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Monday, 01 April 2019

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Ava Gardner (who was so drop=dead gorgeous she could literally stop the traffic.)

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw77158/Ava-Gardner

For me it was always Paul Newman, although I found some room for Ewan McGregor

Most red-blooded American men of the time can remember the first issue of Playboy and the centerfold of Marilyn Monroe. Then there were Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Ann-Margret, Raquel Welch, Julie Newmar and Ursula Andress. I could go on.

With her long silky hair, expressive eyes, and sexy wiggle to her walk - it's got to be Lassie.

I still haven't quite got over this gorgeous dance routine, since first seeing it years ago...

Fabulous Rita...

https://youtu.be/mz3CPzdCDws

I always liked Maureen O'Hara. Red Head you know. Rita was fine too.

So, Bob, I can't allow you to repeat your usual trick of appearing above and beyond the fray whilst handing down words of, er, wisdom. Come on, Man, as a "red-blooded American", who is your pick?

David,

I can't choose between Raquel Welch and Julie Newmar. Raquel smoldered on the screen, even in some of the most silly movies ever made. Newmar was the Swedish bombshell with impossibly long legs who modeled her own lingerie designs and teased out kinks in her (p)leather Catwoman outfit. Both always had playful demeanors. Picturing them still raises my blood pressure.

Then again, Ann-Margret writhing around in beans is permanently burned into my memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChGxwRq3YcI

Joanne Whalley and Anouk Aimee
Could watch them both on continuous loop.

Dorothy Dandridge was the most beautiful woman I've ever seen and, what's more, she should have received the Oscar for "Carmen Jones."

Bob,

I totally agree with your choice of Julie Newmar. However, please take note that today's fashionistas would categorise her as outsized!!!


Bloody depressing isn't it?

Richard,

Maybe this will help with that depression:


Francesca Annis

As the blog-owner, I have the right to a second choice and as I feel somewhat guilty for failing to put her at the top of my list I will name her now - the elegant, feminine and charming Audrey Hepburn.

Robert Downey Junior. Particularly in Iron Man 3, where he is buff without being over the top. Although I had a thing for James May and Tommy Lee Jones as well. My youngest crush was on David Hedison when he was on "Voyage to the Bottom of the sea".

Mayfly, I haven't thought of "Voyage to the Bottom..." in years.

Miss Mayfly, you're on a charge for going absent without leave! It has been far too long since we heard from you!

My Mrs was OK for a while then we got married followed by the aches, pains and headaches. And that was me! However Sophia Loren is the best pain relief.

I'm afraid my life has been a bit turbulent recently with health issues and having to change my job. My company upped and went to Theale and I didn't want to go. I am back working in Newbury now, thank heavens but more hours so I get less time on t'internet.

Sorry to hear about your health woes, David, I am fortunate that mine appear not be so serious. I do keep reading your blog, I need something to distract me from the entire clusterf*ck that is going on right now. Sargon of Akkad gave me brief hope with the MP who mentioned several legal avenues which would net us money but of course, May is going to fail to find those. Or listen to him. I'm currently waiting for civil war.

Whitewall, you can watch pretty much every episode on YouTube, which is lovely but I always worry how long it will be before someone spots them and they disappear overnight. Until then, it is a guilty indulgence...

Miss Mayfly, sorry to hear of your woes - 'life's a bitch and then it rains'! Still, I'm glad you're back because you and Richard remind me of very happy times.

I'm late to the party, but I'll go with the young Diana Rigg. (Though it's a tough call against Rita Hayworth.)

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