Announcing the Dorothy Lamour Blogathon

I’m co-hosting this wonderful blogathon with Ruth of Silver Screenings! Let’s get the party started.

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The Glamorous Dorothy Lamour. Image: detudoum96.tumblr.com The glamorous Dorothy Lamour. Image: detudoum96.tumblr.com

We are so excited to announce the Dorothy Lamour Blogathon!

Wouldn’t you agree it’s time we celebrated this talented woman? Dorothy was much more than the sarong she became famous for – she was a singer, an actor, a mother and a dynamic fundraiser of American WWII war bonds.

Our fab friend Maedez at Font and Frock and A Small Press Life suggested we toast the remarkable Dorothy Lamour, and so we shall: March 11-13, 2016.

For the blogathon, you can write on any movie or subject associated with Ms Dorothy, including her film, theatre or television appearances. Duplicate topics are A-OK.

A list of Ms Dorothy’s movies can be found HERE.

You can sign up using the form below, which was designed by our smarty-pants friend Kristina at Speakeasy.

Please help yourself one the banners below to help us promote the event.

We hope to see you in March!

Here’s the roster so far. (You…

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October Round-Up: Eleven Interesting Posts

The Great Villain Blogathon

I’m taking part in this year’s The Great Villain Blogathon. My review of Blanche Fury (1948), starring Valerie Hobson and Stewart Granger, is up on my blog Font and Frock.

Illicit Love is a Killing Thing

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Valerie Hobson and Stewart Granger in Blanche Fury (1948)

Just Because I Like This Photo of Rex Beach, Writer and Olympic Medalist

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Rex Beach

Rex Beach wrote many popular novels and plays, including the spectacularly successful The Spoilers (1906). This work alone has been adapted for film five times. He also won a silver medal at the 1904 Olympics. Event: Men’s (Team Competition) Water Polo. He committed suicide in 1949.

Day One: Miriam Hopkins Blogathon

Round-Up for Day One of our lovely Miriam Hopkins Blogathon!

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We’re feeling the Miriam love today!

Today is the first day of the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon, and we’re off to an amazing start. Today’s reviews reveal the surprising versatility and depth Miriam conveys on the screen.

This blogathon is celebrating the talent of a remarkable actress, and launching the new site, Font and Frock, with our friend and fellow book/movie lover, Maedez, who also curates A Small Press Life.

Here are today’s fab posts:

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Critica Retro discusses our Miriam and Paul Muni’s attractive beard in The Woman I Love (or: The Woman Between).

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The Last Drive-In examines Miriam’s ability to embrace characters who are destructive, and even grotesque, in The Children’s Hour and Don’t Open Until Doomsday (The Outer Limits).

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Caftan Woman introduces us to a delightful and thoughtful film, The Stranger’s Return.

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Speakeasy looks at Miriam as a sophisticated con artist in Trouble in Paradise.

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Public Transportation Snob raves about Miriam’s free-spirited character in

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Miriam Hopkins Blogathon Starts Tomorrow!

I am honored to co-host this amazing blogathon with the lovely Ruth of Silver Screenings!

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The Miriam Hopkins Party starts tomorrow! Image: RedditLet’s raise a glass to Miriam! Image: Reddit

Yay! Tomorrow the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon begins.

Miriam’s celebration is in conjunction with the launch of Font and Frock, a new website about film, fashion, [flash] fiction, and feminism. This artfully-conceived site is curated by our chic, smarty-pants co-host, Maedez, who’s also the brains behind the literary A Small Press Life.)

Click HERE for a list of blogathon participants. (If we’ve accidentally overlooked you, please let us know right away.

Every evening, from January 22-25, we’ll be uploading a recap of the day’s posts. So just let us know when your post is live, and we’ll include it in our “nightcap” (ha ha).

See you at the Miriam Hopkins bash!

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