But Why?


Here are 16 classic movie stars that baffle me.  What was their appeal?  I just can’t see it.  Why were they famous?  What movies of theirs should I watch to understand?  If you have any insight into one or more of these golden age actors please enlighten me.  I want to understand, I really do.


W.C. Fields, Jayne Mansfield, Hedy Lamarr, Laurence Olivier, Loretta Young, Melvyn Douglas, Vivien Leigh, Paul Muni, Jeff Chandler, Van Heflin, Janet Leigh, Randolph Scott, Mae West, Joan Fontaine, Jeanne Crain, and Lana Turner.  Yes, these puzzle me.

Thanks for your help!