we grew up in the 40's10:09:00 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.