Monday, June 25, 2018

ANNOUNCING The Fred MacMurray Blogathon!!!


Fred MacMurray had one of the most diverse film careers in Hollywood. Screwball in the 30s, Noir and War films in the 40s, Westerns in the 50s, Disney and Television in the 60s, the man did it all. He also had an impressive list of leading ladies: Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Jean Arthur, and Madeleine Carroll to name a few. For quite some time I've been wanting to host a blogathon celebrating his incredible career and this year I've finally decided to do it.

The Blogathon will start on August 30th, our honoree's birthday, and conclude on September 1. Topics may cover any aspect of his career. Since MacMurray has such a huge amount of credits to his name I'm asking for no duplicates. You can view his filmography here.

Once you've decided on a topic, please drop a comment below with your choice, blog title, and blog link. Share one of these banners on your site and you're done!

I can't wait to see what everyone chooses and I look forward to celebrating this truly versatile yet underappreciated actor with you all!

 

ROSTER:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Life Story & A Millionaire for Christie (1951)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Fred MacMurray and Carole Lombard
Caftan Woman: There’s Always Tomorrow (1955)
Widescreen World: Too Many Husbands (1940)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Murder, He Says (1945)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: The Apartment (1960)
Hamlette’s Soliloquy: Good Day for a Hanging (1959)
Back to Golden Days: The Collaborations of Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert
Critica Retro: The Collaborations of Fred MacMurray and Billy Wilder
The Midnite Drive-In: The Caine Mutiny (1954)
The Flapper Dame: The Princess Comes Across (1936)
Silver Screenings: Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
The Story Enthusiast: The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

13 comments:

  1. Hey Laura. I would like to write about Fred MacMurray and Carole Lombard, thanks. My blog is: In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

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  2. Could I please have There's Always Tomorrow? Thanks.

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  3. Too Many Husbands.

    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com

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  4. Great blogathon idea! I would love to cover Murder, He Says (1945).

    Also, I've just announced two new blogathons and it'd be lovely to have you!
    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2018/06/announcing-100-years-of-rita-hayworth.html

    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2018/06/announcing-second-van-johnson-blogathon.html

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  5. Hi, can I review him in The Apartment (1960)? from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

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  6. This is the perfect excuse to finally see Good Day for a Hanging (1959). Put me down for that one for my movie blog, Hamlette's Soliloquy!

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  7. Hi, Phyl!
    I'd like to write about Fred's collaborations with Claudette Colbert, if that's okay.

    My blog: Back to Golden Days (http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.com/)

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  8. Yay! It's finally time for me to write about Fred MacMurray's and Billy Wilder's collaborations. I can't wait!
    Kisses!
    Le

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  9. Has anybody claimed the Caine Mutiny yet?

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  10. I'd LOVE to do "Callaway Went Thataway" (1951). I've wanted to see it for a long time, and this will be the perfect opportunity.

    So glad you're honouring Fred with a blogathon. :)

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  11. While I would love to write about Hands Across the Table, I don't have a copy. Can I claim The Happiest Millionaire instead?
    www.storyenthusiast.com

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  12. Ah, cool, Fred MacMurray! I'd like to review "Double Indemnity," please. :-)

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  13. cool! Can I do "Pushover" for the Stop Button?

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