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IT TAKES A THIEF BLOGATHON: You and Me (1938)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini is our hostess for the It Takes a Thief blogathon running from November 17 - 19. "The caper, the heist, kidnappings, great escapes, con artists, high-class jewel thieves, art forgers, hungry peasants stealing bread, in any genre - all will be accepted!" After read more

CMBA FALL BLOGATHON, BANNED AND BLACKLISTED FILMS: The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

The Classic Movie Blog Association hosts its Fall 2017 blogathon, Banned and Blacklisted Films running from November 15th - 19th. Click HERE for the fascinating contributions. Gypsies, or Roma, are a nomadic people whose roots extend to the eighth century when they left northern India and migrate read more

THE EVE ARDEN BLOGATHON: The Doughgirls (1944)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting The Eve Arden blogathon running November 11 and 12. Click HERE for the fun times with everyone's favourite wisecracking dame. The Doughgirls was a successful Broadway play by Joseph Fields that ran for 671 performances beginning in 1942. Fields, son of ente read more

FOOD IN FILM BLOGATHON: Easy Living (1937)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings are hosting the Food in Film blogathon which runs from November 3 to 5. Yum! Writer Preston Sturges had been working in Hollywood for seven years, and it would be three more years before he would add film director to his credits. The screenplay f read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR NOVEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 1, 2017

Did your copy of Cheaper by the Dozen/Belles on Their Toes by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey come through the Scholastic Book Club at school? I was so excited when mine arrived because I was already a fan of the 1950 film. The funny and heartwarming movie was perfect in my young eye read more

HALLOWE'EN CHUCKLES

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 29, 2017

Hallowe'en night is almost here. I love the little kids coming to the door for their treats, especially the tiniest ones who don't have a clue what's going on. So cute! I also love immersing myself in classic horror stories, kitschy horror stories, and comical horror stories. Here are some of my fav read more

THE JOAN FONTAINE CENTENARY BLOGATHON: Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 20, 2017

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema are co-hosting The Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon running October 20th to 22nd. Burt Lancaster Does one rash act define a life or does a harsh life lived lead to a blur of wrong choices? Bill read more

HOLLYWOOD'S HISPANIC HERITAGE BLOGATHON: Ramon Novarro in The Big Steal (1949)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 14, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated by Aurora at her site Once Upon a Screen with Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon on October 15th. Ramon Novarro 1899-1968 Born in Durango, Mexico as Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego, the actor we came to know as Ramon Novarro moved to Los Angel read more

A FAVOURITE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 10, 2017

The nights are growing longer and it is time for ghostly tales of Hallowe'en. Cozy up with your favourite horror author of past or present, slip that familiar Universal or Hammer feature into the DVD player or schedule your life around TCMs spooky movie line-up. Washington Irving (1783 - 1859) read more

THE JUNE ALLYSON CENTENARY BLOGATHON: June on TV in Burke's Law and Murder, She Wrote

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 5, 2017

June Allyson October 7, 1917 - July 8, 2006 Simoa of Champagne for Lunch is hosting a blogathon celebrating the life and career of June Allyson, a first-rate musical entertainer, sly comic actress, and versatile dramatic star. Click HERE to read all the contributions to the blogathon running from read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR OCTOBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 1, 2017

October is upon us. Whether the icy winds and fall colours are your reality, a memory, or a tantalizing anecdote, at this time of year the heart yearns for stories that are moody in nature. The moodiness may come from a classic horror tale, an edgy film-noir, or perhaps the unexpected and moving fan read more

THE DUE DOUBLE FEATURE BLOGATHON: Susan Hayward and Tyrone Power in Rawhide (1951) and Untamed (1955)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies have come up with a fabulous idea. It is The Duo Double Feature Blogathon, and it runs from September 22nd to September 24th. Two stars who worked in two films only. We'll have double bills for days!  Day 1 Susan Hayward  June 30, 19 read more

REMAKE ALLEY: From Headquarters (1933) and When Were You Born (1938)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

Another amble down the twisty byways that lead to those movies you watch and say to yourself, "Haven't I seen this before?" You say you liked your fast-paced Warner Brothers programmers particularly fast-paced? You have come to the right place, the municipal building of a city that hosts, among ot read more

MOVIE SCIENTIST BLOGATHON: Monkey Business (1952)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 8, 2017

Christina Wehner and Ruth of Silver Screenings are hosting, for the second time mind you, the Movie Scientist Blogathon. The good, the mad and the lonely lab rats can be found online from September 8 - 10. My guy, Barnaby Fulton, is one of the good ones. Barnaby and Edwina Fulton Cary Grant, read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR SEPTEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Sep 1, 2017

The improbable and charming love story of a girl who did not know her place and a man with no place of his own.  Margery Sharp wrote her novel Cluny Brown, set in the time prior to the outbreak of WW2, while working for the war effort as an Army Educator. It is just one of her many novels tha read more

THE VAN JOHNSON BLOGATHON: State of the Union (1948)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 25, 2017

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Van Johnson Blogathon running from August 25 to 27. Click HERE for all the contributions on the popular and versatile actor. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy The couple above are Mary and Grant Mitchell, and they are preparing read more

WORKPLACE IN FILM AND TV BLOGATHON: Car 54, Where Are You? (1961-1963)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 17, 2017

Debbie Vega of  Moon in Gemini is hosting the Workplace in Film and TV Blogathon running from August 18 - 20. Applications for the various positions can be found HERE. Nat Hiken, the genius comedy mind behind The Phil Silvers Show chose as his next television project to focus on pol read more

BARRYMORE TRILOGY BLOGATHON: Ah, Wilderness! (1935)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 15, 2017

Crystal of the blog In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting her 3rd Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon. The celebration of the great theatrical family runs from August 15 - 17 and you can click HERE to read the contributions. Lionel Barrymore as Nat Miller I became a Lionel Barr read more

BRITISH INVADERS BLOGATHON: Innocent Sinners (1958)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 5, 2017

Terence Towles Canote is hosting his 4th Annual British Invaders Blogathon, a celebration of the best in British films at his site A Shroud of Thoughts. The blogathon runs on August 4th, 5th and 6th. This is my first year participating (shame on me). Click HERE for contributions to the blogathon. read more

EN POINTE: THE BALLET BLOGATHON, The Mad Genius (1931)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 4, 2017

Christina Wehner and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies are our hosts for En Pointe: The Ballet Blogathon running on August 4th, 5th and 6th.  Film and dance were made for each other. Charles Butterworth, John Barrymore Karimsky, Vladimir Ivan Tsarakov We meet our mad genius on a r read more
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