CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney starts tomorrow....

Wow here we go...with another favorite classic movie actress tourney! It's the fifth one I've had the honor of hosting. And this one seems filled with so many actresses who could potentially be crowned champion. Here's a little primer to get everyone up to speed.

First, the four previous tourney winners: Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Carole Lombard and Bette Davis are all ineligible to compete, so they can just sit back and enjoy.

The top 4 seeds this year based on their performances last year are:
Barbara Stanywck (30's era) and overall top seed since she made it to
the final match only to lose to Bette Davis
Olivia de Havilland (40's era) made it to the 40's era final match only
to lose to Bette Davis...see a pattern
Audrey Hepburn (50's era)
Elizabeth Taylor (60's era)

The actress with the most tourney wins without actually winning a tourney is Grace
Kelly with 20 wins. She looks to end that streak

One of the most high profile first round matches will be in the 40's era bracket of 
European Lovelies between 3rd seed Joan Fontaine and 6th seed Greer Garson.

Lee Remick has competed in the 60's era portion of the previous two tourneys but
this year will contend in the 50's era

Some intriguing matches involving film co-stars include West Side Story's Natalie Wood
and Rita Moreno facing off in the 60's era while a 40's era match-up between Rosalind 
Russell and Paulette Goddard will recall memories of their clash in The Women.

The fun begins tomorrow as I will have 8 matches from the 40's era up and running
and have links to the other three blogs my friends Desiree, John and Virginie are
doing the other eras on.

And great news as the opening ceremony song will be done by the fabulous Adele!
Oh yeah this is gonna be awesome!

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