Thursday, September 8, 2011

does it get any classier than this?

I think not. (Obviously I'm talking about the post that follows, not my new blog design...haha!!) *wink*

Thanks for all of the feedback on the new layout, everyone! I'm very excited about giving my little corner of the blogosphere a facelift. :) In case you didn't notice, part of that project included finding a new profile image. Given my love of classic Hollywood (and books, that goes without saying, right?), I started searching for images of my favorite stars reading. Myrna Loy was a top choice, and ultimately the winner:


She also had a good option B:


There were a few runners-up...

Marilyn Monroe

Audrey Hepburn

After these great finds I had to look up some of my favorite guys (this makes sense, right?).

Errol Flynn

Fred Astaire

Frank Sinatra

A post like this just wouldn't be complete without a little Frank. :)

*happy sigh* I love these people, I really do...


16 comments:

Patti said...

Oh, I love the new profile photo. I adore Myrna Loy. She was a very classy lady.

All the photos are great...LOVE Frank as well...both as an actor and a singer.

Ella said...

The header I love, Ruth!! I really like the new look. Very perky and bright!!

I like the picture you chose. Myrna Loy is very fun!! You old profile picture made me remember something I wanted to tell you. I am hoping to be gettin the new Jane Eyre soon....you seemed to have loved it....I will let you know what I think after I watch it. (yep. There will be a movie review =)

Sean MacKenzie said...

Love Fred! Oh, and Marylin (Norma Jean)!

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

Loved these images! But the one you chose for your profile pic is just gorgeous!

Ruth said...

@Patti - Yay for more Myrna Loy fans -- but ESPECIALLY for being a Sinatra fan. He's my favorite. :)

@Ella - Thank you! And YES!! So happy you're going to be seeing the new Jane Eyre soon -- what made you think I loved it? HAHA!! ;) Interested in writing a JE guest post?

@Sean MacKenzie - :) I ADORE FRED!!

@Heather - Thanks -- I love Myrna Loy -- no where NEAR as classy has her but I can try, right? ;)

Ella said...

Oh, I don't know ;-) The fact that there are pictures all over the place!! I would be glad to do a guest post....what would you like

Ruth said...

@Ella - LOL! Yeah, I'm not very subtle when it comes to Jane and Rochester, am I? ;) I'd love to feature your thoughts on the film when you see it, as part of my "All Things Jane" series -- if you're interested, or have another idea, my e-mail is available through my Blogger profile page!

Katie McCurdy said...

Great pictures! Errol Flynn is a favorite actor of mine!! :-D

I just want to let you know that you won the lovely blog award over on LoaW. Follow the link to find out how to claim it!

http://katie-mccurdy.blogspot.com/2011/09/another-award.html

Joy Tamsin David said...

Nice new digs!! And your profile picture is perfect. Good choice. :)

phylly3 said...

Just lovely! Love the reading stars pictures, especially the one you chose for your profile.

Carl V. said...

Myrna Loy is the best. Absolutely gorgeous, hilariously funny, a perfect combination. The Thin Man films are among my favorites and I love her in those. She is also great in the underappreciated film, Love Me Tonight.

Ruth said...

@Katie - Oh, mine too! Thanks for the award as well! :)

@Joy - Thanks!

@phylly3 - Thank you!

@Carl V. - Oh, I adore the Thin Man films! I don't think I've seen Love Me Tonight, I'll have to keep an eye out for that one! Thanks for the tip.

vvb32 reads said...

great photos!

Ruth said...

@vvb32 - Thanks! :)

Carl V. said...

Love me Tonight is a very old and silly film but it is a delight, very funny at times, and Myrna Loy is quite the hottie in it.

Ruth said...

@Carl V. - I obviously forgot to respond to some comments! I will definitely be looking for this film, thanks again!