Life has been that hectic lately that I’ve been noticeably absent from my blog, but despite all this craziness, I wanted to at least announce another blogathon before the year closes. After mulling over who to honor, I’ve decided to echo back to the past by paying tribute to a consummate individual and an extremely versatile actress who was given the blogathon treatment in January 2016. Her name as known the world over is Barbara Stanwyck or most affectionately as “Missy”.
Most of you bloggers would remember the Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon that I hosted back in January 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of the phenomenal actresses passing. Next year I’ve decided to do it again, but this time I’ve got the wonderful Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films as my co-host.
Barbara Stanwyck was one of those actresses who I didn’t discover straight away, but once I was finally given a glimpse into the window of her genius, she instantly became a favorite of mine. I soon learned that behind that tough and indomitable exterior was an amiable human being that possessed a unique kind of versatility that simply cannot be surpassed. The sad thing is that despite the depths of her talents, Barbara never received an Academy Award even though she was nominated four times. She did however attain the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987 for her illustrious contribution to motion pictures, which she so strongly deserved.
It is because of her overlooked contribution to the entertainment industry that Maddy and I are dedicating this blogathon to Barbara Stanwyck. If you wish to participate, please read the rules below.
1. Bloggers are welcome to write entries that cover any aspect of Barbara Stanwyck’s life and career from her filmography to her marriages and friendships etc. If you have a topic in mind, but not sure whether its suitable, just run it by us.
2. Because there is a wealth of topics pertaining to Barbara Stanwyck, we are 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. If you wish to write more than one post that’s fine. However, we are only allowing three entries per person. Also, we ask that there be no previously published posts. All entries must be new material.
4. The blogathon will take place on the dates, January 20th – 22nd. Please have your articles ready by then. Early entries are allowed. We also accept late entries, but please let Maddy or me know if your posting late.
5. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Maddy’s 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 or by contacting Maddy. 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 lets celebrate the indelible talents of Barbara Stanwyck. See you all in January.
TOPICS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES, AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE CHOSEN AGAIN:
Sorry Wrong Number ( 1948 )
Ball Of Fire ( 1941 )
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: TBD.
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: All I Desire ( 1953 )
Pale Writer: Christmas In Connecticut ( 1945 ) and The Thorn Birds ( 1983 )
A Shroud Of Thoughts: The Lady Eve ( 1941 )
Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Ball Of Fire ( 1941 )
Wide Screen World: Three episodes of The Barbara Stanwyck Show.
The Story Enthusiast: TBD.
Lisa Alkana: Guest post on In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Crime Of Passion ( 1957 )
Vinnie H: No Man Of Her Own ( 1950 )
Caftan Woman: Banjo On My Knee ( 1936 )
Poppity Talks Classic Films: The Two Mrs. Carrols ( 1947 )
Silver Screen Classics: Sorry Wrong Number ( 1948 )
Down These Mean Streets: Double Indemnity ( 1944 )
Real Weedgie Midget Reviews: The Colbys ( 1985 )
Top 10 Film Lists: Barbara Stanwyck & Film Noir.
The Story Enthusiast: Lady Of Burlesque ( 1943 )
The Midnight Drive-In: Sorry Wrong Number ( 1948 )
The Stop Button: The Purchase Price ( 1932 )
Movie Rob: Ball Of Fire ( 1941 ), Stella Dallas ( 1937 ) and Witness To Murder ( 1954 ).
Taking Up Room: Titanic ( 1953 )
Critica Retro: The Mad Miss Manton ( 1938 )
The Dream Book Blog: The Locked Door ( 1929 )
Dubsism: The Big Valley.
The Flapper Dame: Remember The Night ( 1940 )
The Wonderful World of Cinema: Favorite Barbara Stanwyck films.
Stars & Letters: Correspondence from Barbara Stanwyck.