Announcing the Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration

Next April, we will celebrate the wonderful William Holden’s centenary. And, as you know, I’m a big fan of him and want to make things big for the occasion.

So, I invite you all to participate The Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration! This year, things will be different as I join forces with my blogger friends Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Emily from The Flapper Dame. Who said millennials didn’t like “old” actors. 😉 Anyway, I am so honoured these fine ladies accepted to help with for this event!

Here are the steps and rules for you if you want to participate in the blogathon:

1- Choose a subject. It can be anything related to William Holden, but don’t forget that our objective is to honour him.

  • Because we want as many participants as possible for this special edition of the blogathon, we will allow duplicates, but not more than two people on the same subject!
  • We allow you to write a maximum of two entries.

2- Please submit your subject here in the comments or on Emily‘s blog or Michaela‘s. Tell us your topic, the name of your blog, plus its URL.

3- Once your subject is confirmed, grab one of these beautiful banners and include it on your blog in order to help us promote the blogathon. These were designed by Michaela and we LOVE them!

Golden Boy banner_Stalag 17

Golden Boy banner_Sabrina

Golden Boy banner_Holden in color

Golden Boy banner_Holden in black and white

Golden Boy banner_Country Girl

Golden Boy banner_Picnic

Golden Boy banner_Golden Boy

4- The blogathon will start on April 15 and will end on April 17, 2018. Michaela will host the first day (15), Emily will host the second day, and I’ll host the last one (17). Please, make sure to have your entries ready on time!

5- On the blogathon dates, each one of us will update a new post where you will be able to submit your entry.

Please help us spread the word about the blogathon. Talk about it to your blogger friends, share it on various social media, etc. We want to have as many participants as possible. Golden Holden deserves this honour!

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


To guide you… Subjects already claimed twice

  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Picnic (1955)
  • Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Here are the participating blogs and their subjects!


We are all very impatient for this event to start! For some entertainment, I invite you to watch my fun video trailer announcing Bill’s centenary.


See you in April!

– If you are interesting to make a donation to the William Holden Wildlife Foundation fund created by Stephanie Powers in 1982, please click here. This can be another way to please our golden boy!


A Golden Weekend for the 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon!

Hey everybody!

So, after two months of waiting patiently for this event, the 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration is finally here!

It is, of course, my honour to host this event for the second year as I, like many of you I’m sure, am always willing to celebrate the wonderful actor that William Holden was.

The event start today and will end on April 17 , 2017 on Bill’s birthday. Please submit your entry within those dates by commenting on this post or via email at, or Twitter@Ginnie_SP, or by messaging our Facebook page.

Your entry will be included to the roster as you submit it.

If you have a Twitter account, please include your Twitter handle in your submission. That would be great as it will help me to promote your entry!

To the readers (and bloggers) make sure to read all the wonderful entries that were written by these participants of quality. There is a lot of efforts put in our William Holden celebration!


The Holdener’s entries


A big thanks to all the participants. I’m sure William Holden would have been honoured by this collective tribute!

Happy heavenly birthday dear Golden Boy! ❤

Announcing The 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon: a William Holden Celebration!


Hey there!

I’m so happy to announce that The Golden Boy Blogathon: a William Holden Celebration will be back again this year! William Holden is my second favourite actor and I truly enjoyed celebrating him via this blog last year. It was quite a success and everybody wrote marvellous pieces! So, it obviously had to be back! 🙂

Everybody is welcomed to participate. The event will take place from April 15 to April 17 (on Bill’s birthday), 2017.

As usual, there are some simple rules to follow:

1- Choose your subject. It can be anything related to William Holden. Please, no duplicates. William Holden had a long and beautiful career, so there are plenty of ideas. Of course, if you want to write something very personal like a tribute on why you love him (like I did last year), I can allow duplicates, because it’s a very vague topic. You can write more than one entry, but I would prefer you to limit yourself to two, precisely to give the chance to others to write about a topic they love (as I don’t allow duplicates).

2- Submit your subject by commenting on this post. You can also submit it via email at, Twitter @Ginnie_SP or via The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Facebook Page. Give me the name of your blog, the URL, and your topic.

3- Once your choice has been confirmed, please grab one of these banners to help me promote the event on your blog. The more the merrier! 🙂






4- On twitter, use the following hashtag: #2GoldenBoyBlogathon

5- On the blogathon dates, April 15, 16 and 17, 2017, I will publish a new post where you’ll be able to submit your entries. You can also send them via email, Facebook or Twitter.

6- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. And enjoy yourself! 🙂

Here is the roster :


Once again, let’s make him smile! 🙂 That smile! ❤