Illustrating David Bowie’s Song Lyrics

Yesterday, in my Alfred Hitchcock paintings post I mentionned that I had also made some David Bowie’s paintings. Yes, you might have seen some of them if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, but I thought I would also share them on my blog for more people to enjoy them. These are not David Bowie’s portraits, but little paintings illustrating some of my favourite song lyrics. These are made in the same style as my Hitchcock’s paintings. I did those paintings this summer and was just passionated about it. And it’s also a very relaxing activity. For once in my life, I enjoyed doing visual art or, should I say, actually LIKED what I was doing. Perhaps because I find my own style, my own personal touch. My mother told me it made her thing of Keith Harring paintings. I think I know what she means. I’ll let you be the judge of that!

Yes, this is not directly connected to movies, but, appart from classic films, David Bowie is another thing (person) I am crazy about. And, after all, the man did star in some films!

At the end of this post, I’ve included a list of the songs I’ve illustrated and linked them to youtube. If you are not too familiar with Bowie, this is maybe a way for you to discover him! ūüôā

Ok, here we go!

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“And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear” (David Bowie, Space Oddity) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“With the man who sold the world” (David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World)- Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“And the rumour spread that I was aging fast” (David Bowie, The Width of a Circle)- Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“If our love song could fly over mountains” (David Bowie, Absolute Beginners)- Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I’ve made some breakfast and coffee” (David Bowie, Oh! You Pretty Thing) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“If you should fall into my arms and tremble like a flower” (David Bowie, Let’s Dance) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“As long as you’re still smiling, there’s nothing more I need” (David Bowie, Absolute Beginners) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“As long as we’re together, the rest can go to hell” (David Bowie, Absolute Beginners) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I, I will be king and you, you will be queen” (David Bowie, Heroes) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Yes we’re lovers” (David Bowie, Heroes) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“You are not a victim. You just scream with boredom” (David Bowie, Time) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I’ll see you in the sky tonight” (David Bowie, Tonight) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Time. He’s waiting in the wings” (David Bowie, Time) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Burning up each others’ love” (David Bowie, Miracle Goodnight) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I laughed and shook his hand” (David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I wish I was a sailor, a thousand miles from here” (David Bowie, Miracle Goodnight) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“And your prayers they break the sky in two” (David Bowie, Loving the Alien) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Loving the alien” (David Bowie, Loving the Alien) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“But the film is a saddening bore” (David Bowie, Life On Mars?) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Sailors fighting in the dancehall” (David Bowie, Life On Mars?) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Watch that man!” (David Bowie, Watch That Man) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“We met upon a hill” (David Bowie, She Shook Me Cold) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“The Halloween Jack is a real cool cat” (David Bowie, Diamond Dogs) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Make me jump into the air” (David Bowie, Moonage Daydream) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I’m an alligator” (David Bowie, Moonage Daydream) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Blue blue, electric blue” (David Bowie, Sound and Vision) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“We want you Big Brother” (David Bowie, Big Brother) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Something in the night, something in the day” (David Bowie, Beauty and the Beast) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“We know Major Tom’s a junky” (David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I’m lying in the rain” (David Bowie, Modern Love) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Need an axe to break the ice” (David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Give me some good old lobotomy” (David Bowie, All the Madmen) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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” The virgin king” (David Bowie, We Are the Dead) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I will break my arm. I will do me harm” (David Bowie, All the Madmen) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Just to touch the flaming dove” (David Bowie, Soul Love) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Fashion! Turn to the left! Fashion! Turn to the right! Ouuuuuu! Fashion!” (David Bowie, Fashion) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“There’s a brand new talk but it’s not very clear” (David Bowie, Fashion) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Take your proteine pills and put your helmet on” (David Bowie, Space Oddity) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Talking ’bout Monroe” (David Bowie,¬† The Jean Genie) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“In 1910 I was so handsome and strong. My mustache was stiffly waxed and one foot long” (David Bowie, Rubber Band) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Looks a lot like Che Guevara” (David Bowie, Panic in Detroit) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Some people are marching together and some on their own” (David Bowie, After All) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Is it nice in your snowstorm” (David Bowie, Sweet Thing (Reprise) ) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“The jump in the river holding hands” (David Bowie, Candidate) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I was stone and he was was” (David Bowie, Bewlay Brothers) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“It’s not the side effects of the cocaine. I’m thinking that it must be love” (David Bowie, Station to Station)
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“She got a ticket to nowhere” (David Bowie, Day-In, Day-Out) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“My heart’s a flame” (David Bowie, Love You ‘Till Tuesday) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“You read it in the tea leaves” (David Bowie, 1984) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Johnny’s an American” (David Bowie, I’m Affraid of Americans) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I am a DJ, I am what I play” (David Bowie, DJ) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“So I run across a monster who is sleeping by a three” (David Bowie, The Width of a Circle) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“We’re the spiders from Mars” (David Bowie, Hang on to Yourself) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I’m a blackstar” (David Bowie, Blackstar) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Just the beer light to guide us” (David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Day after day, they send my friends away to mansions cold and grey” (David Bowie, All the Madmen) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I drew something awful on him” (David Bowie, Breaking Glass) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Well, it ain’t that Barbie doll. Her hearts have been broken just like you” (David Bowie, Young Americans) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“When your a boy, you can wear an uniform” (David Bowie, Boys Keep Swinging) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“From station to station” (David Bowie, Station to Station) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Uncle Arthur and his new bride” (David Bowie, Uncle Arthur) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Don’t want to be a richer man” (David Bowie, Changes) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“The world will overpopulate” (David Bowie, We Are Hungry Men) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I just met a girl named Blue Jean” (David Bowie, Blue Jean) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Give me your hands ’cause you’re wonderful” (David Bowie, Rock ‘n Roll Suicide) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Your minds are too green” (David Bowie, Saviour Machine) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“You’re a porcupine” (David Bowie, Cracked Actor) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Baby, I’ve been breaking glass in your room again” (David Bowie, Breaking Glass) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“The return of the Thin White Duke throwing darts in lovers’ eyes” (David Bowie, Station to Station) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Well, well, well, would you carry a razor just in case of depression?” (David Bowie, Young Americans) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“We had five years left to cry in” (David Bowie, Five Years) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Put on your red shoes and dance the blues” (David Bowie, Let’s Dance) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight” (David Bowie, Let’s Dance) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Morning star you’re beautiful” (David Bowie, Miracle Goodnight) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I saw my baby, she was turning blue” (David Bowie, Goodnight) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Cold fire, you’ve got everything but cold fire” (David Bowie, The Prettiest Star) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“There’s a starman waiting in the sky” (David Bowie, Starman) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Cried so much his face was wet” (David Bowie, Five Years) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“I’ll give you television, I’ll give you eyes of blue” (David Bowie, China Girl) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“Will you see that I’m scared and I’m lonely” (David Bowie, Sweet Thing) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“My word on a wing” (David Bowie, Word on a Wing) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost
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“She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl” (David Bowie, Rebel Rebel) – Artwork by ¬©Virginie Pronovost

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Here a list of the songs I illustrated ūüôā

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Do I intend to do more? Of course! There are some lyrics I’ve noted that I still haven’t illustrated and I’ve recently discovered more of his songs. So, these artistic activities aren’t about to be over!

You know, David himself was an artist and did some paintings. Before becoming a famous singer, he studied art!

Please don’t hesitate to tell me wich paintings are your favourite! ūüôā I would love that!

Hope you enjoyed!

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My Hitchcock Movies Paintings

Remember this post where I told you that I had painted three little paintings illustrating Alfred Hitchcock’s films? I told you I would share them. Well, here they are! ūüôā

As you can see, it’s not academic art, but I think that academic art is boring anyway. ūüėČ Well, I hope you’ll like them! I had a lot of fun doing this on my Hitchcock day!

The Birds

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The Trouble With Harry

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Suspicion

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Artworks by ©Virginie Pronovost

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This summer, I also painted a bunch of little artworks like these illustrating David Bowie’s songs. ^^ If you’re following me, I’ve shared a few of them on Instagram! ūüôā

 

Announcing the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon!

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suRecently, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood visited my¬† Facebook group on Joan Fontaine and gave me the excellent idea to host a blogathon in honour of her 100th birthday on October 22, 2017. The idea was definitely an appealing one and I’m glad that Crystal thought about me for hosting it (I think she knows I’m a big fan of Mrs. Fontaine). I had to think a bit about it since the Grace Kelly blogathon is also coming up not long after, but I found it impossible to put that idea aside. I also said to myself that it would be nice if Crystal could co-host it with me and. fortunately, she accepted. This will be our second blogathon collaboration, the first one being the fun Marathon Stars Blogathon that we hosted in March 2016. I hope this one will also be a success.

Joan Fontaine didn’t have as much luck as her sister Olivia de Havilland and died before she could turn 100. Nevertheless, this is not a reason why we shouldn’t celebrate her!

If you want to participate to this blogathon, please consider these few rules:

1- Choose a subject. It can be anything related to Joan Fontaine: her career, a particular movie, her fashion style. You decide. You can submit your subject here, on Crystal’s blog, via e-mail at virginie.pronovost@gmail.com or¬†crystalkalyana@yahoo.com, or Twitter (@ginnie_sp). Please notice that the event will take place from October 20 to October 22, 2017. Please provide the name of your blog and the URL.

2- However, there is one subject we don’t allow: an article about her feud with Olivia de Havilland. We are here to celebrate Joan, not to talk about that unfortunate thing. Of course, if you want to write about it on your blog, it’s your own business, but it won’t be considered for the blogathon.

3- We allow duplicates, but only 2 blogs for the same subject.

4- All articles must be new material. We won’t accept posts that were published before the blogathon was announced.

5- We allow a maximum of 2 entries by bloggers, just to give a chance to everybody.

6- Can I participate to the blogathon if I don’t have a blog? Yes! Simply send your text via e-mail and me or Crystal will publish it on our own blog and credit you.

7- Once your subject has been approved, grab one of these beautiful banners and put it on your blog to help us promoting the blogathon. These were made by both me and Crystal.

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8- On the blogathon’s first day, me and Crystal will update a new post on our respective blogs where we will include all the entries and where you will be able to submit yours. Don’t forget, the blogathon will start on October 20, 2017, and will end on October 22, 2017!

9- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! ūüôā

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To help you in your choice, here are the topics that have already been claimed twice:

  • Letter From an Unknown Woman
  • Jane Eyre
  • Born to Be Bad
  • Rebecca
  • The Bigamist
  • You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Suspicion

Our participants:

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodLetter From an Unknown Woman (1948)/ Profile on Joan Fontaine’s Life

The Wonderful World of CinemaA Personal Tribute to Joan Fontaine

Taking Up RoomJane Eyre (1943)

A Shroud of ThoughtFrenchman’s Creek (1944)

Life With Books and MoviesJane Eyre (1943)

Anybody Got A Match? – Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Love Letters to Old HollywoodYou Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

Caftan WomanKiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Defiant SuccessJoan’s Oscar Nominated Performances

Christina WehnerRebecca (1940)

Cr√≠tica Retr√ī – The Bigamist (1953)

Moon in Gemini Born To Be Bad (1950)

Wolffian Classics Movie DigestBorn To Be Bad (1950)

Thoughts All SortsThe Women (1939)

Elizabeth Nelson: Guest post at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Ivy (1947)

The Dream Book Blog – September Affair (1950)

Cinema CitiesRebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society The Emperor Waltz (1948)

Portraits by Jenni Ivanhoe (1952)

Wide Screen WorldThe Bigamist (1953)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict This Above All (1942)

The Stop ButtonYou Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

Cinephilia Suspicion (1941)

Realweegiemidget Reviews One Step Beyond (Joan Fontaine’s episode)

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Personal Tribute (Favourite Joan Fontaine’s Performances)

Pop Culture ReverieThe Users (1978)

Old Hollywood FilmsVoyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961)

 

 

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Here is Crystal’s post for the announcement

See you on October 20! ūüôā

 

Thanks to all the Participants of the 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!

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I’m simply writing this post to thank all the people who participated to my 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon. We didn’t have as many participants as the previous years, but we still had some fun!

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted my A Woman’s Face review like I was supposed to, but, honestly, I don’t think I will. The blogathon is over and other will be arriving soon, and I think I’m not really in a blogging mood these days. In the meantime, you can always check my 50 Reasons to Love Ingrid Bergman, which I wrote on my blog Three Enchanting Ladies. Enjoy!

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However, even if I didn’t write anything for the blogathon in the end, it still was a pleasure for me to host it and read all the participant’s marvelous entries! Don’t forget to read them if you haven’t!

Stay tuned because I’ll soon be announcing another very special blogathon which I will be hosting with my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood!

See you!

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