Yes, it’s a thing, google it. I wanted to do something symbolic for this special day and so I thought, since I’m 23 years old and I feel like I’ve loved classic movies all my life, I will pick 23 of my favorite scenes from some of my favorite classic movies. Here they are:
When Grace Kelly makes her epic entrance in Rear Window (1954)
When Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine play gin rummy in The Apartment (1960)
When Bette Davis gets drunk in All about Eve (1950)
When Judy Garland sings The Trolley Song in Meet me in St Louis (1944)
When Natalie Wood comes home at the end of The Searchers (1956)
When Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant sing to Baby, the leopardy, in Bringing up Baby (1938)
When the Marx Brothers… do anything in any of their movies.
When Marilyn Monroe sings Runnin’ Wild in Some Like It Hot (1959)
When Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant kiss in Notorious (1946)
When Barbara Stanwyck walks down the stairs in Double Indemnity (1944)
When Irene Dunne sings and laughs at the same time in The Awful Truth (1937)
When Jane Greer comes out of the sun in Out of the Past (1947)
When Lee J. Cobb breaks down in 12 Angry Men (1957)
When Marlon Brando plays with Eva Marie Saint’s glove in On the Waterfront (1954)
When Gloria Swanson makes her speech at the end of Sunset Blvd (1950)
When Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance to ‘Never Gonna Dance’ in Swing Time (1936)
When Cathy O’Donnell helps Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
When Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall talk about ‘horses’ in The Big Sleep (1946)
When Orson Welles makes his ‘cuckoo clock’ speech in The Third Man (1949)
When Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford kiss in Gilda (1946)
When Cary Grant sees the painting in An Affair to Remember (1957)
When William Powell puts Carole Lombard in the shower in My Man Godfrey (1936)
When Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains begin their beautiful friendship in Casablanca (1942)
….. and the rest, as they say….
There are many, many more scenes that I absolutely love, but these will do for now. Maybe a Part II is on the way?
Here’s to classic movies! May we watch them forever and ever.