Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 12 December 2011

A 50s snapshot ....

If one had to select roughly 10 movies from each decade, I am sure these 20 would feature in quite a lot of 50s lists ... (30s, 40s, 60s, 70s to follow in due course). The 50s of course was that great era for dramas as well as musicals, epics, westerns and most genres really and the heyday of the post-war stars, both American and European ... how can one leave out Peck, Clift, Day, Kerr, Simmons, Hepburn, Hudson, Newman, Douglas, Lancaster .... or Lollobrigida, Mangano, Magnani; or Mastroianni and Bogarde (who would claim the 60s).

And for that essential '50s glamour, its back to the old favourites: LES GIRLS, THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE, DESIGNING WOMAN, THE OPPOSITE SEX, Romy's SISSI, Gina as Esmerelda, Silvana and Tony Perkins in THE SEA WALL.

1 comment:

  1. THAT's a 50s montage ! How about the 60s ?