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Do you know what I think we need? | Manolo for the Big Girl

Do you know what I think we need?

I think we need pictures of Paul Newman.

I mean damn. DAMN.

Paul Newman 1

those lips

Geraldine Page must die

Paul Newman in 1964

He’s even hot with a beard!
from What a Way To Go

(Joanne Woodward not pictured, although I hope that rumor isn’t true.)

28 Responses to “Do you know what I think we need?”

  1. The gold digger May 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Oh yes that’s just what the doctor ordered.

  2. jojo.k May 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Ah, one of my favorite all time crushes.
    He still had it right til the end.

  3. Friv May 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm #


  4. Harri P. May 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    It’s not a rumor. He was arrested in the 50s for soliciting young men and it was even in the local paper in upstate NY.

    That said, he stood on line behind me at the movies once and holy god his eyes were even more amazing in person.

  5. Maria May 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Plummy, thank you. This is EXACTLY what I needed today.

  6. cadpig May 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    could we have picttures of Steve McQueen????? Pretty, Pretty Please????

  7. Plumcake May 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    @Cadpig, someday yes. I do love Steve McQueen!

  8. Christine May 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    This has made my whole day worthwhile.

    I don’t believe those rumours. A friend of mine worked on a film with PN and said his eyes could change a straight guy gay, a lesbian straight and make all women leave their husbands. (My friend was part of the crew). Joanne Woodward showed up and the electricity between them was apparently highly charged.

    Ooooh, those eyes!

  9. lucylang May 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Plumcake, I concur. You have brightened my day immensely.

  10. klee May 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    Oh, yes.

    thank you

  11. kimks May 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Hot damn with a dip in fudge and a spray of whip cream. That man is the very definituion of hot damn.

  12. Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    The most beautiful man ever. Thank you, so much, for the shirtless ones. Mmmmmm…

  13. klee May 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    p.s. I worked at a swank hotel in Dallas in 1979/1980, room service breakfast shift. They were staying there to promote some project or other, but I can assure you, when I brought breakfast into their room, there was one bed, used, and contented expressions all around. They were kindness incarnate

  14. zuzu May 4, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    No archive of Newman photos is complete without his military photo.

  15. bush piglet May 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Oh my!

  16. JayKay May 4, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    My god, he was quite a looker! Thanks for the drool-worthy photos!

  17. Collette May 5, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    I’m a lesbian and even I think he is the most gorgeous man ever. I would switch teams for a young Paul Newman. At least for the night.

  18. Carol May 5, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Thank you – thank you! I saw him once, about 20 years ago, at Road America for the vintage car races. Lovely man. Though he was shorter than I expected and had pretty spindly white legs. But who could look at those when you could look for days into his eyes…

  19. Mrsbug May 5, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    You know what I liked about him? He looked like a man, not some polished and manicured metrosexual. I’m not opposed to the metrosexual look, but I likes me a man that’s not afraid to work and sweat and not be ashamed of it.

  20. marjorie May 5, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    one of my earliest crushes as well. (at my hebrew school we were shown the vintage film Exodus, based upon the novel by Leon Uris, as an Educational Experience designed to inculcate us in Love for Israel. it was not Israel i fell in love with that day, my friends.) and hey, can we talk Newman’s Own and Hole in the Wall Camp? the man was delicious and menschy too.

  21. dcsurfergirl May 5, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks for imagery I want in my head!

  22. Courtney May 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Watching Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the first time, I remember thinking the performance was brilliant but that Newman was almost distractingly beautiful on the screen.

    Then I pondered what the eyes of a theoretical Paul Newman/Elizabeth Taylor child would look like.

    He was swoonworthy to the end.

  23. wildflower May 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Hi Plumcake,

    May I gently remind you that you still haven’t addressed why big girls can be superfantastic, but all of your displays of male hotness have only been ectomorphs?

  24. wildflower May 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    er… OF ectomorphs? :)

  25. Plumcake May 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    wildflower, in turn I’ll gently remind you of

    Stephen Fry:


    Will and Nathan:




    (who, btw, I’ve loved since I was 15)

    Martin Luther King, Jr:

    A Bunch of Cumbrian farmers in wellies

  26. Constance May 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Always loved his reply when asked if he ever cheated on Joanne, “Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home.”


  27. BrooklynShoeBabe May 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Gotdamn. Not only a great talent and a humanitarian, but also very easy on the eyes. You can’t top that. Thanx.

  28. Style Spy May 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    My dad’s eyes were that color. (My dad was pretty cute.)