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Swing Time - Rogers and Astaire

In this Swing Time clip, Lucky, Astaire, saves Penny's, Rogers, job by showing how much she has taught him. The first true dance number with the two, the oth...
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"Swing Time" is the movie that showed Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers had great on scene chemistry. They danced and acted wonderfully in this movie, which really showed off their strong points. It was the highest point of their partnership.

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BARBARA STANWYCK -Walk on the Wild Side

Great scene from the Barbara Stanwyck film, "Walk on the Wild Side"
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This is one of the scenes from "Walk on the Wild Side that shows Barbara Stanwyck's wonderful acting skills and how reat she is to work with. She takes an ordinary scene and turns it into something spectactular.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) trailer Elizabeth Taylor

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) trailer Please sign ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S birthday card! http://www.DameElizabethTaylor.com/birthday_card.html
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This is the movie that earned Elizabeth Taylor her second Academy Award and was nominated for every eligible Academy Award. 

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Breakfast at Tiffany's trailer

The original trailer to 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. http://www.fabaudrey.com
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This movie set the fashion trends that are still being admired to this day. This movie also has the upbeat, masculine woman, like in Howard Hawks movies, although this was not directed by him.

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The Seven Year Itch

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This has to be a picture from the most infamous scene of "The Seven Year Itch" starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. This scene solidified her as a sex symbol and it was originally seen by over 5,000 onlookers and the footage was unusable, because of the noise. 

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60 Beautiful Classic Hollywood Actresses

60 of the most beautiful actresses before 1960 (the Golden Age of Hollywood). 
I did have them listed by number, as a countdown to the most beautiful, but they're all stunning and each have their own unique beauty. I found it difficult to assign each one a number or to call one "the most beautiful". I kept changing my mind and moving them up and down the list. So I just took the numbers off, but they are still arranged in that type of order. So I'll list them here from 60 to 1 just because that's how they originally were. 

60. Maude Fealy 
59. Lillian Gish 
58. Bette Davis 
57. Isa Miranda 
56. Barbara Stanwyck
55. Gloria Grahame 
54. Katharine Hepburn 
53. Alice Terry
52. Norma Shearer
51. Doris Day 
50. Deborah Kerr 
49. Joan Crawford 
48. Rhonda Fleming 
47. Hedy Lamarr 
46. Joan Bennett 
45. Joan Fontaine 
44. Kim Novak 
43. Veronica Lake 
42. Ann Sothern 
41. Jane Greer 
40. Jean Simmons 
39. Lauren Bacall 
38. Jane Russell 
37. Vera Ellen 
36. Linda Darnell 
35. Maureen O' Sullivan 
34. Judy Garland 
33. Carole Lombard 
32. Constance Bennett 
31. Donna Reed 
30. Ingrid Bergman 
29. Shirley Temple 
28. Dorothy Lamour 
27. Brigitte Bardot 
26. Janet Leigh 
25. Esther Ralston 
24. Elizabeth Montgomery 
23. Eleanor Parker 
22. Ava Gardner 
21. Greta Garbo 
20. Natalie Wood 
19. Olivia De Havilland 
18. Cyd Charisse 
17. Dorothy Dandridge 
16. Maureen O' Hara 
15. Grace Kelly 
14. Jayne Mansfield 
13. Claudia Cardinale 
12. Ann Sheridan 
11. Ginger Rogers 
10. Loretta Young 
09. Betty Grable 
08. Gene Tierney 
07. Gale Robbins 
06. Lana Turner 
05. Yvonne De Carlo 
04. Rita Hayworth 
03. Marilyn Monroe 
02. Vivien Leigh 
01. Elizabeth Taylor 

I know there are a number of actresses missing from this list. Feel free to offer your top choices or actresses that you would add to the list if you like. 

The music is Glenn Miller (Star Dust, Moonlight Serenade and Tuxedo Junction). 

I do not claim to own the rights to the materials used to make this video. No copyright infringement is intended.

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This is a video of some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood that I found on Youtube. Although one of my favorite actresses, Audrey Hepburn is left out of this video, this is still a great list of Classic Hollywood beauties.

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Ginger Rogers

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Ginger Rogers is one of the best known female figures in Classic Hollywood Cinema. She could sing, act, and dance. She was able to go from Vaudeville & Broadway to Films with ease. She also shined next to her partner Fred Astraire, becoming one of the best partnerships in history. 

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Barbara Stanwyck

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Barbara Stanwyck was a beauty in her time and the highest paid actress in Hollywood in 1944. She was said to be pleasant to work with and less temperamental to work with compared to a lot of actresses during this time period.

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor is one of the best known Classic Hollywood screen actresses and doing the rare thing of going from child star to adult star. She is also known for her breathtaking beautiful violet eyes.

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Audrey Hepburn - A Life in Full Circle - Biography.com

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Watch a short video about the life of Audrey Hepburn—her childhood struggles during WWII, her life as an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress, and later, her role as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
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Audrey Hepburn has to be one of the most amazing success stories. She had to struggle during World War 2 and even continued to dance despite health complications. She went on to set fashion standards in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and went on to be an ambassador for UNICEF. She is like the original Angelina Jolie and set standards for other actresses to do good deeds for the less fortunate. 

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Marilyn Monroe - Mini Biography - Biography.com

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Watch a short biography video of Marilyn Monroe and learn about her appeal as a sex symbol, her roles in "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" and "The Seven Year Itch," her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, and her tragic death at the age of 36.
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Marilyn Monroe has got to be my favorite Hollywood starlet. She was a triple threat in Hollywood. She was smart, she could act, sing, and dance, but her bright star did not shine too long in Hollywood. She was one of the actresses who really paved the way. She is know as the most sexiest ladies in Hollywood and the epitome of a sex symbol. 

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Intro To Women of Classic Hollywood Cinema

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I love early Hollywood and their black & white movies. I, like many others, do vew this as the golden age of cinema. I also believe that the women dring this time period were gorgeous and should be given their proper recognition. From the Marilyn Monoe to Lillian Gish, they are all beautiful and a wonderful gift to Hollywood's history

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