I was matched to Myrna Loy, who really is one of my all time favorite old film actresses. She starred in fun movies like Cheaper By The Dozen, Belles On Their Toes, Couple Takes A Wife, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Best Years of Our Lives, Connecticut Yankee, and Wife vs. Secretary.
(photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
I've always loved watching old films and I think one of the reasons is that it seems many of the films of the '30's and '40's didn't have a political leaning, nor did they really have any particularly deep intent. They were just fun, easy films to see, giving you a mindless 90 minutes of enjoyment! I think we could use a few more of those films in the theaters today. Life is filled with enough stress without paying $10.00 to see it on screen! When I go to the movies I don't always want to be overwhelmed by devastating climate change, the health care crisis, scandals in our government, or contagious diseases killing off entire countries! Sometimes I just want to go to a nice theater with comfy seats, get a tub of artery clogging buttery popcorn, and watch a delicious film where a pretty woman in beautiful clothes meets and falls in love with a handsome guy and they live happily ever after! They don't get murdered and they don't murder anybody else, they don't rob anyone, build a bomb, or use the F word.
It seem the "Myrna" kinds of films are becoming more rare all the time, but when I see one at the theater like The Holiday (2006) and Becoming Jane (2007) I am first in line to get my two hours of mindless entertainment!