ANNOUNCING THE AGNES MOOREHEAD BLOGATHON

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Agnes Moorehead, the renowned character actress, who is best remembered for her role as Endora, Samantha’s meddling mother on Bewitched was born on December 6th, 1900.

To celebrate this special occasion, I’m hosting a blogathon dedicated to the great actress, who continued to enthrall audiences with her inimitable style and unique artistry right up until her final days when she was stricken with terminal cancer.

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To me, Agnes Moorehead was the quintessential actress. In a career that spanned over forty years, Moorehead explored all avenues of the entertainment industry, and succeeded in every medium she ventured into, but unfortunately, Agnes Moorehead has never received the credit she deserves, and to this day, she is largely associated with Bewitched.

In addition to Bewitched, Agnes Moorehead endured a successful tenure in motion pictures and radio. She has appeared in some of the worlds most critically acclaimed films, including, Citizen Kane. She was held in high esteem for her radio performance of Sorry Wrong Number, and along with Orson Welles, she helped form the Mercury Theatre, which ultimately led her to stardom, but apart from all that, Agnes Moorehead was an extremely gifted actress whose versatility was epitomized in everything she did.

I was lucky enough to acquire a pair of earrings that were personally owned by Agnes Moorehead, and were also worn by her in Bewitched. After receiving these priceless treasures, I knew instantly that a birthday blogathon for Agnes was on the horizon, so without further ado, let’s go onto the rules.

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BLOGATHON RULES

1. Bloggers are more than welcome to write about any topic related to Agnes Moorehead or any aspect of her life and career. If you have a subject in mind, but your unsure whether it qualifies, just run it by me.

2. Even though there are a wealth of topics to discuss, including her film, television and radio work among a large variety of other subjects, duplicates are more than welcome.

3. When: The Blogathon will be held on December 4 – 6th, 2016, so please post your entries on either of these dates.

4. If you want to write more than one entry, you’re more than welcome. However I will not be accepting links to previously published entries. All posts must be new material.

5. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my 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. 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. Below are a few banners. Grab yourself a banner, and get ready to celebrate Agnes Moorehead and her illustrious career.

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ROSTER, WITH THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS:

In The Good Old Days Of Classic HollywoodAgnes Moorehead as Endora on Bewitched. Second topic TBA.

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: 14 Hours ( 1951 )

A Shroud Of ThoughtsAgnes Moorehead on the radio.

The Midnight Drive In: Agnes Moorehead on The Twilight Zone ( The Invaders )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Woman In White ( 1948 )

Quack Speak Films: All That Heaven Allows ( 1955 ) and Caged ( 1950 )

B Noir Detour: Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Critica Retro: Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Thoughts All Sorts: How The West Was Won ( 1962 )

Karavansara: The Bat ( 1959 )

All Good Things: Showboat ( 1951 )

Recap Retro: Agnes Moorehead in The Wild Wild West: Episode: The Night Of The Vicious Valentine

The Stop Button: Journey Into Fear ( 1943 )

Taking Up Room: Agnes at MGM, and Our Vines Have Tender Grapes ( 1945 )

Film Noir ArchiveFilm Noir Archive: Caged ( 1950 )

Serendipitous Anachronisms: Pollyanna ( 1960 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Meet Me In Las Vegas ( 1956 )

Christina Wehner: The Lost Moment ( 1947 )

Old Hollywood Films: The Magnificent Ambersons ( 1942 )

Lauren Champkin: Mrs. Parkington ( 1944 )

The Flapper Dame: The Magnificent Obsession ( 1954 )

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: Citizen Kane ( 1941 ) and Agnes’ early life before stardom

Moon In Gemini: Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes: The Bat ( 1959 ) and Agnes’ life story.

Classic Movie Hub: Agnes Moorehead in “All That Heaven Allows” ( 1955 )

Classic Film: Flickers Of Silver And Gold:  Agnes Moorehead’s radio work.

Movie Rob: The Stratton Story ( 1949 ), Pollyanna ( 1960 ) and Agnes’ voice behind Charlotte’s Web ( 1973 )

Real Weedgie Midget Reviews: Agnes’ voice behind Charlotte’s Web ( 1973 )

Caftan Woman: Station West ( 1948 )

Cinematic Catharsis: Agnes Moorehead’s appearances in “The Night Gallery”

 Defiant Success: Agnes Moorehead’s Oscar nominated performances

Pop Culture Reverie: Johnny Belinda ( 1948 )

Apocalypse Later: Dear Dead Delilah ( 1972 )

Finding Franchot: Without Honor ( 1949 ) and the career similarities of Agnes and Franchot Tone.

Just Call Me Aggie: Agnes Moorehead’s family life

The Dream Book Blog: The Magnificent Ambersons ( 1942 )

Crimson Kimono: Untamed ( 1955 )

Life’s Daily Lessons Blog: Agnes Moorehead in Jane Eyre ( 1943 ) and Mrs. Parkington ( 1944 )

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72 thoughts on “ANNOUNCING THE AGNES MOOREHEAD BLOGATHON

  1. donaldologist says:

    Moorehead’s such an underrated actress, one of my very favorites ! I’d let someone more bold cover her performance in “The Magnificent Ambersons”, but she’s in two films I’ve been meaning to watch, “All That Heaven Allows” and “Caged”- do you mind if I were to cover one of those?

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  2. Jaina says:

    Terrific subject! I love Agnes Moorehead! I’d like to cover her episode of The Wild Wild West, “The Night of the Vicious Valentine” — thanks for inviting me!

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  3. annsblyth says:

    Hi, Crystal! I think I’ll sign up with Citizen Kane (1941). It’ll give me a great opportunity to write about such a classic and to talk about her early life at length, because it was her first film.

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  4. Hal C F Astell says:

    Hola. I’d be happy to take a look at Apocalypse Later at the only feature film for which Agnes Moorehead received top billing. Crazy, huh? It’s Dear Dead Delilah, which I haven’t seen and am now very much looking forward to.

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  5. Katrina Morrison says:

    Hi Crystal
    Thank you for the invite…this sounds like fun…I would love to participate. I was thinking about comparing two of her roles…Mrs Reed in Jane Eyre (1943) and Baroness Aspasia Conti in Mrs Parkington (1944). If that is okay?
    Thanks again😃

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  6. rebeccadeniston says:

    Hi, Crystal–

    I know I’m really late in adding any topics to this, but I just thought of two more entries for your blogathon: Agnes in “Since You Went Away” and “The Bat,” plus my original idea. So, I’ll post on all three days, if that’s OK.

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  7. Constance Rose Metzinger says:

    Hello! I was not able to write a post about “The Bat” but my biography of Agnes is scheduled for posting at 3pm on December 2nd. I will be away on vacation from tomorrow until the 10th, so ( sorry for this extra hassle ) but could you stop by my blog to get the URL link once the post is “live”? Thank you! – Constance ( Silver Scenes ) silverscenesblog.blogspot.com

    Also, thank you for hosting this blogathon! What a great idea to pay tribute to one of Hollywood’s classiest actresses.

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