Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Coming Soon: Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15 and ends on October 15.  In celebration, Once Upon a Screen presents the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon to commemorate the impact Hispanics have made on Hollywood.


Posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Hollywood that focus on actors, filmmakers or films that celebrate, depict or examine aspects of Hispanic culture are welcome.  Or, you may also choose to discuss the treatment of a Hispanic Hollywood player or players in general on-screen or behind the scenes.  The possibilities are endless.  While this blogathon’s focus is primarily “classic” Hollywood cinema, Hispanics are making an impact in films today so if you’re burning to write about a contemporary Latin American actor, filmmaker or film, that’s fine, too.
For more details on this blogathon, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Coming Soon - The CMBA Fall Blogathon!

Good news, everyone! The subject has been selected for the 2015 CMBA Fall Blogathon, open to all members: Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Posts about movies and scenes featuring any of these modes of transportation are welcome.

The blogathon will run from October 19th to 24th.

(If you're a member of CMBA and wish to participate, please email classic.movie.blog.assoc@gmail.com with your subject by August 31st.)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Hosted by Journeys in Classic Film

August is TCM's annual Summer Under the Stars "film festival", and this year Journeys in Classic Film is hosting a corresponding blogathon. It all takes place between August 1st and 31st.
The fine folks at Warner Archive will be giving away several DVDs and Blu-rays to blog participants and #TCMParty friends. Journeys in Classic Film will give exact details on July 30th, so make sure you sign up by then!
Join in the fun! Click HERE for more details.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon is Back!

Movies, Silently is tickled to announce the second edition of the Classic Movie History Project. Once again this event is co-hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Silver Screenings.

We believe that there is a little bit of the historian in every classic movie fan. After all, we love films that were made before we were born and, in some cases, before our parents or grandparents were born. Here is our chance to combine our love of classic film with our passion for history.
Read all the details at the Movies, Silently blog by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Announcing the Beach Party Blogathon

Beach Party Frankie Annette
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes the Beach Party Blogathon.
Save the dates June 8-12, 2015, because that’s the time to blog about any movie involving the beach or seaside. If it parties on the shore, sets foot on the sand, munches on swimmers, wades into or comes out of the ocean, or makes you love or hate the deep, you can write about it. Endless summer surfing and wild bikinis, sharks and sea monsters, leis and lagoons, juvenile delinquents, musclebound hunks, music stars, tropical climes and treasure hunters, all are welcome. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
For all the scoop, including the roster and sign-up form, click HERE.
Be there or be square, daddy-o!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16th!

This Saturday marks the inaugural National Classic Movie Day, a new "holiday" created by classic film lovers.

To show their support at the Classic Film & TV Cafe, Rick and company are hosting the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon. Almost 60 bloggers (and still counting) will write about their favorite classic movies. You can view the complete schedule of participating bloggers and their selected films by clicking the link below:

Classic Film & TV Cafe My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon

Friday, April 24, 2015

CMBA Spring Blogathon: The Fabulous Films of the 30s!

The Classic Movie Blog Association is proud to present The Fabulous Films of the 30s, running from April 27th to May 1st. Please tune into the blogs below on the dates listed to get the lowdown on many of the greatest movies of one of classic Hollywood's most glamorous decades!

April 27th

April 28th

April 29th

April 30th

May 1st
Thanks to all our participants for joining in! And if you want to jump the gun on reading some of the entries, we're proud to present The Fabulous Films of the 30s in eBook form, containing 19 of the above essays and available now! 

Here's what's inside: 
It's available for free at Smashwords and for $0.99 at Amazon! All proceeds are donated to film preservation.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Announcing the CMBA Spring Blogathon - The Fabulous Films of the 30s

Good news, everyone! The subject has been selected for the 2015 CMBA Spring Blogathon, open to all members: The Fabulous Films of the 30s.

This blogathon will celebrate the movies of the 1930s in grand CMBA style from April 27th to May 1st.

(If you're a member of CMBA and wish to participate, please email classic.movie.blog.assoc@gmail.com with your subject by March 31st.)

Here are the banners for the blogathon:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Announcing The Luck of the Irish Blog o'thon : March 15-17th

Top o' the morning film fans! Silver Scenes is proud to present The Luck of the Irish Blog o'thon...a wee little event to celebrate the joy and talent that the Irish have brought to the silver screen for many many years. 

You need not be Irish to participate in this ceilidh because on holy St. Patrick's Day we all be wearing a touch o' the green.....

THE DETAILS:  We not be specific - you can write about almost anything so long as it has a bit o' Irish in it, was filmed prior to 1975, and features no blessed word spoken against the little people. Will you be wanting to write about an Irish-made production? That'll be grand! Will ye be caring to write about an Irish-born actor? We tip our hats to ye! 

Movies that take place in Ireland are surely welcome and you most certainly can write about an American actor with an Irish heritage. We not be turning down any post on Cagney himself. And do not be forgetting the talented Irish men and women who worked behind the magic movie screen as well. 

DATE: The Luck of the Irish Blog o'thon runs from March 15th through St. Paddy's Day itself. Ready to join in the jig? Just click here to be taken to Silver Scenes and add your name, blog site, and the topic you be wanting to write about in the comment box on our site.

Thankee for reading this announcement and we hope to see you at the ceilildh! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Announcing the Russia in Classic Film Blogathon, hosted by Movies Silently

Movies Silently is proud to host the Russia in Classic Film Blogathon. Movies made in Russia, set in Russia, directed by Russians, featuring Russian characters or starring Russian actors are going to be celebrated.

Russian artists and films have contributed immeasurably to the richness of international cinema and this is your chance to commemorate their contributions. Russia was also the exciting setting for movies starring Hollywood legends such as Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, John Barrymore, Lon Chaney and Tony Curtis. There really is something for everyone.

The event will take place from March 8 to 10, 2015 and is open to both CMBA members and non-members alike. Please click here for more information.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Madeleine Carroll Blogathon

February 26th & 27th, 2015
Hosted by Tales of the Easily Distracted and Silver Screenings

Note: This was originally posted on Tales of the Easily Distracted website (click HERE).

Madeleine Carroll made her stage debut with a touring company in The Lash. Widely recognised as one of the most beautiful women in films (she won a film beauty competition to start herself off in the business), Carroll's aristocratic blonde allure and sophisticated style were first glimpsed by film audiences in The Guns of Loos in 1928. Rapidly rising to stardom in Britain, she graced such popular films of the early 1930s as Young Woodley,AtlanticThe School for Scandal and I Was a Spy. She played the title role in the play Little Catherine. Abruptly, she announced plans to retire from films to devote herself to a private life with her husband, the first of four.

Carroll attracted the attention of Alfred Hitchcock and in 1935 starred as one of the director's earliest prototypical cool, glib, intelligent blondes in The 39 Steps. Based on the espionage novel by John Buchan, the film became a sensation and with it so did Carroll. Cited by the New York Times for a performance that was "charming and skillful", Carroll became very much in demand. The success of the film made Hitchcock a star in Britain and the US, and established the quintessential English 'Hitchcock blonde' Carroll as the template for his succession of ice cold and elegant leading ladies.Of Hitchcock heroines as exemplified by Carroll film critic Roger Ebert wrote:

The female characters in his films reflected the same qualities over and over again: They were blonde. They were icy and remote. They were imprisoned in costumes that subtly combined fashion with fetishism. They mesmerised the men, who often had physical or psychological handicaps. Sooner or later, every Hitchcock woman was humiliated.
--From the Madeleine Carroll Wiki page

This wouldn’t be strictly a CMBA blogathon, but simply a fun, casual affair open to all who love Madeleine 's movies, and wish to participate.

While we won't keep people from doing the same films, we will let you know if a film has been "taken" so you can select another film if you like.  As the event approaches we'll post a list of the usual suspects here so everyone will know who's participating.

For those of you who need a crib sheet on Ms. Carroll's work, here's a link to her IMDB page.

To sign up, contact either Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci or R.A. Kerr to ask any questions!

Here are some banners you can use on your sites to help the spread the word!