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I love Old Hollywood.  The movies seem more carefree, more clever, and more romantic.  They sure don’t make films like those anymore!  My friend Julie and I were watching Teacher’s Pet with Clarke Gable and Doris Day recently, and this blog post popped into my mind.  Not only do they no make movies like Old Hollywood anymore, it  seems like the attractive qualities of those leading men have fallen by the wayside as of late.

Julie and I would like to bring back the “Old Hollywood Man,”  Or at least have guys take a few notes from Old Hollywood’s Most Attractive Men….

I picked 7 (I know they are way more!) gents that demonstrate very attractive traits that most guys don’t posses anymore, but should!  There were far more than 7 options, so I’m hoping for some great feedback from you!


Paul Newman

Paul Newman


Paul Newmon

Paul NewmonThe Perfect Man (Old Hollywood Style)

The perfect man would posses:

 1. Paul Newman’s looks- This man is the definition of dreamy.  From his sultry lips, his lean, toned body, and his blue, blue eyes, this man has the ability to make any lady swoon.

2. Howard Keels Boldness-  There is nothing more attractive than a man who goes after what he wants- especially when it comes to a lady.  Today’s society has created this passive, “sensitive” type of guy who, let’s face it, is wimpy!  What girl wants to convince a guy to date her- it’s so much better to be persued!  Now, Adam Pontipee may be a little barbaric with his “bless her beautiful hide” business, but it is attractive all the same!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

3. Gene Kelly’s Moves- Every girl wants a guy who can sweep her off her feet, and I don’t think there’s anyone who can do it quite like Gene Kelly.  He makes

Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

dancing look so athletic, so manly,  and dude, he can tap dance on roller skates!  (I love this clip because it’s so refined and show’s off Gabey shy character as he’s trying to win Miss Turnstyles)

Franky the Crooner

Franky the Crooner

4. Frank Sinatra’s Voice- The perfect man should have a crooners voice and Frank is just the man.  There’s something sensitive and gentle about his voice, and we all know a man who can sing goes up about 10 points in the attractive category!    (I just watched On the Town- so that’s why there’s another clip from it. )

Funny Guy Jerry Lewis

Funny Guy Jerry Lewis

5. Jerry Lewis humour- Let’s face it- there is nothing better than a guy who can make you laugh!  This clip is from one of my favourite movies, Cinderfella and it makes me wish Jerry was my fella!

The King of Cool- Steve McQueen

The King of Cool- Steve McQueen

6. Steve McQueen’s cool- There is something about Steve McQueen that is so sexy.  It’s his strong, yet cool, self that looks really good on a motorcycle and always seems to save the day. 

7. William Holden’s confidence- I don’t know what it is about

William goes after Audrey

William goes after Audrey

William, but whenever he’s on screen, he just commands attention.  He doesn’t need to talk, he just has this suave, self-assured nature about him.  Yes, he usually plays the cynical and sometimes playboy-like characters, but his versatility shines through and he always oozes confidence. 

So boys, do something that guys don’t do anymore.  Dance in the rain, sing her a song, or a even just learn a line from a movie!  Google it!

CLICK THE SPEECH BUBBLE- which old hollywood star or characteristics do you find attractive?


Top 7 Things that instantly make an average looking man, sexy:

1. A good pair of jeans (clothes that fit, and fit well!)

2. A leather jacket

3. A Vintage Car/Motorcycle

4. A Guitar

5. Classic literature, or a notebook and pencil to pen the next Great Canadian Novel

6. An accent

7. Confidence

QUESTION:  What do you think makes a sexy man? CLICK on the SPEECH BUBBLE at the top of this post to comment!

There is something indescribably attractive about a bad boy.  Maybe it’s their confidence, or the motorcycle, but since the dawn of all time women have been attracted to those guys who aren’t so squeaky clean.  Maybe it’s our desire to fix them, or the danger and rush that they bring, who knows?  Most of us women have learned that in real life, these aren’t the best choices, but our desire for these men (usually in leather) can be appreciated through these fictional characters.  So I bring you: Em’s 7 Most Attractive Bad Boys.

7.  Landon Carter (played by Shane West) from A Walk to Remember. 

Every woman has once thought “I can change him!” and in this Nicholas Sparks book/movie, the good girl, Jamie, is able to do just that.  She takes Landon, a boy who is going down the wrong path, and she helps him find purpose in meaning in life.  There is something sexy about how he helps Jamie finish her list of dreams-including getting a “tattoo.”

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6. Dylan McKay from Beverly Hills, 90210 (played by Luke Perry)

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He’s got the Porche, he’s got the attitude, and he’s got a leather jacket.  There is something so James Dean-y about him.  I also loved that he was a surfer too- and probably the only 17 year old enrolled in AA.

5. Uncle Jesse on Full House (Played by John Stamos) 

Have Mercy!  My first “man crush.”

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4. a) Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls (played by Milo Ventimiglia)

Bad boy comes to town and good girl has to choose between him and boy next store.  He was my favourite boy on Gilmore Girls- and was developed so well- I thought him and Rory should end up together.  He also has the bad boy “one syllable name” that just sounds so manly.  Also, an intellect- like Dylan on 90210, this boy has read some serious literature… but somehow was failing high school…

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and… 4. b) Christopher Hayden from Gilmore Girls (Played by David Sutcliffe) 

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Like mother, like daughter- will Lorelei pick the good guy, diner owner Luke, or the rebellious, often immature, motorcycle riding, father of her child Christopher?  I was always Team Christopher…

3. Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World (played by Rider Strong)

One of my first real crushes back in Grade 6.  He grew up in the trailer park and was always getting himself in trouble.  I had thought he had turned out a little sketch, but then I found the second image on google.  Hello, Rider!

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2. Donald Draper from Mad Men (Played by Jon Hamm)

This guy is BAD NEWS!  Smoking, drinking, cheating, etc… But, the more you get to know him as the seasons progress, the more you are rooting for him and wanting to fix him.  He’s just misunderstood, I swear!

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And finally…

1.  Jim/Jamie Stark from Rebel Without a Cause (played by the one and only dreamy James Dean).  

Poor Jamie, “You’re tearing [him] apart!”  This movie starts off with the new guy in town drunk at the police station.  Throughout the movie, we see the struggle and the emotion behind this “rebel.”  Again, another one we’d like to fix.  My ultimate crush and the template for bad boys on tv everywhere.

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Runners Up: Any of the Vampires from Vampire Diaries, Brady Black from Days of our Lives,  Cole Deschanel from Sunset Beach. 

So ladies, enjoy from afar, but hold your good man close!

QUESTION:  Who is your bad boy? CLICK on the SPEECH BUBBLE at the top of this post to share your answer!