Announcing The Deborah Kerr Blogathon

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Deborah Kerr is one of my favourite actresses from the classic film era, and I want to hold this blogathon to celebrate Deborah and her films. I do hope that you can all join me to pay tribute to this very talented lady.

Deborah Kerr was born Deborah Jane Kerr- Trimmer, in Glasgow, on the 30th of September, 1921. She would go on to become one of the most beloved and famous actresses of her day, and she worked in both English and American films. On screen she was the epitome of an English rose. 

For this blogathon you can write about any of the films and TV series that she appeared in. You can write about her entire career. You can write a tribute to her. You can write about your favourite Deborah Kerr characters and performances. If you ever met or corresponded with her, then you can write about that experience too.

You can write more than one post if you want to. Previously published posts are very welcome. I will accept two duplicate posts per screen title. 

The blogathon will be held on the 30th of September, 2018. Please post your entries on or before this date. 

Let me know below what you want to write about. Please take one of the banners and put it on your site somewhere to help promote the event. Check the participation list below to see who is writing about what. 

Participation List

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films:  Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison & Four Essential Deborah Kerr Performances

Poppity: Black Narcissus

Caftan Woman: Reunion At Fairborough

Anybody Got A Match: The Hucksters

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: Tea and Sympathy

The Stop Button: Separate Tables

Old Hollywood Films: The Grass Is Greener

                                         Silver Screen Classics: The Night Of The Iguana

Whimsically Classic: From Here To Eternity

Pop Culture Reverie: Tea And Sympathy

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Separate Tables

Palewriter2: An Affair To Remember & The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp

MovieRob: Edward My Son

Critica Retro: Vacation From Marriage

Diary Of A Movie Maniac: The End Of The Affair & Beloved Infidel

 Lady Eve’s Reel Life: The Innocents

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The films of Deborah Kerr

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80 thoughts on “Announcing The Deborah Kerr Blogathon

  1. Samantha Ellis

    I swear I was torn between the same two as above, Tea and Sympathy and Black Narcissus! Since the latter is now taken, I’ll go for Tea and Sympathy for Musings of a Classic Film Addict, please!

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    1. maddylovesherclassicfilms Post author

      It’s all yours, Samantha. I am allowing duplicates, so you can have Black Narcissus too if you want. Can you believe that I’ve never seen Tea and Sympathy? I’m looking forward to learning more about it from you.


  2. Michaela

    I would love to cover Vacation from Marriage (1945). I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things.

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    1. maddylovesherclassicfilms Post author

      That’s fine with me. Some of her lesser discussed or lesser known films that I like are The End Of The Affair, Beloved Infidel, The Naked Edge, The Hucksters, King Solomon’s Mines, The Journey and The Chalk Garden.


      1. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

        I was a bit disappointed by it because the son is not actually present in the movie. It’s all told in flashbacks, but I initially thought that the son would of at least been shown in the flashbacks. Overall, the film does garner positive reviews, though many people have stated that the absence of Edward the son does take away from the movie.


  3. palewriter2

    Oh gosh, I just adore Deborah. Thank you for this! May I please write something about her performance in An Affair to Remember or The Life And Death of Colonel Blimp? Whichever one is still available? 🙂

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  4. Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman)

    Maddy, it being a long time since I last watched Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison that I wanted to watch it again before writing my contribution to the blogathon. Unfortunately, when I settled down to watch I discovered my all-region player is on the fritz! Best laid plans and all that. I shall be submitting a piece on Reunion at Fairborough and hope that is OK with you.


      1. maddylovesherclassicfilms Post author

        I saw the announcement a few days ago, but I am not sure if I should join or not. I’m not well and have already committed to a few blogathons coming up over the next few months. I don’t want to commit to any more at the moment. If anything changes and I think I’m to up it, I’ll let you know and join. Glad to see Richard being honoured with a blogathon he was such a good actor.

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  5. Silver Screenings

    Dear Maddy, I’m sorry to say I have to drop out of the blogathon. I can’t get a hold of “The Sundowners”, believe it or not. The film on YouTube is misnamed – it’s actually another film – and I ordered a DVD from the library last Friday and still don’t have it. (Grr!) Anyway, such is life…but I’m set to go for the James Mason blogathon!


  6. johnmike1959

    I am always a day late and a dollar short – as the saying goes – I wish I’d have known about this because Kerr is a favorite of mine. Oh, well – there’ll be others. I love your blog and enjoy it very much. Keep up the excellent work – we must, ALL of us, keep these marvelous stars and their excellent work alive and vibrant.



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