August 28, 2020

Jane Marie's Old Hollywood Faves

Dear Friends,
     Between reading the books in a romance series like ... ummm ... say The Goodbye Lie series, you may want to watch something on TV where the storyline isn't filled with explosions, drug dealers and expletives.  Enter:  Jane Marie's Old Hollywood Faves (1915 to 1963).  Since I write love stories,  I am a self-recognized expert when it comes to romantic films from that Golden Age of Hollywood you always hear about.  
     As Bruce, my husband, says, "Just because it's old, that doesn't mean it's good." He's right.  When it comes to my list, though, I can vouch for all these movies.  If you like tasteful romance with a heartfelt story, you will enjoy them. 
     Warning! You may shed a tear or two during some, but we all know a good cry can be a wonderful release.  If you don't understand that last sentence, may I suggest you tune into another episode of My Mother the Car. (Yes, that was a real television show once upon a time.)
      I have turned many onto these 20th century films.  Pay attention to the wonderful clothes, style and backgrounds plus the dialogue. Often, too, there are objects or decor supporting the plot and mood of a scene.  Fun stuff!
     Search the internet, YouTube, Netflix, Turner Classic Movies and so many other places to find these delights, many at no cost.    
     Finally, in no particular order, here are:

Jane Marie's Top 
Old Hollywood Faves

Back Street - 1961, Susan Hayward and John Gavin, heavy drama, color πŸ’”πŸ˜­
Now, Voyager - 1942, Bette Davis and Paul Henreid, drama, black and white πŸ’˜ πŸ˜’
An Affair to Remember - 1957, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr (pronounced Car), light-hearted to dramatic, color 😍😒
Pillow Talk - 1959, Doris Day and Rock Hudson,  cute comedy, color  πŸ˜
Gone With The Wind - 1939, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, circa the American Civil War, drama, color πŸ’šπŸ’•
Houseboat - 1958, Cary Grant and Sohpia Loren, comedy, color  πŸ˜
Gilda - 1946, Rita Hayworth and Glen Ford, heavy drama, black and white, wow story! πŸ’“πŸ˜₯πŸ’šπŸ˜ 
Singin' in the Rain- 1952, Gene Kelly and Debbie Renyolds, romantic musical, color πŸŽ΅πŸ˜˜
North by Northwest - 1959, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, sophisticated romance/ mystery/suspense (directed by Alfred Hitchcock) πŸ˜²πŸ’•

All That Heaven Allows - 1955, Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, drama, color πŸ’•
The Enchanted Cottage - 1945, sweet drama, black and white πŸ˜ŒπŸ’•

Bonus Fave
The Quiet Man - 1952,  John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, charming, mostly lighthearted, family favorite, color πŸ˜

Honorable Mention
Move Over, Darling1964, Doris Day and James Garner, romantic comedy πŸ˜
Magnificent Obsession - 1954, Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, drama πŸ’˜πŸ˜’ 
Mogambo - 1953, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly, drama in untamed Africa πŸ’š

1940s Jane Marie image 
sent in by
Jessica R. from Dallas, Texas,
 a reader who knows I have a passion for Old Hollywood. She found my picture online and turned back time.  Far too flattering, but so much fun.  Thank you, Jessica! 

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