Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Night Fab Five: Hurray For Hollywood

This week's Friday Night Fab Five was inspired by this Flickr account. I'm sure you all know my obsession with anything "Old Hollywood" and looking at these pictures gave me the idea of showcasing five gorgeous and fabulous Hollywood legends. I restrained myself to five of my favorites because otherwise the title of this post could have been "Friday Night Fab 1,000". I love this age of Hollywood that much!! lol

1. Marilyn Monroe

She was everything and anything in my opinion. Gorgeous, seductive, innocent, simple and complex. My favorite movie of hers is a tie between "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "How to Marry a Millionaire".

2. Vivien Leigh

I always think of one word when I see pictures of her: flawless. Her performance as Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire" is amazing and tragic.

3. Katharine Hepburn

She was gorgeous, didn't take crap from nobody and was F-U-N-N-Y. If you haven't seen "Bringing Up Baby" you are missing out!

4. Rosalind Russell

She was fabulous and I absolutely fell in love with her when I saw "Auntie Mame". (Her clothes alone in that movie make it worth watching! lol)

5. Lucille Ball

Ummm...yeah, betcha you didn't see this one coming! ;) Funny, gorgeous and an amazing sense of timing that never failed. She's perfect in "Stage Door".

So that's my five! I of course have so many more: Audrey Hepburn, Betty Grable, Esther Williams, June Allyson, Jane Powell, Ava Gardner, Jane Russell, Ann Miller, I could literally go on and on!

But I won't...

Do you have a favorite actress (current or otherwise)??? Leave a comment and share it here! And don't forget to join me here tomorrow for the Mad Tea Party Blogfest!


  1. I don't have a favorite old Hollywood actress, but actors...I love James Dean and Marlon Brando! East of Eden and Streetcar Named Desire. The BEST!

  2. Absolutely love your theme for this week's quintet! I adore so many of Hollywood's great starlets, but one of my top leading ladies would have to be Ginger Rogers.

    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog, Maggi sweetie, I hope you have a sparkling wonderful weekend!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  3. My favorites would have to be Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn. Current era? Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Cate Blanchett.

    As far as actors go, let's see: Paul Newman. Love me some Paul Newman - any era, any age. Harrison Ford. Tom Hanks. Jimmy Stewart. Cary Grant. George Clooney.

    Okay, so this more than 5. Math was never my best subject. :-)

  4. fabulous list!! lucille ball has to be my all time favorite! i still watch her on nick at nite!

  5. Katharine Hepburn was the shiz...modern day would have to be Meryl Streep...every movie she's in, I just completely forget that she's Meryl--I always believe she IS that character.

  6. I love this!!!! Hre's one more, my namesake....Debbie Reynolds! XOXO

  7. Hi Maggi!

    I was having blog withdrawal and so happy to see your Fab Five! They're all so fabulous...but I LOVE Marilyn. Lucille was so beautiful too!

    I'm loving that Marilyn Hairstyle too...hmmmm!

    Hope you're having a great evening!


  8. Oops, this is the site lmao

  9. Beautiful! Love all these ladies. I love Bette Davis and Lauren Bacall. Have you seen this cool site tho? Amazingly talented ladies :D Love looking at the silent era stars too!

  10. I love that pic of Marilyn :-)

    My fave old time star was Frances Farmer, not many have heard of her. I never saw her movies, but she's beautiful.

    My fave current star is Sandra Bullock.

  11. I love your fab five ... one of my fav's is Grace Kelly, you just cannot take your eyes off her.xx

  12. Audrey Hepburn. Just love her!
    And love your list today.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy that Mad Tea Party, I hope to drop in but I just got invited to a luau (sp?) tomorrow in real life.

  13. I love your 5 but have to add Ingrid Bergman, her daughter Isabella Rossellini, Jimmy Stewart and Gene Wilder

  14. Lovely shot's of beautiful ladie's, But where's Rita!

  15. Just love these!!! My all time favorite is Lucille Ball and I did love Betty Davis!!!!! Was this not the era of the best actors!!!!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!! I so look forward to Friday's!!!!! Will be back to visit tomorrow!!! :)

  16. My fav is Ingrid Bergman of Casablanca and Notorious. She's flawless! =)

  17. Oh Maggi - what a wonderful topic. All these gals scream GLAMOUR - but for me the Queen of them all is Bette Davis. That scene in 'Now Voyager' where she slowly raises her head under that fabulous hat to reveal herself as beautiful and magnificent swan.

    Sadly modern day actresses just don't match up - or actors. Gregory Peck = knee tremble and sweaty palms!!!

    Thank you for reminding us of these wonderful women. Carol :) xx

  18. A great fab five! I agree on all. I could add one or two. Elizabeth Taylor was such a beautiful child star.Angelic features. I still love to watch Shirley Temple movies too. She was amazing ,she was SOoo young in some of her films. Just a baby, practically!
    I would also add Judy Garland. another sad tragic life.

  19. I can't tell you how much i love vivien leigh. She is probably the most beautiful woman ever. Gone with the wind is my favorite movie.

  20. Did you see my post about being named after a Betty Davis movie the photo's you posted.