#ReelInfatuation 2019-Day 2

Day 2 Recap of the 2019 Reel Infatuation Blogathon

Be sure to check out of all of yesterday’s fabulous RI Blogathon entries. So much crush-worthy goodness.

#ReelInfatuation 2019 – Day 1

Day One is in the books!

Silver Screenings

The best thing about the Reel Infatuation Blogathon, besides gushing about film characters, is exploring a love of movies. Many of the characters we love are in films we love, and it’s a pleasure to discover which characters (and movies) people are passionate about.

Today’s entries are wonderful. They explore characters and character – the noble qualities in a person. We think you’ll enjoy them immensely.

Bloggers: If we missed your post today, we’ll include you in tomorrow’s recap.

Words Seem out of Place
Thirty Years of Loving Michelle Pfeiffer as Susie Diamond

A Person in the Dark
Biff Grimes: Character Crush ‘Cause Character Counts

Fading, but not Forgotten
The One-Handed Wolf Who Digs La Boheme: Why I love Ronny Cammareri

Realweegiemidget Reviews
Daisy, Daisy The Great Gatsby’s Going Crazy, All for the Love of You

The Story Enthusiast
Melanie Wilkes of Gone With the…

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Announcing the 2019 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Spring has returned, and she’s brought her best friends with her: birds, buds, and every shade of green known to humankind. On her coattails rides another, albeit lesser, reason to be a little giddy…

The 2019 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

Reel Infatuation 2019-Cary Grant

As usual, I am terribly excited to read everyone’s entries. The diversity, passion, and intelligent commentary participants bring to this blogathon is truly extraordinary. The #charactercrush phenomenon is universal AND so much fun, y’all. 

As for my 2019 choice? Behold…

WKRP in Cincinnati Cast. Courtesy of MeTv.

Can you guess who?

My co-host, the brilliant Ruth of Silver Screenings, has posted all of the details on her site. If you have a question that we haven’t already addressed, please head to the comments with your enquiry. 

Ready to sign up? Leave a comment here, on Silver Screenings, or send a tweet to @925screenings.

See ya in June.

PS-Ruth outdid herself on the banners this year. You can find all four options on her official blogathon announcement post.

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon Starts in Five Days!

Only five days away!

Font and Frock

Yes, it’s almost time for another round of crush-sharing! We hope you’re as excited as we are, which is to say we kind of feel like this right now…

Clara shares our enthusiasm

We have to go work on our RI post now (oh, Artie Gordon!), but we’ll see you on the 8th!

2018 RI Banner (To Catch a Thief)

Thanks to Ruth of Silver Screenings for being our fab co-host!

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A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 5-Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates.

Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: GENE AUTRY AND THE REDWOOD PIRATES
  • AUTHOR: BOB HAMILTON
  • ILLUSTRATOR: ERWIN L. HESS
  • YEAR PUBLISHED: 1946
  • WHITMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • “AN ORIGINAL STORY FEATURING GENE AUTRY FAMOUS MOTION PICTURE STAR AS THE HERO”
  • AUTHORIZED EDITION

Gene and baddie

Dedication

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

Look. at. the. title. Who could resist this book? Not this gal! I collect “novels” based on 1960s television shows (Dr. Kildare, The Patty Duke Show, etc.); this is just another, earlier, iteration of that concept.

Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Louise Brooks on Learning to Write

“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”–Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks, circa 1929

The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten. 

Here Are the Next Two Reel Infatuation Blogathon Banners!

More banners for June’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

Reel Infatuation

As promised, here are banners three and four for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon! Keep your eyes out for the final two banners.

Reel Infatuation 2017-Ty Power

Reel Infatuation 2017-Elizabeth Taylor

Have you signed up for the blogathon yet? It’s not too late! Go here for more information.

See you in June.

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