Page over at My Love Of Old Hollywood had to give me an extra push to participate in this game. I’m glad she did.

Vincent over at Carole & Co. finished the first game, so he got to start the next one. Vincent has eyes only for Carole Lombard so he chose her as our starting actor. Looking for the endpoint, he found another “blonde with good legs” in Goldie Hawn.

Carole Lombard in Nothing Sacred (1937)

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Goldie Hawn in Shampoo (1975)

So far the game has proceeded like this. Vincent started us with Carole Lombard.

Carole Lombard in No More Orchids (1932)

He passed the game onto Marsha at A Person In The Dark who gave us Cary Grant by way of In Name Only (1939).

Cary Grant in Gunga Din (1939)

She passed the game onto Jessica at Comet Over Hollywood who gave us Sophia Loren by way of Houseboat (1958).

Sophia Loren in More Than A Miracle (1967)

Since the last two links were Cary and an Italian actress. I thought it made sense to squish the two together. That means my choice is Vittorio De Sica. Before becoming known as the director of such masterpieces as Shoeshine (1946) and Bicycle Thieves (1948), De Sica was the Italian Cary Grant. He starred in many romantic comedies of the 1930’s. The films are often called “white telephone” films because they often featured a white telephone at some point in the film.

Vittorio De Sica in What Scoundrels Men Are! (1932)

Vittorio De Sica in What Scoundrels Men Are! (1932)

Vittorio De Sica in What Scoundrels Men Are! (1932)

While directing, De Sica continued to act in many films. One such film was Too Bad She’s Bad (1954) with Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica in Too Bad She's Bad (1954)

With my choice made, I pass the game to Monty at ALL GOOD THINGS.

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