Monday, September 29, 2014

Stars & Their Hobbies ~ Wrap-Up

Hobbies of the Stars (Source)

September is coming to a close and that means it's time to wrap up my Stars & Their Hobbies series. I hope you've enjoyed this series as much as I have! It's been a lot of work. Even though the posts are relatively short, some of them required up to 2-3 hours of research. My goal for each post was to include the following: a photo of the star doing their hobby, a quote from them about their hobby and some fun trivia. This ideal scenario wasn't possible for every post but gosh darn it I tried! Below are some interesting (and some strange) hobbies that didn't make it into the mix.

Anne Shirley enjoyed sand skiing.
Lew Ayres was an amateur astronomer.
Billie Dove collected rare perfumes.
George Montgomery made furniture.
Lila Lee flew airplanes.
Gary Cooper was an amateur taxidermist.
Mel Torme had so many hobbies that it led to a divorce.
Dorothy Lee collected toy dogs.
Lyle Talbot and Ann Dvorak studied bacteriology.
Robert Mitchum wrote poems, songs and jokes.

Jerry Lewis played the drums.

Vincent Prince loved cooking and wrote cookbooks.

Tony Curtis had a collection of pipes.

Lewis Stone's hobby was cabinet-making.
Rock Hudson had a vast collection of films.

In addition to Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and James Garner were both race car enthusiasts.

A big thank you to Laura, Jessica, Terry, Kate Gabrielle, Neil, Jonas, and Sebina for all of the tips! They helped make this series possible.

If I find more ideas for posts in the future, I'll make sure to revive this series.

Now I leave you with an MGM short from 1939 entitled Hollywood Hobbies. It features two young tourists exploring Hollywood on a tour and spot some MGM stars along the way.

My series Stars & Their Hobbies explores how notable actors and actresses from Hollywood history spent their free time. Click here  to view a complete list of entries.


  1. I loved reading this series of posts - well done Raquel! You did a fabulous job x

  2. This series was great! I loved reading every entry!

  3. You're welcome, Quelle! I really enjoyed these posts.


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