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Friday, April 14, 2017

Congratulations to Audrey Hepburn on becoming the Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2017




She did..she finally did it. After appearing in two previous final fours, the third time was the charm for Audrey Hepburn as she won the 2017 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney, with a hard fought win over Elizabeth Taylor by the count of 51-47. It was a close match pretty much the whole time except for on day 3 when Audrey pulled ahead by 9 votes only to see Liz rally back the following day to go ahead by one vote. But Audrey wasn't to be denied as she staged her own comeback, took the lead and never looked back. Winning in her third try, Audrey joins Carole Lombard and Natalie Wood in that distinction..great company. And she also joins the other winners Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Greer Garson and Doris Day. Audrey becomes the 2nd actress representing the 50's era to win the tourney, joining Doris Day in that feat. And this makes the win her 24th one, tying Grace Kelly for all time tourney wins. Well until next year when Grace will be be competing. Once again congrats to Audrey and her amazing tourney run and I hope everyone enjoyed voting for their favorites. Until next year :)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Leading Men Tourney begins now

So me and 11 of my good friends have selected a classic movie actor to compete in this special edition of The Lombard Cup called Leading Men. 
Here are the 12 stars that will be competing:
Marlon Brando
Cary Grant
Walter Pidgeon
Steve McQueen
William Powell
Clark Gable
Humphrey Bogart
Gregory Peck
Paul Newman
James Stewart
Spencer Tracy
Sidney Poitier

There will be 10 matches between now and the end of May. First 5 matches will pit actor against actor, then the final 5 matches will be films of the chosen actor. Below are the first matches that will run through Tuesday evening.

Whichever star wins the most matches wins the tourney :)
































Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Final Match in the 2017 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney is now underway

Awwww yeah game on. Audrey vs Liz. This match will run through Friday afternoon. Good luck to both amazing women.



AUDREY HEPBURN 
50'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (23-6) 2nd best all time behind 
Grace Kelly's 24 wins
Number of Final Four appearances: this is her 3rd Final Four
(lost to Barbara Stanwyck 47-30 in 2014 and to Natalie Wood 305-232 in 2015)
2017 matches:
defeated Barbara Stanwyck 52-45
defeated Deborah Kerr 41-32
defeated Grace Kelly 35-31 (now holds 3-2 edge in head to head matches)
defeated Susan Hayward 36-13
defeated Shelley Winters 36-8
what's at stake: this marks Audrey 2nd championship match, and would love to
take home the crown to erase that crushing loss to Natalie Wood back in 2015


VS




ELIZABETH TAYLOR
60'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record: (18-6)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is Liz's 2nd trip to the Final Four
(lost to Bette Davis 46-25 in 2014)
2017 matches:
defeated Ava Gardner 50-45
defeated Shirley MacLaine 38-30
defeated Shirley Jones 30-19
defeated Julie Andrews 33-25
defeated Sandra Dee 42-10
what's at stake: with a win, Elizabeth become only the 2nd actress from
the 60's era to win the tourney following in the footsteps
of Natalie Wood



Friday, April 7, 2017

It will be Audrey Hepburn vs Elizabeth Taylor to decide who gets the crown for Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2017


After two great semi-final matches, we have our final two actresses. Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Audrey defeated Barbara Stanwyck 52-45 while Liz held on to beat Ava Gardner 50-45. Now the stage is set to decide who will take home the crown as Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2017. The match will begin Saturday afternoon. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Final Four Matches are now underway...

The two Final Four matches are now underway and will run through Thursday evening. Here is a primer on the two matches and the four actresses that are competing. And this is a historical tourney as Barbara, Audrey and Elizabeth all competed in the 2014 Final Four as well. To which none of them won.


BARBARA STANWYCK
30'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (19-6)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is her 2nd Final Four
(lost to Bette Davis 49-47 in 2014 championship match)
2017 matches:
defeated Myrna Loy 37-36
defeated Jean Harlow 34-29
defeated Joan Crawford 21-20
defeated Claudette Colbert 30-4
what's at stake: to continue the dominance of the 30's era actresses
who have won 3 of the 6 previous tourneys

VS

AUDREY HEPBURN 
50'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (22-6) 2nd best all time behind 
Grace Kelly's 24 wins
Number of Final Four appearances: this is her 3rd Final Four
(lost to Barbara Stanwyck 47-30 in 2014 and to Natalie Wood 305-232 in 2015)
2017 matches:
defeated Deborah Kerr 41-32
defeated Grace Kelly 35-31 (now holds 3-2 edge in head to head matches)
defeated Susan Hayward 36-13
defeated Shelley Winters 36-8
what's at stake: this marks Audrey 3rd trip to the final four, if she wins she
will join Carole Lombard and Natalie Wood in that same distinction



AVA GARDNER
40'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (13-5)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is Ava's 1st trip to the Final Four
2017 matches:
defeated Ingrid Bergman 36-33
defeated Olivia de Havilland 30-26
defeated Vivien Leigh 26-23
defeated Joan Fontaine 31-14
what's at stake: not counting the first tourney, no actress has ever
won a tourney with their first Final Four appearance

VS
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
60'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record: (17-6)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is Liz's 2nd trip to the Final Four
(lost to Bette Davis 46-25 in 2014)
2017 matches:
defeated Shirley MacLaine 38-30
defeated Shirley Jones 30-19
defeated Julie Andrews 33-25
defeated Sandra Dee 42-10
what's at stake: Elizabeth could become only the 2nd actress to win a tourney 
in her second Final Four Appearance. Bette Davis is the other actress
to do so

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Final Four is set for the 7th Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney

We started with 64 actresses and now have made it down to the Final Four. Whoo!
In the 30's era, it was tooth and nail the entire match but it was Barbara Stanwcyk edging out Myrna Loy 37-36
In the 40's era it was Ava Gardner finally pulling away from Ingrid Bergman for a tough win 36-33
In the 50's era, it was Audrey Hepburn cruising to a 41-32 victory over Deborah Kerr
And in the 60's era it was Elizabeth Taylor over Shirley MacLaine 38-30.

As per tradition the 30's era champion will face the 50's era champion which means Barbara faces Audrey
While the 40's era champion will face the 60's era champion..Ava vs Liz.

Those matches will begin on Sunday afternoon and tomorrow I'll post each actress stats and history in the entire tourney.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Round 4 is now underway

We are now at the Elite 8 portion of the 2017  Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. And what spectacular matches we have. I'll be hosting the 40's and 60's era final matches while John over at Mythical Monkey handles the 30's and 50's era final matches. Here's the link to go vote on his page: http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com/

For the 40's era final match it will be Ava Gardner vs Ingrid Bergman




For the 60's era final match it will be Elizabeth Taylor vs Shirley MacLaine


These matches will run through Friday March 31st at 6pm!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Round 3 (Sweet Sixteen Round) now underway

We are now down to the sweet sixteen round with the last 16 actresses still left in competition. Two matches per era. Once again I'll be handling the 40's and 60's eras here while John over at Mythical Monkey handles the 30's and 50's era. Here is the link to his blog: http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com/ 
These matches will run thru Wednesday afternoon



Round 3: Which actress do you like more?

Ava Gardner
Olivia de Havilland
Poll Maker



Round 3: Which actress do you like more?

Ingrid Bergman
Esther Williams
make quizzes


Round 3: Which actress do you like more?
Elizabeth Taylor
Shirley jones
Poll Maker



Round 3: Which actress do you like better?

Shirley MacLaine
Lee Remick
Poll Maker

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2nd set of round 2 matches now underway

Here are the second set of matches in round 2 that are now underway. I'll be handling the two matches representing the 40's and 60's era brackets, while John over at Mythical Monkey handles the 30's and 50's era. Here's the link to go vote over at John's blog: http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com/
These matches will run through Saturday afternoon.




Round 2: Which actress do you like more?

Shirley Jones
Romy Schneider
quotes to know


Round 3: which actress do you like better?

Elizabeth Taylor
Julie Andrews
Poll Maker

 

Round 3: Which actress do you like more?

Katharine Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman
Quotes To Know





Round 2: Which actress do  you like more?

Esther Williams
Rosalind Russell
QuizMaker

Sunday, March 12, 2017

2nd round matches now underway..

Ok now that the first round matches are in the books, we now begin with round 2. And round 2 is when the competition gets tougher. First round usually is where the favorites cruise to easy victories, but round 2 will feature much tougher matches. These matches will run through Wednesday evening. Ill be doing the 40's and 60's era matches here while John over at Mythical Monkey handles the 30's and 50's era matches. Click on the link to go to his page: http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com/

KAY MINIVER BRACKET




Round 2: Which actress do you like better?

Judy Garland
Olivia de Havilland





Round 2: Which actress do you like better?

Vivien Leigh
Ava Gardner



MAGGIE DUBOIS BRACKET



Round 2: Which actress do you like better?

Jean Simmons
Shirley MacLaine




Round 2: Which actress do you like better?

Diana Rigg
Lee Remick

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