Hitchcock’s World is at it again. Slowly asserting himself as a king of blog relays, John’s latest race asks bloggers to rank the 10 biggest stars of classical Hollywood. The rule: the star must have been prominent in large Hollywood productions from 1930-1960. The format: kick a star out, put another one in. Andrew from A Fistful of Films was kind enough to hand things over to me, so here goes.
Who I’m Removing
Just hear me out. Nine of the stars on this list are performers. Actors. Stars. Welles, while of course notable for his acting performances, is, in my eyes, best remembered as a legendary filmmaker. I agree that the man was a star, but as the sole filmmaker on a list of classic movie stars, he felt oddly out of place to me. And so he goes. Not an easy choice (these relays never are), but hopefully you understand my logic.
Who I’m Adding
The number of men on lists like these always outweighs the number of women. So when the baton of a blog relay is handed to me, I instinctually start thinking of an actress who justly deserves a spot. There are many to choose from, but I can think of none more worthy than Audrey Hepburn. Elegant, charming, graceful and ever so cinematic, Audrey Hepburn defines cinema of her era.
Who Gets the Baton Next
I’ll hand it over to Brittani from Rambling Film, who, incidentally, is currently celebrating her blog’s 5th anniversary. Congrats Brittani!
Contributors Thus Far
John from Hitchcock’s World
Wendell from Dell on Movies
Josh from The Cinematic Spectacle
Andrew from A Fistful of Films
Alex from And So it Begins…