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Bow to the Queen: The Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon has arrived!t

The day that Erica and I have been waiting for for months has finally arrived, the day on which we get to honour our favourite goddess of Nitrate, Miss Joan Crawford! We cannot wait to read your contributions!

Erica and I will be hosting all three days jointly, so you can comment on either of our arrival posts with your entry, send it to us on twitter or to my email at palewriterblog@gmail.com.

We so hope you enjoy the blogathon as much we know we will! So let’s get on with it as Joan always did so stylishly!

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The entries:

Silver Screenings starts us off with one of Joan’s finest films, Diasy Kenyon. 

Then The Old Hollywood Garden shares her thoughts on one of Joan’s most tragic films, Humoresque. 

My lovely cohost, Erica at Poppity Talks Classic Films, lightens things up a bit by discussing one of Joan’s early films with a decidedly fitting title, Spring Fever.  

Francesca from @lifeisabanqvet writers about Sadie McKee, in which Joan plays a girl that knows how to play the game.

With no fear Maddy Loves Her Classic Films gives us her insights into one of Joan’s powerhouse noirs, Sudden Fear

The Midnite Drive In gives us an eye full with Joan’s appearance in The Night Gallery

Dubsism gives us a very fresh insight into What Happened To Baby Jane?

Reelweemidget Reviews writes about Joan’s saucy appearance in an episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E

The Story Enthusiast takes a commendatory look at They All Kissed the Bride, a film which Joan signed onto after the untimely death of Carol Lombard.

A Person in the Dark pays homage to the silent film that propelled Joan to stardom, Our Dancing Daughters.

The Stop Button writes about one of Joan’s most famous pre-code films, the steamy Rain.

Caftan Woman shows us that Joan is not a little stenographer in her contribution about Grand Hotel

In The Key of Karen shows us why Mildred Pierce is an utter triumph for Joan.

Gwenda Young, author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master, shares her thoughts on he and Joan’s films together.

And I talk about why Joan’s later career should not be dismissed with What A Dame: Joan’s Four Essential Later Performances.

The Flapper Dame sets things straight when it comes to Joan’s appearance in Strait-Jacket. 

Stars and Letters explores Joan’s utter devotion to her fans through her many personal responses to their letters.

Amanda Farrow enters the building escorted by Diary of a Movie Maniac who has perfectly typed his review of The Best of Everything.

I write about two of Joan’s horror classics and why they should be seen together in The Perfect Joan Double Bill: The Unknown (1927) and Berserk! (1967).

Musings of A Classic Film Addict gets out her double shooter and talks about Joan’s badassery in Johnny Guitar.

Silver Screen Classics gives wonderful insight into one of Joan’s best pre-code films, Possessed.

My wonderful cohost, Erica, talks about Joan and Adrian, a match made in contour heaven, and her own wonderful experience at seeing some of these preserved costumes.

Overture Books and Film shows us how Joan is taken by a past flame in Goodbye, Mr Fancy.

Critica Retrô writes about one of Joan’s most powerful and poignant performances in A Woman’s Face.

Down These Mean Streets gives us a wonderful insight into why Joan was an artist through her performance in Mildred Pierce.

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