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Imaginary Husbands September 9, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — swankylady @ 7:19 pm
First off, I am happily married and obviously find my husband very attractive. That said, now I feel justified to gush about my imaginary husbands. There is just something about old movie star heartthrobs; there never will be the modern equivalent of say, another Marlon Brando or Laurence Olivier. Not to say there aren’t plenty of handsome and debonair male actors out there that can pull of that smoldering, brooding 1950’s kind of sexiness. Jon Hamm does a pretty good job of this in his TV role as Don Draper:

Still, there is just something about those Hollywood men of yore. I love old movies from the late 1930’s through the 1960’s and in part because of those hunky leads. The men they so often portrayed were strong and chivalrous, rough around the edges but with deep, poetic souls. They smoked cigars and sometimes delivered steamy lines that would be deemed sexist today. They were strong enough to literally sweep a woman off her feet whether she like it or not but sensitive enough to declare their undying love, sometimes they even squeezed out a tear or two!

So without further ado, here are my top six imaginary husbands:

Marlon Brando


laurence Olivier


Cary Grant

Paul Newman

Charles Boyer

Clark Gable


2 Responses to “Imaginary Husbands”

  1. I think mine would be Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Dana Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, and Rossano Brazzi

  2. swankylady Says:

    Oh, good list! I forgot about how cute and talented Gene Kelly was in his day…

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