Thursday, August 20, 2009

Classic hotties

Here are a few of my favourite stars from the 50s and 60s and the movies in which I ‘discovered’ them decades later.  Prior to coming across these movies I believed, with the profound arrogance of youth, that no preceding generation had ever been as attractive as my own. I was confusing fashion with good looks.



Marlon Brando. A Streetcar named Desire, 1951







Montgomery Clift. From Here to Eternity. 1953.








James Dean. Rebel without a Cause. 1955.







Paul Newman. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 1958.








Gregory Peck. To Kill a Mocking bird. 1962.







Steve McQueen. Bullitt. 1968.





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I watched Streetcar again recently and was struck again by the primal good looks of Brando in that movie. It still rocks my boat when he takes off that fitting T-shirt early in first few scenes, hence this post.

Who would you have on your list from the 1950s and 1960s?


  1. OH Gosh yeah, Gregory Peck for sure. And Paul Newman will always be a favourite, my dear departed dad had the same beautiful blue eyes, after he died I couldn't watch a PN movie for quite a while.

  2. All great movies. lol That's all I've got.

  3. Paul Newman would be at the TOP!
    Montgomery Clift would be there.
    Rock Hudson.
    Gregory Peck.

  4. You know I can't think of any one who made me swoon from back then. I am probably far to young to remember them.

  5. I'll take a Paul Newman with a side of James Dean, please.

  6. Ohhh Paul - miss him so much. Just watched Nobody's Fool the other week. He loved playing the cranky ner do well in his later years.
    Great list and like Lorri (we have a bond that can't be crushed) I LOVE Gregory Peck.
    I should put together my hunks for today - there are some that just make me swoon. Down Joanne Down

  7. There's something lovely about remembering them at their *hottest*...ya know? Now, there's the next generation: The Cloony, the Jackman, oh and Robert Downey, Jr.

  8. Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn. No contest. I mean just look at her walk in Some Like It Hot. But for pure beauty in the 50's, Liz.

    Going to go take a cold shower now.

  9. Bob I did strongly consider Rock but decided against as he didn't have the same impact on me as the above crew did.

    Lori E, I didn't get to see and apreciate these guys until the 1980's but I sure did appreciate them when I got there finally.

    Kimberley - yummy eh? Plus a big Quiet LIfe welcome. C'mon back now y'hear.

    Joanne - yes Gregory Peck is lovely. I especially liked him as Attacus cause he's a great dad and a great man.

  10. Kathryn: WELCOME!! and let's not forget the lovely Mr Matt Damon. See my post of 26 Feb "Hot Stuff" for my own personal favourites.

    jadedj I totally agree with your take on Liz in the 50's and 60's - gorgeous. Not such a Marilyn fan myself, not sure why.

  11. Ah, aren't a man?

  12. Good point Nat I forgot about him. Yummy.

    Jadedj you could be right - that may well be the reason.

  13. Am I alone in thinking Peter Sellers was sexy?

  14. Lol intelliwench. I can't say he did much for me though I did enjoy his performances. Each to his own so they say.


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