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Monday, February 20, 2017

Details on the upcoming 7th Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney

Less than two weeks away before the 7th Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney begins. Here are some more details..thanks to my friend and co-blogger of this event John from Mythical Monkey for making these awesome promo covers.

The entire field of 64 actresses that will be competing:
Each of the brackets are named after a character played by one of the competing actresses or a past winner

Barbara Stanwyck v. Claudette Colbert
Joan Crawford v. Norma Shearer
Jean Harlow v. Marlene Dietrich
Miriam Hopkins v. Kay Francis

Mary Astor v. Myrna Loy
Jeanette MacDonald v. Joan Blondell
Greta Garbo v. Janet Gaynor
Jean Arthur v. Margaret Lockwood

Debbie Reynolds v. Judy Holliday
Marilyn Monroe v. Jane Russell
Janet Leigh v. Deborah Kerr
Maureen O'Hara v. Eleanor Parker

Shelley Winters v. Audrey Hepburn
Joanne Woodward v. Susan Hayward
Grace Kelly v. Kim Novak
Gloria Grahame v. Gloria Swanson

40s era
Joan Bennett vs judy garland 
Olivia de Havilland vs Lauren Bacall 

Joan Fontaine vs ava Gardner 
Vivien leigh vs Rita Hayworth 

Esther Williams vs Teresa wright 
Rosalind Russell vs Jennifer jones 

Lana Turner vs kate Hepburn 
Ingrid Bergman vs gene Tierney 

60s era
Jean Simmons vs Catherine Deneuve 
Shirley MacLaine vs Barbra Streisand 

Brigitte Bardot vs Diana rigg 
Lee Remick vs Sandy Dennis

Elizabeth Taylor vs Sandra dee
Julie Andrews vs Paula Prentiss 

Romy Schneider vs Faye Dunaway 
Ann-Margret vs Shirley Jones 

The venue will be Sweden, birthplace of Ingrid Bergman and the opening ceremony song will be performed by Sheryl Crow. The fun starts Sunday March 5th!

Friday, February 17, 2017

The 7th Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney returns Sunday, March 5th

It's almost that time of year..March Madness, Classic Movie Actress Style, as my 7th annual tournament returns on Sunday March 5th. A field of 64 classic movie actresses, broken down into 4 eras: the 30's, the 40's, the 50's and the 60's will compete in matches voted on by followers to determine the champion actress of 2017. Based on last year finishes, the top 4 seeds are:

Myrna Loy- 30s era
Rosalind Russell- 40s era
Deborah kerr- 50s era
Shirley MacLaine- 60s era

Me and my good friend John of Mythical Monkey will be hosting this year's tourney. I'll have the complete field of actresses competing in my next post. Gonna be fun..can't wait.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Natalie Wood is crowned Fashion Icon after a terrific tourney run...

Hello everyone..The Fashion Icons has wrapped up and we have a winner....Natalie Wood, three-time Final four finalist and 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney champion. Even though she tied my girl Carole Lombard in the final match at 39 votes, Natalie clinched the Fashion Icons title with an 8-1-1 record, one better than 2nd place finalist Esther Williams, who put on quite a display herself. With the win, Starla Miller receives 50 1st place points and holds the top spot after the first tourney is in the books. With 7 more tourneys scheduled through out the year, this is gonna be fun to see who will walk away as champion for the year. Below are the complete results and updated point standings...

Natalie Wood 39-39 tie with Carole Lombard
Grace Kelly 49-33 over Barbara Stanwyck
Esther Williams 46-19 over Bette Davis with the highest vote % at 71
Irene dunne 55-54 over Audrey Hepburn in one nail biter of a match
Myrna Loy 32-25 over Rosalind Russell
Final rankings
1. Natalie Wood (Starla Miller) 8-1-1
2. Esther Williams (Katrina Selby) 7-3
3. Carole Lombard (monty) 6-3-1
4. Irene Dunne (Tracy Leigh Strube) 6-4
5. Audrey Hepburn (Josie Michelle Miller) 5-5
5. Myrna Loy (Erin Marsee Irby) 5-5
6. Grace Kelly (Virginie Saia Pronovost) 4-6
7. Bette Davis (Gillian Thomson) 3-7
7. Rosalind Russell (Desiree Michele Colson) 3-7
8. Barbara Stanwyck (Jessica Ellen Rowe) 2-8
Updated points standings
1. Starla Miller 50 points
2. Katrina selby 25 points
3. Monty 15 points
4. Tracy Leigh Strube 10 points
4. Erin Marsee Irby 10 points
4. Josie Michelle Miller 10 points
4. Virginie Saia Pronovost 10 points
8. Jessica Ellen Rowe 5 points
8. Desiree Michele Colson 5 points
8. Gillian Thomson 5 points
Remember 1st place receives 50 points
2nd place receives 25 points
3rd place receives 15 points
4th thru 6th place receives 10 points
7th and higher receive 5 points
The next tourney, classic film couples will begin on Sunday.
Congrats again to Starla and natalie and hope everyone enjoyed playing ðŸ˜Š


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