Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon August 2012

The Classic Movie Blog Association will host a Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon in honor of the actor, director, and choreographer's 100th birthday the week of August 20-25. If you are a CMBA blog and would like to participate, but haven't signed up yet, contact me at wilsonkjm@yahoo.com to do so. Here are the CMBA blogs scheduled to participate:

Aug. 20
shadowsandsatin: Gene Kelly Profile
Reel RevivalFor Me and My Gal (1942)
The Movie ProjectorOn the Town (1949)
Another Old Movie Blog It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Silver ScreeningsZiegfeld Follies (1946)

Aug. 21
Alfred Hitchcock GeekGene Kelly/Hitchcock Connection 
Caftan WomanThe Black Hand (1950) 
The Lady Eve's Reel LifeLet's Make Love (1960) 
All Good Things Living in a Big Way (1947)  
BacklotsWords and Music (1948) 
Classic Movies: Deep in My Heart

Aug. 22
My Love of Old Hollywood: Gene Kelly Profile
Lindsay's Movie MusingsBrigadoon (1954)
The Girl with the White ParasolThe Pirate (1948)
True ClassicsSummer Stock (1950)
A Trip Down Memory LaneThousands Cheer (1943)

Aug. 23
Noir and Chick FlicksGene Kelly Profile  &  Cover Girl (1944)
Tales of the Easily DistractedThe Devil Makes Three (1952) & What a Way to Go! (1964)
Sittin' on a Backyard FenceThe Three Musketeers (1948)
Java's JourneyAnchors Aweigh (1945)
Garbo LaughsXanadu (1980)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieLes Girls (1957); from Karen @ shadowsandsatin

Aug. 24
Silver Screen ModisteAn American in Paris (1951) 
A Person in the DarkMarjorie Morningstar (1958) 
True ClassicsTake Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Thrilling Days of YesteryearChristmas Holiday (1944)
Classicfilmboy's Movie ParadiseInvitation to Dance (1956)

Aug. 25
Frankly, My DearDuBarry Was a Lady (1943)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieThe Young Girls of Rochefort (1966)
Twenty-Four FramesSingin' in the Rain (1952)
ClassicBecky's Brain Food:  Inherit the Wind (1960) 

Films we still would like to see covered are: Pilot #5 (1943), The Cross of Lorraine (1943), It's a Big Country (1951), Love Is Better Than Ever (1952), Seagulls Over Sorrento (1954), Deep in My Heart (1954), The Happy Road (1957), The Tunnel of Love (1958), Gigot (1960), A Guide for the Married Man (1967),  Hello, Dolly (1969), The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), 40 Carats (1973), and Viva Knievel (1977).


  1. Since this Blogathon is being sponsored by the CMBA is it considered one of our two annual Blogathons? And if so, will this be the last one for the year? I always look forward to the ones where we vote on the topic. Just curious.


  2. Page, the blogathon calendar is already full for the summer. If the CMBA votes another one, it would be for the fall. Most importantly, though, we need some a volunteer or two to host the next one!

  3. Thanks for the info.
    I would be glad to co-host with Becky as I believe she was already thinking she was going to co-host and as long as it's late in the year that works out well.

    We can always discuss it as that time approaches. : )


  4. If my site doesn't focus solely on classic movies can I take part? I just had "Minnelli May" which included a look at "An American In Paris".

    1. MW, this is a CMBA Blogathon so it will include only CMBA members.

  5. Looks like a great lineup! Can't wait to read everyone's post. This was a great idea.

    - Java