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Monday, November 01, 2010

Go Retro's Retro Hottie of the Month: Christopher Plummer

This month's Retro Hottie of the Month is for my mother - she's been in love with Christopher Plummer ever since The Sound of Music was released 45 years ago. Who can blame her? He is yummy indeed, but I must admit that when Captain Von Trapp starts blowing that whistle, I want to rip it from his hands and blast it in his ear. I plan on posting about my love for The Sound of Music later this week (the cast recently reunited on Oprah) but in the meantime, here's a collection of Plummer photos. 





The Canadian-born Plummer developed a bit of a bad boy reputation in his younger days. This 2005 interview quote from Entertainment Weekly cracked me up: "(We didn't drink) because we had problems. We drank 'cause we adored it! We adored getting drunk, you a--holes! Don't tell me that it isn't fun! I can't bear that. Oh, you must have had some awful childhood, that you drank like that. Nonsense! Actually, I was taught as a child to drink. I came from a family that loved wine. I was twelve, I think, when I was drinking wine with dinner. I'm glad I had fun and lived in a fun time."

We'll drink to that!

11 comments:

  1. Christopher Plummer is DEFINITELY hot!!!! Thanks for all these drool-worthy pictures!!!!

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  2. Ah, you're welcome, Listen and Talk Nashville! When I make someone drool, my job is done. :)

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  3. The Sound of Music is seriously one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time. I don't normally watch Oprah on a regular basis, but I was glued to that tv last Thursday, lol. I love your "Hottie of the Month" posts...but then again, I enjoy reading the entire blog. :)

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  4. Ahh Christopher Plummer. I only watched The Sound of Music for the first time in 2007 (I know, deprived childhood), and I fell in love with Capt. Von Trapp. Thanks for featuring him this month!

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  5. Ahh, thanks Jenn and Ruby Rach! I love The Sound of Music and definitely must post a tribute to it this week - it's the ultimate chick flick! And yes, it's one of my top ten favorites, too. There's no better way to get your toes tapping then to listen to the music.

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  6. You wanna blow a whistle in his ear? Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

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  7. Christopher Plummer was married to Tammy Grimes and they produced Amanda Plummer and that alone makes me adore him. He has a rotten reputation from what I heard, but the end product is always so good. He made a movie called Prototype which is a modern take on Frankenstein but with a cyborg. It's by the guys who created Columbo and you'll totally need a box of tissues. It's my favorite film with Plummer in it.

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  8. He doesn't really rock my boat, honestly...but what the heck? Different strokes, ya know!

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  9. Hello Pam :)

    I was looking for Japanese retro assets, and I accidently found your site. I need not say that it was love at first sight. All of the attributes of the retro culture (the things I love the most) concentrated in one place.. yummy ;)

    I also have a blog that is fighting against the decadent postmodern culture - but I am doing that in the form of sharing quality retro music. Please feel free to visit my web-site and download whatever you want (If some of the download links for the stuff that you fancy have expired please inform me and I will re-upload them).

    By the way, I used an illustration that you have posted on your site, as a theme for the cover of the newest compilation I have prepared - about Japanese retro grooves from the 60s and 70s.

    This is the address of the post:

    http://lazarslounge.blogspot.com/2010/11/japanese-groove-from-60s-and-7-s.html

    Best regards,
    Lazar

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  10. @Rich - LOL! Yep, that's what we're calling it.

    @Amanda - yep, I forgot to mention Amanda Plummer. He didn't have the greatest relationship with her early on, but I read they do now. I find her so annoying, though, that it's hard for me to believe she's Christopher Plummer's offspring. The cyborg movie sounds interesting.

    @Marlene - ah well, perhaps next month's selection will float your boat. I try to go for variety with the hottie of the month posts.

    @Lazar - welcome, and thanks for your nice comments. I'll definitely check out your blog today.

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  11. Whoah! That second picture looks like a young Martin Landau!

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