Announcing the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration!

Well, well, well! Are we excited, or are we not? I am because I’m thrilled to announce that the Golden Boy Blogathon, honouring the one and only William Holden, is back this year for a fifth edition! Like it was the case for the 3rd and 4th edition, I’ll be co-hosting with the fantastic Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and the extraordinary Emily from The Flapper Dame! That blogging event is definitely among my favourites to host, so it’s certainly a pleasure to be back and in such great company!

What makes that edition even more remarkable is that I have now seen all of William Holden films! Ok, except for the German version of The Moon Is Blue, in which he does a cameo because I couldn’t find it! The event will occur from April 15 to 17, which marks William Holden’s birthday. He would have been 104. And we’re delighted to invite you to celebrate him with us via the publication of blog articles honouring his films, life and career!

If you wish to participate, please take a look at these rules first:

1- To subscribe, choose a subject related to the Golden Boy. It can be anything related to him as long as it is done with respect (it might be good to avoid his alcohol problems).

  • We will allow duplicates, but a maximum of two persons/subject. However, you’re strongly encouraged to go out of the beaten tracks! Of course, we won’t put any limit on more personal topics such as a tribute.
  • In the same vein, we will also allow a limit of TWO entries/blogger.
  • Once you have your subject in mind, please submit it in the comments section. Let us know what you’d like to write about, and also provide the name of your blog and its URL. You can comment here or on Emily’s blog or Michaela’s blog.

2- Once we approve your subject, you are invited to help us promote the event by including one of the banners I created on your blog and sharing it on your social media as well!

3- The blogathon will start on April 15, 2022, and end on April 17, 2022. Please make sure to submit your entrie(s) on one of these dates, although we understand that life circumstances can cause delays. Totally understandable!

  • We will each host a day. Emily will take care of April 15; I will do April 16, and Michaela will conclude with April 17. So, make sure to submit your entry on the right blog depending on when you publish it. 🙂
  • When the blogathon will begin, we will add new posts where you’ll be able to submit your entries.

4- Lastly, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Remember that the objective of this event is to honour William Holden, so please remain respectful towards him in your writing.
  • Everybody is welcome to participate (we can even arrange for you to be a guest writer if you don’t have a blog!). However, if you want to participate, please make sure to subscribe first. Don’t write an entry without subscribing and assume that we will include it in the blogathon. And don’t worry, we’ll accept very late minute subscriptions. 😉

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask! Other than that, help us spread the word for that to be a successful blogging event!


Subjects already claimed twice.

The Blue Knight

The participants!

The Wonderful World of CinemaWilliam Holden and Billy Wilder’s friendship

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – TBA

The Flapper DameThe 7th Dawn (1964)

The Stop ButtonApartment for Peggy (1948)

Shadows and SatinSunset Boulevard (1950)

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodHollywood at Last (I Love Lucy episode)

Real Weegie Midget Reviews Fedora (1978)

DubsismThe Devil’s Brigade (1968)

Crítica RetrôThe Turning Point (1952)

Silver ScreeningsOur Town (1940)

Whimsically ClassicForce of Arms (1951)

Taking Up RoomYoung and Willing (1943)

The Classic Movie MuseFavourite William Holden movies

Movie Mom Dear Ruth (1947)

Screen Dreams Meet the Stewarts (1942)

Pop Culture Reverie21 Hours at Munich (1976)

Period Drama Fan (guest post at The Wonderful World of Cinema) – William Holden’s voice

Diary of a Movie Maniac The Blue Knight (1973)

18 Cinema LaneThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Movie RobThe Blue Knight (1973) and Escape From Athena (1979)

Rick’s Real/Reel Life – William Holden’s Golden Year : 1950


We’re looking forward to celebrating William Holden with you! See you soon!

38 thoughts on “Announcing the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration!

  1. I was hoping this event would come back, because I’ve had a Holden movie with a sports analogy I’ve wanted to do for a while. Count me in with 1968’s “The Devil’s Brigade.”

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  2. Hi, Virginie! I’m glad this blogathon is back. Could I write about The Turning Point (1952), please?
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  3. I’d like to do something. The movie I was looking at (The Proud and the Profane) doesn’t seem to be available in the USA right now. All of my VHSs were packed up after our house fire a few years ago, so I wouldn’t know where to look for it. I’m thinking maybe 21 Hours at Munich instead because I’m on a TV movie kick.

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    • Hey! Thanks a lot for your interest in the blogathon! It’s a limit of two topics/person. Thanks for your comprehension. 🙂 I don’t know if you saw it, but Holden appears in Escape to Athena for like 2 seconds and is even uncredited so… 😉 However I’ll be looking forward t see your thoughts on The Revengers as it is a personal favourite!


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