Wednesday, September 14, 2005

My Love of Classic Movies

My classic movie collection is slowly growing. I just received another DVD in the mail on Saturday - State Fair.

This movie is just about as idylic as you can get. But that is precisely why I love it.

Hunky Dana Andrews and pretty Jeanne Crain fall in love during the Iowa State Fair - she's an innocent farm girl and he's a big city reporter. But watching them interact as they walk down the carnival midway is pure delight.

State Fair is one of Rodgers' and Hammerstein's musicals, but it isn't as lavish as Oklahoma or The King and I. I watched it on Sunday (yup, the icky liquid diet day) and it made me forget, for a few hours, that I couldn't eat any solid food.

My love of classic movies started as a pre-teen and it's been a steady presence in my life ever since. But it's just been lately that I've decided I want to pursue this interest more, and I've been scouring e-Bay for old movie posters and memorabilia.

I'm now a contributor at the Classically Speaking blog ( and you can check out my top ten favorite classic movies here: (forgive the long link - I have yet to properly figure out how to do all this html stuff!)

My perfect fall evening? A cozy blanket, a hot cup of cocoa, a warm chocolate chip cookie, and a classic movie.


  1. I love old movies too. Some of my favorites are Oklahoma and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

  2. Yum on the cocoa--might go and make some now. Love old movies but DH is always hogging the remote and I'm always working. Must must try to watch Casablanca and I love 7 sisters for 7 brothers too, oh, the list is endless :)

  3. I love classic movies, too--and I love the old movie posters!!!

  4. Seven Brides is another classic. I need to watch Casablanca again, though. I don't think I appreciated it enough the first time.

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  6. I love old musicals like State Fair and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Ahhh...the good old days. And the Sound of Music, of course. ;)

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