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The legendary Judy Garland has long been a highly revered icon of motion pictures and the musical stage. For many she was the epitome of talent, but for me she was the rescuer who occupied my mind, and introduced me to the world of classic cinema.

As I’ve stated many times, Judy Garland has played a pivotal role in shaping my life. It is for this reason that I’ve decided to shine the spotlight on Judy for the second time by hosting another birthday blogathon for Judy’s 96th birthday on June 10th. Sadly I was in hospital suffering from headaches during last years blogathon and was unable to be present for my own event. This year however, I’m going to make sure that the blogathon  is a success.



1. All my frequent blogathon participants would know the drill. Bloggers are welcome to write about anything that relates to Judy Garland. Judy has charted many different territories, so there are many areas to explore.

2. Because there are a wealth of topics up for grabs, I will be allowing no more than two duplicates. It’s first come, first serve, so act fast. Also, I don’t have a limit on how many posts you want to write.

3. The Blogathon will be held on June 8 – 10, 2018, so please post your entries on either of these dates or before. If you’re going to be late, please let me know.

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: 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.

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: A Star Is Born ( 1954 ) and My memories of attending Judy In New York in 2011.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Broadway Melody Of 1938 & Easter Parade ( 1948 )

The Dream Book Blog: I Could Go On Singing ( 1963 )

Life With Books and Movies: Meet Me In St. Louis ( 1944 )

Elizabeth Nelson: Guest post at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Judy’s collaborations with musicians and composers.

Taking Up Room: For Me and My Gal ( 1942 ) and The Clock ( 1945 )

Critica Retro: Gay Pur-ee ( 1962 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews: I Could Go On Singing ( 1963 )

Pop Culture Reverie: Meet Me In St. Louis ( 1944 )

Vintage Geneive: Judy Garland’s films and her life to gay culture.

Whimsically Classic: Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: Babes On Broadway ( 1940 )

The Stop Button: A Child Is Waiting ( 1963 )

I Found It At The Movies: Judy Garland’s life story and Get Happy ( Judy biography )

Karavansara: Judgement At Nuremberg ( 1961 )

Movie Rob: The Clock ( 1945 ), A Star Is Born ( 1945 ) and A Child Is Waiting ( 1963 )

Old Hollywood Films: The Pirate ( 1948 )

Judy Garland News and Events: On this day in Judy Garland’s life and career.

Anybody Got A Match? Judy’s 1954 Oscar snub.




  1. Michaela

    Yay! I loved this blogathon last year. Please put me down for Broadway Melody of 1938 and Easter Parade. 🙂


      1. Emily Kitsch

        Is it okay if I think about it for a bit? I want to make sure I’d be able to write something really good. 🙂 I’ve never participated in a blogathon before, so the idea is exciting but a little nerve-wracking. This year I might just read along and maybe participate next year.

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  2. Wow, already? Seems like only yesterday I participated in a Judy Garland Blogathon (but of course it was last year’s blogathon ;-)).

    I’d love to do a post on one of Judy’s later films, “I Could Go On Singing” (1963).

    Tam May
    The Dream Book Blog

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  3. Elizabeth Nelson

    Judy Garland’s life and work offer a myriad of possibilities to explore. She is endlessly fascinating. This blogathon should be a winner! I would like to guest again and write about her collaboration with musicians and composers.

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  4. Hi, Crystal!

    So glad to see Miss Judy again. I think this year I’d like to write about her vocal abilities, “For Me And My Gal,” and “The Clock.”

    Oh, and I don’t know if you saw it, but I have a blogathon coming up, too, and I wonder if you’d be interested in joining:

    No pressure–I know how crazy these things can get. Thanks, Crystal, have a good one… 🙂

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  5. I know a lot of people have mentioned about writing specific films however I was wondering if I could participate and actually write about the relationship of Judy Garland’s films, and her life, to gay culture?
    my blog (Vintagenevieve) and URL name:


  6. Hi Crystal, whilst reading up on lovely Judy, found a gem from 1963 called I could go on singing, not seen it before and love to give it a whirl for your blogathon. Can I change my post to this one… thanks Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews x


  7. Samantha Ellis

    Hi, Crystal! I’ve been wanting to review The Clock (1945) for the longest time, but since it’s already been snapped up and I don’t feel like writing a duplicate, I think I’d like to write about Babes on Broadway (1940) for Musings of a Classic Film Addict because I’m writing about Babes in Arms (1939) for another blogathon and it’d be fun to keep the ball rolling with more Judy and Mickey. Thanks!


  8. Michaela

    Hey, Crystal! Sorry to do this last minute, but I’m only going to be able to do a post on Broadway Melody on 1938. Health problems and family issues keep unexpectedly popping up and it’s just been difficult finding the time to write. I thought I would be able to do both posts, but it’s just been super stressful. Maybe I’ll do Easter Parade next year. Sorry again!


  9. maddylovesherclassicfilms

    Hey Crystal. I’m really sorry, but I’m not going to be able to take part in this blogathon after all. Sorry about this. Hope it goes well. Hope you are well.


      1. maddylovesherclassicfilms

        Hi Crystal. Couple of times before I’ve not been well so I had to back out because of that. This time on the blogging side of things I have committed to too many blogathons around the same time, I thought I’d be able to take part in them all but unfortunately I’m not going to have time to fit them all in now.

        I’m so very sorry to see that this seems to bother you, but believe me, my having to cancel has never been and isn’t intentional.


      2. Hi Maddy. Sorry for the late reply. I can totally understand that you can’t always fulfill blogathon duties as promised. I can relate when it comes to sickness. I’ve out to cancel out of a myriad of blogathons due to suffering from severe headaches. I’ve also had to bow out because I’ve been tied down with assignments for my journalism studies, so yeah, life does get in the way. It doesn’t really bother me. I was just wondering, because it happens a lot when I host blogathons.

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