The first ever blogathon I hosted last year was the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, which took place over Ethel Barrymore’s Birthday weekend. Seeing as the blogathon was a victorious success, I’ve decided to make it an annual event, and this year I was so enthusiastic about announcing it that I’ve got in early.
Anyone that knows me would know that I’m a Barrymore enthusiast. I have always marveled over the talents of this prominent theatrical family who have graced the stage and screen with their versatile acting ability and unique artistry that has been showcased since before the birth of cinema and right up to the present day.
Ethel Barrymore was born on August 15th, 1879, so in commemoration of what would have been her 136th Birthday, I’m paying tribute to Ethel and her family by hosting my second blogathon dedicated to the Barrymore’s.
1. Bloggers are enabled to write about any film or subject relating to any member of the Barrymore family. The Barrymore’s are a long linage of show business personalities, so it’s only fair that I include the whole family, starting from Louisa Lane Drew, and continuing on to the present day with Drew Barrymore.
To get your juices flowing, here is a list of the Barrymore’s that bloggers are allowed to write about or write about films that star any of these names:
Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Drew Barrymore, Louisa Lane Drew, John Drew Barrymore ( John’s son ), Georgina Drew, Maurice Barrymore, Sidney Drew, John Drew, Diana Barrymore or Ethel’s children, Samuel, Ethel and John.
If you are still stuck for ideas, below is the link for last years blogathon entries.
2. Due to the theme of this blogathon being so diverse, I will be allowing no more than two duplicate entries. There are a wide range of topics or films to go around, and remember, you can write about any member of this illustrious family.
3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, please leave a comment on my blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you choose to write about, or if you wish to register by email, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and get ready to join the Barrymore party.
ROSTER, WITH THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS:
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The Secret Of Convict Lake ( 1951 )
The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Portrait Of Jennie ( 1948 )
Pop Culture Reverie: Guncrazy ( 1992 )
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Romeo And Juliet ( 1936 )
Back To Golden Days: Dinner At Eight ( 1933 )
A Shroud Of Thoughts: Mark Of The Vampire ( 1935 )
B Noir Detour: Moonrise ( 1948 )
The Cinematic Frontier: The Paradine Case ( 1947 )
Old Hollywood Films: The Spiral Staircase ( 1945 )
The Flapper Dame: You Can’t Take It With You ( 1938 )
Smitten Kitten Vintage: Grand Hotel ( 1932 )
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Spiral Staircase ( 1945 ) and Johnny Trouble ( 1957 )
Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Young At Heart ( 1954 )
Karavansara: Twentieth Century ( 1934 )
Thoughts All Sorts: Duel In The Sun ( 1946 ) and Ever After ( 1998 )
Meredy.com: The Devil Doll ( 1936 )
Lauren Champkin: Drew Barrymore’s career
Critica Retro: Don Juan ( 1926 )
Portraits By Jenni: Rasputin And The Empress ( 1932 )
Define Dancing: Pinky ( 1949 )
The Old Hollywood Garden: Grand Hotel ( 1932 )
James Moll and Lara Scott ( Classic Movie Recall ): Twentieth Century ( 1934 )
Prince Of Hollywood: Women Love Diamonds ( 1927 ) and John Barrymore’s influence on Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Classic Film: Flickers Of Silver And Gold: Reunion In Vienna ( 1933 )
The Stop Button: Midnight ( 1939 )
Century Film Project: Fighting Blood ( 1911 )
Finding Franchot: Stranger’s Return ( 1933 )
Midnight Only: High School Confidential ( 1958 )
Film Music Central: Beau Brummel ( 1924 )
The Midnight Drive In: The Invisible Woman ( 1940 )
Real Weedgie Midget: E.T. ( The Extra Terrestrial ( 1982 )
Movie Classics: Mata Hari ( 1931 )
Christina Wehner: Maytime ( 1937 )
Little Bits Of Classics: Camille ( 1936 )
Breathing Movies: A portrait of John, Ethel and Lionel
Movie Rob: Mad Love ( 1995 )
Movie Rob: Big Miracle ( 2012 )
Movie Rob: Irreconcilable Differences ( 1984 )
Apocalypse Later: Deadline U.S.A ( 1952 ) True Confession ( 1937 ) and The Yellow Ticket ( 1931 )
Classic Film Obsessions: None But The Lonely Heart ( 1944 )
Lionel Barrymore Obsessively: Lionel Barrymore