I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve participated in a blogathon (sorry about that!) or hosted one, but, I’m soon going to be back in business, and I’m very happy about it! Not long before Christmas, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood contacted me to know if I’d be interested to host a blogathon dedicated to the wonderful Claire Trevor with her. Of course! When it comes to our favourite movie stars, Crystal and I can have very different tastes, but Claire is one that we both highly admire. The occasion doesn’t seem only perfect to give more visibility to a most underrated star but, moreover, it will celebrate what would have been her 110th birthday as she was born in 1910. The event will start on March 8, 2020 (Claire Trevor’s birthday) and will end on March 10, 2020, giving you three beautiful days to submit your entry.
Claire Trevor graced the screen in iconic noirs, westerns, dramas, and even comedies. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting actress in 1949 for her poignant performance in Key Largo (John Huston, 1948) and was nominated two other times for Dead End (William Wyler, 1937) and The High and the Mighty (William A. Wellman, 1954). Claire Trevor wasn’t only a prolific actress, but she also became a good supporter of the arts later in her life. There is even a Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California in Irvine where students can study visual arts, dance, drama, or music. On my side, I’ve discovered this excellent actress by watching the very underrated noir Born to Kill (Robert Wise, 1947). I’ve been quite fascinated by her since and she even was my subject for the first edition of The Marathon Stars Blogathon. To me, she had many acting qualities, she was the perfect femme fatale in noirs and always had unforgettable chemistry with John Wayne (they starred in four films together). Despite those top stars qualities, Claire Trevor is not discussed enough today but, somehow, I have a feeling more people than we think count her among their favourites.
And if it’s the case for you or if you are simply interested to discover more about Claire Trevor, then I hope you’ll join the 110 Years of Claire Trevor Blogathon!
If you indeed decide to participate, here are a few simple rules to follow:
1- Choose a subject. It can be anything related to Claire Trevor: her films, her femme fatale roles, her collaborations with John Wayne, her Oscar-nominated performances, etc. Submit your subject here, or you can send us an email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the name of your blog and its URL.
- We allow duplicates, but only two participants/subject.
- All articles must be new material.
- We will accept a maximum of three entries/each, just to give a fair chance to everybody.
2- Once your subject has been approved, grab one of these banners designed by yours truly to help us promote the event! Many thanks to Crystal who helped me to choose some of the photos! You are also free to choose the one at the top of this announcement.
3- Can I participate in the blogathon even if I don’t have a blog? Sure! Simply submit your entry via email to either me or Crystal, and we will publish it on our blog as a guest post.
4- Important: If you wish to participate, SUBSCRIBE FIRST. Don’t arrive on the blogathon days with a submission that comes out of nowhere and assume we will add it to the roster. We accept late/last-minute subscriptions but subscribe first.
5- Make sure to credit both blogs in your entry!
6- When the blogathon starts, Crystal and I will each publish a new post on our respective blogs with the entries. This is where you will submit yours (comment section). Don’t forget, it starts on March 8, 2020, and ends on March 10, 2020!
7- If you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask!
Subjects already claimed twice:
The Wonderful World of Cinema – Claire Trevor Appearance in Two Alfred Hitchcock Presents Episodes
MovieRob – Allegheny Uprising (1939), The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and How To Murder Your Wife (1965)
Movie Movie Blog Blog – Born to Kill (1947)
Taking Upt Room – Stagecoach (1939)
The Flapper Dame – Key Largo (1948)
Sister Celluloids – Bordeline (1950)
Overture Books and Films – Murder, My Sweet (1944)
The Stop Button – Dead End (1937)
Caftan Woman – The Desperados (1943)
Nitrate Diva – Black Sheep (1935)
4 Star Films – Claire Trevor’s Legacy
Shadows and Satin – Raw Deal (1948)
Crítica Retrô – Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)
Crimson Kimono – Dante’s Inferno (1935)
The Movie Rat – Breaking Home Ties (1987)
The Midnite Drive-In – The High and the Mighty (1954)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Stagecoach (1939)
Here you can check Crystal’s announcement!
I’m super impatient to celebrate Claire Trevor with you all!