It's the best time of the year on TCM, as the network begins their annual Summer Under the Stars programming! Each day in August, one star is honored with a 24-hour marathon dedicated to his or her work, and Kristen of the incredible Journeys in Classic Film and I invite all of you to join in… Continue reading The Summer Under the Stars Blogathon Starts TODAY!
It feels like it's been forever since I've properly participated in a blogathon, even if it's actually only been a few weeks. One would think that the summer would bring about lots of fun and exciting events for classic movie fans to participate in, but whether there are fewer blogathons in general or simply fewer… Continue reading The Joan Bennett Blogathon — Two in a Crowd (1936)
Janet Leigh is one of those classic film actresses who has always intrigued me from afar. During my discovery of vintage cinema, I've had the pleasure of watching some of her most influential pictures like Psycho (1960), Touch of Evil (1958), and most recently Holiday Affair (1949), which has become a recent holiday classic on… Continue reading The Janet Leigh Blogathon — The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Today's the day! To me, July 1st is one of the best days of the year for being a classic movie fan. Every July I feel like I'm part of a worldwide birthday party for Olivia de Havilland, who at 103 years young continues to grace fans everywhere with her delightful presence. It's almost like… Continue reading The Fourth Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon — Eating Like Olivia de Havilland
In the three years that I've been participating in blogathons, I've seen scores of original ideas come my way. Usually the blogathons that I've noticed and participated in honor a particular classic movie star, film genre, or anniversary, and I've even seen a few that are centered around the holidays that occur throughout the year.… Continue reading The Calls of Cornwall: The Daphne du Maurier Blogathon — Frenchman’s Creek (1944)
I have to admit that the start of my new job on top of some of my other writing commitments have kept me from following through on some of the blogathons that I've signed up for lately, which really disappoints me. Nothing makes me feel worse than missing the opportunity to talk about any and… Continue reading Dear Mr. Gable: A Celebration of the King of Hollywood Blogathon — Night Nurse (1931)
When I think about underappreciated actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood, I realize that a multitude of women don't receive the attention and respect that they deserve today, but few actresses fit this description better than Luise Rainer. Despite holding her own in exceptionally challenging roles and becoming the first person, male or female,… Continue reading My Review of Seen from the Wings: Luise Rainer. My Mother, The Journey and an Interview with the Book’s Author, Francesca Knittel Bowyer