Happy New Year to you all. I would like to invite you all to join me this April to celebrate Stewart Granger. Stewart Granger was born James Lablache Stewart, in Kensington, London, on the 6th of May 1913.Changing his name(we can’t have more than one Jimmy Stewart after all) to Stewart Granger, he would go on to become one of the biggest film stars of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Stewart was one of the most intense and handsome leading men of the classic film era. With that distinctive voice of his, coupled with his smouldering good looks and intense presence, Stewart Granger is someone who you don’t forget in a hurry.
Stewart worked in his native Britain for much of his career. Gainsborough melodramas were the films in which he first gained fame. He would go on to become a big star in America too. He could play gentle and romantic men, as well as brooding and dark villains or troubled men. He was married to Jean Simmons for ten years.
For this blogathon you can write about any of Stewart’s films or TV appearances. You can write about the films he made with Jean Simmons. You can focus on his British or his American film career. You can write a tribute to him. If you ever met or corresponded with him you can write about that experience too. If you have never seen one of his films before, why not take this opportunity to finally do so?
The blogathon will be held on the 13th and 14th of April, 2019. Please post your entries on or before those dates. I will accept just the two duplicates per screen title. You may post up to three entries each if you wish to do so.
Take one of the banners below to place on your site to help promote the event. Let me know what you want to write about below. Check the participation list below to see which titles have been claimed. Have fun writing about Stewart and watching his films.
The Participation List
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Caravan
Pale Writer: Love Story and Footsteps In The Fog
Pleasant Street: The Man In Grey
Realweegiemidgetreviews: The Wild Geese
The Stop Button: Moonfleet
Mikestakeonthemovies: The Secret Invasion
Dubsism: King Solomon’s Mines
Catftan Woman: The Last Hunt
MovieRob: Sodom And Gomorrah and The Secret Invasion
The Midnite Drive-In: North To Alaska
Poppity: Scaramouche and Fanny By Gaslight
Critica Retro: Salome
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The Little Hut