Classic Valentines 2017

To mark the end of January we posted this photo on Instagram of Rita Hayworth and Fred Astiare.  Mrs S and I started reminiscing with some of our Instagram followers, and also at Serendipity Loves HQ (aka our home!), of our favourite classic black and white movies and movie stars.

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Mrs S and I started reminiscing with some of our Instagram followers, and also at Serendipity Loves HQ (aka our home!), of our favourite classic black and white movies and movie stars.

Classic Movie Love

My all time movie favourite is The Philadelphia Story (1940), not the musical version which is called High Society (1950), the edition with Cary Grant, James Stewart and Katherine Hepburn.  It is a film I could sit and watch all day, everyday.  Katherine Hepburn is a favourite classic movie star of mine. 

Credit: Movie Posters: Scan Collections

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Mrs S loves all the films with Dame Margaret Rutherford DBE acting, especially the Agatha Christie stories.  To name but a few – Murder Ahoy,  Murder at the Gallop, Murder Most Foul and Murder She Said.


As I am typing this I can hear the music playing! Our favourite part in Murder at the Gallop is where Mrs Marple is dancing with Mr Stringer (Stringer Davies) and says “Hot it up Mr Stringer.”  It always makes us both chuckle when they both start twisting and dancing with speed.  It is amazing to think they were both married in real life.


Mrs S has many classic films she loves to watch.   I do know, without asking, her favourite of all time is Mrs Miniver (1942).  he leading lady is Greer Garson, not only does Mrs S love the film, she adores the 1940 fashions.

Mrs S eldest daughter, also loves the classic movies.  And again, I know without asking her she loves the Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn and Grace Kelly.  However, (hangs head in shame) I didn’t know her favourite film is Brief Encounter (1945).


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There is a trend here among the Serendipity Ladies – We love the 1940s – films and fashion!

Our Classic Movie Valentines

Talking about movie stars with Mrs S last week, I learnt a little more about our family history and our favourite leading male actors from the classic Movie collections.  Between the homes of the Serendipity Ladies we have quite a collection of movies.

Without a doubt my all time favourite leading male actor is Cary Grant.  I have many of his films and have read many books on him.
I asked Mrs S who here favourite male lead actor was and she said “Oh I don’t think I have one”,  I think, I got this response as Mr S (aka Dad) was sat in the room! Although I do believe it is Spencer Tracy.  I think we are safe, as Mr S doesn’t read our blog.
Mrs S eldest daughter, confession time – I had to ask her as I didn’t know (hangs head in shame – again!) is Cary Grant.  So a special photo for her this Valentine of Cary Grant with Grace Kelly.

Until Last week, when the Serendipity Ladies were talking about classic movies, I had no idea my grandmothers favourite was Jeff Chandler.  I think he looks a little like Cary Grant! 


My great grandmothers was Gary Cooper.

We are wondering how many of our followers are also fans on classic movies and movie stars….Please do share with us, we would love to hear from you.

Happy Valentines Day
Serendipity Loves xx

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