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Friday, June 1, 2012

My Hollywood Crushes #2 - Natalie Wood

I probably need to expound a little on my new series, Hollywood Crushes. Around 12 or 13 I began watching lots and lots of TV, maybe a little younger. And would watch any and everything. Movies, tv shows, etc. And I was at the age where it didn't take too much for me to become infatuated with someone. It's like having a crush on your teacher. Well during my teen years I had tons of crushes on actresses. The first post was on Cindy Williams. And you will note that a lot of my crushes will come from the period of late 60's thru early 80's. As lots of series from the 60's and 70's were being shown in reruns and movies were popping up on cable channels. And these crushes went on for awhile as being without a girlfriend, I could spend hours daydreaming about anyone of these particular actresses. Now with that being said, on to the next crush of mine.

Miss Natalie Wood. During this time period, the cable channel WTBS, which was started by Ted Turner, who would later give birth to TCM, would air tons of classic movies. Which made sense since Mr. Turner bought the entire MGM library of films as well as some other studios. Well I remember seeing Natalie in several 60's era movies like The Great Race, Sex and the Single Girl and This Property Is Condemned. It was pretty much love at first sight. Now Natalie was a solid actress in her own right but at the time I was just imaging her as the girl on my arm. I would dream going somewhere and introducing her like..yeah this is my date, Natalie. Of course as I got older, I realized how talented she was as an actress and began watching as many movies of hers as I could. Still she is one of my first Hollywood crushes.


Kristen said...

Natalie is one of those who can be a crush for any gender! I definitely admit to having a girl-crush on her!

Irene Palfy said...

very cute story, Monty...

readerman said...

Natalie Wood I can understand. Who doesn't love her? But what about Dawn Wells as Mary Ann and Elizabeth Mongomery as Samantha? Big crushes on both. Anyway, this is a nice series of posts.


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