.1 of my IDOLS when I was growing up- ALI MacGRAW.
SO great to see her on the cover of Town & Country's February issue. No reveals- or pictures, but she still is beautiful-& still with such a unique look.
photographed for VOGUE August 1969
ALI was 30 when she filmed Good-bye Columbus in 1969.
Never a starlet-always a STAR- better yet- the Anti-Star.
Here I am age- 10, in 1969- The Eyebrow-Is it NO wonder I LOVED ALI?
Who was your IDOL at the age of 10?
Olivia Newton John-Grease...I just assumed I would be able to wear those black skin-tight pants when I grew up. Sadly no. Interestingly, like Ali McGraw...Olivia is still just as beautifulReplyDelete
I don't think I had an idol but, at 10, I found France Nuyen in "South Pacific" to be the most beautiful girl in movies.ReplyDelete
Photo of France Nuyen in "South Pacific"
Several years later, Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady," was my favorite
Sarah Bernhardt--mom had Cornelia Otis Skinner's bio of her-- I was enthralled!ReplyDelete
Carrie Fisher - oh how I wanted ring plaits.ReplyDelete
Now here is a trip down memory lane!! I really hate to say it however my idol was Bobby Sherman!ReplyDelete
Jennifer- another era, but yes ONJ was indeed The Icon of the DayReplyDelete
KO- yes the beautiful ill fated love. I think as our earlier posts attest- Audrey Hepburn is a favorite- inner beauty wins out most times.
JES- SB and I share a birthday and I too have always found her fascinating. pgt
Miss RAYNE, My niece and nephew thought I looked something like P Leia, I think it was the hair.ReplyDelete
David, But confession is SO GOOD for the soul. My brother and I were Bobby Sherman fans too! pgt
Oh I had so many - trying to remember 10 - probably Hayley Mills and Jean Shrimpton - true tweendom. Love that shot of you - although I think you look older than 10!ReplyDelete
Really hate to admit it, BUT anyone working with Dr. KildareReplyDelete
Q- No I was a tender ten- about 5 feet tall by then- I just failed to grow after about 10th grade. I was about my full ht by 13. And of course I was very mature for my age-it has sort a been a regression ever since. PGTReplyDelete
F. Your secret is safe!!!! ogt
Ah, Ali McGraw. Gorgeous pic in the freewheeling-in-the-streets-tradition that became popular with this photo in 1963:ReplyDelete
My idol at the age of ten? Hmm, good question ... i think it was Franz. Beckenbauer, not Kafka. :)
Happy new year!
Princess Anne - because she was gutsy and rode horses. My ballet teacher forbid me to have riding lessons.ReplyDelete
When I was ten, I wanted to look like Audrey Hepburn. Unfortunately I am blond and way, way heavier than she ever was...but still to me she is an icon of style, grace, loveliness and fashion. Apart from having been a wonderful human being. But you are right Ali is special.ReplyDelete
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When I was ten, I wanted to be like Audrey Hepburn. Unfortunately I was blond and already then on the heavy side...But still to me she is an icon of style, grace, elegance and fashion apart from having been a wonderful human being. But you are right Ali is a star and absolutely breathtaking.ReplyDelete
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No doubt about it--Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly were my idols and still are. MaryReplyDelete
Glen Gould :DReplyDelete
Mary Poppins aka Julie Andrews. The first movie I remember seeing as well as the first voice that ignited my inner daemon.ReplyDelete
ray05-thank you for the link-an iconic cover to be sure. I had to google FB, good choice!ReplyDelete
Bindy- such a good pick. She is an independent woman still.
Marinissima-Look forward to the link. Rarely do any of us match the looks of our idols- yet there is something we see, or sense in them that we relate to or Identify with. With AM, I know it was her looks- at the time I vividly remember feeling too mature looking, and oh the eyebrows. I was relieved to see AM-at the time a very different look from the typical models. Audrey Hepburn is such a model in so many ways- for me one of the most flawless beauties inside and out.
Dandy- another Twiggy So versatile, and again she is still so lovely and graceful
DJS-ME TOO, except for the singing which I am curse with-knowing all the words and barely being able to carry a tune! For me -it was that Umbrella and the bottomless carpet bag. She was magical in every way-the books are even better.ReplyDelete
I need to visit your site-can you send me a link-I know about the voice talk blog- and it is listed here, but it seems you have a new one-but I was not sure how to get there. PGT
I was besotted with Camelot.
Of course, earlier it had been Hayley Mills.
She was pale, like me!
How nice of you to feature Ali, she is a friend of mine and I see her when I am in Santa Fe. She is a most gracious person.ReplyDelete
I always admired Grace Kelly. In 1976 or so, I met her old boyfriend Oleg Cassini and he shared some rather personal things about her with me. I liked her even more after that!
Your blog is beautiful, and thoughtful. I appreciate the effort you put into it and I am thrilled I discovered it, and you.
Margo Fonteyn and Queen Elizabeth I.ReplyDelete
You're way cuter than Ali:).ReplyDelete
I loved Ali too. I first loved her in LOVE STORY. I had that eyebrow thing too, PGT. In college I plucked them til they were pencil thin and very hideous. I laugh now and just enjoy them, although they are nothing compared to my younger days.ReplyDelete
And yes, I will admit I also loved in this chronological order, Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy, and Donny Osmond.
Dear PGT: my new site (oh god) is La Vie Intérieure at:ReplyDelete
Yes to the carpet bag and all its magic!
Pamela, I think there are a number of Haley Mills fans that read too.ReplyDelete
Lisa, gee thanks but Ali was so unique, I have to credit her with my own coming to terms with some aspects of my looks. Think my Mom encouraged this too.
Marilyn- Hilarious-Me TOO-I am still trying to work them back to some degree. Mine never filled in too much after I plucked them.
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Balsam Fir, happy New Year to you. I love that another royal makes the list- the Queen is admirable. My father gave me a beautiful small doll with lovely details wearing the Order of the Garter. I still have her.ReplyDelete
Daniel- the blog looks great! thanks for letting me knowReplyDelete
Elfrida Beetle. Welcome, I hope you get to read the Ali article. She looks so wonderful in the pictures from Santa Fe. I have visited and love the climate and town-most memorable. Grace Kelly- another exquisite surely. pgtReplyDelete
I was ten in 1963 , the year Jean Shrimpton was named "model of the year".ReplyDelete
I thought she was fabulous though it was a bit depressing to have an idol who was so perfectly beautiful. Someone with a few more flaws would have been healthier :) Saw a recent photograph of her and was so relieved to see her with gray hair and sagging around the edges - much more human. I was older when Ali came along and made eyebrows O.K. Like you I was relieved.
I agree she was so cool (heard the other day that this word is definitely out for 2012) and yes she is still a stunner. Looking forward to the new T and C.
I had an overlapping front tooth like Ali MacGraw, so I felt better about it. I would wear a knitted hat like hers and say, "I'm an alley cat... I'm a fawn" ja-xReplyDelete