ANNOUNCING THE SECOND FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON

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Two iconic screen legends who epitomized American cinema, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were a dynamic dancing duo and successful acting veterans whose names will continuously echo throughout the years.

At least everyone should have heard of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The unparalleled artistry that both stars possessed, which is coupled by their enduring legacy, continue to evoke interest in today’s popular culture. In the blogasphere Fred and Ginger are among the most celebrated screen teams. It is for this reason that Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood and myself have decided to launch the second addition of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon, a blogging event that we hosted for the first time in July 2018.

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THE RULES

1. This blogathon is not just restricted to the ten films that Fred and Ginger made together. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the indelible legacy and illustrious filmography of both stars. Bloggers are welcome to write about any film that starred either Astaire or Rogers or any topic pertaining to the two legends.

2. Due to the diversity of the subject matter, we are allowing no more than two duplicates per topic. I know this sounds extremely fair, but we want to give everybody the opportunity to participate. If you have a topic in mind, act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to both Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful to either star.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on December 28th – 30th, 2019. Please submit your entries on either of these days or early if you wish. For those of you posting early, just remember that your entry won’t be linked until the event starts.  In case your wondering why the event takes place on dates that aren’t specifically connected to either star – the answer is that we simply wanted to end the year with a bang.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Michaela’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: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com or by contacting Michaela. 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. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Michaela, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to seeing you in December.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

SWING TIME ( 1936 )

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Stage Door ( 1937 ) and TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 ) and a Fred Astaire Tribute.

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Tribute.

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Swing Time ( 1936 ) and The Sky’s The Limit ( 1943 )

Pale Writer – Daddy Long Legs ( 1955 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Fred’s Appearance on Battlestar Galactica ( 1978 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Swing Time ( 1936 )

Caftan Woman – Professional Sweetheart ( 1933 )

Screen Dreams – Top Hat ( 1935 )

The Story Enthusiast – Forever Female ( 1953 )

Critica Retro – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 )

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict – Having Wonderful Time ( 1938 )

22 thoughts on “ANNOUNCING THE SECOND FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON

  1. Hello, hello! I would love to write about ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ (1943).
    I also have an unpublished but already written article on ‘Swing Time’ (1936) that I would happily publish at the same time, if that’s fine with you.

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      1. Sure thing! I think it fits because of it’s focus on female isolation and persecution. Plus it’s also geographically isolated in some parts. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it 😊

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  2. Hi lovely, adore your new look blog and congrats on your upcoming book! So happy for you and if you need a reviewer, count me in. Also love you to add me here with Fred’s appearance here, in Battlestar Galactica (1978) S01E17. Also get in touch if you keen to do the prison themed blogathon end of Jan… from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews.

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  3. Dear Crystal,

    This sounds great! Count me in! That Sunday will be the day I publish my final 52 Code Films article of the years, so I would like to make my 52nd new Code film “Swing Time” from 1936. That is the only one of their collaborations which I haven’t seen yet, so what a great way to finish the year as well as their partnership! I may want to also write my Film Fashion Friday about some costume which one of them wore, but I’m not sure about that. I’ll let you know.

    By the way, PEPS is hosting two upcoming blogathons, The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon on November 8-10 (https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/round-up-the-usual-suspects-the-second-annual-claude-rains-blogathon-is-coming/) and The Happy Holidays Blogathon on December 6-8 (https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/announcing-the-happy-holidays-blogathon/). We would love for you to join one or both! We think that they will be a lot of fun!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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      1. Dear Crystal,

        Thank you! That’s great. I look forward to receiving your decision. By the way, did you receive my reminder at the beginning of this month that you signed up to write the October entry of “What the Code Means to Me?” If you still want to participate, you have through the 31.

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      2. Dear Crystal,

        You’re welcome! I look forward to reading your article. If you can’t get it done until the beginning of November, that’s fine. “Desk Set” is a great holiday film! Thank you for joining. I will put your on the roster. We look forward to hearing your Claude Rains topic.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan

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  4. Samantha Ellis

    Hi, Crystal! I’m sorry I haven’t signed up for this until now! Can you put me down for Having Wonderful Time (1938) with Ginger, please? Thank you!

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