Here’s the 2017 list of Blogathons and topics. This will be updated often as more Blogathons become available😜
January 16th – 18th 2017
This is a nice start to the new year: A blogathon dedicated to the one and only lovely Carol Lombard. It is hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. My Movie pick is an unusual screwball comedy called Swing High, Swing Low (1937) With one of my favorite actors Fred MacMurray.
February 19th to 21st 2017
My next blog will visit the iconic comedian, Buster Keaton. This is a celebration of the 100th year of his movie shorts. It is hosted by Silent-ology. I do not know too much about his work. The first movie I remember seeing him in was, Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Forum (1968). It made a huge impact on me. I have heard everyone sing his praises; so, I felt this would give me an opportunity to learn more about this Hollywood legend.
March 6th – 10th, 2017
There are two separate blogathons. One, Unsung Heroes, allows bloggers to praise the artistic work of others that may have been ignored by the Academy Awards. This is hosted by K.G. Rants. At the top of my list is John Garfield. I believe the Academy should honor his memory because of his contributions to film and the film industry at large. The other Blogathon is called The Original Rebel Blogathon by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Again, I chose John Garfield because he was the first to introduce the Method acting on film.
March 24th – 26th
The month of March couldn’t end without the marvellous Bette Davis.
For this Blogathon, hosted by In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, I will be discussing Davis’ break through role. The role no actress in Hollywood wanted to play in “Of Human Bondage”
March 31st to April 2nd.
Movie, Movie, Blog, Blog asked bloggers to post about a movie where rain is an essential element to the scene. My Movie pick is Pride and Prejudice (2005). The rain in the proposal scene essentially expresses the emotions of the two main characters.
April 15th to 17th
I am going to examine a comedy drama, Born Yesterday (1950) with William Holden. He tutors “Dumb Blonde” Judy Holiday (she won an Oscar for this role).
April 24th, 2017
I am going to examine Jack Nicholson’s Goin’ South. He starred and Directed this Western comedy. It is pure Nicholson at high speed!
April 28th, 2017
In this blogathon, bloggers are are asked to write a post about their favorite film villain. This was a though one; but if I have to choose one, I have to go with Vincent Price.