I mentioned during the first post that I’d be posting updates on Thursday and Sunday. I might actually limit the update posts to once a week, especially if the numbers seem to have stagnated With that, let’s briefly look at where the numbers are for week one, as they stand now. Remember, you have till Monday at midnight to vote!
Leading with eight votes is the beautiful Ginger Rogers.
I must admit I really didn’t expect Ginger to be such a clear frontrunner. She received the most votes, right from the start, and she’s consistently held the top spot since voting opened. Very unexpected.
In second place with four votes is Jean Harlow.
I said last year that I wouldn’t declare my predictions anymore because they were hopelessly wrong. If I did tell you my predictions I would have had my money on Harlow. To me, she embodies the 1930s and I thought she’d blow past everyone. Now that’s not to say that between now and Monday she won’t gain traction, but I think it’s slim.
With three votes, and in third place, we have Ms. Bette Davis.
Bette was a long-shot in this decade and it’s not surprising she’s trailing behind. If Harlow doesn’t make a break for the top spot, I could see her losing to Davis. I don’t, however, see Davis winning this thing.
If I were a betting woman I’d have been thrown out from the start. Absolutely no love for Colbert AND Leigh? I’m really not sure why Leigh hasn’t garnered any votes because I know Gone With the Wind is so beloved. Is everyone secretly admitting that Scarlett O’Hara is annoying? As for Colbert, I have to wonder where all the screwball comedy fans are?
Those are the numbers for now. Voting closes Monday at midnight.
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