ANNOUNCING THE 110 YEARS OF CLAIRE TREVOR BLOGATHON.

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The motion picture industry is full of criminally underrated stars, who have transmitted all their energy and infused splashes of their genius into every film they made, but yet they have never received the recognition that they so rightfully deserve.

One of Hollywood’s most protruding glaring omissions is Claire Trevor. In a career that spanned 58 years, Trevor amassed 87 acting credits, and was bestowed “The Queen of Film Noir”, after having starred in several films from the genre and receiving an Academy Award for her supporting role in Key Largo ( 1948 ). However, despite her prominent status and invaluable contribution to motion pictures, very few people seem to remember her.

After years of eluding public recognition, Claire Trevor is finally securing a position on the radar for three days in March, and just in time for her 110th birthday too. The instrumental forces behind putting Claire back in the spotlight is my friend Virginie from The Wonderful World Of Cinema and myself, who have both decided to host a blogathon dedicated to Claire Trevor.

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THE RULES

1. Bloggers are enabled to write about anything that pertains to the life and career of Claire Trevor. There is absolutely no restriction on subjects. However, we are limiting the quantity of entries on the same topic, and we are asking that there be no more than two duplicates. Remember, the more popular the subject matter, the more likely it is to be claimed, so act fast.

2. The purpose of this blogathon is to celebrate Claire Trevor. Any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful towards Claire will not be accepted.

3. Participants are allowed to write more than one entry, but to give everyone the chance to take part in the blogathon, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on March 8th – 10th, 2020, which coincides with Claire’s 110th birthday on March 8thEarly entries are most welcome, but they will not be linked until the day the event commences.

6. If you wish to participate in the blogathon, please register first. Any post submitted that is not part of the event, will not be showcased.

7. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Virginie’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover. If you wish to register by email, please contact me me at: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Virginie, and advertise it on your blog. We look forward to seeing you in March.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – TBA.

The Wonderful World Of Cinema – Claire Trevor in Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Movie Rob – How To Murder Your Wife ( 1965 ), The Babe Ruth Story ( 1948 ) and Allegheny Uprising ( 1939 ).

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Born To Kill ( 1947 )

Taking Up Room – Stage Coach ( 1939 )

The Flapper Dame – Key Largo ( 1948 )

Sister Celluloid – Borderline ( 1950 )

Overture Books and Films – Murder, My Sweet ( 1944 )

The Stop Button – Dead End ( 1937 )

Caftan Woman – The Desperado’s ( 1943 )

Nitrate Diva – Born To Kill ( 1947 )

4 Star Films – Claire Trevor’s Legacy.

Shadows and Satin – Raw Deal ( 1948 )

 

THE CAROLE LOMBARD MEMORIAL BLOGATHON IS HERE

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Are you guys ready for four fun packed days of Carole Lombard? We certainly hope so, because today ( January 16th ) marks not only the 78th anniversary of Carole’s tragic passing, it is also the day that my great friend and dedicated Carole historian, Vincent Paterno from Carole & Co and myself, officially launch the opening of our tribute blogathon dedicated to the legendary Miss Lombard.

For those bloggers participating in the blogathon, please submit your entries on the comments section below or on Vincent’s blog, and we’ll showcase them as soon as we can. Thank you for taking the time to honor Carole by participating in our event. We look forward to reading your articles.

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THE ENTRIES

The Story Enthusiast – How Carole Lombard Won Me Over, AKA, Tribute to Carole as a dramatic actress.

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18 Cinema Lane – In Name Only ( 1939 )

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The Midnight Drive-In – High Voltage ( 1929 )

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The Stop Button – The Princess Comes Across ( 1936 )

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Critica Retro – Carole Lombard: Bathing Beauty

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Caftan Woman – We’re Not Dressing ( 1934 )

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Karavansara – My Man Godfrey ( 1936 ) and ( 1957 ), AKA, The Two Godfrey’s.

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Taking Up Room – Made For Each Other ( 1939 )

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Carole & Co – An Upright Story Of A Sleeper Car 

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Screen Dreams – No Man Of Her Own ( 1932 )

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THE SECOND FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON HAS ARRIVED

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The closing chapter of 2019 is drawing closer, and in a few days time it will be 2020. To celebrate the arrival of the new decade and to leave the existing one with a bang, Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood and myself have decided to go out in style with two of the most endearing couples to ever grace the silver screen – their name as known the world over is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

For those of you who are participating in the blogathon, please submit your entries on the comment section below or on Michaela’s blog, and we’ll post them as soon as we can. Thank you.

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THE ENTRIES

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Fred and Ginger Tribute.

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Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 )

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The Story Enthusiast – Forever Female ( 1953 )

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Silver Screenings – Top Hat ( 1935 )

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Poppity Talks Classic Film – Swing Time ( 1936 )

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Musings Of A Classic Film Addict – Having Wonderful Time ( 1938 )

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Caftan Woman – Professional Sweetheart ( 1933 )

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THE THIRD ANNUAL LAUREN BACALL BLOGATHON HAS ARRIVED

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It’s that time of year again. For the next three days, the legendary Lauren Bacall will be taking high precedence in the blogasphere. Join me and a talented array of writers while we pay tribute to this great actress, who left an indelible mark on cinematic history with her illustrious contribution to motion pictures.

For those of you who are participating in the event, please submit your entries on the comments section below, and I will link them as soon as I can. Thank you for taking part in the event.

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THE THIRD ANNUAL LAUREN BACALL BLOGATHON ENTRIES

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Appointment With Death ( 1988 )

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The Stop Button – To Have and Have Not ( 1944 )

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Taking Up Room – Dark Passage ( 1947 )

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The Midnight Drive-In – The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

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Critica Retro – Designing Woman ( 1957 )

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Love Letters To Old Hollywood – How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

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18 Cinema Lane – From The Mixed-UP Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ( 1995 )

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Poppity Talks Classic Film – Blood Alley ( 1955 )

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ANNOUNCING THE SECOND FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON

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Two iconic screen legends who epitomized American cinema, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were a dynamic dancing duo and successful acting veterans whose names will continuously echo throughout the years.

At least everyone should have heard of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The unparalleled artistry that both stars possessed, which is coupled by their enduring legacy, continue to evoke interest in today’s popular culture. In the blogasphere Fred and Ginger are among the most celebrated screen teams. It is for this reason that Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood and myself have decided to launch the second addition of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon, a blogging event that we hosted for the first time in July 2018.

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THE RULES

1. This blogathon is not just restricted to the ten films that Fred and Ginger made together. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the indelible legacy and illustrious filmography of both stars. Bloggers are welcome to write about any film that starred either Astaire or Rogers or any topic pertaining to the two legends.

2. Due to the diversity of the subject matter, we are allowing no more than two duplicates per topic. I know this sounds extremely fair, but we want to give everybody the opportunity to participate. If you have a topic in mind, act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to both Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful to either star.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on December 28th – 30th, 2019. Please submit your entries on either of these days or early if you wish. For those of you posting early, just remember that your entry won’t be linked until the event starts.  In case your wondering why the event takes place on dates that aren’t specifically connected to either star – the answer is that we simply wanted to end the year with a bang.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Michaela’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com or by contacting Michaela. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Michaela, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to seeing you in December.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

SWING TIME ( 1936 )

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Stage Door ( 1937 ) and TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 ) and a Fred Astaire Tribute.

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Tribute.

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Swing Time ( 1936 ) and The Sky’s The Limit ( 1943 )

Pale Writer – Daddy Long Legs ( 1955 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Fred’s Appearance on Battlestar Galactica ( 1978 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Swing Time ( 1936 )

Caftan Woman – Professional Sweetheart ( 1933 )

Screen Dreams – Top Hat ( 1935 )

The Story Enthusiast – Forever Female ( 1953 )

Critica Retro – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 )

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict – Having Wonderful Time ( 1938 )

THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON HAS ARRIVED

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I can’t believe how fast the time has flown since Michaela and I announced the comeback of the Second Annual Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon. Now, here we are two months later and the blogasphere is ready to bring one of cinemas most iconic couples to the forefront this weekend with our highly anticipated event.

For those of you who are participating in the event, please submit your entries on the comments section below or on Michaela’s blog, and we will read your articles as soon as we can. Thank you for taking part.

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THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON ENTRIES

Screen Dreams – Woman Of The Year ( 1942 )

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Caftan Woman – Keeper Of The Flame ( 1942 )

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The Stop Button – Adam’s Rib ( 1949 )

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18 Cinema Lane – It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ( 1963 )

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18 Cinema Lane – One Christmas ( 1994 ) – Kate’s final film

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Dubsism – Pat and Mike ( 1952 )

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A Shroud Of Thoughts – The People Against O’Hara ( 1951 )

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Pale Writer – Undercurrent ( 1946 )

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The Wonderful World Of Cinema – Quality Street ( 1937 )

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Critica Retro – Desk Set ( 1957 )

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Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – The African Queen ( 1951 )

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Taking Up Room – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )

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Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Eight Favorites from Kate the Great.

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Vintage Genevieve – Katharine Hepburn: A Fashion Icon

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Poppity Talks Classic Film – Spencer Tracy Double Feature

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Anybody Got A Match? – Katharine Hepburn’s legendary status with the Academy Awards

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Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Film Fashion Friday: Spencer Tracy

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Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The African Queen ( 1951 )

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Movies Meet Their Match – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )

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ANNOUNCING THE CAROLE LOMBARD MEMORIAL BLOGATHON

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A cinematic icon and a timeless beauty whose ingenious flair for Screwball Comedy will forever be immortalized in motion picture history – Carole Lombard was all that and so much more, but in today’s popular culture, most people remember Lombard as being the doting wife of movie king Clark Gable, a joyous activity that fulfilled the stars private life.

During the mid to late 1930’s, Carole Lombard was at the top of her zenith. She was a highly revered actress, who had starred alongside some of Hollywood’s leading pioneers, but away from the cameras, Carole was a wittingly funny human being, whose vivacious spirit and zest for life earned her many valuable friendships and lured her into the arms of Hollywood’s iconic legend, Clark Gable.

Sadly, Carole Lombard became victim of a tragic death. On the evening of January 16th, 1942, Carole, her mother and Hollywood press agent Otto Winkler were returning home after a successful War Bond rally in her home state of Indiana when their TWA Flight 3 plane crashed into Potosi Mountain, killing all twenty-two passengers on-board instantly.

For a star whose time on mortal soil was only short, Carole Lombard lived every day of her rich and comprehensive life to the fullest, and created an enduring legacy that many of her contemporaries found difficult to surpass. Even though it is almost seventy-eight years since her premature death, Carole’s name and her imperishable screen presence will continue to echo through the ages.

To this day, Carole Lombard’s legion of fans worldwide continue to follow her ingenious trail of artistry that she left behind. There are numerous Facebook groups honoring the actress, and even the young generation are appreciating her illustrious body of work. I am privileged to be great friends with Miss Lombard’s most ardent supporter and enthusiast. His name is Vincent Paterno, and he is the author of Carole & Co, a blog dedicated to Carole Lombard.

As all of you would know, I am a great admirer of classic films and the stars that adorned the silver screen. Like many people, I have my own personal favorites, but there are a very few who stand in a pivotal position and secure a place in my top ten. One individual who ranks high on my list is the inimitable Carole Lombard. It is for this reason that Vincent and I have decided to co-host our first blogging event together and honor the legendary Carole, who means a lot to both of us.

Before I proceed with the rules, I must say that I am beyond excited to be collaborating with Vincent on our first ever blogathon. Miss Lombard is one star who deserves such a loving tribute.

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For those of you who wish to participate in the blogathon, please read the following. 

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THE RULES

1. The purpose of this blogathon is to celebrate the wonderful person that Carole was and to shine the spotlight on her legendary film career. With all that said, bloggers are welcome to write about any topic pertaining to Carole Lombard or any movie that stars the actress herself. If you have a subject in mind, but not sure whether its suitable, just run it by Vincent or me, and we will kindly help you out. If you are still stuck for ideas, here is a comprehensive list of Carole’s motion picture work. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001479/bio

2. To give everyone a chance to participate, we are allowing no more than two duplicates. Carole has an illustrious filmography that consists of seventy-nine acting credits, so there are enough topics to go around. We also encourage bloggers to think outside the square when it comes to choosing subjects. Remember, the more popular the subject matter, the more likely it is to be claimed, so act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to Carole. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful towards Miss Lombard.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on January 16th – 19th, to coincide with the 78th anniversary of Carole’s passing. Early entries are most welcome, but they will not be linked until the day the event commences.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Vincent’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com or by contacting Vincent. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Vincent, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to celebrating Carole with you all in January.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

MY MAN GODFREY ( 1936 )

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – TBD

Carole & Co – TBD

Poppity Talks Classic Film –  The Carole Lombard and Fred MacMarray Collaborations.

Super Veebs – Tribute to Carole.

Pale Writer – To Be Or Not To Be ( 1942 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – The Scarlett O’Hara War ( 1980 )

Cinema Cities – My Man Godfrey ( 1936 )

Karavansara – My Man Godfrey ( 1936 ) and the 1957 remake.

Critica Retro – Carole’s early years with Mack Sennett.

Caftan Woman – We’re Not Dressing ( 1934 )

The Stop Button – The Princess Comes Across ( 1936 )

The Midnight Drive-In – High Voltage ( 1929 )

Taking Up Room – Made For Each Other ( 1939 )

Back To Golden Days – Carole and Clark.

Screen Dreams – No Man Of Her Own ( 1932 )

18 Cinema Lane – In Name Only ( 1939 )

The Flapper Dame – Nothing Sacred ( 1937 )

The Story Enthusiast – Carole as a dramatic actress.