Friday, March 28, 2014

Coming in May: A One Day Blogathon Celebrating Tyrone Power's 100th Birthday

He rose to movie stardom at the ripe young age of 22 and reigned as an international star for another 22 years, until his sudden death in 1958. During those two-plus decades, Tyrone Power was top-billed in hit films of many genres, from romantic comedy to disaster epic, musical, costume drama, western, adventure, wartime drama, swashbuckler, prestige literary adaptation, biopic, courtroom drama and even film noir. He also managed to serve as a pilot in the Marine Corps during World War II and carve out a stage career for himself after the war. His wedding to his second wife, Linda Christian, in Rome, caused a near-riot. When he collapsed and died, at age 44, while filming a biblical epic in Spain, it was headline news around the world. His private funeral in Hollywood was attended by filmdom's great luminaries and his burial was a mob scene of frenzied fans.

Monday, May 5th marks the 100th anniversary Tyrone Power’s birth, and Patti of They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To and Patty of Lady Eve's Reel Life will host a blogathon in celebration of his life and career. Power-Mad is a one-day-only event.

Participants are invited to review the actor’s films (one blogger per film, please), post a photo spread or a biographical essay (you might cover his life in general or strictly his movie career, his military service during World War II or his post-war stage career, or...) – basically, feel free to get creative.

If you'd like to participate please send an email to Patty at or Patti at and include your name, your blog's name and web address, and the title/subject of your post.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Coming in April: The James Stewart Blogathon

The Classic Film & TV Café will host the James Stewart Blogathon on April 14-17. Any blogger may participate, providing that he or she complies with the Café's family-friendly blogathon guidelines.

Each film can only be reviewed by one blogger. All posts will appear on the blogger's web site. Individuals are responsible for the content of their blog posts, to include the use of any photographs, video clips, etc. A master schedule of all blogathon posts will appear on the Café web site. The number of participating bloggers will be limited to 32 and posting dates will be assigned to participants.

If you're interested in participating, please send an e-mail to: Be sure your e-mail includes your name, blog's name and web address, and the title of your post. Rick will send out additional information to all blogathon participants, to include a link to the final schedule.

The cut-off date for accepting blogathon entries will be Saturday, April 5th.

Click here for more information.

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)