MCM: Tyrone Power

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This one goes out to Rhawnie, who is related to one of the most handsome men to have ever graced the silver screen, Tyrone Power. I mean, it sort of feels weird when you’re sitting there realizing that you’re lusting after a guy who is your friend’s blood relative, not to mention he’s dead and all. But DUDE. LOOK AT HIM. If lusting after Tyrone Power is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Hope that isn’t creepy, Rhawnie.

 

Lloyds of London (1936)

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Old Chicago (1937)

*Bites fist*

 

Marie Antoinette (1938)

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Before there was Jamie Dornan as Count Ferson in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, there was Tyrone Power as the sexy soldier who steals the queen’s heart. I had to stop myself from adding every photo I could find of Tyrone Power in this movie, because he’s so epically charming, it’s not even funny.

 

Brigham Young (1940)

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“Hey, want to watch a movie about the founder of the Mormon church?”

“No.”

“It has Tyrone Power in it.”

“Fire it up.”

 

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

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Power was the fourth actor to star as the roguish, yet charming “masked man.”

 

Blood and Sand (1941)

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Not really a historical movie (it takes place in contemporary 1940-whatever), but it has pretty awesome toreador costumes.

 

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

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I think this movie takes place in the 1820s, but hell if I know. All I could focus on was Tyrone Power in those barkcloth diapers.

 

The Black Swan (1942)

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Basically, he’s the OG Dread Pirate Roberts. There are plenty of costumes in this film, but they don’t call this “Man Candy Monday” for nothing!

 

Captain From Castille (1947)

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No, not the 1970s easy-listening band/husband & wife Captain & Tennille. I know you were confused.

 

Prince of Foxes (1949)

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More like, “Prince Is Foxy,” am I right?

 

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Sarah Lorraine

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Sarah discovered her dual passion for history and costume right around the age of twelve. Dragged kicking and screaming to her first Renaissance Faire at Black Point, she was convinced she was going to hate it, but to her surprise, she fell head over heels in love with the world of reenactment and dress up immediately. Her undergraduate degree is in Clothing & Textile Design, and she has a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture. When she’s not hauling crap to SCA events and ren faires, Sarah enjoys reading true crime books, writing fiction, and sewing historical clothing from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century. One of these days, she might even start updating her old costuming blog again.

6 Responses

  1. Donna

    Tyrone Power’s Zorro is almost the same movie as Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood … same plot, same actor as the bad guy (Rasil Batthbone) and same actor as the fat cleric (Eugene Pallet) .
    Also, the erupting volcanos is the background in Captain from Castile are NOT special effects. The New World scenes were filmed in Mexico while the local volcano was having some rumbly days. … other man candy in this one is Cesar Romero as Cortez :-)

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  2. Michael L. McQuown

    Also one of the best movie swordsmen around, Always got the choreography right, never got anyone hurt. Which is more than Christopher Lee, himself a fine fencer, ever could say about actors he worked with. Also, from all accounts, Power was a very nice guy.

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  3. Kathleen Norvell

    I so agree with you. I’ve been a Tyrone Power fan most of my life and those Irish good looks helped a lot. I probably drooled for a week after I saw “Prince of Foxes.” I still think he was the most beautiful man in the movies. Alain Delon ran a close second.

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  4. Linda Sweeney

    I used to belong to a Tyrone fan club and have a couple of biographies of TP, plus a book of all of his films. My favorite, a forerunner of bodice-ripper historical romances, is The Black Swan.

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  5. judith laucka

    Love his movies! Only actor who mastered every venue from comedies, war movies, time travel to swashbuckling. He was a damn fine looking man but was a wonderful actor at every level but received zero recognition. He also had the courage to go back to the stage with complex difficult productions How sad is that. Then Fate dealt him the final blow when he died at 44. The saddest of all was that he never met his boy nor raised his wonderful girls. Here is what is truly amazing, his children are all great in a phony world where many star children go to seed.

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