we grew up in the 40's

10:09:00 PM

My sister Kat had the most awesome idea that I wish I would have come up with. (That happens a lot). She made a wall of her favorite movie stars from our family's favorite eras. The glamor-girls and the heart-throbs. :) Seriously awesome.

From top to bottom, left to right (I could do it in order of awesomeness too, but I'll just mark it with an astrix.):
1.Fred Astaire  2. Myra Loy*  3. Joel McCrae  4. Ingrid Bergman  5. Clark Gable  6. Carol Lombard
7. Ginger Rogers*  8. William Powell*  9. Irene Dunne  10. Rock Hudson  11. Claudette Colbert  12. Howard Keel (Seven Brides)
13. Spencer Tracy  14. Grace Kelly  15. Cary Grant*  16. Audrey Hepburn  17. Gary Cooper* 18. Joan Fontaine
19. Lucille Ball  20. Bing Crosby  21. Jean Arthur  22. Jimmy Stewart  23. Judy Garland  24. Dennis Morgan

A little history:

If you know me and my family, you would know I went into shock and learning mode when I went to college. I was suddenly introduced to common TV shows, music and movies from what has been in everyone else's childhood. My sisters and I grew up watching movies from the 30's, 40's and 50's almost exclusively. We listened to music from the 30's, 40's and 50's almost exclusively as well. I had never heard of PeeWee Herman, Orlando Bloom, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Eat World (most common pop-culture icons).

My younger siblings have not been so sheltered from modern culture. They, as well as I, know who Justin Beiber is. However, the movies and music of those times are still prevalent. I mean, my younger brothers found complete entertainment in watching the Eddie Cantour (see here) series last summer (they are 9 and 12).

I could go on and on, but I'm afraid it will bore you.

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  1. such a fun idea.

    do you have a favorite movie? I'm a sucker for a musical or anything with cary grant.


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