Friday, October 26, 2018

Announcing the 90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon!


It's no secret (at least I hope not) that Jean Simmons is one of my favorite actresses. I first saw her in Until They Sail (1957) and since then I've watched every film of hers I could get my hands on. So when Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema asked if I would like to co-host a blogathon in Simmon's honor, I jumped at the chance!

RULES:
  • First of all, if you don't like Jean Simmons (what's wrong with you?? ;), this blogathon is not for you. We want to honor Simmons, not criticize her.
  • Make sure you subscribe first. Don't expect us to add you to the roster after the blogathon has started.
  • The blogathon will run from January 29-31, 2019, coinciding with Simmons' birthday.
  • We will allow up to two duplicates in order to cover as many films/topics as possible. Also, we will allow up to two entries per person so that everyone has a chance to write about what they want. Please make sure it is new content.
  • Don't have a blog but want to participate? No problem! Contact me or Virginie and we will be happy to share your post on one of our blogs!
  • When you decided on your topic, leave a comment WITH A LINK TO YOUR BLOG and your topic of choice. 
  • Lastly, add one of these breathtakingly banners that Virginie made to your blog to help advertise!
Topics already chosen twice:

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Murder, She Wrote
Guys & Dolls
Elmer Gantry
Footsteps in the Fog
The Happy Ending




ROSTER:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: She Couldn't Say No (1952) & TBA
The Wonderful World of Cinema: Personal Tribute
Wide Screen World: Star Trek: The Next Generation "The Drumhead" (1991)
Caftan Woman: Murder, She Wrote "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" (1989)
Realweegiemidget ReviewsStar Trek: The Next Generation "The Drumhead" (1991)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: The Big Country (1958)
Taking Up Room: Elmer Gantry (1960)
Movie Rob: Footsteps in the Fog (1955) & The Happy Ending (1969)
The Midnite Drive-In: The Blue Lagoon (1949)
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Cinema Cities: Guys and Dolls (1955)
Pop Culture Reverie: Dark Shadows (1991)
Pale Writer: Guys and Dolls (1955) & This Could Be the Night (1957)
Silver Screenings: Elmer Gantry (1960)
In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodMurder, She Wrote "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" (1989)
The Stop Button: The Happy Ending (1969)
Critica Retro: Hilda Crane (1956)
The Story Enthusiast: All the Way Home (1957)

"Oh, I think this event will be a great success!"

20 comments:

  1. Haha I love the gif at the end! I'll write a personal tribute to Jean!

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  2. The STAR TREK: TNG episode "The Drumhead."
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com

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    1. That sounds like it will be a fun topic!

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  3. I adore Jean Simmons. This is from my early blogging days: https://www.caftanwoman.com/2010/01/starstruck.html

    I would like to write a piece on Jean's Emmy-nominated guest role on Murder, She Wrote - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Parts 1 and 2) in 1989.
    https://www.caftanwoman.com/

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    1. Ooo I'll have to read that!

      I love Murder, She Wrote! I've only seen season 1 so far though. I may have to get this season from the library and watch it soon!

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  4. Hi, can you add me for "The Drumhead" her appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation too please, thanks Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews

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  5. Love this!!! Can I write about The Big Country on my Soliloquy, please?

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  6. Hi, Phyl! I'd like to write about "Elmer Gantry," please. First blogathon of 2019 (so far)...yay!

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    1. Oh, whoops--my blog is at http://takinguproom.wordpress.com :-)

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  7. i'd love to do guys and dolls (1955) and the happy ending (1969). Tnx

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    1. I've been putting off seeing Guys and Dolls for a while. I need to get around to watching it!

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  8. AS I told your partner in crime, I'm picking The Blue Lagoon. And I'm also betting no one else does.

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  9. Oh, I'm so glad you will be reviewing She Couldn't Say No. It's such a great under rated comedy. I'll be thinking about what I want to contribute.

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    1. It's such a cute movie!! I saved it on my dvr for a couple years until I found it online and was able to download it ;)

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    2. I'd like to cover All The Way Home. I've never seen it and it looks to be a good one.

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