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THE SEND IN THE MARINES BLOG-A-THON: Hail the Conquering Hero, 1944

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 10, 2019

In celebration of the November 10, 1775 founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. the websites Dubsism and RealWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Send in the Marines Blog-a-thon. Click HERE  to begin reading.  Aunt Martha (Elizabeth Patterson): "Well, that's the war for you. It's read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR NOVEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 1, 2019

Perhaps the movies didn't like Clifton Webb or Clifton Webb didn't like the movies, but after a few film appearances ending in 1925, Mr. Webb confined his career to the stage. He made a triumphant return to the screen at the age of 55 as Waldo Lydecker in the 20th Century Fox 1944 production of  read more

DARK AND DEEP: THE GOTHIC HORROR BLOGATHON: The Hound of the Baskervilles, novel and 1939 film

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

Pale Writer Gabriela is giving us a Hallowe'en treat with Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon. Click HERE for your autumn chills. Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles with illustrations by Sidney Paget was serialized in The Strand Magazine in 1901/1902 and publish read more

THE HONEYMOONERS BLOGATHON: Musical Moments from the Classic 39

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 25, 2019

Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlogII is at it again! This time it is The Honeymooners Blogathon and HERE is where you can join all the madcap fun. Jackie Gleason 1916-1987 A strong sense of musicality permeates the entertainment legacy of Jackie Gleason from his alternately brash and sensitive charac read more

CMBA 2019 FALL BLOGATHON, ANNIVERSARIES: Stray Dog, 1949

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA) celebrates its 10th anniversary with the Fall 2019 blogathon, a salute to film anniversaries. HERE is the link to the contributions. Stray Dog was my introduction to Akira Kurosawa; an introduction that occurred far later than it should have or, perhap read more

THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON: Keeper of the Flame (1942)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is co-hosting with Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood The Second Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon. The celebration runs from October 11 - 13. Check out the interesting contributions HERE. The 1942 release Keeper of the Fl read more

THE UNEMPLOYMENT BLOGATHON: Gold Diggers of 1933

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 4, 2019

Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlogII is hosting The Unemployment Blogathon. We've all been there, and so have the movies. Check out how many right HERE. The Warner Brothers Studio output in the early 1930s had a gritty and realistic touch that extended from their crime pictures and dramas to their mu read more

THE SHELLEY WINTERS BLOGATHON: Wagon Train, The Ruth Owens Story (1957)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 2, 2019

Erica D. of Poppity Talks Classic Film and Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews are co-hosting The Shelley Winters Blogathon running from October 1 - 3. You'll find much of interest HERE and HERE. Ward Bond stars in this western anthology series as Major Seth Adams, leader of a wagon train f read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR OCTOBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

"Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough." That which is eternal in Emily Webb Gibbs tries to heed the advice of that which is eternal in Mother Gibbs, to discover that "Earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you." Martha Scott, Frank Craven, John Cr read more

HOLLYWOOD'S HISPANIC HERITAGE BLOGATHON: A Pedro de Cordoba Sampler

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

Aurora is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at her site Once Upon a Screen with her sixth edition of the Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon on September 29th. Pedro de Cordoba September 28, 1881 - September 16, 1950 Patrician Pedro de Cordoba was born in New York read more

REMAKE AVENUE: The Racket, 1928 and 1951

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

Many of our excursions to Remake Avenue begin on Broadway and today's is no exception. Bartlett Cormack's play The Racket had a run of 119 performances at the Ambassador Theatre in the 1927/28 season. Cormack (1898-1942) was a graduate of the University of Chicago, with experience in theatrical pub read more

THE COSTUME DRAMA BLOGATHON: In Old Chicago (1938)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

The Costume Drama Blogathon is the brainchild of Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini and it runs from September 6th to the 8th. Click HERE for all the sublime designs and stories. "We O'Learys are a strange tribe. There's strength in us. And what we set out to do, we finish." - Alice Brady (Oscar w read more

THE ALAN LADD BLOGATHON: Appointment with Danger (1950)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

Pale Writer Gabriela is hosting The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon on September 3-6. Click HERE for the tributes to the beloved star. The danger alluded to in the title of this film is in the form of a gang with plans for a big heist from the Postal Service, specific read more

THE WORLD WAR II BLOGATHON: Corvette K-225 (1943)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

This article is for The World War II Blogathon hosted by Jay of Cinema Essentials and Maddy Loves Her Classic Films running on September 1-3. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 Forward - This is the story of a Corvette, a little ship, a fighting ship, and of the officers read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR SEPTEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 30, 2019

"Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup the rest of your life." - Groucho Marx Groucho, Gummo, Minnie, Zeppo, Sam, Chico, Harpo Minnie's boys were born for the stage. Minnie Schoenberg (1865-1929) and her parents were read more

VIVE LA FRANCE! Blogathon: Paris Blues (1961)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 25, 2019

We are being swept up in a Bastille Day celebration with Patricia of Lady Eve's Reel Life and Christian of Silver Screen Modes. Click HERE and cheer Vive la France! Paris is filled with Parisiens Fans greet their idol, "Wild Man" Moore Louis Armstrong Parisiens who play a read more

THE WIZARD OF OZ BLOGATHON: Ken Darby, Orchestral and Vocal Arrangements

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

Rebecca Deniston at Taking Up Room is hosting a blogathon dedicated to all things related to L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, and the classic 1939 MGM film on August 23 - 25. Ken Darby May 13, 1909 - January 24, 1992 Composer, arranger, performer, choral director Ken Darby was an honoure read more

FAVOURITE MOVIES: Union Pacific (1939)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

Film fans and historians often point to the 1939 movie season for its release of genuine, timeless classics. A roll call of movie titles is all that is needed to back up the claim. The western, a popular genre since movie's beginnings due to its easily available outdoor locations and popular stories read more

THE FIFTH ANNUAL BARRYMORE TRILOGY BLOGATHON: On Borrowed Time (1939)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

Lawrence Edward Watkin's moving and thoughtful novel On Borrowed Time was adapted by playwright Paul Osborn for the Broadway stage with its themes of death and life presented to the audience in all its intimacy in 1938. Frank Conroy, Dudley Digges, Peter Miner That first produc read more

THE 6TH ANNUAL RULE BRITANNIA BLOGATHON: The Detective (1954)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 2, 2019

Terence at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his annual salute to Britain and the movies. Click HERE for the contributions to The 6th Annual Rule Britannia Blogathon. During the 1950s Columbia Studios released several films in a co-production agreement with independent producers and international stu read more
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