Thursday, May 19, 2011

This or That: A Classic Film Survey

Recently, I was looking on Google for a classic film survey, just because I was in the mood to do one. I managed to find one I liked on Tumblr. It's simple- two people or things are listed and I pick the one(s) I prefer.

-Joan Crawford or Bette Davis: Bette Davis

-John Wayne or Gary Cooper: Gary Cooper
-MGM or Paramount: No preference.
-Marlene Dietrich or Greta Garbo: Greta Garbo
-Jean Harlow or Marilyn Monroe: Jean Harlow
-Ann Miller or Cyd Charisse: Not really familiar with either
-Silents or Talkies: Talkies
-June Allyson or Debbie Reynolds: Debbie Reynolds
-Clark Gable or Cary Grant: Cary. Although I love Clark, too.

 -Ingrid Bergman or Hedy Lamarr: Ingrid Bergman
-William Powell or Robert Taylor:  Robert Taylor
-Black & White or Technicolor: Both!
-Carole Lombard or Rosalind Russell:  Carole Lombard
-Joan Fontaine or Olivia DeHavilland: Olivia DeHavilland
-Ava Gardner or Elizabeth Taylor: Honestly, neither.
-Julie Andrews or Barbra Streisand: Julie Andrews 

 -Louise Brooks or Clara Bow: Neither- they were both silent actresses
-Rudolph Valentino or Douglas Fairbanks: Douglas Fairbanks
-Robert Redford or Paul Newman:  Paul Newman
-Lana Turner or Rita Hayworth:  Rita Hayworth
-Tony Curtis or Jack Lemmon: Tony Curtis
-Bob Hope or Bing Crosby: Bing Crosby 
-Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin: Frank Sinatra
-Audrey Hepburn or Katharine Hepburn: Love both, but Kate is my favorite.

 -Eleanor Powell or Ginger Rogers:  Ginger Rogers
-Judy Garland or Liza Minnelli: Judy Garland
-Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire:  Fred Astaire. 
-Claudette Colbert or Myrna Loy: Claudette Colbert.
-Marlon Brando or Humphrey Bogart: Bogie. You really shoulda seen that one comin'.

 -Greer Garson or Deborah Kerr:  Deborah Kerr 
-3 Favorite Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, James Dean
-3 Favorite Actresses: Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn
3 Overrated Actors: Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Orson Welles
3 Overrated Actresses: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mae West


  1. Jean Harlow over Marilyn Monroe any day (likewise Bogie WAY over Brando--c'mon!), but choosing between Colbert & Loy?! - that's a toughie - I think Loy would have edged it out for me, but only under pressure!

  2. I loved this survey! I must tell you, my choices were pretty close to yours! Very fun idea.

  3. Since you like Lombard, you are cordially invited to the first blogathon in her honor. From Oct. 6 to 9, “Carole & Co.” will sponsor “Carole-tennial(+3)!” named for the 103rd anniversary of Carole Lombard’s birth. You can learn more about it (along with banners you can borrow) at