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Personal Statement:

How I Came to Love the Classics

by Erin, age 15

May 23, 1999

I saw my first classic movie about a year and a half ago. That movie was Charade, with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, of course. My mom wanted to watch it, since it was going to be on TV, and 
she said I should watch it too since it was really good. Before then, I thought all classic movies were dumb and boring (even though I really had never seen any...). But I agreed to watch it anyway, and I loved it! I instantly became a fan of both Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. I thought she was so pretty and elegant, and I thought he was so sophisticated and suave. So a while after seeing Charade, I saw Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I was hooked. Since then I've seen most of Audrey's movies and I've read one of her biographies.

Then later on, I think I saw Pillow Talk or Calamity Jane, and that made me love Doris Day. I began to listen to her music too, especially her early big band stuff with Les Brown. I read Doris Day: Her Own Story, and I was so surprised to find out what an amazing life she led. I've seen many of her movies too, my favorites being The Pajama Game and Love Me or Leave Me

So that's how I became a classic movie lover! My three favorites of all time are Roman Holiday, The Pajama Game, and Bringing Up Baby. I hope you find this to be interesting enough. It's nothing really exciting, but it's my story and it's true.

(Please send your comments on this article to its author, Erin, at Thanks.)

© 1999 Erin

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