Thursday, March 20, 2014

All that glitters: A Diamonds & Gold Blogathon update

It feels really good to be part of what's shaping up to be a successful blogathon! Of course, I have my pal Paddy Lee to thank for this. You can still get in on this action if you want: we're looking for posts featuring performances by actors age 50 and over, and so far, this is what we got:

Margaret Perry: Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
Another Old Movie Blog: Rosalind Russell, A Majority of One
Vintage Cameo: Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd and beyond
Once Upon a Screen: Josephine Hull, Harvey
Portraits by Jenni: Edna May Oliver
Girls Do Film: Joan Crawford & Bette Davis, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and beyond
Tales of the Easily Distracted: Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester, Witness for the Prosecution
A Trip Down Memory Lane: Bing Crosby, Dr. Cook's Garden
A Person in the Dark: Peter O'Toole, Venus
Critica Retro: Spencer Tracy & Fredric March, Inherit the Wind
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: Harry Davenport, The Ox-Bow Incident
The Man on the Flying Trapeze: Cary Grant, Charade
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To:  James Stewart & Bette Davis, Right of Way
Movies Silently: William S. Hart
Silver Screenings: Fredric March, Death of a Salesman
ImagineMDD: Anthony Hopkins & Anne Bancroft, 84 Charing Cross Road
Journeys in Classic Film: William Holden
Movie Classics: Laurence Olivier, Bunny Lake is Missing
Ramblings of a Cinephile: John Wayne, True Grit
Mildred's Fatburgers: Marie Dressler
Motion Picture Gems: ?
Silver Scenes: ?
Screaming Argonauts: Ruth Gordon, Rosemary's Baby
Classic Movie Hub: ?

Paddy herself will write about Ride the High Country, featuring Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. As for me, I've decided on Cocoon, which features a whole bunch of old-time movie stars, including Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Wilford Brimley, and more.

If you see the name of your blog on this list without a movie and/or a subject, don't worry, there's no pressure, you've still got time to decide, but when you do, let Paddy or me know and we'll update the list. If you've already got an entry listed here and you want to change your movie or subject, ditto.

The blogathon goes live April 12-13. I'll collect the posts about the men, Paddy will collect the posts about the women. Thanks for participating!

My Hometown Blogathon
The Movie of My Life Blogathon


  1. Fantastic line-up! Can't wait to read the posts.

  2. I agree. Got some of my favorite movies represented here.


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