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Monday, 7 June 2010

Le Wonderful Survey

Well, as last night I couldn't get to sleep until gone 7 A.M. I decided that today I would make an easier going post. 'Tis a wonderful survey by Kate of Silents and Talkies and Millie of ClassicForever.

Which actors do you always (or did you always) mix-up?
Jean Simmons and Vivien Leigh. I used to think Vivien Leigh was in Jean's role in Great Expectations and I thought that Jean was Scarlett's daughter in Gone With the Wind. I was a confused child. Nowadays, I get Julia Roberts and Jennifer Garner mixed up.

Gidget or Beach Party?
I have no opinion on these, so...

Favourite Movie Outfit?
Oh.my.days. I have no idea. I was always enamoured with Deborah Kerr's dresses in The King and I and especially the banquet scene dress...so, I'll go with that. Oh, and definitely both of Audrey's little black dresses in Breakfast at Tiffanys.

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If you could be ANY character in ANY movie...who would you choose?
This sounds really dull BUT, I always loved Mrs. Miniver. Like, really. Maybe I just want to be Greer Garson :/ Or perhaps Auntie Mame...

If you could live in ANY movie...which would you choose?
The Parent Trap because it's such a wonderful happily-ever-after film, or The Grass Is Greener or Singin' In The Rain.

Black & White movies you wish were in Technicolor, or vice-versa?
I always kind of thought Sabrina could have been more enjoyable in colour. I used to wish From Here To Eternity was in colour...but now I don't.

Favorite Movie Soundtrack?
Ahhhh...just to be loyal to Deborah - The King and I (; It's definitely my most played!

Favorite Movie Dance Sequence?
Oh my word. Gah. As you're forcing me to pick...

The Broadway Melody from Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse

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Coolest Movie Star?
Ooof. Robert Mitchum. He was very cool. Or Steve McQueen - but that's too obvious.

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Sophia or Gina (Oh, how Kate enjoys replaying Gina's sad defeat OVER AND OVER!)?
Gina...purely for the fact that she grew up quite near to my family's hometown in Italy.

"Isn't It Romantic" in most Billy Wilder films, or "Red River" in most John Ford films?
"Isn't It Romantic"

If you could re-cast ANY role in ANY movie, what would it be?
Ooh. Probably Julie Andrews as Eliza in My Fair Lady instead of Audrey.

Favorite movie character with your first name?
I can honestly only think of Sophie in
Sophie's Choice and Sophie in Mamma Mia (weirdly connected to Meryl!), so I'll go with the former purely because of Meryl (:

One movie that should NEVER be remade? (under THE THREAT OF A SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH!)
Definitely Gone With the Wind, Casablanca and The Sound of Music *nods* Oh, and His Girl Friday...

Actor or Actress who you would love to be best friends with?
I would have loved to have been in a little 'gang' with Deborah Kerr, Greer Garson, Roz Russell and Bette Davis - eventually we would expand to include Celeste Holm, Maureen O'Hara, Jean Simmons and Kate Hepburn. Oh, and eventually Audrey Hepburn would come along and join the gang. What fun we'd have! Tea parties galore!

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Are you an Oscar or a Felix?
I would say I'm more like Felix BUT Oscar is amazing (;

Actor/Actress you originally hated and now love?
Ava Gardner

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Actor/Actress you originally loved and now don't like?
None that I can think of. I never used to have an opinion on Joan Crawford, but now I'm on Team Bette which means I strongly dislike her soooo...kinda sorta, yeah?

Favorite performance that was looked over by Oscar? (Not to be confused with the aforementioned Oscar of Felix fame.)
Deborah Kerr in The King and I and the Sundowners. It's disgusting she never won for those roles.

Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie?
Agnes Moorehead cannot be bettered - Bewitched forever.

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Hannibal Heyes or Kid Curry? (Hint for those who don't know who they are: pick Kid Curry.)
Kid Curry.

Favorite Style Icon: Fred Astaire or Cary Grant?
Sorry Fred, but Cary was the most stylish stylish person ever to exist :')

Single most favorite movie scene EVER?
Oh deary me. Possibly the Shall We Dance? scene in the King and I; possibly the first, second and last scene in Breakfast At Tiffanys; possibly, the most confusing scene of all time in His Girl Friday; possibly...oh come on, I can't pick.

Movie you really "should" see, but have subconsciously been avoiding for who knows what reason?
The Blair Witch Project (which I used to think was real :| ) because I know I'd be scared out of my mind.

(I'm not entirely sure why I should see it...but w/e)

Movie quote you find yourself most often repeating in real life?
(I'm so original...not) 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn' and, recently, just because I've heard it so much, when people do something for me 'I[we] thank you very sweetly, for doing it so neatly' :|

50's Westerns or 60's Spies? (I can't even answer this myself...but you have to! MWAHAHAHA!)
50's Westerns

Favorite splashy, colorful, obnoxious 50's musical?
Singin' In the Rain is the ultimate.

Favorite film setting (example: Rome, Paris, Seattle, Siberia, Chile, Sahara Desert, etc)?
Probably Paris or Rome.

If you could own the entire wardrobe of any film, which would it be?
Deborah's clothes in Dream Wife (minus the ridiculous hats!) or Holly Golightly's - just for those lbd's.

Carol Burnette or Lucille Ball?

Favorite Voice. Ever. Period?
Katherine Hepburn's has always intrigued me, but I adore Greer Garson's, Deborah Kerr's, Bette Davis' and Glynnis Johns' (what a marvellous, melodious voice!). If we were stretching further forward than the Golden Age though...Jeremy Iron's, David Suchet's, Zoe Wanamaker's, and Gillian Anderson's (:

Favorite movie that takes place in your home-state?

Which actors would you want for relatives? (Mother, Father, Grandma, Crazy Aunt, annoying cousin, older brother, etc...)
Mother: Definitely Deborah Kerr :yes: A sort of Susan-Julie/Lorelei-Rory thing :D

Father: Walter Pidgeon

Grandma: Katharine Hepburn

Granddad: Frank Sinatra (Kate and Frank :O Oh my word!)

Aunts: Greer Garson (the young aunty who takes you shopping and buys you nice things), Roz Russell (the hilarious aunty who people don't take seriously...but who is amazing) Bette Davis (probably the black sheep of the family - but amazing, and she'd get on well with her neice (; ), and Glynnis Johns (totally hilarious).

Sisters: Celeste Holm (the awesome sister who comes shopping with Aunty Greer and I) Maureen O'Hara (the sister with hundreds of boy friends! but she's cool!) Cyd Charisse (the artsy, enthusiastic sister who is also very caring), Jean Simmons (the youngest. Cute and cuddly), and Barbara Stanwyck (just awesome!)

Brothers: Peter O'Toole (the older, amazing brother)

Annoying Cousin: Joan Crawford (just so that Bette has one up on her...being her Aunt and all!)

Cousin: Audrey Hepburn (quiet, bookish, but awesome!)

Uncles: Cary Grant and Robert Mitchum (:

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That's all folks!


  1. Haha, I wanted to comment and say "oh I'd totally give the same answer to that question" but then as I continued reading it just became "and that one, and that one, and that one" etc etc etc ;) (oh yes, the King and I references flowing) so I'll just say great answers :P And btw, I saw that Deborah's dress from the Shall We Dance number is being auctioned off (!!!!!) soon, and the start out price was like $2000....GAH how I now regret that I've not worked like a fool all me childhood so that I'd been able to buy it!! Or done something brilliant and equally money raising....oh well, hopefully it will come out for sale again sometime...hopefully when I have the money to buy it (PLEASE!!)
    Anyhoo, love the post and the blog :)

  2. Hahaha, thank you! (;

    Oh NOOOOO! That's terrible! I wish I had that much money!!! I may make my goal in life earning enough money to buy that dress! (How sad am I?!) But I would hate to see it going to the hands of anyone who didn't love it for Deborah, and /just/ for it's amazing beauty! A lot of her jewellery was auctioned off in 2008 - I would LOVE to have one of her necklaces or bracelets! One day...

  3. I know!! Haha, well if that makes you sad I'm just as sad so *shhh* ;) I do hope that some lucky Deb fan will be able to get it, and then sell if of to another happy Deb fan when she's got the money for it *cough* (that COULD happen!) Omg, me too! Imagine having a ring or a bracelet or a necklace or just something that has belonged to Deb, I'd never take it off ;D

  4. Hahaha! Well, maybe we could like go half and half - you have it half the year, and I have the other a half (;
    If I ever hear of any of her jewellery being auctioned again, I'll let you know! As long as there's enough for me too! (;

  5. Haha ;D sounds like a plan to me! btw, the dress sold at like $4200 or something like that...darn it! Oh well, I think we're gonna win the lottery and then BOTH the dress and some jewels will be auctioned of right after...well, my constant mantra *wishing will make it so* so there y'are "as they say in Dublin" (Oh please, get the reference ;D)


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