Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd

Come back, Shane!

Sadly, we must now bid farewell to the Alan Ladd Blogathon. Although there may still be some contributions coming in, including one of my own. Trust me to be slightly late for my own Blogathon. But I'm sure Alan wouldn't mind too much. I would like to thank those who wrote such wonderful pieces in… Continue reading Come back, Shane!

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Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd, Uncategorized

Tribute to an Icon

To say what Alan Ladd means to me is almost impossible, but I will try in my own awkward, inadequate way. Alan is a classic film star that I discovered about three years ago, thanks to the You Must Remember This Podcast, which spoke about one of his best film noirs, The Blue Dahlia, co-starring his perfect match,… Continue reading Tribute to an Icon

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Man in the Net (1959) & 13 West Street (1962)

I AM POSTING THESE TWO ARTICLES ON BEHALF OF VIRGINIA HAGLER WHO DOES NOT HAVE HER OWN BLOG. PLEASE DIRECT ALL COMMENTS TO VIRGINIA ON HER EMAIL ADDRESS vmhagler@aol.com My Take on Man in the Net from VA in CA My Take on Alan Ladd’s films often takes the form of disagreeing with the majority… Continue reading Man in the Net (1959) & 13 West Street (1962)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Big Land (1957)

I am posting this on behalf of VT for the The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon. PLEASE DIRECT ALL COMMENTS TO VT ON THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS OF VTDorchester@protonmail.com Hello! I’m VT – a short story writer and Alan Ladd fan without a blog. (Although I do have a twitter account @VtDorch) I… Continue reading The Big Land (1957)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Man Who Would Be Shane has come to town

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… Continue reading The Man Who Would Be Shane has come to town

80s Horror, Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Madness of Miracles: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” (1986)

This post contains spoilers and graphic content. Please be advised that you may turn into a fly humanoid after reading this. You've been warned. Man's tendency to act like a god and try to control and obliterate nature's tenets has been explored many times, most famously in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. What Shelley explored and taught… Continue reading The Madness of Miracles: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” (1986)

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon

As many of you know, horror is my thang. But Gothic horror is what really gets me going. Nothing like reading about aristocrats who have secretly been feasting of peasants for a hundred years or watching films where the shadows are so deep, they hide a myriad of monsters. There are so many classics in this genre,… Continue reading Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon