Coming Up Next Year: 90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon!

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Oh my God! I am currently beyond excited as I’m FINALLY announcing the 90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon!! And the great Laura from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting it with me, which makes the thing even more fun since it’s the first time we’ll be hosting a blogathon together! About time! I was waiting for an opportunity to honour this wonderful British actress since quite a long time. Next January 31, Jean Simmons would have been 90 years old, so, that is the perfect occasion for us, bloggers, to celebrate her with a blogathon.


Jean Simmons was such a unique celebrity. Talking for myself, she’s my 3rd favourite actress (behind the #1 trio: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and #2: Joan Fontaine). So, such an event is very important to me. I hope you’ll be as thrilled as I am to write various articles about her and her films next January!

If you wish to participate, please make sure to read these few rules first!

1- Choose a topic connected to Jean Simmons by commenting on this post or on Laura’s blog. You can also send me an email at Please include the name of your blog, the URL, and your chosen subject.

  • It can be anything related to Jean Simmons: her films, her career in England, her friendship with Deborah Kerr, etc.
  • Since we want as many participants as possible, we’ll allow duplicates (yay!). However, we’ll allow a maximum of two (2) persons by subject.
  • We’ll allow a maximum of two (2) entries/each.
  • Can I participate if I don’t have a blog? Of course! All you’ve got to do is to email me your text ( and we’ll include it to one of our blogs as a guest post. Make sure to subscribe first!
  • All articles must be new material

2- Once your subject has been approved, grab one of these banners and include it on your blog to help us promote the event! You can also help us spread the word by sharing this post on various social media!

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3- The event will start on January 29 and will end on January 31, 2019. On the 29, we’ll each publish a new post with all the entries and where you’ll submit yours.

4- More important things:

  • If you don’t like Jean Simmons, this blogathon might not be for you. After all, the event was created to honour her. Any article that seems unrespectful towards her won’t be included to the blogathon.
  • If you wish to participate, make sure to SUBSCRIBE first. We simply don’t want you to write an article and assume we’ll add it to the blogathon even if you haven’t subscribed first. It is not fair to those who did. We will accept last-minute subscriptions, but subscribe!
  • Please, mention my blog and Laura’s in your article and share the link to the other entries. Make sure you link the new post we’ll update on January 29, 2019!

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


Subjects already claimed twice:

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Guys & Dolls

Elmer Gantry

Footsteps in the Fog

The Happy Ending

The Big Country

Our participants

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – She Couldn’t Say No (1954)

The Wonderful World of CinemaPersonal tribute

Caftan WomanMurder, She Wrote “Mirror, Mirror On the Wall” (1989)

Wide Screen WorldStar Trek: The Next Generation “The Drumhead” (1991)

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Real Weegiemidget Reviews Dominique (1979)

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood The Actress (1953)

Cinema CitiesGuys & Dolls (1955)

Hamlette’s SoliloquyThe Big Country (1958)

Pop Culture Reverie Dark Shadows (1991)

Pale WriterGuys & Dolls (1955) and This Could Be the Night (1957)

Silver ScreeningsElmer Gantry (1960)

MovieRobThe Happy Ending (1969) and Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Taking Up Room Elmer Gantry (1960)

The Midnite Drive-InThe Blue Lagoon (1949)

The Stop Button The Happy Ending (1969)

Crítica RetrôHilda Crane (1956)

18 Cinema LaneHowl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Film ExodusAffair With A Stranger (1953)

Blog of the DarnedThe Big Country (1958)

The Story Enthusiast All the Way Home (1957)

Mike Takes on the Movies Jean Simmons Posters and Lobby Cards

Silver ScenesTrio (1950) and The Egyptian (1954)


To see the announcement on Laura’s blog, click here: Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

Can’t wait to see you in January for this very special event!


57 thoughts on “Coming Up Next Year: 90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon!

  1. I’m in! Can I write about Footsteps In The Fog please? Beautiful banners. Jean is such an underrated and seldom discussed actress. Very happy to see a blogathon being held for her.

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  2. While part of me very much wants to do 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 … how about 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘌𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 (1969)?


    • Wow, I’m so sorry for the late reply Andrew! Your comment was marked as a spam so I didn’t immmediately see it. No idea why it happened. Anyway, there’s still a free spot for The Happy Ending or Dark Shadows. Tell me which one you’ll prefer!


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