As some of you would know, my aunty passed away on New Years Eve. Even though it was expected, the shock of seeing her make her transition has left me emotionally scarred. As a result I’ve taken a long hiatus away from blogging, but after a few months of not writing anything, I’ve started to miss blogging, and I now feel that I am ready to get back into the fold, and what better way is there to return than hosting a blogathon?
I have always been a movie enthusiast for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I have marveled over the likes of many talents, but nobody has ever had the effect on me that Judy Garland has had. She was the first person who I obsessed about, and she was the one star who established my profound interest and sheer passion for classic cinema. I have often said that if it wasn’t for Judy Garland, I may still be watching the productions from today’s popular culture, but luckily Judy came to my rescue, and now I couldn’t be happier.
Some people may think it strange, but Judy Garland has shaped my life in many ways. At a time when I was lonely and despondent, I could always rely on Judy to cheer me up. All of my friendships were formed because of Judy, and my biggest goal of traveling to New York was achieved because of Judy. I will always be in debt to Judy for all she had done. It is because of this reason that I am hosting a blogathon dedicated to this legendary figure of the stage and screen who has influenced me in every way possible.
Judy Garland was born on June 10th, 1922, so hosting a blogathon is the ideal way to celebrate this special day. I wanted to hold this event last year, but all other blogathons were cropping up on those dates, which prevented me hosting it. Because Judy was my first love, I am excited about this blogathon, and I’m hoping that it’s a success.
1. Participants are welcome to write about any subject relating to Judy Garland or any aspect of her life and career. As long as the topic relates to Judy or her filmography, I’ll accept it.
2. Because Judy Garland has an extensive resume of films, I will be allowing no more than two duplicates. There are a wealth of topics to go around. Remember, your choice doesn’t have to be a movie. Judy wasn’t just an actress. She was an entertainer who performed numerous concerts, and she was a person whose life was an interesting story in itself. I encourage people to think outside of the box.
3. When: The Blogathon will be held on June 8 – 10, 2017, so please post your entries on either of these dates.
4. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s celebrate the unparalleled talents of Judy Garland.
ROSTER, WITH THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS:
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: My memories of attending Judy In New York in 2011, and Judy At Carnegie Hall.
Goose Pimply All Over: Judy Garland in Summer Stock ( 1950 )
Love Letters To Old Hollywood: A Star Is Born ( 1954 ) and Gay Purr-ee ( 1962 )
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Judy Garland Tribute ( A Vaudevillian Legend of the Screen )
The Flapper Dame: A Star Is Born ( 1954 )
Maddy Loves Her Classic Movies: The Clock ( 1945 )
Back To Golden Days: The Wizard Of Oz ( 1939 )
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: My Judy Garland and Wizard Of Oz collection.
Champagne For Lunch: The Harvey Girls ( 1946 )
Caftan Woman: Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry ( 1937 )
Pop Culture Reverie: The Clock ( 1945 )
Critica Retro: Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli.
Old Hollywood Films: The Pirate ( 1948 )
Silver Screenings: Babes In Arms ( 1939 )
A Shroud Of Thoughts: TBA
Taking Up Room: Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, Judy’s homes, and John Fricke’s Judy books.
Real Weedgie Midget Reviews: Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows ( 2001 )
Christina Wehner: Girl Crazy ( 1943 )
The Wonderful World Of Cinema: A Child Is Waiting ( 1963 )
Karavansara: Judgement At Nuremberg ( 1961 )
The Stop Button: The Wizard Of Oz ( 1939 )
Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews: Meet Me In St. Louis ( 1944 )
Lauren Champkin: Judgement At Nuremberg ( 1961 )
Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: In The Good Old Summertime ( 1949 )
Finding Franchot: The similarities between “A Thousands Cheer”, and “Star Spangled Rhythm”.
Life’s Daily Lessons Movie Blog: The Pirate ( 1948 )
Thoughts All Sorts: Judy Garland singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” to Margaret O’Brien in “Meet Me In St. Louis” ( 1944 )
LA Explorer: Presenting Lily Mars ( 1943 )
Apocalypse Later: A Child Is Waiting ( 1963 )
Peyton’s Classics: Love Finds Andy Hardy ( 1938 )
Portraits By Jenni: Judy’s appearances in the Andy Hardy films.
Oh So Geeky: For Me And My Gal ( 1942 )
Big V Riot Squad: Judy’s film debut in “The Big Review” ( 1929 )
Tranquil Dreams: The Wizard Of Oz ( 1939 )
I Found It At The Movies: Easter Parade ( 1948 )
Whimsically Classic: Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
Because We Have The Stars: The Judy Garland Show.
Little Bits Of Classics: Meet Me In St Louis ( 1944 )
The Dream Book Blog: Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Judy Garland in the Andy Hardy series
Silver Scenes: Listen Darling ( 1938 )
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: I Could Go On Singing ( 1964 )