World’s 32 Sexiest Men, The Vintage Edition

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This is one of those days when I’m trying to make up for the lack of men around here. I only have eyes for one (blush), you can’t hold it against me (blush again)…

Nevertheless, it’s the Season when sweets of all sorts are more than welcomed. Life’s eye candy article about the sexiest men of the 50s, 60s and 70s comes with Marlon Brando in first place. (the story continues right after the jump with more images)

Marlon Brando

Further on, we meet mr James Dean photographed against a white fence, all dressed in black and looking elsewhere because, you know, strong men don’t look in your face, they look though you…And then there’s Warren Beatty, hidden in the tall grass with yellow flowers all around (because in 1967, flowers were in the air and also because anyone wearing that haircut will hide too).

James Dean bw photo

Warren Beatty Grass photo

Steve McQueen leaning on his wife. Because in the privacy of your home you can wear and do just about anything. What? There’s a “Life” photographer taking pictures? That was the shy, incipient stage of the paparazzi era! Hey, look at this young man having a really healthy laugh there! Who’s that? It’s Harry Belafonte, circa 1958; who wished to be known for his art, not his body, however, both the body and the art must keep in shape.

Steve McQueen underwear photo

Harry Belafonte bw photo

Next there’s Sean Connery, 1955. No need for words. Elvis Presley in one of his usual stage routines, back in 1969. Yeah, he knew he had it…The king of pouts, Mick Jagger, in a 1968 picture alongside his then-girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg.

Sean Connery couch

Elvis Presley bw photo

Mick Jagger pout

I’m beginning to think you need not my assistance and any further guidance is without effect. So please enjoy the following: Richard Burton (1962), Bruce Lee (1965), Ryan O’Neal (1970), Paul Newman (1967), Kirk Douglas (1949), Montgomery Clift (1950), Clint Eastwood (1971), Robert Mitchum (1945), Cary Grant (1950), Robert Redford (1970), Alain Delon (1960), Burt Reynolds (1972), Gene Kelly (1948), Jim Morrison (1968), Richard Roundtree (1971), Joe Namath (1970), Frank Sinatra (1955), Marvin Gaye (1976), Bruce Springsteen (1975), Gregory Peck (1950), John Travolta (1975), Tom Jones (1977), George Best (1966), George Peppard.

Richard Burton bw photo

Bruce Lee bw photo

Ryan O Neal Love Story

Paul Newman fishing

Kirk Douglas bw photo

Montgomery Clift laughing

Clint Eastwood torso

Robert Mitchum bw photo

Cary Grant bw photo

Robert Redford Riding Horse

Alain Delon picture

Burt Reynolds bw photo

Gene Kelly smiling

Jim Morrison purple photo

Richard Roundtree Shaft

Joe Namath 1970

Frank Sinatra bw photo

Marvin Gaye bw photo

Young Bruce Springsteen

Gregory Peck 1950

John Travolta backstage

Tom Jones bw photo

George Best locker room

George Peppard Audrey Hepburn


#1 Ellington on 11.24.09 at 12:31 pm

Nice. Some I love, some do nothing for me (ie. Burt Reynolds, Elvis and Tom Jones) but nice none the less. :)
I would have added a young Terrance Stamp, Paul Robson and Gary Cooper.
But nice none the less Kpriss! Brava!
Oh and more of this and often pretty please milady! ; )

#2 café au lait on 11.24.09 at 4:14 pm

Oh, I will have a little bit of mick Jagger, how do you call the nice thing with a hat and a circled black necklace and non shaved?…

I will have a lot of that,
Thank you.

oh the rest of the menu look delicious but not my style.

#3 Lemon on 11.25.09 at 9:00 am

Not to forget to mention: George Peppard… Oh these golden shiny hairs of him!

#4 kpriss on 11.25.09 at 9:37 am

Let’s leave it open for editing, ok girls? Lemon – added George Peppard (with the ever-so-beautiful Audrey). Anyone else you’d have in? Let me know!

So café au lait would love a cup with The Boss? (Bruce Springsteen)

#5 Adriana on 11.25.09 at 12:21 pm

Yeah, young Terence Stamp! WOW!
Ah, Brucy Juicy, Steve McQueen….Marvin, Paul….Clint, and Richard Burton so gorgeous as Marc Antony, ah, well done Kpriss. Feast my eyes!

I’ve seen Alain Delon for real when he was still married to Dutch Rosalie van Breemen “playing” in the park with his young children and once we passed them walking at the beach: such a grumpy old man. They had a house somewhere I live. I think one shouldn’t see these heroes for real I guess?

#6 kpriss on 11.25.09 at 11:57 pm

So I’ll go dig for a young Terence Stamp, then? just say the word ;)

Ah, so Alain il est pas si gentil que ca… I always thought celebs only pose like that but they’re not really nice and smiley and all.. After all, they’re only human.

#7 Adriana on 11.26.09 at 7:44 am

Ellington, Tom Jones is so cute; there’s something about Welsh me.:D
I’ve until today a weak spot for John Travolta whatever….:)

Ladies: I hate and even despise Axl Rose these days. Ugh…brrrrr…etc. :P But I still love Slash. Not for his looks but his guitar still moves me.
Mickey Rourke though, whatever he’s up to, is still on the list. :)
Young Mickey Kpriss? :x

*Giggles* feels like a love struck teen here. :D

#8 Ellington on 11.26.09 at 11:22 am

Yes please Kpriss for a young Terrance Stamp.
: )
I have always liked men with a quite smoldering sexuality about them, I cannot abide overt in your face men macho. They creep me out and do nothing for me. They cancel out my desire actually.

#9 cc on 12.30.09 at 9:41 pm

Yes – Mickey Rourke – I second that!!

#10 dd on 06.27.11 at 10:29 am

Ugh Gene Kelly! what a beautiful man! I’m about to be 20 and my celebrity crush is a 50’s actor. I could watch Singin’ in the Rain a hundred times. You actually had to have real TALENT back then to be an actor, and talent is what he had!

#11 Donna Lewis on 08.04.11 at 4:06 pm

Very good list. Add Al Pacino maybe?

#12 Vikinglord on 11.23.13 at 9:07 am

Um, Barry Gibb? Every guy in America wanted to have that freakin hair.

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