Monthly Archives: August 2020

Announcing The Eleanor Parker Blogathon

I was pondering over who or what the subject of my next blogathon should be. I’ve finally decided that it’s high time I shone the spotlight on Eleanor Parker. She’s one of my favourite classic era actresses, and she sadly seems to have become a very underrated and little discussed actress, something which I think we need to rectify.

I was first introduced to Eleanor as a little girl when I watched The Sound Of Music for the first time. As I’ve grown older I’ve sought out more of her work. One of my favourite Eleanor Parker performances is as the feisty Lenore in Scaramouche

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Eleanor Parker. Image source IMDb.

For this blogathon you can write about any of Eleanor’s films and performances. Tributes and articles are also very welcome. I will allow just two duplicates per film title, but no limit on favourite or best of lists. You can write more than one post if you wish to do so. 

The Blogathon will take place on the 10th and 11th of October, 2020. Please have your posts ready on or before those dates. I’d appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as possible if you’re going to be late submitting your entry, or if something happens and you can no longer take part. 

Check the participation list below to see who is writing about what. Please take one of the banners and place it on your site to help promote the event. Finally, I hope you enjoy spending some time with Eleanor and her films.

Films Now Claimed Twice – The Man With The Golden Arm, The Sound Of Music,Never Say Goodbye

Participation List

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – The Naked Jungle & My thoughts on the Baroness from The Sound Of Music

Poppity Talks Classic Film – A Millionaire For Christy 

KN Winiarski Writes – The Man With The Golden Arm

Pale Writer- The Sound Of Music 

Dubsism – The Pride Of The Marines 

Caftan Woman – Between Two Worlds

Realweegiemidgetreviews – Home For The Holidays

The Wonderful World Of Cinema – Caged 

18 Cinema Lane – Interrupted Melody 

Taking Up Room – The Man With The Golden Arm

Silver Screenings – The Sound Of Music 

BaronessAndBeyond – Eleanor Parker On DVD 

Whimsically Classic – Never Say Goodbye & The Very Thought Of You 

Travel Through Screen – Voice Of The Turtle

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Never Say Goodbye

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The 4th Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon Begins

Hitch Blogathon 2020 2Welcome, friends. The 4th Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon has arrived! Maxim De Winter has very kindly allowed us to spend the weekend at Manderley to watch and discuss the work of Mr. Hitchcock.

Mr. De Winter has left instructions that we are free to go anywhere in the house and grounds, apart from the west wing and a certain stretch of the beach. Ah, I see that Mrs. Danvers is beckoning us all into the screening room. The Hitchcock films are about to start. Please check back to this post over the next two days to read all of the Hitchcock related posts. 

Erica kicks things off by discussing the underrated Hitch film I,Confess.

Ruth shares her thoughts on Rebecca. 

I take a look at Rope

Gill discusses Hitchcock’s last film Family Plot

Rick takes a look at Hitch’s glamorous thriller North By Northwest.

Sally shares her thoughts on Marnie

Christian looks at the symbolism in Vertigo

Rich takes a look at some episodes of the Alfred Hitchcock TV series

Patty discusses the Hitchcock villains

Matt shares his thoughts on Shadow Of A Doubt.

Le discusses Stage Fright.

Rebecca goes back to the Silent era to take a look at Champagne

Claudia writes about Torn Curtain

Paddy shares her thoughts on the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode Banquo’s Chair.

Jess heads to the Riveria to take a look at To Catch A Thief.

Dubsism discusses Foreign Correspondent

Meredith heads to Manderley to uncover the mystery of Rebecca.

Kayla tells us all about The Lady Vanishes.

Paul compares The Twilight Zone to Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Tiffany shares her thoughts on To Catch A Thief

Gabriela writes about Frenzy

Paul joins Jimmy Stewart to take a peek at Rear Window