Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ANNOUNCING The Favorite Film and TV Homes Blogathon!!!!


Have you ever watched a movie and found yourself looking at the house instead of listening to the dialogue?

Do you find yourself taking screenshots of living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms in a movie, and trying to NOT get the actor in the shot?

Do you ever find yourself trying to draw a floor plan of a movie or television home you would like to live in?


If you answered yes to any of these questions then this Blogathon is for you!!!

For quite some time now, I have been wanting to host a blogathon dedicated to those film and TV homes that we know almost as well as our own. When I saw Love Letter's To Hollywood's post on The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer with all of its screenshots of Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple's house in the film, I knew I had found the perfect co-host.


The fun will begin on May 5, 2017 and run through May 7, with a wrap-up day for late entries. I will be hosting Days 1 and 3 and Michaela will host Days 2 and the wrap-up day.

Here are the rules Michaela and I came up with:

1. Films must be pre-1970 and television shows pre-1975 (must have started its first season before then). Both houses and apartments are acceptable.

2. NO DUPLICATES! There are plenty of gorgeous homes and apartments to go around. We can't have everyone choosing Bringing Up Baby or Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House!

3. Please try to include screenshots of the house or apartment you have chosen (if anyone needs help figuring out how to take a screenshot, please let me know).

4. Let me know what movie you would like to do in the comments below or over at Michaela's blog Love Letter's To Hollywood. Make sure you include the link to your blog so I don't have to hunt for it!

5. Take one of the awesome banners Michaela made and share it on your blog. And lastly, have fun!!!







The Roster:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Maureen O'Hara's apartment in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Mansion from The Addams Family & Gene Tierney's apartment in Laura (1944)

Hamlette's Soliloquy: Gene Kelly's apartment in An American in Paris (1951)

An Ode to Dust: The Beatles' flat from Help! (1965)

The Flapper Dame: Norma Desmond's mansion in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Elizabeth Grace Foley: The Browns' cottage in National Velvet (1944)

Bewitched with Classic TV: The Cleaver's house from season 1 & 2 of Leave it to Beaver

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: The Drayton home in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) & TBA

Caftan Woman: Ray Milland and Grace Kelly's flat in Dial M for Murder (1954)

Realweegiemidget Reviews: The Von Trapps home from The Sound of Music (1965)

Silver Screenings: Apartment from How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Taking Up Room: The Banks' house in Father of the Bride (1951)

The Midnite Drive-In: The Village from the British TV/ Patrick McGoohan series The Prisoner

Critica Retro: Buster Keaton's houses in The Scarecrow (1918) and The Electric House (1922)

Champagne for Lunch: The Smith family home in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Charlene's (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1947)

Whimsically Classic: The Brady Bunch's house & Brian Keith's Monterey, CA ranch in The Parent Trap (1961)

Old Hollywood Films: Xanadu from Citizen Kane (1941)

26 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! I am totally in, and I want to write about the teensy little apartment Gene Kelly inhabits in An American in Paris. It has fascinated me for decades.

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    1. You've got it!! Glad you could join! Should be lots of fun!! :)

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  2. THIS IS HARD- But I think I'd like to do Norma Desmond's mansion in Sunset Blvd!!! Thanks for hosting!! Should be tons of Fun!
    https://theflapperdamefilm.wordpress.com/

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    1. Great choice!! Can't wait to see your post ;)

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  3. Oh, this sounds like fun! I'd like to do the Browns' cottage in National Velvet (1944).

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    1. Thanks for joining! I only remember the bedroom in that movie :)

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  4. I'm thinking! I'm thinking!

    Hopefully I'll come up with something by tomorrow. Gonna have a nice long sleep on it.

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  5. OK. I got it. I want to write about the flat in Dial M for Murder.

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    1. Awesome choice! Thanks for joining!!

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  6. Hi, Can I write abour the Von Trapps home from The Sound of Music (1965) please...?
    from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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    1. Great choice! Glad you could join :)

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  7. I told myself No More Blogathons this spring, but this looks like so much fun. I can't help myself!

    Anyway, I'd love to do the apartment from "How to Marry a Millionaire" if no one else has snapped it up. I'm https://silverscreenings.org/

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    1. I'm always trying to cut down on blogathons lol. Glad you decided to join!!

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  8. Hi Phyl! This looks cool. I would like to write about the house in "Driving Miss Daisy," please! :-)

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    1. We kind of have a pre-70s rule... Is there an earlier film you would like to do? Let me know! :)

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    2. Oh, whoops. Rats. Well, my second choice is the house from "Father of the Bride." The Spencer Tracy version, obviously, lol.

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    3. Awesome! I've got you down :)

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  9. Does it have to be one house in particular? I'd kind of like to focus on "The Village" as a whole (as opposed to #6's apartment) in the British TV/ Patrick McGoohan series "The Prisoner".

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    1. That should be fine! I'll put you down for it. Thanks for joining!

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    2. Thanks. I'll get started on it right away. (It'll take that long to re-watch the whole series, I bet. But it's such a cool looking place.)

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    3. I've never seen it so looking forward to your post!

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  10. I'd like to do two entries if I can:

    The Brady Bunch's house & Brian Keith's Monterey, CA ranch in "The Parent Trap."

    https://whimsicallyclassic.wordpress.com/

    Whimsically Classic

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  11. I would like to write about Xanadu from Citizen Kane if that one is still available. Thanks Amanda from Old Hollywood Films.

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