As I’ve often said on Hollywood Yesterday, when it comes to being a fan of Old Hollywood (or Classic Hollywood, whichever term you prefer), I am addicted to a broad range of films and stars – from Silent Films all the way through the 70s. What’s more, I have no boundaries when it comes to genres – Westerns, film noir, silent movies, musicals, slapstick comedies, dark dramas, horror films, over-the-top romps (pretty darn fun if you ask me).
I draw no lines because, quite frankly, a lot of the best stuff is found just outside the “lines.”
Having such a wide open arena is phenomenal. There’s almost always a movie on television I want to watch, I’m familiar with most Old Hollywood stars and directors, I have a great number of favorites – the more, the merrier! – and there are countless stars and movies that I can collect (dvds, books, photos, etc..).
One of the funnest things is the fact that every now and then… out of the wild blue… I come across a new actor or actress who I flip for. He/she will then strut right up my list of favorites and take root. After a while it’s as though they had been there all along.
The most recent star to do this is Marion Davies, but she isn’t just strutting up the list of favorites, she’s full on marching.
This is why, very often, you’ll come across stars who aren’t heavily represented here on Hollywood Yesterday. Sometimes they simply haven’t gotten their marching orders yet.
Amazing, isn’t it…. you can watch old movies for YEARS and still find yourself “meeting” new stars. I’ve loved and watched old movies since I was a little girl and only recently saw a Marion Davies film (Hearts Divided). Since that first introduction, however, I’ve gone on to watch her in as many films as possible.
I’ll tell you what’s as fun of discovering a new favorite – waiting for the next one to come along!
You’re going to enjoy the documentary below – whether you’re already a Marion Davies fan or a future one (as far as I’m concerned, there can only be two – those who know her and are already fans and those who don’t know her, yet, but WILL be fans!).
See Also: Hearts Divided Review