I’m thrilled to be joining my friend Robin from Pop Culture Reverie for the second time in honoring two special people in our life, my grandmother, Audrey and Robin’s mother, Margaret, who were both born in 1938. For the occasion, we have decided to host a blogathon dedicated to the films and the stars who were made in 1938.

Although 1938 saw the release of a myriad of successful films, it isn’t a year that is often recognized. As far as the movie industry is concerned, 1939 is considered to be the greatest year for movies. I certainly agree with the above statement, but I strongly feel that the previous year ( 1938 ) was just as memorable.

We hope that you can join us in celebrating this wonderful year for movies with the “Made in 1938 Blogathon”. The purpose of this event is to write about an individual movie that was released in 1938, a film personality that was born in 1938 or a film-related event that occurred in 1938. If you have chosen to write about a certain star who was born that year, please  write a biography, a career retrospective, or an analysis of the person, not an assessment of one of their films.



1. Entries must cover a film released in 1938, a film personality born in 1938, or a certain motion picture event that occurred in 1938.

2. Although an array of great films were released in 1938, we have decided to allow two duplicates per person.

3. Bloggers are welcome to write more than one post if they wish. However, we are only allowing no more than three entries per person.

4. We will not accept any previously published articles. All entries must be fresh material.

5. When:  The blogathon will run 16-19 January 2019. Please submit your entries on either of these dates.

6. 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: or 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 your topic has been approved, please choose one of the fabulous banners made by Robin and add it to your blog. We look forward to having you join us in January.

P.S. Stay tuned, as Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and I will be hosting another exciting blogathon which will take place shortly after this event. The announcement will be published within the next week or so.

Subjects that have been claimed twice, and therefore cannot be chosen again.

Room Service & Carefree.






In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: “The Sisters” and TBD.

Pop Culture Reverie: Mad About Music.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: “Carefree” and “The Saint In New York”

The Stop Button: “The Buccaneer”

Movie Movie Blog Blog: Room Service.

Portraits By Jenni: The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse.

Movie Rob: “A Slight Case of Murder”, “Three Comrades” and “Room Service”

The Midnight Drive-In: Flash Gordon’s Trip To Mars.

The Wonderful World of Cinema: Merrily We Live.

Wide Screen World: Rawhide.

Caftan Woman: If I were King.

Various Ramblings of a Nostalgic Italian: Christopher Lloyd, Rich Little, and Wolfman Jack.

Real Weegie Midget Reviews: Pygmalion.

Carole & Co: Carole Lombard in 1938. 

The Story Enthusiast: Natalie Wood tribute.

Talk About Cinema: The Disney studio’s work in 1938. 

Critica Retro: Angels With Dirty Faces.

The Flapper Dame: Vivacious Lady.

Taking Up Room: Test Pilot.

18 Cinema Lane: Shirley Temple’s 1938 films. 

The Dream Book Blog: Wives Under Suspicion.

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: Alexander’s Ragtime Band.

Overture Books and Films: Carefree.



  1. Pingback: Announcing the Made in 1938 Blogathon! | Pop Culture Reverie

  2. Getting back onto the blogging horse, as my credits were earned this summer and I began teaching once again; after a long absence due to being a stay at home mom. I saw a great film made in 1938, watched it this summer, The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, starring Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart-put me down for that one!


  3. What a GREAT idea!!! I see so many people picking movies (which I will be anxious to read about), but I’ll change it up a bit.

    I love the idea of picking someone born in 1938. I immediately began to look at people born in 1938 and three stars jumped out at me: Christopher Lloyd, Rich Little and Wolfman Jack. Is it possible to write on all 3? If not, please let me know and I will chose one. I have been fans of all three for different reasons and I find it thrilling to be able to research and write about them.

    Please let me know



  4. As I write the blog Carole & Co., I’d like to write about Carole Lombard that year. Yes, I’ll cover her film “Fools For Scandal,” arguably her worst starring vehicle, but so much else happened with her that year — her first appearances on “Lux Radio Theater,” her week-long stint as publicist at Selznick-International, a deepening romance with Clark Gable, aiding ailing ex-husband William Powell, and more.

    I’d like to write the entry on Jan. 18 or 19, as Jan. 16 is reserved for Carole’s angel day.


  5. Hello Crystal! While looking at which movies were released in 1938, I noticed that Shirley Temple had three movies premiere that year: Just Around the Corner, Little Miss Broadway, and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. For this blogathon, I’d like to write a half editorial/half review called “What makes a Shirley Temple movie a “Shirley Temple movie”. In this post, I would not only review these three films, but also explore the similarities and differences between them.


  6. Samantha Ellis

    Hi, Crystal! I’d like to sign up for Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) if possible. I haven’t seen it, and it sounds really promising since it stars Tyrone Power and was the top grossing film of the year!


  7. Going to change my review choice, will you accept films set in this year? If so can you add me with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade instead? Please tell me asap so I can find something if this film not appropriate. Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews


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