I'm a ginger who lives in the USA. I love love LOVE classic movies and anything vintage. I have several favorite classic actors and actresses so here goes. I love Deborah Kerr, Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, and Barbara Stanwyck to name a few. I also love Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, James Mason, John Wayne, and Gary Cooper to name some more. Oh yeah, I know I reblog most everything here but some things are mine. So everything on here isn't mine unless I say so.
When I was a girl, it was a very far away thing. It was an iconic object that existed very far away and belonged to people like Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, even to another age. I didn’t really take it in, I was in that world, the comic world, I didn’t think about it. […] Tony (Hopkins) was up there opening the envelop and my mum turned around and said “You’ve got a chance in hell”. It was like putting down a mattress, you know, in case of disappointment. The odd thing was not so much standing on the stage and looking at the front row and everyone who was sitting there was famous -everyone- but it was going back stage that made me realize the truly iconic quality of the Oscar. Because I had to roll up my tights and I handed it to a security guard and I’ve never seen a face on him like it. I could have been handing him the Ark of the Covenant. It was extraordinary. And I thought “oh !”, and I looked at the Oscar in a different way after that. I thought “Oh, I had no idea”. - Emma Thompson (x) & (x)