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Monday, November 16, 2015

Battle of the Movie Stars #24: 1966

The following stars of 1958 (from the 23rd Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Ingrid Bergman (Indiscreet)
Coral Browne (Auntie Mame)
Peggy Cass (Auntie Mame)
Tony Curtis (The Defiant Ones)
Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific)
Cary Grant (Houseboat)
Tab Hunter (Damn Yankees)
Sophia Loren (Houseboat)
Shirley MacLaine (Some Came Running)
Paul Newman (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
David Niven (Separate Tables)
Kim Novak (Vertigo)
Sidney Poitier (The Defiant Ones)
Vincent Price (The Fly)
Rosalind Russell (Auntie Mame)
Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Now on to our 24th battle, which takes us back to 1966 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:


mike/ said...

i don't believe that people chose Burton, Segal, & Denny from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" but overwhelmingly chose Lana Turner over Elizabeth Taylor! makes no sense!

Jon said...

Are there meant to be voting buttons? Only I can't see any... Jx

Anonymous said...

What the fuck! MacLaine vs. Fonda is A TIE! Two Excellent actresses-turn-Godesses screen 2gether!

Anonymous said...

Are you doing something different for these posts? This is the second week in a row I cannot post. The pictures and trailers show up but not the voting captions? My systems probably outdated again, but I do enjoy the posts.

Anonymous said...

I loved Lana Turner in Madame X, but no one, and I mean NO ONE, NO TIME EVER, beats Liz Taylor in Virginia Woolf!

Marc Harshbarger said...

Sorry, guys (and I'm assuming that Anonymous is male), but there was obviously a glitch in the Elizabeth Taylor/Lana Turner poll. At first it looked fine - except that Lana was beating Liz badly, which seemed quite odd to me. Then later the poll mysteriously changed from Liz vs. Lana to Anouk Aimée vs. Liz, which made more sense since now Liz was winning. So I guess most readers saw the latter poll from the beginning and voted for Liz - but some of us saw Lana receiving these votes instead. I fixed the poll by switching Liz and Lana's pics and replacing Anouk with Lana. Again, I apologize for the confusion - which even confused me.

As for the polls not appearing in the post, I know it works fine in Internet Explorer and Opera. Jon and Anonymous, let me know what browser you're looking at DEEP DISH in - and if you're still having the problem.

As for MacLaine vs. Fonda, I think they make a good match-up - but it's a difficult choice since both are great actresses.

And, Anonymous, I agree that no one should ever beat Liz in Virginia Woolf - even though I, too, love Lana in Madame X.

Thanks for voting, everyone!

Jon said...

It tried it in IE8, and yes I can see the poll fine - but I use Firefox as my default browser and even though I disabled AdBlock, it still doesn't show. I can only assume that PollDaddy and FF are incompatible for some reason. Jx

Anonymous said...

I too am using Firefox as my default browser, and its only been in the last couple of contest were I couldn't see the polls. There was a recent update. Hope that helps.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Hi, Jon. I just looked at the post in Firefox, and all the polls are there. So I'm not sure why you're unable to see them on your computer. Hopefully next week's Battle post will work better for you.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Hi, Anonymous. Thank you for letting me know. However, my version of Firefox is 42.0 - and it works just fine. So I'm not sure about this recent update that may or may not be causing the problem. I do have a question for you - can you see the poll in my DEEP DISH Pool Party posts? Let me know.

Jon said...

I have solved the mystery. I have (and presumably also Anonymous has) Firefox Tracking Protection switched on. In the top left of the address bar, there's a little grey shield with a drop down menu that says: "Tracking protection: This site uses elements that may track your browsing."

If I switch this off, I can see the voting polls.

I assume FF has determined that PollDaddy is a hacking risk. A quick Google search for it reveals that this may indeed be a vulnerable widget/app... Jx

Marc Harshbarger said...

Thank you for solving the mystery, Jon! I have read where some PollDaddy polls have been hacked in order to add votes, but so far this has not been a problem for me.

Jon said...

You're welcome, dear! Jxx