The first time I saw John Garfield on film I was completely blown away by his performance and became an instant fan. I had to learn more about this sullen and enigmatic man who never seemed to be on top.
Out of his 34 acting credits, Garfield is probably best known for his role in the Classic Film Noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). He appeared in several other noir films, as well as some classic WWII films, like Destination Tokyo (1943) with Cary Grant. He was also in the Academy Award winning film Gentleman's Agreement (1947) which is currently on Netflix.
Since John Garfield's birthday is March 4th, I thought it would be the perfect time to host a Blogathon in his honor and see how many other Garfield fans are out there (or to introduce him to others). Here's how to join:
1. Choose a topic (film, life story, relationship with, favorite films, his work with the Hollywood Canteen, etc.) and let me know in the comments. Be sure to include the link to your blog. I will allow up to two posts on the same topic. You can find a list of his films here.
2. The event will run from the 3rd to the 5th. Publish your post before or on those days and leave the link to your post either here or on the post I set up once the Blogathon starts.
3. Choose a banner below and display it on your blog to help spread the word!
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Tribute post & John Garfield Imaginary Movie
The Flapper Dame: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Caftan Woman: The Breaking Point (1950)
Finding Franchot: John Garfield and Franchot Tone's Group Theatre History
The Wonderful World of Cinema: Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Back to Golden Days: John Garfield's involvement in the HUAC hearings and his subsequent blacklisting
Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Between Two Worlds (1944)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: He Ran All The Way (1952)
Silver Screenings: Destination Tokyo (1943)
Taking Up Room: Air Force (1943), Between Two Worlds (1944), & Pride of the Marines (1945)
Cary Grant Won't Eat You: Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Mike's Take On The Movies: He Ran All The Way (1952)
Old Hollywood Films: Humoresque (1946)
B Noir Detour: They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Crimson Kimono: The Fallen Sparrow (1943)