It’s A Wonderful Birthday: Jimmy Stewart!

Reference:  http://static.tumblr.com/aksgchb/63Wm3j4mo/jimmy_stewart_04.jpgMost fans of classic cinema have a particular star that strikes a fancy within them.  It can be due to many factors, some more obvious than others.  Jimmy Stewart was one man whom millions worldwide related to.  In his younger years, he came across as the boy next door.  A guy who possessed handsome all-American ideals, without being so good-looking that he was placed on a pedestal.  On film, he made each and every one of the characters that he portrayed relatable to the masses.  One did not have to be a film critic to recognize that he put his heart into his performances. While many men and women in Hollywood during this time were constantly changing their romantic partners, Jimmy found his life partner, Gloria McLean.  When World War II broke out, he never second guessed his choice to join the ranks of military flier.  His career came second to the passion that he felt for his country.  During his long and illustrious career, Jimmy made movies that touched, and brought laughter to millions of people across the world.  It’s a Wonderful Life has become a quintessential Christmas tradition, while movies like Vertigo and Rear Window remain two Alfred Hitchcock’s most beloved film creations.  Today marks the date of Jimmy’s birth, so this is my small tribute to a great man.

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“How Cary Grant Took Hollywood”

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The knowledge that other people have regarding classic cinema and its stars continues to inspire awe within me.  There are countless individuals who dedicate a great deal of time and energy to bringing important information and tales to new generations.  New media has provided the perfect avenue for this.  Now, people can take to the internet to share pieces of cinema history, that otherwise would be lost.  One of the ways that this is done, is through the use of providing texts from intriguing articles, from hard to find magazines.  While I have a vast collection of Photoplay magazines, other terrific movie magazines exist.  Thanks to a wonderful site that I stumbled upon, I can share this article about Cary Grant with you.  If you would like to view other articles on this star among stars, go this website:  www.carygrant.net.  Here, they are continuing to update and archive as many worthy articles on this film icon as possible.  It is a wonderfully informative site, that will impress you beyond your expectations.

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