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Friday, July 8, 2011

Movie Star Monday on Tuesday!

Hi All,
I'm still around, just been a little busy. I haven't had time to take many pictures, so I thought I would do a movie star post. When I was a little girl, I learned to love the movies from my Dad. One of his favorite actors was James Cagney. For a long time, I couldn't make sense of this little, short guy portraying a "tough guy." When I got older, it all made sense to me. When Cagney appears on the screen, you just can't take you eyes off of him. Not a large man, but truly a man's man. James Cagney

"Top of the world, Ma..." White Heat,ca. 1944, in my opinion, one of his bestJimmy loved living on his farm ...

Dancing with Bob Hope. Class Act!

Cagney's simple and quaint home...

He married his wife Frances in 1922. They were together till his death in the 80's. How wonderful. This is at his barn in Martha's Vineyard.

Jimmy was just the opposite of his gangster characters. Kind, and truly a gentleman. What a treat it is to watch him on the screen!

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  1. He might not be the handsomest, but there never was or will be a movie star with more charisma. Top the world in talent!

  2. James Cagney is one of my very, favorite old movie stars! He had so much talent and so much panache!!

    Lots of love and hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. James Cagney ~ definitely a man's man. what a wonderful, wonderful actor who shared his talent with all of us for many days to come. Wow ~ ;-)

  4. What a character. Many of the actors today are just so boring and have no staying power.

  5. Hi Robin,
    Love this post! Now this was real acting..I love the old movies too, also the way the actors would pose for a photo.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  6. I did not know he was married for so many years, but then I probably don't know much about him!

  7. I am your newest follower. I like the fact that you are old enough to know the great movies and stars, the glamour days. It is and add plus you like vintage.

  8. I think we all have a star we liked the best. I had a crush on one back in the 60 and 70s. I am going to feature him soon on VTT.

  9. I can't believe you are featuring Mr. Cagney today...just last night, all snuggled in bed with a glass of sweet tea and a snack, I RE-watched YANKEE DOODLE DANDY. I watch it every year in July.
    When I was growing up..I wasn't much of a fan of his because I didn't care for gangster movies much. I had no idea he was such a SONG AND DANCE man until much later.
    Now, I love seeing any of his movies, gangster or not.:) I think I missed White Heat, tho.
    xo bj

  10. I love old movie stars and their wonderful movies. I sit up at night after hubby and daughter are in bed just to watch what I love. Jimmy Stewart, Fred Astair, William Powell, Myrna Loy...the list goes on and on. I especially love movies from the 30's and 40's.
    Your new blog header pics are great. It gives me a glimpse of who you are. Nice.
    I'm enjoying visiting your blog.
    Till next time...
    God bless you.

  11. I love to read about the "classic" Hollywood stars! Thanks for posting, and I 'm now following!

    ciao from Newport Beach

  12. As you know I' m a huge fan of classic movies and I m so glad to see that you added, Movie Star Tuesday, to your blog .. I think the film, White Heat, is my favorite James Cagney film.