Saturday, August 04, 2018

Would You Rather: Classic Movie Edition

Boy howdy, now that the super-busy part of my summer is over, I'm just full of blog posts, aren't I?

Cordy over at Any Merry Little Thought is hosting a delightful classic movie blog party ALL MONTH LONG!  I'm hoping to contribute a post or two, but for right now, I'm going to fill out this charming little "would you rather" questionairre she posted here.

~Would you rather dance with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly?~ 

Gene Kelly, no questions ask.  He's a dear favorite of mine!  I love his energy and vitality and cheerful smile.  He always looks like dancing is fun, even when he's serious.


~Would you rather star opposite Cary Grant or Gregory Peck?~ 

Gregory Peck, for sure.  I mean, I do enjoy a lot of Cary Grant movies, but... but... Gregory Peck.



~Would you rather be serenaded by Howard Keel or Bing Crosby?~ 

Der Bingle, please!  His voice makes me think of melted chocolate.


~Would you rather share an airplane ride with Danny Kaye or Donald O'Connor?~ 

Ummmm.  Neither of them would be flying the plane, right?  If you just mean sit next to one of them on an airplane, then I'll say Danny Kaye.  He's always struck me as sweet and intelligent and a bit melancholy beneath the silliness.

~What classic movie outfit would you steal?~ (No you cannot say all of them! ;)) 

I have ALWAYS wanted to wear this pink dress from White Christmas (1954).




~Would you rather be cast in a classic noir film or a classic western?~ 

A classic western.  Though, could it be a noir-esque western like 3:10 to Yuma (1957)?




~Would you rather go on a shopping spree with Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly?~ 

Ouch.  That is a REALLY hard choice.  I love their styles so much!  But I'll have to choose Audrey Hepburn because she has more functional perkiness to her look than Grace Kelly does, so I'd be more likely to wear things we shopped for together.



~Would you rather solve a mystery with William Powell or Myrna Loy?~ 

MYRNA LOY!!!!!!!  I absolutely adore her -- she's one of my favorite actresses.  She's always playing these sensible, sweet characters with a great sense of humor.  Also, hey, it was her birthday earlier this month!


~Would you rather imitate Jimmy Stewart's voice in front of Jimmy Stewart, or imitate Maureen O'Hara's "temper" in front of Maureen O'Hara?~

Haha!  I think both of those would be really fun.  I choose Maureen O'Hara cuz she's my absolute favorite actress and she'd probably think it was quite funny if I imitated her, since I'd likely do it badly.  Maybe I could do a rendition of her yelling at Jamie Boy in The Black Swan (1942) and threatening him with a pistol!


This was an excessively diverting game, Cordy!  I can't wait to see what else people post for the Month of Classics Blog Party :-)


19 comments:

  1. Wow, this was such a good tag! I loved reading your answers! And I'm pretty sure I'd pick almost exactly the same minus a couple answers (I'd rather be cast in a classic noir film, and I'd rather imitate Jimmy Stewart in front of Jimmy Stewart)! I so wish you could actually DO these things... seriously, playing alongside Gregory Peck, going shopping with Audrey Hepburn (or Grace Kelly... still not sure which I'd choose) dancing with Gene Kelly... *blissful sigh* Yes please.

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    1. Gabby, glad you enjoyed it! And YES! Why can't there be a way to actually DO these things, not just daydream about them? Sigh.

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  2. I need to start watching more classic movies!

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    1. Skye, I love it when people say this :-D Hit me up for recommendations if you want!

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  3. I loved reading this. :D What fun!

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  4. Noir! Noir! Noir! I'd be the seedier connection to the detective, a former Mafia hitman who has the know how to get things done in the underbelly of society.

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    1. And Quiggy, you would be hilariously awesome in that role.

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  5. A shopping spree with Audrey Hepburn? SIGN ME UP, BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

    She's so pretty and stylish, in a fun and "jolly" kind of way! I love almost every outfit I've ever seen her in . . . shopping with her would be so much fun!!!

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    1. Jessica, I know, right? She's like sweetness and elegance personified, and I'd totally let her just pick out clothes for me.

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  6. Some of these are so hard to pick which one! Good answers, though. :-)

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  7. Fun times, fun times.

    (I know. That second question is NOT COOL. ;-P)

    That dress is so pretty! And that's such a fun scene.

    Der Bingle's voice IS like melted chocolate. Zis is true.

    Aw, that's a pretty picture of Maureen O'Hara. Seems like it'd be a fun movie. ;D

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    1. Olivia, it IS a fun movie! My kids have seen it a couple times, though they don't love it like I do because they get really mad at Tyrone Power for kidnapping Maureen O'Hara. They do have a point, he's a jerk at first.

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  8. OH! Judy's pink dress. <3

    Count on you to find an excellent answer to the western question. Yes, of course you can blend the two. :D I love your creativity.

    Thanks for playing!

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    1. Cordy, yes! So many of the dresses in White Christmas are on my "I Wanna Wear That" list.

      And hee, yeah, I loved that you tossed westerns into the mix so I could answer that way!

      Thanks for hosting -- I'm about to publish my composers list as my contribution to the party!

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  9. Love this post! In fact, I love your blog! It's full of vintage-y cool stuff <3 Love it! <3
    https://octoberslallu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Khadija! I'm glad you think my vintage interests are cool :-)

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