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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
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! 🙂
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
- The Bigamist
- You Gotta Stay Happy
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)/ Profile on Joan Fontaine’s Life
The Wonderful World of Cinema – A Personal Tribute to Joan Fontaine
Taking Up Room – Jane Eyre (1943)
A Shroud of Thought – Frenchman’s Creek (1944)
Life With Books and Movies – Jane Eyre (1943)
Anybody Got A Match? – Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood – You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
Caftan Woman – Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)
Defiant Success – Joan’s Oscar Nominated Performances
Christina Wehner – Rebecca (1940)
Crítica Retrô – The Bigamist (1953)
Moon in Gemini – Born To Be Bad (1950)
Wolffian Classics Movie Digest – Born To Be Bad (1950)
Thoughts All Sorts – The 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 Cities – Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The Emperor Waltz (1948)
Portraits by Jenni – Ivanhoe (1952)
Wide Screen World – The Bigamist (1953)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict – This Above All (1942)
The Stop Button – You 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 Reverie – The Users (1978)
Old Hollywood Films – Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961)
Here is Crystal’s post for the announcement
See you on October 20! 🙂