Day 2 of the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration

Good morning (or afternoon or evening or night, depending on where you are in the world) and welcome to the 2nd day of The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration! Today, we’re exploring and reading more entries written for this blogging event, following day 1, hosted by Emily at The Flapper Dame and preceding Day 3, hosted by Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood tomorrow. Once your post is ready, submit it in the comments section of that blog post.

Here’s to another day of great William Holden tributes!

The lovely entries

Sally from 18 Cinema Lane explains what she likes and doesn’t like about the classic The Bridge on the River Kwai in which the American William Holden shares the screen with the British Alec Guinness.

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We’re continuing with World War II pictures as Kayla from Whimsically Classic shares her thoughts about the third film paring William Holden and Nancy Olson : Force of Arms.

J-Dub from Dubsism, true to himself, is back with more sport analogies hidden in classic movies, this time with The Devil’s Brigade (yes, it seems that today’s theme is indeed World War II).

Rick from Rick’s Real/Reel Life discusses William Holden golden year : 1950, which allowed the actor to show his truly great acting skills in two classics : Sunset Boulevard and Born Yesterday!

Period Drama Fan, a guest at The Wonderful World of Cinema, discusses the Golden Boy’s magical voice or rather voices, which played a big part in Holden’s charm and versatility.

Rebecca from Taking Up Room discusses Young & Willing, one of those little comedies Holden made in the 40s but that can still sparkle some interest (especially for the fans!).

For his second entry, Movie Rob wrote about Escape to Athena, in which Holden only makes a cameo, but one that is worthy of your time (it’s Bill Holden after all!)!

Ari, The Classic Movie Muse, presents a top 10 of her favourite William Holden films. If you haven’t seen enough of the actor film, that list provides great suggestions!

More to come…


A big thanks to today’s participants! If you haven’t read Day 1 entries, please check them here.

See you tomorrow for day 3!

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