So the other day, as I was browsing through various blogs about several old Hollywood actors, I thought of how nice it would be to have a blog of my own. For some silly reason, it never occurred to me that there was an actual site where you could create your own blog. I thought starting a blog meant going through a long and complicated process that involved money and other sorts of annoyances. Sort of like making a website I suppose. It wasn't until today that I searched on Google 'how to make your own free blog' and came up with blogger.com as an answer to my dilemma. To sum it up: I was THRILLED. As soon as I made my account, I started working on my blog layout. What should I name it? What should I use for my name? Where can I find adorable backgrounds? I was head over heels. So after I finished making the final adjustments, I realized that everything was practically perfect except- oh no!- I still hadn't written my blog. A typical blonde moment for me. Anywho, now that I've bored you with all the trivial details of my blog adventure, let's get down to the real reason I decided to start Some Like Them Classic.
Today in our day and age, all most people seem to think about is Hollywood and all the famous celebrities that are constantly making headlines and appearing on magazine covers. But whatever happened to the great stars such as Bette Davis or Clark Gable? It seems as though people have completely forgotten all the magnificent actors that used to grace the silver screen in the golden days. I find this both depressing and unfair. If it weren't for actresses like Vivien Leigh or actors like Marlon Brando, Hollywood today would not be what it is. In my opinion, Hollywood today is nothing like it used to be. When you watch those old black & white movies something inside you stirs. There's a sort of magic about them and, for some reason, today's films just don't seem to have that magic. Perhaps one of the greatest things about old films is that they had class. They weren't crude or vulgar. Instead they were subtle and suggestive. On top of that, the actors could actually act. Nowadays all you need is a hot body and good connections to get into the acting business. However, in the old days, getting into Hollywood required one thing and one thing only: talent. Just plain old raw talent and you’d be able to make it. Just take a lot at Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Joan Crawford. They started from absolutely nothing and rose to be some of the greatest of their time. I guess what I’m trying to say is that movies today just aren’t what they used to be. And so we should honor the past stars by keeping their legacies alive. That is what this blog will focus on.
As for the title of the blog, to put it simply I couldn’t find a name for it. I kept thinking over and over again for something catchy and witty, but nothing came to mind. At last I had almost given up when I thought of something clever. I said to myself: ‘Why not make it a play on words?’ So I thought of various movie titles that were famous enough for people to recognize. I ran through my repertoire came up with The Wizard of Oz, All About Eve, and Gone With the Wind. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to make a blog name out of any of them. The, for some strange reason, Marilyn Monroe came to mind and the movie ‘Some Like it Hot’ flashed before my eyes. That’s when I thought of it. Some Like Them Classic! So I guess you could say the rest is history. It’s funny because all of a sudden all these clever titles are popping into my head like: ‘Whatever Happened to Classic Pictures?’ and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Classics’. Oh well, too late now. Getting back to the subject, I hope you enjoy my blog, and I look forward to writing more and hearing what you think!