blood (1935), if they're in a piratical mood.