Monday, January 28, 2019

The 90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon has Arrived!!!

I can't believe the  90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon is already here! This is my first blogathon of the New Year, hosting and participating-wise. I can't wait to delve into all the wonderful posts on one of my all-time, but sadly often overlooked, favorite actresses (here's a short post I wrote about how I discovered her) and I'm so thankful that Virginie from The Wonderful World of Cinema invited me (She just announced a blogathon honoring another Jean -  Jean Harlow - so be sure to go sign up for that!)!

The Posts!

Screenshot by Maddy

Maddy Loves Her Classic Movies kicks things off with Footsteps in the Fog (1955).

Widescreen World follows Simmons to the final frontier where she appeared in Star Trek TNG: The Drumhead.

Screenshot by Brittaney

The Story Enthusiast chose one of Simmons' more obscure films, All the Way Home (1957).

Mikes Take on the Movies shares a lovely selection of Simmons' Movie Posters and Lobby Cards

MovieRob shares his take on the Gothic Drama Footsteps in the Fog (1955).

Caftan Woman writes about when Jean Simmons Visits Cabot Cove.

The Stop Button has to wait for Simmons smile in The Happy Ending (1969).

Taking Up Room gives us the fascinating back story to Elmer Gantry (1960).

Silver Screenings finds Simmons' performance a study in acting in Side-Stepping Burt Lancaster's Shadow.

Realweegiemidget Reviews discovers a twist or two in the thriller Dominique (1979).

Silver Scenes reviews Simmons' segment in the anthology film Trio (1950).

And their second post on a personal favorite The Egyptian (1954).

The Midnite Drive-In gives us the low-down on a less famous version of The Blue Lagoon (1949).

My lovely co-host The Wonderful World of Cinema shares her tribute to Jean Simmons.

Hamlette's Soliloquy covers a film that lives up to it's BIG name, The Big Country (1958).

Movie Rob shares his second post on The Happy Ending (1969).

Critica Retro explores the main themes in Hilda Crane (1956).

Poppity Talks Classic Film reminisces about Affair with a Stranger (1953).

18 Cinema Lane shares some of Simmons' voice work in the animated film Howl's Moving Castle (2004).

Pale Writer takes a look at the classic Guys and Dolls (1955).

A big thank you to everyone who participated!



  2. Jean Simmons visits Cabot Cove:

  3. posted!

    thanks for hosting!

  4. Hi, Laura! Here's mine.

  5. Hi there, here's my post on Dominique... from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

  6. Hey Laura, I've finally published my tribute! :D It was ready since a few days, but of course today is the proper time to publish it ;)

  7. My review of "The Egyptian" ( 1954 ) - Thanks again for hosting!

  8. My review of The Big Country (1958) at last! It's right here. Thanks again to you and Virginie for hosting!

  9. Thanks for putting this tribute / blogathan together! Jean Simmons is one of my 3 favorite actresses of all time - I set out a couple of years ago to watch a solid collection of her movies and have seen 27! She has a versatile legacy and is one of the most beautiful women of the era. And despite somehow losing her star status after taking 3 years off in 1960-63, she had a long successful career - check out Howl's Castle (2004) and Shadows in the Sun (2009). True class all the way.