I popped into MommaK's http://petroville.blogspot.com a while ago, and a post on girlish crushes got me to thinking about the ones I had. Most of you (except Hoss) are too young to remember the people I had teenage crushes on (so Google 'em). Heck, I am too old to remember most of them, so bear with me as I toggle the old memory switch.
1. Montgomery Clift was a sad-faced, neurotic acting dreamboat way back when; a favorite friend of Elizabeth Taylor. He was certainly eye candy, though, no matter what his sexual orientation, and a heck of a good actor.
2. Rock Hudson. Talk about eye candy! I loved him in all those Doris Day movies; romantic formula comedies where the guy always gets the girl at the end of the movie, despite the tribulations they have in the middle of it. I will never forget when I found out he was gay. He was such a good actor I had never even imagined that. Note: I was told in 1962, by a member of the Four Freshmen (look 'em up) that Rock was gay. I was flabbergasted! It didn't become common knowledge - outside of Hollywood - for quite some time after that.
3. Tony Curtis, when I was feeling in an ethnic mood. He looked every inch an Italian, but he was really Bernie Schwartz from the Bronx (I think it was the Bronx). Brenda http://planetbrenda.blogspot.com
recently discovered Tony and was blown away by his dark good looks. All you younger women should rent some old movies and see real men in action.
4. Cary Grant, who was not only easy on the eyes, but suave and debonair to boot. I always imagined him to be really intelligent too, since the parts he played usually portrayed that.
5. Omar Sharif - dark and handsome; though I don't know about his height. Don't see how it would matter, though, if we were lying about on Persian rugs in a tent pitched beside a Saharan oasis! I've always been a sucker for anything Egyptian.
6. Johnny Carson always rang my chimes too; handsome, suave, smart and funny all rolled up in one package. What's not to like?
7. How could I leave out Robert Redford and Paul Newman? Both are still nice looking men, but back in the day they could really make every woman's hearts flutter...and....make some other parts react too.
8. Sean Connery.......As James Bond, the only Bond in my book. Pure sex appeal, and the old guy still has it.
9. A more modern list would include Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Al Pacino and Tom Selleck, some of whom have stood the test of time better than others. I have to quit writing about this now.......my parts are fluttering.