Back in September 2015, I hosted a blogathon dedicated to Lauren Bacall. This was my second ever blogathon, and the result was triumphant. Sadly, I wasn’t able to host it the two previous years, but this year I’ve decided that I want to shine the spotlight on Lauren once again, and here’s hoping that I can replicate the success of the last one.
Anyone who knows me will know that Lauren Bacall has played a pivotal part in my life. At the end of 2011, I wrote to Lauren’s home address in New York. After hearing reports from my Mum and Grandma who attained front row seats to see Lauren being interviewed live on the Mike Walsh Show in 1979, I wasn’t expecting any fruitful activity to occur, but to my surprise, I was coming home one day and I noticed a big envelope sticking out of the letter box. I took the envelope out of the box, and discovered that the parcel was from no other than Lauren Bacall. Inside the envelope were a myriad of personalized photographs with my name on it. I was that euphoric that I wrote to her again, and to my amazement, she got back to me the second time and signed even more photos. Lauren was extremely generous.
As a token of gratitude, I’m celebrating Lauren’s 94th birthday on September 16th with this blogathon. I was hoping to announce it sooner, but I’ve been under strain lately, and have been drowning in journalism assignments yet again.
1. Bloggers are welcome to write about anything relating to Lauren Bacall from her filmography, her television appearances and stage work to her storybook romance and marriage with Humphrey Bogart. There are tons of things that you can talk about.
2. To give everyone a chance to participate, I’m allowing no more than two duplicates. I know this sounds very fair, but I like to make sure that bloggers attain the topic of their choice.
3. Because there are a wealth of topics to be discussed, I’m not limiting how many posts you want to do. I only ask that there be no previously published posts. I’m only accepting new material.
4. The blogathon will take place on the dates, September 14th – 16th ( Lauren’s birthday ), so please have your articles ready by then. Early entries are allowed.
5. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave me a comment with your choice of topic and the name of your blog. If you wish to register by email, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you receive confirmation, please select one of the banners below, and I’ll see you in September.
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood : TBD.
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films : To Have and Have Not ( 1944 )
The Story Enthusiast : How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )
The Wonderful World Of Cinema : Key Largo ( 1948 )
The Stop Button : The Big Sleep ( 1946 )
Love Letters To Old Hollywood : Written On The Wind ( 1956 )
Caftan Woman : Young Man With A Horn ( 1950 )
Real Weegie Midget Reviews : Applause ( 1972 )
The Midnight Drive-In : Blood Alley ( 1955 )
Taking Up Room : Designing Woman ( 1957 )
Movie Rob : Dark Passage ( 1947 ), The Shootist ( 1976 ) and Written On The Wind ( 1956 )
Critica Retro : Harper ( 1966 )
Old Hollywood Films : Lauren Bacall: A life in pictures.
Karavansara : Murder on the Orient Express ( 1974 )
Overture Books and Films : How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )
Anybody Got A Match? : Lauren’s life after Bogart.
Whimsically Classic : Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Pop Culture Reverie : The Big Sleep ( 1946 )
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies : The Gift of Love ( 1958 )