Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blog-a-thon

Announcing the Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blog-a-thon! The goal is to celebrate Vivien Leigh’s and Laurence Olivier’s films and their lasting impact on popular culture. The chosen dates correspond with the anniversaries of both their deaths (July 7 and July 11th, respectively). This will be a great way to show some love for the Oliviers, as well as to become more familiar with the film blogging community at large.

When: July 9-10, 2011

Where: The internet! Hosted by

Rules: This blog-a-thon is open to all film bloggers (and readers) around the internet. You can write about their films, theatrical contributions, your love of their beauty, fashion, etc., any aspect of Vivien Leigh’s and/or Laurence Olivier’s careers or lives. As per the usual blog-a-thon protocol, posts should be made to your own blog on the dates listed above, and a running list of links will be posted here at Note: You do not have to write about a film that starred both Larry and Vivien. If you just want to write about Vivien, or just Larry, that’s totally fine.

One other thing: Although participants are welcome to write about any film or aspect of Vivien and Larry’s lives, it would be great if we can get posts about a variety of films rather than just the ones that are the most popular today such as Gone with the Wind.

Also find it on: Facebook

Not sure which films Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier starred in? Check out their imdb profiles below:
Vivien Leigh
Laurence Olivier

More info can be found at:

(Please note that although is a CMBA member, this is not a CMBA-sponsored blogathon.)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Queer Film Blogathon Hosted by Garbo Laughs

The CMBA blog Garbo Laughs will host the Queer Film Blogathon on June 27, 2011. The focus is on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise non-heterosexual, non-gender-binary depictions or personages in film. Garbo Laughs would love it if fellow classic film bloggers participated, but the blogathon is open to all film bloggers regardless of area of focus. The blogathon will include not only reviews of films, but also biographies of queer performers and filmmakers, reviews of nonfiction books on the subject of LGBTs in Hollywood, or even photo pictorials! Anything that you can imagine and interpret as applicable to this topic is welcome – and if you’re not sure if what you want to do will fit, just ask Garbo Talks.

More info:

(Please note that although Garbo Talks is a CMBA member, this is not a CMBA-sponsored blogathon.)