The Wonderful World of Cinema and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood are proud to present their first collaboration: The Marathon Stars Blogathon! This event will be the occasion for you to explore the body of work of an actor or an actress from whom you haven’t seen many films (or none), but that you’re curious to discover.
But how will this event take place?
These rules will guide you:
1- Choose a movie star (actor or actress) from whom you haven’t seen many films (a maximum of three). You can pick a “modern” star, but she should have started her career in the year 2000 or before. It can also be all a type of actors/actresses. Character actors are welcomed.
2- No duplicates. There are many movie stars.
3- You’re free to write about more than one star if that is your wish.
4- In your submission, please write your choice, the name of your blog, and your blog URL.
5- From the moment your choice is confirmed, start watching movies starring this chosen star. Of course, it has to be films that you haven’t seen yet, and you should watch a minimum of five (don’t worry, you’ll have time). The idea, of course, is to do a little (or big) movie marathon! You”ll have until the blogathon days to do so. We suggest you subscribe as soon as possible.
6- Also, once your submission is confirmed, choose one of those beautiful banners created by me and Crystal and include it on your blog to promote the event.
7- The Blogathon will take place from March 10 to March 12, 2016. On those days, tell us about your discoveries. We mostly want you to concentrate on the actor or actress’ performances in each movie.
6- To help you, here is an example from a past marathon feedback done by The Wonderful World of Cinema (me). Of course, your post doesn’t have to take this form. It’s just an example:
7- Invite your other friend bloggers to participate, and enjoy! If you have any doubts or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can contact me at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the roster with the Blog names and their choice(s):
The Wonderful World of Cinema – Claire Trevor
Cinema Crossroads – William Holden
BNoirDetour – Linda Darnell
Back to Golden Days – Ronald Reagan
Smitten Kitten Vintage – Gloria Swanson
Defiant Success – Tyrone Power
Classic Reel Girl – George Murphy
In the Good Old Days Of Classc Hollywood – Jean Harlow
Wolffian Classics Movies Digest – Greta Garbo
The Old Hollywood Garden – Sterling Hayden
Old Hollywood Films – Mary Pickford
Critica Retrô – Marion Davies
Mother Time Musings – Susan Hayward
The Flapper Dame – Joel McCrea
Girls Do Film – Carole Lombard
Random Pictures – Barbara Stanwyck
The Midnite Drive-In – Bogart Bacall
Movie Classics –Hedy Lamarr
Cinema Cities – Denzel Washington
Flickin’ Out – Mary Astor
Dream Factory 17 – Jessica Lange
Century Film Project – Gilbert “Broncho Billy” Anderson
Phyllis Love Classic Movies–Vivien Leigh
To see the In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood‘s version of the announcement, please click on the following link:
We hope you’ll all make amazing discoveries!