This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ida Lupino. Ida was a hugely talented director, writer, actress and producer who worked during the classic film era in Hollywood.
I wanted to honour this very talented lady by holding a blogathon, so that we could all remember her and get together to discuss her work and legacy.
Twelve wonderful bloggers were kind enough to sign up to take part. I’m very happy to announce that the big day has finally arrived! Stop by throughout the day to read the articles being submitted about Ida.
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Down These Mean Streets discusses Ida’s sexy and sultry performance in Private Hell 36.
Caftan Woman discusses the time Ida acted alongside Jean Gabin and Claude Rains in Moontide.
Hi Paddy. How have I never seen this film before?! Your fine review has me desperate to check this one out. Gabin, Lupino and Rains were masters of their craft, and I am interested to see how Ida got along performing alongside those two brilliant actors. From what you say she did just fine and was perfectly at home in this role. I like films that are a mix of genres, and this one sounds like a good example of one such film. Ida and the rest of the cast are ensuring that I’m going to try and track this down. Thanks so much for taking part and celebrating Ida.
Realweegiemidgetreviews shares her views on Ida’s poignant performance in The Twilight Zone episode The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine.
MovieMovieBlogBlog tells us about the times that Ida went directing on Gilligan’s Island.
The Midnite Drive-In takes a trip with Ida into The Twilight Zone.
Hi Quiggy. I loved your reviews of Ida’s two TZ episodes. The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine is such a poignant episode, and it has become a great favourite of mine. Such a shame it is often overlooked by some fans of the series. Glad to see you also picked up on the similarities between this episode and Sunset Blvd. Ida sure does a terrific job of conveying Barbara’s sadness, loneliness and desperate desire to be living again in her past, surrounded by friends she loved. We all at some point long to be back in our past, at least Barbara got the chance to return. The Masks is excellent. I love seeing those selfish and nasty people get what is coming to them. In real life shallow, and cruel people often hide behind a mask of being an upstanding person; the reality is usually very different, and in this episode such people are forced to wear their real faces. Ida did a brilliant job directing this.
Old Hollywood Films discusses a film Ida directed, the funny and poignant The Trouble With Angels.
Hi Amanda.Your fine review of one of my favourite films has put me right in the mood to watch this again. Ida did a terrific job directing this one, and I really like the equal balance of comedy and poignancy she managed to achieve as the film goes on. When I watch this again, I will be sure to study Hayley’s performance to see if I detect any similarity to Ida herself as you have (very interesting observation). The Jerry Goldsmith score is beautiful and I never get tired of hearing it. Thanks so much for joining me to celebrate Ida.
Classic For A Reason discusses Ida’s role as a determined sister and surrogate mother in The Hard Way.
PortraitsbyJenni tells us about an Ida Lupino film that made her a fan of classic era cinema. That film is Deep Valley.
Taking Up Room discusses Ida’s unforgettable performance in They Drive By Night.
I share my thoughts on one of Ida’s finest directorial efforts The Hitch-Hiker.