HOT AND BOTHERED – The films of 1932 Blogathon

UPDATE:  Visit the actual blogathon post to access the entries.

When I posted the 4th anniversary celebratory post on this blog in November I made it a point to say I was swearing off blogathons in 2016.  So, in keeping true to my word I’m announcing the third concurrent blogging event I’m co-hosting.  You see, when writers and bloggers and fellow fans whose work and words I admire reach out to me I simply can’t say no as is the case here.  Theresa Brown, blogger at CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch and a celebrity in our circles invited me to co-host a blogathon with her several months ago, but when she recently mentioned the intended topic, The films of 1932, I simply couldn’t resist and imagine you won’t be able to either.


Hot and Bothered is the order of the day and debauchery the sin of choice so turn on your fans and join us for this titillating event!


Given not only the Hotness of the topic at hand, but also its simplicity there’s really nothing to explain.  Pick your title from the list of films released in 1932 (here’s a wikipedia list to get you started) and let us know!

Rules and Regulations:

  • No duplicates or re-prints of past posts will be accepted. 1932 was a pretty big year for
    movies so you should have no trouble picking a unique entry.  Let’s represent 1932!!  Chosen topics will be updated daily on this blog and on CineMaven’s Essays.  You might do well by submitting a first and second choice just in case.  First come, first serve.
  • You can submit your film choice in the comments section below, or over at CineMaven’s site.
  • Please include your blog’s NAME and URL along with your film(s) of choice.
  • Theresa and I will take turns hosting our blogathon. I will host all entries for Saturday, July 9th and Theresa will host those submitted for Sunday, July 10th.  Let us know if you have a date preference.  Otherwise we’ll split duties as entries come in.
  • Help us spread the word by including one of the event banners included in this post on your blog and in your submission.  All banners were designed by Theresa.  I’m along for the ride.




Hot & Bothered

Chosen Topics and Blogs

(Listed alphabetically by movie title)


20,000 Years in Sing Sing Speakeasy

American MadnessThe Shelly Blog

The Animal Kingdom – Breathing Movies

Back Street – Meredy’s Place

Beast of the City – Caftan Woman

Betty Boop Cartoons – 1932 Releases – Blog of the Darned

Bill of Divorcement Cinema Crossroads

Blonde Venus – Cinema Cities

Call Her Savage Cinephiled

Cynara – Trudy Ring, guest on CineMavan’s Essays from the Couch

Dancers in the Dark – Classic Reel Girl

The Dark Horse – Apocalypse Later

The Dentist – Movie Movie Blog Blog

Doctor X – Mike’s Take on the Movies

Forbidden – It’s a Beautiful Day

Freaks – Cinema Retro

Grand Hotel – Second Sight Cinema

Horse Feathers – Pillow Shots

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang – Old Hollywood Films

Island of Lost Souls – Once Upon a Screen

Law and Order Classic Film: Flickers of Silver and Gold

Love Me Tonight – Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Miss Pinkerton – Mildred’s Fatburgers

The Monster Walks – It came from the Man Cave

The Most Dangerous Game – Wide Screen World

Movie Crazy – La Explorer

The Mummy – Film Dirt

Night Court – Super Vista Rama Color Scope

Night Nurse – Pop Culture Reverie

Night World – Phantom Empires

No Man of Her Own – Flapper Dame

No More Orchids – Carole & Co.

The Old Dark House – Silver Screenings

The Ox-Bow Incident – Sometimes They Go to Eleven

The Passionate Plumber An Ode to Dust

Rain – The Old Hollywood Garden

Red Dust – In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood

Red-Headed Woman – The Basement Tan

Rich and Strange – The Wonderful World of Cinema

Scarface – Amy’s Rib: A Life of Film

Scarlet Dawn – Prince of Hollywood

Shanghai Express Outspoken & Freckled

The Sign of the Cross – Movie Mania Madness

Sinners in the Sun – Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain Shadows and Satin

Tarzan the Ape Man – Wolffian Classics Movie Digest

Taxi – Back to Golden Days

Thirteen Women – The Stop Button

Three Broadway Girls – A Classic Movie Blog

Three on a Match – Eyes on Kite

Trouble in Paradise – CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch

Two Seconds – BNoirDetour

Unashamed – Noirish

Union Depot – Dreaming in the Balcony

What Price Hollywood? – Girls Do Film




Since you didn’t ask, but are longing to sign up for even more blogging events check out the other blogathons I’m co-hosting so far this year – the Athletes in Film Blogathon and The Classic Movie History Project.

105 thoughts

  1. Morning Miss Aurora—

    Giving you three in order of preference in case I’ve been closed out on any…

    1) Grand Hotel
    2) Blonde Venus
    3) Beauty and the Boss

    You know me: Lesley at Second Sight Cinema.

    A great blogathon idea, I see why you were coaxed out of blogathon retirement!

    1. “GRAND HOTEL.” With more stars than there are in the heavens. Looking forward to seeing you… reading your write-up on this great classic, Lesley.

    1. Kristina…the folks who got shut out of “Double Harness” at the film festival probably FELT like they spent 20,000 years in Sing Sing. Welcome and thanks for joining.

    1. My Gawd!!! “Three On A Match”??? It’s gettin’ hot in heeere! Thank you for joining our blogathon. Smells like 1932 up in here!

    1. “The Passionate Plumber” WHEW! I’d love to read what he can do with a wrench and a plunger. I mean…err…welcome aboard. 😉

  2. As might be expected from Carole & Co., I’ll write about a Lombard film. While I believe “Virtue” was the best movie she made in 1932, I’ve written extensively about it in the past (if someone wants to put their own spin on it, be my guest!), so this time I’ll focus on Carole’s other Columbia film from ’32, “No More Orchids.”

  3. Dang, that filled up fast. All my first thoughts were taken, but I think I got it, Betty Boop shorts. As a character Betty Boop first appeared in various Fleischer Studios, Talkartoons in 1930 and 1931. in the early cartoons Betty was drawn as a cartoon dog. It wasn’t until 1932 that Betty Boop first appeared in her final form as a human. By 1932, she was starring in Talkarktoons and was given her own series of cartoons later that year. The idea is to cover several cartoons from 1932, depending on what I can find. I will definitely cover, Minnie the Moocher where she stars opposite an animated Cab Calloway.

    1. You’re on the list! My response in comments woes continue, but Theresa caught your entry! Thanks and can’t wait to read it. 🙂


    1. WooooHoooo! I hope you can see this reply as I’ve had a bit of trouble with them, but this IS a fun movie and it’s great you’re joining us! 🙂


  4. Hi there! I hope I’m not too late, but I’d love to write about Jewel Robbery! It’s my all-time favorite movie and I’m so happy to see it isn’t taken! My URL is annsblyth and my blog’s title is Musings of A Classic Film Addict. Thank you!

    1. Hi. Can’t seem to access MildredsFatBurgers page so I added as Asterisk DC, which is where your link took me. I’m not sure why.

  5. Hi there! I hope I’m not too late but my earlier comment isn’t showing up for some reason. I’d love to write about Jewel Robbery! It’s my all-time favorite movie and I’m so happy to see it isn’t taken! My URL is annsblyth and my blog’s title is Musings of A Classic Film Addict. Thank you!

  6. I may be a little late but I’d like to write about “Scarlet Dawn” from 1932 if it’s not too late! It’s a romance drama starring Fairbanks, Jr., and Nancy Carroll.

  7. I just went to write my review and discovered that Night Nurse is 1931. I don’t have time to watch another film and write a review, so I’m going to have to bow out.

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