As it is said in the title, I’m simply publishing this post to thanks all the participants of the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon for their marvelous pieces about Joan Fontaine’s films and their love and admiration for her.
Of course, it also was a pleasure for me to co-host it with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood! As bloggers, I don’t think we could have thought of a better way to celebrate this Hitchcockian star!
You might like to know that your entries were not only shared on Twitter but also on my Joan Fontaine Facebook group and its members enjoy them very much! By the way, if you’d like to join us, you are most welcome. 😉 We are nice and like a big family!
With 20 submitted entries (and maybe some late entries to come!), we can definitely say that this was a success. 🙂
If you haven’t read the entries yet, make sure to do so. You’ll find them here.
We are finally going to celebrate what would have been Joan Fontaine’s 100th birthday. This magnificent star was born on October 22, 1917, but, unfortunately, left us in 2013 at the age of 96. I and my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywoodthought it would be a good idea to honour her with a blogathon and we were happy to have many subscribers!
Now, this day has finally arrived and we are incredibly impatient to read all your wonderful entries!
As soon as your article is published, you can submit it here in the comment section or on Crystal’s blog. And we will add it to the roster. Don’t forget, the blogathon starts today and will take an end on October 22, on Joan’s birthday.
suRecently, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood visited my Facebook group on Joan Fontaine and gave me the excellent idea to host a blogathon in honour of her 100th birthday on October 22, 2017. The idea was definitely an appealing one and I’m glad that Crystal thought about me for hosting it (I think she knows I’m a big fan of Mrs. Fontaine). I had to think a bit about it since the Grace Kelly blogathon is also coming up not long after, but I found it impossible to put that idea aside. I also said to myself that it would be nice if Crystal could co-host it with me and. fortunately, she accepted. This will be our second blogathon collaboration, the first one being the fun Marathon Stars Blogathon that we hosted in March 2016. I hope this one will also be a success.
Joan Fontaine didn’t have as much luck as her sister Olivia de Havilland and died before she could turn 100. Nevertheless, this is not a reason why we shouldn’t celebrate her!
If you want to participate to this blogathon, please consider these few rules:
1- Choose a subject. It can be anything related to Joan Fontaine: her career, a particular movie, her fashion style. You decide. You can submit your subject here, on Crystal’s blog, via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Twitter (@ginnie_sp). Please notice that the event will take place from October 20 to October 22, 2017. Please provide the name of your blog and the URL.
2- However, there is one subject we don’t allow: an article about her feud with Olivia de Havilland. We are here to celebrate Joan, not to talk about that unfortunate thing. Of course, if you want to write about it on your blog, it’s your own business, but it won’t be considered for the blogathon.
3- We allow duplicates, but only 2 blogs for the same subject.
4- All articles must be new material. We won’t accept posts that were published before the blogathon was announced.
5- We allow a maximum of 2 entries by bloggers, just to give a chance to everybody.
6- Can I participate to the blogathon if I don’t have a blog? Yes! Simply send your text via e-mail and me or Crystal will publish it on our own blog and credit you.
7- Once your subject has been approved, grab one of these beautiful banners and put it on your blog to help us promoting the blogathon. These were made by both me and Crystal.
8- On the blogathon’s first day, me and Crystal will update a new post on our respective blogs where we will include all the entries and where you will be able to submit yours. Don’t forget, the blogathon will start on October 20, 2017, and will end on October 22, 2017!
9- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂
To help you in your choice, here are the topics that have already been claimed twice: