Tuesday, March 3, 2020

ANNOUNCING “The Rose of MGM: The Greer Garson Blogathon”


In the month of February I ended up watching five new-to-me Greer Garson films and revisited two that I had seen before. I also started reading her biography, A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson by Michael Troyan. I decided it was time to hold a blogathon for Miss Garson and settled on the weekend of April 6th, the 24th anniversary of her death.

Since Garson appeared in under 30 films, I will allow two duplicates. However, it would be fantastic to have all of her films covered. Posts on her television appearances, frequent co-starrings with Walter Pidgeon, her many Oscar nods, or her impact on women during WWII are also welcome and encouraged.

To claim your topic, please comment with your choice and link to your blog. Then take one of these banners to display!

ALREADY CLAIMED TWICE:

Mrs. Miniver (1942)





Roster:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Madame Curie (1943) & Greer Garson’s appearance on Father Knows Best

The Midnite Drive-In: Mrs. Miniver (1942)

The Wonderful World of Cinema: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Remember? (1939)

Musings of an Introvert: Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Movies Meet Their Match: Sunrise at Campobello (1963)

Rebecca Deniston: Mrs. Miniver (1942)

19 comments:

  1. How did I land trhe first spot? :-)

    Here's my chance to finally get around to watching Mrs. Miniver

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    1. Thanks for joining! Can't wait to hear how you like it! I watched it again last month :)

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  2. Great idea for a blogathon! I really need to see more Greer Garson films so hopefully it will be a good opportunity for me to read about them and discover more! Could I write about Goodbye Mr. Chips? :) Here's the link to my blog :
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/

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  3. I love this idea almost as much as I love your banners! I'm another person who needs to see more Greer Garson films. Could you put me down for Remember? (1939) for Musings of a Classic Film Addict? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty excited about it :)

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  4. How lovely! I choose Pride and Prejudice. :)

    http://cabdriversandcoffeepots.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think the only movie I have seen her in is Sunrise at Campobello (1963), but she was marvelous! Can I review that one?

    Movies Meet Their Match
    https://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/

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    1. You've got it! She did a great job in that movie!

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  6. Hi, Phyl! I'd like to review Mrs. Miniver, please, if it's still OK.

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    1. You've got it! Could you send me the link to your blog? It's not listed on your blogger profile :)

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  7. Sign me up for The Happiest Millionaire (1967), please!

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS. Phyl, I'm so sorry -- when I signed up for this, I had completely lost track of time and thought this was going to be held THIS weekend, not last weekend :-( I'm so sorry!

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    2. That’s ok. Another participant thought it was later in the month too. It’s hard to keep track of days right now lol. I’ll be happy to link your post if you’ve already written or still want to write it. There’s no deadline :) Or if you’ve changed your mind that’s fine too. I haven’t finished mine yet :/

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    3. Well, considering it took me over a week to reply to this, I'd say nope, I'm skipping out. I'm sorry! This is the first time I've just... not done a blogathon I signed up for,and I feel bad about it, but it's not happening right now :-(

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