A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… a little girl sat in a movie theater, totally transfixed by the cinematic wonder that was “Star Wars,” its eye-popping sci-fi spectacle and its oh-so-handsome hero: Luke Skywalker.
And then that little girl grew up, became less fearful of chest hair, kissed off Mark Hamill and set her sights on the studly Han Solo. Grouchy, mouthy and hot as hell, the original Captain Tightpants was played with panache by the previously little-known Harrison Ford. Dayum, he even looked doable as a stormtrooper.
Now it’s being reported that Ford is open to the idea of reprising his role as Han Solo in a new “Star Wars” movie. I’m not particularly keen on another lame sequel/prequel knock to my childhood memories, but I do owe Harrison Ford one (because puberty). So if he wants to relive his former glory and make some more cash for earrings, ya know what? May the Force be with him.
We’re sending our first and forever favorite Batman, the amazing Adam West, a happy birthday shout-out for his 84th (!) today. Adam was extraordinarily hunky in his heyday, and is as handsome as ever today — and is as awesome as ever, as you can see by the hilarious posts he regularly publishes on his Facebook page.
But back to that “hunky” stuff:
Let’s start this party with some vintage “Batman” and the dance craze that amazed the nation, the Batusi!
Happy birthday, Adam! Love you!
Adam West Shirtless Celebration was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by karen
Is it any surprise that the late great Gene Kelly is my favorite vintage matinee idol? Legendary talent, amazing dancing, ground-breaking choreography, Jean Dujardin grin (kidding! I totally get that Gene was first! hold your calls and letters), athletic body … DAT ASS. Sorry, I was trying to be classy, since it’s the man’s 100 birthday today and it’s a grand occasion, but have you seen it?!?
But first, because he really needs to be appreciated in motion, a couple of bonus videos: My personal favorite Gene scene of all time, “Tra La La” from “American in Paris” (embedded below) and the equally hilarious and hot fan-made “Gene Kelly Takes You to the Candyshop“!