A while back, I asked my readers to share their silent movie crushes. A great time was had by all and so I decided to revisit our choices and find a way for all of us have a bit of fun our crushes.
First, I made these swell wordclouds with Wordclouds.com.
But wordclouds didn’t seem like enough. How about a final showdown between the crushes to see who was top crush? Yeah! That’s more like it! I took the top four vote-getters in both ladies and gents categories and made a little survey.
I am asking everyone to vote for both the ladies and gents. Remember that for the purpose of this survey, a crush can mean either “I swoon at the sight of ’em or I wanna date ’em!” or “I think they’re gorgeous, love looking at ’em or wouldn’t mind looking like ’em!” so that should take care of just about everyone.
Instead of just picking one, this survey lets you move the names around with your favorite on the top and least favorite on the bottom. Have fun!
If the survey does not display below, here is a direct link.
Note: Because there was a tie for slot 4 in the gents’ category, I used a random selection tool to choose. Valentino emerged as the winner.
Here is the complete list of silent movie crushes, along with the number of commenters who named them as their choices. There are 91 names in all. Quite an impressive variety, I must say. Enjoy!
|8||Anna May Wong|
|5||Florence La Badie|
|1||Al St. John|
|1||Douglas Fairbanks Jr.|
|1||Francis X Bushman|