As you all would have guessed by now, I’m addicted to hosting blogathons. The thought of honoring a star who I’m passionate about is something that means a lot to me. It is even more thrilling when the honoree is extremely underrated and desperately needs to be put back on the radar.
The star that I’m honoring this time around is the legendary Joan Bennett, a wonderful actress whose indelible talents graced a myriad of successful films during Hollywood’s golden age. Although she is best known for her collaborations with Fritz Lang, and for being the sister of Constance and Barbara Bennett, Joan herself is first-rate and spawned magic whenever she appeared on screen.
Joan Bennett is one of my absolute favorite actresses. It is for this reason that I’ve been wanting to host a blogathon dedicated to her for a long time , but sadly I was unable to hold it for her birthday on February 27th, and her death anniversary on December 7th is a long way off, and I simply can’t wait for that long, so I’ve decided to spotlight Joan in July.
FOR THOSE BLOGGERS WHO WISH TO JOIN THE BLOGATHON, THERE ARE SOME RULES THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING.
1. You can write about anything relating to Joan Bennett, from her illustrious body of work, her collaborations with Fritz Lang, her relationship with her sister Constance, her friendship with Humphrey Bogart and others to whatever topic piques your interest.
2. Even though there are an array of topics to go around, I’m allowing two duplicates only. The only thing I ask is that there be no more than three entries per person.
3. The blogathon will take place on July 19th – 21st, 2019. Please submit your posts on any of those dates. If you wish to post early, that’s fine, though I won’t link the posts until the day the blogathon arrives.
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 choose one of the banners and advertise it on your blog. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.
SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES:
THE RECKLESS MOMENT ( 1949 )
ME AND MY GAL ( 1932 )
SCARLET STREET ( 1945 )
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD – PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO JOAN & TBA.
THE STOP BUTTON – THE RECKLESS MOMENT ( 1949 )
A SHROUD OF THOUGHTS – THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW ( 1944 )
CAROLE & CO – JOAN BENNETT AND CAROLE LOMBARD IN “POWER” ( 1928 )
SILVER SCREEN CLASSICS – SCARLET STREET ( 1945 )
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CINEMA – ME AND MY GAL ( 1932 )
DUBSISM – THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK ( 1939 )
POPPITY TALKS CLASSIC FILMS – THE WIFE TAKES A FLYER ( 1942 )
REAL WEEGIE MIDGET REVIEWS – SUSPIRIA ( 1977 )
PALE WRITER – THE RECKLESS MOMENT ( 1949 )
MUSINGS OF A CLASSIC FILM ADDICT – TWO IN A CROWD ( 1936 )
CRITICA RETRO – LITTLE WOMEN ( 1933 )
CAFTAN WOMAN – MAN HUNT ( 1941 )
APPRECIATING JOAN BENNETT – THE THUNDERING WAVE ( 1957 ) FROM PLAYHOUSE 90
TAKING UP ROOM – HOLLOW TRIUMPH ( 1948 )
OVERTURE BOOKS AND FILMS – ME AND MY GAL ( 1932 )
PARKER BENA ( THE GRANDSON OF JOAN BENNETT ) – GROWING UP WITH JOAN BENNETT
THE MIDNIGHT DRIVE-IN – SCARLET STREET ( 1945 )
ANYBODY GOT A MATCH? – THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW ( 1955 )
ROSANGELA B. GOZ: GUEST POST ON “IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD – JOAN’S POPULARITY IN BRAZIL.