Blogathons, Uncategorized

The End of the Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Blogathon. I can't think of a better way to have celebrated this icon of the silver screen's birthday. Please do read everyone's wonderful contributions here. And because of internet issues and the fact that I'd probably be late for my own funeral, my post… Continue reading The End of the Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon has arrived!

Today is the 75th birthday of Mia Farrow, our lady of the hour for this blogathon! What better way to celebrate such a wonderful artist's birthday than to write about her films and exploits! So without further ado, let's dive right in! First up is Maddy, with her thoughts on one of Mia's finest performances… Continue reading The Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon has arrived!

Blogathons, Uncategorized

Announcing The Suave Swordsman: Basil Rathbone Blogathon

Basil Rathbone is one of the greatest film and stage actors of the Golden era. Although he's largely fallen into obscurity now, he created timeless roles and is probably the most famous screen Sherlock Holmes. Born in Johannesburg in 1892, he was only a baby when his parents immigrated to England due to the Jameson… Continue reading Announcing The Suave Swordsman: Basil Rathbone Blogathon

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Please welcome Mr Pacino: The All About Al Pacino Blogathon has arrived!

The event dedicated to one of my favourite actors has finally arrived! I am absolutely thrilled that a few lovely bloggers have chosen to join me to celebrate Al Pacino excellent career. First up we have Maddy, who talks about one or Al's most heartfelt films, Frankie and Johnny. Then Quiggy talks about one of… Continue reading Please welcome Mr Pacino: The All About Al Pacino Blogathon has arrived!

Blogathons, Uncategorized

Announcing The Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon

When I was younger, I was confused by my mother's love for Mia Farrow. But then I watched Rosemary's Baby when I was about eighteen and I saw it, something just clicked. I understood why my mom had always wanted to watch films that Mia was in, why she felt that she had had such an impact… Continue reading Announcing The Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon

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

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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