top honors

I relish the fact that on my blog I get to award “oscars” to my personal picks. My readers should keep in mind that my choices are generational, i.e. I’m a middle-aged woman so Kristin Stewart doesn’t make the cut. Although I’m sure there are those in my peer group who adore her. And the winners are…

films (only a few of many): 

  • Jezebel (Bette Davis/Henry Fonda)-1938
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn/Olivia de aviland)-1938
  • Elizabeth and Essex (Errol Flynn/Bette Davis)-1939
  • The Women (Joan Crawford/Norma Shearer/Joan Fontaine/Rosalind Russell/Paulette Goddard/Mary Boland/Ilka Chase)-1939
  • Pride and Prejudice (Greer Garson/Lawrence Olivier)-1940
  • Rebecca (Joan Fontaine/Lawrence Olivier)-1940
  • The Mark of Zorro (Tyrone Power/Linda Darnell)-1940
  • Waterloo Bridge (Vivien Leigh/Robert Taylor)-1940
  • Suspicion (Joan Fontaine/Cary Grant)-1941
  • The Black Swan (Tyrone Power/Maureen O’Hara)-1942
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (Monty Woolley/Bette Davis)-1942
  • Laura (Gene Tierney/Dana Andrews/Clifton Webb/Vincent Price)-1944
  • Since You Went Away (Claudette Colbert/Jennifer Jones/Joseph Cotton/Shirley Temple/Monty Woolley/Lionel Barrymore/Robert Walker/Guy Madison)-1944
  • The Uninvited (Ray Milland/Ruth Hussey)-1944
  • Leave Her to Heaven (Gene Tierney/Cornell Wilde/Jeanne Crain)-1945
  • Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford/Ann Blyth)-1945
  • Duel In The Sun (Gregory Peck/Jennifer Jones)-1946
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney/Rex Harrison/George Sanders)-1947
  • Anna Karenina (Vivien Leigh/Ralph Richardson)-1948
  • The Heiress (Olivia de Havilland/Montgomery Cliff)-1949
  • People Will Talk (Jeanne Crain/Cary Grant)-1951
  • Indiscreet (Cary Grant/Ingrid Bergman)-1958
  • Inherit The Wind (Spencer Tracy/Fredric March/Gene Kelly)-1960
  • How To Steal a Million (Audrey Hepburn/Peter O’Toole)-1966
  • Support Your Local Sheriff (James Garner/Joan Hackett/Walter Brennan)-1968
  • House Calls (Walter Matthau/Glenda Jackson/Art Carney/Richard Benjamin)-1978
  • Victor, Victoria (Julie Andrews/James Garner/Robert Preston/Leslie Ann Warren)-1982
  • Star Trek (actors not listed on dvd jacket)-2009

Included the last one as a nod to contemporary films. It’s interesting to note that the actors are not given due credit as in days gone by. Hmmm…

oldies but goodies, just like me and……hugmamma

50 thoughts on “top honors

  1. Laura…the Uninvited…and the wonderful new-version Star Trek — what awesome choices! I am a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers aficionado myself. And the theme for Laura is one of my forever favorites! You rock, sister!


    • I’ve just been watching several Astaire/Rogers films on AMC. Amazing dancers…both. And she was such a beauty…and a truly believable actress. It’s almost scary how much in common we have. Sisters, for sure! 😆


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    • It’s been awhile since I’ve watched it…in fact I think it was on VHS. Yikes! Am feeling old. Not sure if I was able to find it on DVD. But your reminding me of it, makes me want to watch it again.

      when did you last watch “Victor, Victoria?” …hugs! 🙂


    • Thanks for your “thumbs up” comment. Wish I were higher in the search engines too. Maybe I’ll look into it when I’ve the time. Right now I’ve enough on my plate with blogging regularly and other priorities in my life.

      appreciate your interest…hugmamma. 🙂


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    • Thanks for the generous words of support. It might interest you to know that I credit my writing skills with havng been a paralegal for TWA in NYC many years ago. Writing briefs teaches great skills, not the least of which are organization and support for one’s assertions. So your comment is especially appreciated since you’re a New York lawyer.

      My theme is one of many offered for free in’s inventory. I did modify it with my own photographs, which gives me an added bonus of having fun snapping pictures and displaying them in my blog.

      Writing is my passion, the words flowing without pause from my fingertips, to the keyboard, onto the “page.” Your comment validates my gift of expression…

      hugs from the heart…hugmamma.


    • Your site looks cool too! Will try to subscribe to your site via RSS Feed. Bear with me, though, I’m a blogging senior citizen with limited techy skills. I can write pretty well, but all the accompanying gadgets and gizmos leave me “shaking in my boots.” ha,ha. So it may take me a bit to get on board with your blogsite. meanwhile…

      hugs for your comment and liking my blog…hugmamma.


    • Thanks for the comment and the good news. I’ve no idea about aol rankings. This is the first I’ve heard of it. So again, thanks for the info. All I can think is perhaps it’s because I’m a prolific blogger, having written 244 posts in 6 months? I’d like to hit 365 long before my one year anniversary. I will have written more than a post a day, which in many instances I have.

      hope you return, and continue to enjoy reading…hugmamma.


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  8. Julie Andrews looks amazing as a guy, and just as gorgeous as a guy playing a gal. And James Garner is a favorite of mine. Have you ever seen him in “Support Your Local Sheriff?” That’s another of my all-time favorites. Not enough space to mention it above. Maybe I should make another list. Anyway, thanks for visiting. Hope you come back again.

    lots of hugs…hugmamma


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