As an avid fan of Rosalind Russell, I was anxious for this blogathon to arrive. Rosalind is unfortunately extremely underrated, and does not get the recognition that she deserves. It is for this reason why I am putting her back on the radar for the next three days.

Today Rosalind would have celebrated her 112th birthday. For the occasion a prolific array of bloggers are teaming up to honor the indelible talents of this great actress, who holds a special place in my heart. A big thank you to those who have taken the time to participate. I look forward to reading your entries.


This is for you Rosalind. Happy Heavenly Birthday.

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The Midnight Drive-In kicks things off with his introductory to Auntie Mame ( 1958 )


Real Weegie Midget Reviews discovers Rosalind Russell in Gypsy ( 1962 )


Pale Writer has arrived with the iconic Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday ( 1940 )


The Stop Button joins Rosalind and crew in Picnic ( 1956 )


Portraits By Jenni brings us Roz’s delightful 1950 comedy, A Woman Of Distinction. 


The Story Enthusiast reviews the 1949 film, Tell It To The Judge 


Caftan Woman embarks on a journey to visit Craig’s Wife ( 1936 )


Love Letters To Old Hollywood pens a tribute to Roz and Fred in Take A Letter Darling ( 1942 )

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Critica Retro visits St. Francis Academy in one of my personal favorite films, The Trouble With Angels ( 1966 )


Taking Up Room discusses the 1953 film, Never Wave At A WAC.


Poppity Talks Classic Film pays tribute to Rosalind in My Sister Eileen ( 1942 )


Screen Dreams tells us about the underrated 1938 film, Four’s A Crowd


18 Cinema Lane has fun with Rosalind in The Trouble With Angels ( 1966 )


18 Cinema Lane is back with the delightful sequel to The Trouble With Angels, Where Angels Go Trouble Follows ( 1968 )


Pure Entertainment Preservation Society has fun with Roz and Jimmy in No Time For Comedy ( 1940 )




      1. Cool! I have some distinct memories of seeing the film the first time and some general ideas of my reaction but I had very little memory of the film itself. I can’t even remember if I’d seen it once or twice before.


      2. I’ve seen the film a few times, but its not one that I revisit often. I honestly think that William Holden was miscast in the film, and so were a few others. My favorite star in Picnic is Rosalind. She has the more meatier role.

        By the way, I’ve just announced another blogathon if you are interested in joining. Here is the link.


  1. Hi Crystal! I’m sorry I couldn’t participate in this blogathon. 😦 I’ve been very busy with work and I forgot about this. I’m very sorry.

    Hopefully, I’ll be able to join some of your other blogathons!

    Thanks again!


  2. Dear Crystal,

    Here is the link to my article: I really enjoyed watching this movie! Thank you for letting me submit my entry late. It looks like your blogathon was a great success! I hope you are well. I look forward to participating in the Olivia de Havilland Blogathon. I will probably publish that article the night before the blogathon begins!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan


      1. Dear Crystal,

        I’m sorry I didn’t respond. Yes, I finally received your message yesterday, three times in fact. That’s a wonderful choice! I can’t wait to read what you write. Thank you for joining! I didn’t respond sooner because I was busy preparing for my presentation yesterday. I hope you’re doing well.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


      2. Hi Tiffany. I totally understand. I just wasn’t sure if my messages were going through or not, because I’ve had problems commenting in the past. I hope your presentation was a huge success. Also, what is the other event you are hosting in July. I’d love to contribute articles to that. I’m really wanting to put more content on my blog.

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      3. Dear Crystal,

        I know what you mean! I have often had my WordPress comments fail to be published. I’m glad that we were able to connect! I have heard a lot about “The Spiral Staircase,” and I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

        Thank you very much for your good wishes about my event yesterday. As a matter of fact, it was very successful. It was my first real chance to respond impromptu to live questions on the hot topics of the Code. It was a lot of fun! I made some very good connections. We will be posting some footage from the event in a couple of weeks. I will send you the link or the post, depending on how we make it available.

        The other event we are hosting in July is #CleanMovieMonth85. You can read about it here: I don’t know if you knew about this, but we hosted this event last year for the first time as #CleanMovieMonth. We have declared that July is a month to celebrate the American Breen Era, the Code, and decent entertainment. Viewers can participate by only watching Code films, those made in America between July of 1934 and 1954, throughout the month. Then, you can review all the old and new-to-you Code films you watch on your website and include links to our post. You can also use the banner I made in your articles. You can frequently throughout the month, do weekly roundups of the films you are watching, or just publish a conclusion of your findings at the end of the month. Any article you publish with a link and the banner will be republished on our website. We would love to have you join!

        By the way, I want to let you know that I would like to join the Barrymore Blogathon. I have enjoyed participating the last two years, so I am looking forward to this year’s event. I haven’t decided what I want my topic to be yet. I am deliberating because August is also a themed month. In contrast to July’s #CleanMovieMonth85, I set August aside as a month in which we don’t watch any or many Code films so that we appreciate them by not seeing them. We are calling it #AMonthWithoutTheCode65. I haven’t announced it yet. I have yet to decide exactly how I am going to honor this month this year on my website, so I haven’t officially announced this year’s version of #AMonthWithoutTheCode yet. When I decide how I will host this month, I will let you know what Barrymore film or films I would like to choose as my topic. Thank you!

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


      4. Hi Tiffany. That’s not a problem. I’m looking forward to hearing what your topic is. The other event sounds like fun. I will definitely participate. I want to update my blog, as I’ve been absent a lot from blogathons, and this is the perfect opportunity. I will write articles about films from those years. I will write about some films I’ve seen before, and ones that I will watch for the first time.

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      1. Dear Crystal,

        That’s wonderful! I look forward to reading your articles. I think it would be great for you to write about Katharine Hepburn in some of your #CleanMovieMonth85 articles. Any article you publish about a Code film, actor, or concept during July can be included in this month-long celebration! I added you to the participation list.

        Could you please put me down for “Grand Hotel” for the Barrymore Blogathon? I want to breen it as part of the blogathon. I may change my mind, but I have been wanting to breen that film for a while, so I would like to commit to that, if it hasn’t been claimed already.

        Thank you, Crystal!

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


      2. Hi Tiffany. Grand Hotel is a wonderful choice. It’s actually one of my favorite movies, so I look forward to reading your article on it. Also, I wanted to ask you. Because I will be writing about Katharine Hepburn for your Code Film event, would it be alright if I wrote an article on one of her Pre-Code films as well her code films? The reason why is because I want to compare them. I’ve noticed in the past that a lot of Kate’s Pre-Code’s are more tame than a lot of other Pre-Code films.

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      3. Dear Crystal,

        I published my article for your Olivia de Havilland Blogathon last night. Here is the link: I hope your blogathon is a great success!

        I think an article on one of Katharine Hepburn’s pre-Code films would be a welcome inclusion to #CleanMovieMonth85, especially if it is a comparison to Code films. That sounds great! Be sure to send me the links when you publish your articles.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


      4. Hi Tiffany. I was meaning to reply to this. I linked your post to the blogathon, and I will comment on it when I get a chance. Also, for your Clean Movie Month, will you accept late articles? My first article is almost complete and then I’m going to get the others done straight away, but I know that unfortunately some of them will be late.

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      5. Dear Crystal,

        Please publish your articles whenever you can! Last year, many participants published #CleanMovieMonth articles in August, since they wanted to sum up what they discovered in July after the month was over. I will be accepting entries throughout August! I look forward to reading and republishing your articles.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


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