It is finally here! The blogathon that is dedicated to that fine figure of a shane, Alan Ladd! Today would have been Alan’s 106th birthday, and I am so thrilled that I get to celebrate this wonderful day with all of you who are contributing posts or just supporting by reading those posts.
So saddle your trusty stead or put on your fedora and light a smoke, and watch the silver white strands twist in the air as we delve into the wonderful entries all about Alan!
Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews expands on a tag that I started, in the most fabulous fashion!
Andrew from The Stop Button writes about Alan’s portrayal of Gatsby in The Great Gatsby
Hamlette’s Soliloquy writes about Alan’s heroism in OSS.
Jocelyn from Classic Film Observations and Obsessions writes about one of Alan’s most intense westerns, Branded
Paddy from Caftan Woman helps Alan keep his Appointment with Danger.
Eric from Diary of A Movie Maniac comes splashing in with Boy on a Dolphin.
VT writes a guest post on The Big Land (1957)
Virginia also publishes a guest post on The Man in the Net and 13 West Street
Movie Rob also ensures that Alan keeps his appointment
And then writes about another of Alan’s westerns, this time starring Olivia de Havilland
Horseback to Byzantium shares their five favourite Alan films with us
And Rob is back with his final write up on that classic Lake and Ladd noir
Le from Critica Retro shares her thoughts on one of Alan’s earlier roles
Hamlette is back with another film that features Alan’s bravery in the OSS, Captain Carey USA
Tiffany gives us a very interesting take on The Proud Rebel
And I pay tribute to this wonderful performer
Virginia shares her final guest post with us and talks about Alan and Deborah Kerr’s only pairing
Paul from Silver Screen Classics writes about Alan’s breakout role.
I write about the value of forgiveness over pride in The Proud Rebel
And Tiffany makes a fashionably late entrance with writing about one of Alan’s costumes