Monday, July 11, 2011

Man Candy Monday (OLD Man Candy)

So. I kind of have a crush.  On two old men.

No, I’m not being weird and gross.  I think these two old men were hot, when they were young men. 

See, I watched both The Way We Were and Love Story last week.  Ever since I saw the episode of SATC when Carrie relates to the character of Katie (and identifies Big as Hubbell) in The Way We Were, I’ve been wanting to see it.

Then, I watched an old episode of Oprah not long ago where she was chatting with the stars of the chick flick classic Love Story, so I added it to my list of old movies I wanted to see, too.

I bought both movies and really enjoyed them.  I liked The Way We Were better than Love Story, but I was glad I saw both of them.

And that brings me to my two new old man crushes.

Robert Redford and Ryan O’Neal.  Young Robert Redford and Ryan O’Neal.  Not the 75- and 70-year-old men they are now.  That would be creepy.

Take a look:

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Redford as Hubbell in The Way We Were

robert redford

Um…yeah.  Hot.


 With co-star Barbara Streisand, who played Katie in The Way We Were

ryan o'neal

 O’Neal as Oliver Barrett IV in Love Story


Love.  Love this face.


 With co-star Ali McGraw, who played Jenny Cavalleri  in Love Story

There’s just something about black-and-white photos of old movie stars in their prime…am I right??

So.  I know I’m not the first one to discover these guys.  They’ve kind of been famous for, like, fifty years.

Doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate ‘em on Man Candy Monday.

Hope you can at least understand the appreciation.


Nicole said...

I've seen Love Story. haha I cried! :) just sayin :) And I agree about b&w photos... I make some photos b&w now days just b/c there's something magical about them!

And yeah those guys aren't bad looking at all. My grandma Loves Redford :)

Leslie said...

Totally on board with your analysis. Might I suggest you consider my personal fave, Paul Newman.

Just sayin'... :)

Jill said...

Leslie, how did I not know you have a blog until now?!?

And that was a very, very nice these old men.