Monday, September 5, 2016

Announcing the Cary Grant Blogathon!


I've noticed this past year that a lot of actresses have been given attention in the blogathon circle. Since January we have honored Loretta Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Dorothy Lamour, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Crawford, Margaret Lockwood, Ingrid Bergman, and later this year Grace Kelly and Agnes Moorehead. The only men we have honored have been the two Barrymore brothers (along with their sister Ethel), and directors Mel Brooks and Alfred Hitchcock.


In June of this year we had the 50th Anniversary of Cary Grant's final film Walk Don't Run (1966) but unfortunately I didn't realize it until the day had passed. I also missed his birthday. Therefore I have decided to hold a blogthon honoring one of the Classiest Actors that has ever lived on the 30th anniversary of his death, November 29. Since Thanksgiving is the 24th, I've decided to hold it in the middle of the week instead of the weekend, running from Tuesday November 29th to Thursday December 1st.

Here are the rules:

1. Since Cary Grant made over 70 films, I ask for no duplicates. There are plenty of favorites to go around.

2. Once you have picked your topic (anything Cary Grant related) leave a comment here with the name of your blog and the link (especially if clicking on your name just brings me to your Google+ profile). Please also include the year your movie was released, if applicable. If you have trouble commenting you can also contact me on my fb page or via Twitter (@Solidmoonlight).

3. Choose one of the banners to display on your blog and help spread the word! Use #CaryGrantBlogathon on Twitter!


           


Roster:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies - Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) & Gunga Din (1939)
The Flapper Dame - Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
B Noir Detour - Notorious (1946)
The Wonderful World of Cinema - Topper (1937)
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest - His Girl Friday (1940)
Finding Franchot - Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
Critica Retro - Hot Saturday (1932)
Once Upon a Screen - North by Northwest (1959)
Caftan Woman - The Talk of the Town (1942)
Back to Golden Days - The Awful Truth (1937)
Wide Screen World - Penny Serenade (1941)
Cinematic Scribblings - Charade (1963)
Moon in Gemini - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Classic Movie Hub - My Favorite Wife (1940)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood - The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood - Bringing Up Baby (1938) & Cary Grant's Relationship with Katharine Hepburn
Hamlette's Soliloquy - Father Goose (1964)
The Film Noir Archive - Suspicion (1941)
Old Hollywood Films - Holiday (1938)
Anna, Look! - Houseboat (1958)
Christina Wehner - The Toast of New York (1937)
Realweegiemidget ReviewsAn Affair to Remember (1957)
Vienna's Classic Hollywood - Mr. Lucky (1943)
Speakeasy - Crisis (1950)
Sleepwalking in Hollywood - Monkey Business (1952)
Musings of A Classic Film Addict - That Touch of Mink (1962)
The Midnite Drive-In - She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Cinema Crossroads - The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Little Bits of Classics - Indiscreet (1958)
Whimsically Classic - To Catch a Thief (1955)

80 comments:

  1. Hey Phyl! Thank you so much for the invite on twitter- sign me up for Only Angels Have Wings- I love that one!!!

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  2. Notorious please, for BNoirDetour.wordpress.com!

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    1. One of my favorite Hitchcock films! Thanks for joining!

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  3. Looks like Labor Day is the day to announce blogathons lol. But anyway, what a great idea! I love Cary Grant. :) Please put me down for Topper! It will give me a good occasion to watch this film again. :)

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    1. Haha it's because we have nothing else to do today ;) Thanks for joining!

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  4. oups, I forgot to give you my blog url (just in case you didn't recognize me??)
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com

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    1. It's just easier to cut and paste them into the post that way :)

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  5. I love cary grant so ill gladly join this event. Great idea to honor him. So i will review His Girl Friday. https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/(my blog url)Its gonna be a joy see it again anyway as one of my favorite movies.

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    1. I knew that one would go quick :) Glad to have you!

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  6. I'd love to cover Every Girl Should Be Married on my Finding Franchot blog at www.franchottone.blogspot.com

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    1. Love that one! So cool to see him interact with his real-life wife!

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  7. Hi, Laura! Put me up for Hot Saturday (1932) - I don't waste a chance to see pre-Code Cary Grant + Randolph Scott.
    Kisses!
    Le

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    1. Was hoping for some of his earlier films as I've only seen a couple! Thanks for joining!

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  8. DARNIT! I didn't want to do anymore blogathons, but this is CARY!! :) If it's available I'll take North by Northwest.

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen
    @CitizenScreen

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    1. Haha sorry ;) It's available. Thanks for joining!

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  9. I'd love to join in with a piece on "The Talk of the Town".
    http://www.caftanwoman.com/

    What a fabulous idea!

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    1. Thanks for joining! Just watched that one again recently :)

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  10. I love Cary Grant! Can I please take "The Awful Truth" (1937)?

    -Cátia. xo
    Back to Golden Days (http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/)

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    1. Been wanting to rewatch that one for a while! You've got it! Thanks for joining :)

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  11. I'll take PENNY SERENADE.
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com

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    1. You've got it! Thanks for joining!

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  12. Could I have Charade (1963)? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!

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  13. Hi, I'll take Arsenic and Old Lace!

    Moon in Gemini: https://debravega.wordpress.com/

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    1. Great choice!! Thanks for entering!

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  14. Hi, I'd like to do My Favorite Wife, if I may...

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for joining Annmarie!

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  15. Ahhh, why did I not think of this blogathon topic?! So many films to choose from, but I think I'll pick The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. Super excited for this!

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    1. Awesome choice! Thanks for joining! I'm excited too!

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    2. I actually just decided to announce my first blogathon:
      http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2016/09/announcing-vincente-minnelli-blogathon.html

      I'd love to have you!

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  16. I love love love Cary Grant. I'll take "Bringing Up Baby" ( 1938 ) for my first topic. I will get back to you when I decide on a second topic.

    My blog as you know is: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

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    1. Glad you can join! Looking forward to your Agnes Moorehead blogathon!!

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    2. Thanks. I will let you know on my other topic as soon as I decide. I also look forward to hearing what topic you choose for the Agnes blogathon.

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  17. Hi Phyllis, it's Theresa from CineMaven's Essays from the Couch. Cary Grant and I share the same birth date ( January 18th ) so it's only natural that I lay on my couch and while away my time just gazing at him. Oh...and for your blogathon I'd like to craft an essay from one of his comedies "MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE." If that film's still available, I'd like to write about it. Here's the link to my blog: https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/ Thanks Phyl.

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    1. How awesome! I don't share my birthday with anyone cool :( Mr. Blandings is one of my favorites!!! Can't wait to read your essay :)

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  18. Ooooooooh! Can I have "Father Goose"?

    (I know, I know -- I said no more blogathons until December for me. BUT this runs into December, so I figure it counts.)

    Actually, I'll be announcing later this month that Quiggy & I are going to co-host a John Wayne blogathon in December. So there will be another actor-oriented one to finish off the year with! Cuz you're right, the ladies have really scooped up the love this year.

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    1. Yay!! Glad you're joining :) Father Goose is a great choice!

      OMG CAN'T WAIT!!! I'll have to start thinking what I want to write about...

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  19. Hey Phyllis,

    It's Danilo from the Film Noir Archive at http://www.filmnoirarchive.com -- can I do Suspicion (1941)?

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    1. Sounds great! Been needing to rewatch that one... Thanks for joining!

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  20. I'll take Holiday for Old Hollywood Films if that is still available.

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  21. Thanks for hosting this blogathon! <3 Please may I review HOUSEBOAT (1958)? :)

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  22. Could I write about The Toast of New York (1937). He's not yet a leading man in that one, and I'm very curious to see what he was like before he was a star. :)

    I'm Christina Wehner at https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/

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    1. I've seen this one and another where he's not the lead actor and a couple when he was just starting to get better known. This one is long and Edward Arnold is the main character but it's still good! Can't wait to read your post on it and thanks for joining!

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  23. Hi, its Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews, can I do The Philadelphia Story? https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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    1. You've got it! Knew that one would go quickly :)

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  24. Could I do MR LUCKY? Thanks
    Vienna
    Vienna's Classic Hollywood. http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com

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    1. Just started watching that yesterday! Thanks for joining!

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  25. hi!I'm going to do one I haven't seen yet: Crisis (1950) thanks!
    Speakeasy hqofk.wordpress.com

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    1. I haven't seen that one either, so looking forward to your post! Thanks for joining!

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  26. Hello! Could I do Monkey Business (1952)? I'm Diana at deanclift.wordpress.com, thank you!

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    1. Another one I've been wanting to rewatch :) Thanks for joining!

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  27. Hi there, Phyllis! I'd love to join with That Touch of Mink (1962) for Musings of A Classic Film Addict at annsblyth.wordpress.com . It's definitely a favorite of mine, and I'm so glad to see one of the men get a blogathon before the year is out!

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    1. Thanks so much for joining! Looking forward to your post :)

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  28. Hey Laura. I think I've finally decided on my second topic for the blogathon, though I'm still mulling over other ideas. I have a few in mind, but I'm thinking of doing something different for my second choice other than a film. At this stage I'm thinking of writing about Cary Grant's impact on cinema history for my second topic. It could be subject to change though, so I will let you know.

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    1. Was hoping someone would pick a non-film topic!! I hope you stick with this! It sounds like an interesting read :)

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  29. I wanted "Arsenic and Old Lace", dammit. I always notice these things after my first choice is taken. But wait a minute, can it be that no one has nabbed "She Done Him Wrong"? I'll take Mae West as a consolation prize, any time....

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    1. I have the same problem (and sometimes it's the only film I've seen by that star). Yay! Glad someone is covering that one! I've been meaning to watch it for a while. Thanks for joining!

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  30. If it's not too late to sign up, I'd like to write about The Bishop's Wife (1947). http://cinemacrossroads.wordpress.com

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    1. Sounds great!! Thanks for joining!!

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  31. Hi Phyl, I'm Little Bits of Classics. I think this really is lovely idea for a blogathon, I'd like to join with Indiscreet (1958) :)

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    1. So glad you can join!! And thanks :)

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  32. Hi Phyllis...I sadly have to let you know that I won't be able to participate in your Cary Grant blogathon. I know I have three weeks ... but my life is uncomfortably getting in the way. "Mr. Blandings..." is a great movie. Perhaps someone would like to pick this one up. My apologies.

    CineMaven

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    1. I will certainly miss your post but I understand. This is a crazy month for Blogathons :)

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  33. Sorry it's Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews but can I change my review for An Affair to Remember (1957) with Deborah Kerr please https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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  34. I am new to the classic movie blogging community. This is my first blogathon. I'd like to attempt "To Catch a Thief."

    https://whimsicallyclassic.wordpress.com/

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    1. Welcome!!! It's a great community to join :) Honored that you have picked my Blogathon to be your first! They can be addicting, as you can see by looking down the side of my blog ;)

      I will put you down for it and look forward to reading your post!!

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  35. https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/his-girl-friday/ my review of his girl friday. thanks for hosting event.

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to reading it!

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  36. http://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com/2016/11/diamonds-and-lust.html

    Mae West is STILL trying to get Cary Grant to come up to her room.

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  37. My post on MR LUCKY(1943) is now up at http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com
    Thanks for hosting.

    Vienna's Classic Hollywood

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    1. Really looking forward to reading this one when I get a chance :)

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  38. My post on Holiday for Old Hollywood films is ready to go:

    http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2016/12/holiday-1938.html

    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to reading!

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