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 Old 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 Old 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!!!
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: A Few Favorite Movie Rooms, Jean Arthur's apartment in The More the Merrier (1943) & Franchot Tone's country house in Dangerous (1935)
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: 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)
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)
Silver Scenes: The water-wheel house from When Ladies Meet (1941) & the cliff mansion in The Chalk Garden (1964)
Crimson Kimono: The dwellings in Vertigo (1958)
Thoughts All Sorts: The tree house in The Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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.ReplyDelete
You've got it!! Glad you could join! Should be lots of fun!! :)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Great choice!! Can't wait to see your post ;)Delete
Oh, this sounds like fun! I'd like to do the Browns' cottage in National Velvet (1944).ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining! I only remember the bedroom in that movie :)Delete
I'm thinking! I'm thinking!ReplyDelete
Hopefully I'll come up with something by tomorrow. Gonna have a nice long sleep on it.
OK. I got it. I want to write about the flat in Dial M for Murder.ReplyDelete
Awesome choice! Thanks for joining!!Delete
Hi, Can I write abour the Von Trapps home from The Sound of Music (1965) please...?ReplyDelete
from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/
Great choice! Glad you could join :)Delete
I told myself No More Blogathons this spring, but this looks like so much fun. I can't help myself!ReplyDelete
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/
I'm always trying to cut down on blogathons lol. Glad you decided to join!!Delete
Hi Phyl! This looks cool. I would like to write about the house in "Driving Miss Daisy," please! :-)ReplyDelete
We kind of have a pre-70s rule... Is there an earlier film you would like to do? Let me know! :)Delete
Oh, whoops. Rats. Well, my second choice is the house from "Father of the Bride." The Spencer Tracy version, obviously, lol.Delete
Awesome! I've got you down :)Delete
Thanks, Phyl! :-)Delete
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".ReplyDelete
That should be fine! I'll put you down for it. Thanks for joining!Delete
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.)Delete
I've never seen it so looking forward to your post!Delete
I'd like to do two entries if I can:ReplyDelete
The Brady Bunch's house & Brian Keith's Monterey, CA ranch in "The Parent Trap."
Great choices! Thanks for joining!!Delete
I would like to write about Xanadu from Citizen Kane if that one is still available. Thanks Amanda from Old Hollywood Films.ReplyDelete
You've got it!Delete
Phyl, what a fantastic idea for a blogathon! I have a running series on my blog devoted to Movie/TV houses ( but haven't written any new posts in a year ). Could you put me down for two? One will definitely be the water-wheel house from "When Ladies Meet" ( 1941 ), and the other I'll have to think about. - Constance ( Silver Scenes ) silverscenesblog.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Thanks! Can't wait to see what your second choice is!Delete
Just posted our second entry ( the first one will actually be posted tomorrow ) - Belle Fountaine, the house from The Chalk Garden ( 1964 ). I love this blogathon idea, Phyllis! Thank you for hosting the event!Delete
Thanks! I've forwarded your link over to Love Letters to Old Hollywood, as she's hosting today. But I'll be hosting again on Sunday!Delete