Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Barbara Stanwyck

I love movies. I have always loved movies. My favorite movies are the old classics, the ones that I watch on Turner Classic Movies, TCM. My favorite actress has always been Barbara Stanwyck. I enjoy going to the movies and watching many movies that are current, but no one today, in my opinion, can live up to the perfection, range, and emotion that Barbara Stanwyck brought to her roles. Her classic and arguably most famous movie was, of course, Double Indemnity, with Fred MacMurray. She played the perfect femme fatale. Fred MacMurray realizes this rather early in the movie, but of course, too late for him. The great irony of a femme fatale is that she's always beautiful and always fatal. Early this morning on TCM, the movie My Reputation with Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent was on. I taped it and I have that great movie waiting for me to watch tonight. I think that perhaps todays actresses and actors could learn a great deal from the class of some of the earlier stars, such as Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers, and Norma Shearer. Even when Barbara Stanwyck was older and starring in The Big Valley, she was a beautiful, gracious lady.


  1. This makes me want to go watch an old movie! I think I will watch Now Voyager with Bette Davis again. Love that one!

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog..I love your and am now a new follower..I love your snowball kitty..just beautiful..we have many do you have..funny we were talking about barbara tonight and what shows we used to watch..did you ever watch Dark shadows?..we loved it is just hokey..but I do agree..there was more grace back in the day then there is now.;) I would love to see more of your fur babys..;) have a good one.
    Gina :)

  3. we also have a maine coon..she is on my blog today..miss pody lynn or podylicious as we love to call her.:)

  4. Hi!
    Thank you for visiting my blog today :)
    My favorite Barbara S. movie is CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT - love it!!!


  5. I find that the only old movies I can watch and enjoy are ones that I loved as a child -- and even those tend to seem corny.

  6. A few days ago, I asked my mom who her favorite actress was and she replied Barbara Stanwyck. Then I visit you and here she is ~ showcased on your beautiful blog. You are such a delight to visit and now I am going to pay special attention to her movies! Have a wonderful day!