Classic Movie History Project

This page is dedicated to an event I am very proud to have been a part of, The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, an event conceived and led by Fritzi at Movies Silently and co-hosted by Ruth at Silver Screenings and your truly at Once Upon a Screen.  Just chosen the “Best Classic Movie Blog Event” of 2014 by the members of the Classic Movie Blog Association.

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Following is the entire roster of entries to the first-ever Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, which as you can see from the event banner covered the history of film from 1915 to 1950.  Each and every entry is absolutely fantastic.  Enjoy!

 

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As I’ve done with other blogathons I’ve co-hosted, I created this page so that anyone who’s interested (like me) can access all of the entries from one area.  So, without further ado here they are – separated into the eras we each hosted:

Enjoy!

Entries for The Silent Era:

Introduction by Movies Silently – The Silent Era, A Little Appetizer

1915

Three-part article on the 14 films Cecil B. DeMille released in 1915:

Cecil B. DeMille in 1915: Civil Wars! Stage Coaches! The Stock Exchange! Montenegro?

Cecil B. DeMille in 1915: Hot Sands, Hotter Love, Tenements and Wild Geese

Cecil B. DeMille in 1915: Gypsies, Censors and Thieves

1916

Big V Riot Squad – A Funny Year

1917

A Person in the Dark – Vamps, Tramps and Box Office Champs

1918

A Small Press Life – The Magic of Mabel and Mickey

1919

Totally Filmi – D.G. Phalke and Kaliya Mardan

Kaliya Mardan (D.G. Phalke, 1919)

1920

Durnmoose Movie Musings – A Cinematic Year Of Darkness And Light

1921

By Silent Volume – Four reviews of notable silents from Sweden, Germany and the United States:

The Indian Tomb

The Wildcat

The Phantom Carriage

The Play House

1922

Family Friendly Reviews – 1922 from a family-friendly perspective

1923

The Filmatelist – Of Tramps and Vamps

1924

Nitrate Glow – Hits and Misses of 1924

1925

Critica Retro – An Unforgettable Year! (Be sure to click the “translate” button!)

1926

Silent Film Buffa

Entries for The “Talkies” Era:

Introduction by Silver Screenings – the “Talkies” era and An Uncertain World

1927 

Goregirl’s Dungeon – a look at the year in film.

1928

Self-Styled Siren – King Vidor’s realization that talking pictures were here to stay.

1929

Silver Screenings –  reviews They Had to See Paris as a barometer of 1929.

1930

The Artistic Packrat – reviews Animal Crackers as a demonstration of improvements in motion picture sound.

1931

Immortal Ephemera – a look at the movie cycles of 1931 and includes a review of City Streets.

1932

Ann Dvorak – “Oh, what a Pre-Code year it was!”

1933

Outspoken & Freckled – a magical year in cinema.

1934

Nitrate Diva – censorship in post-Code Hollywood.

1935

Absolutely Merle – a look at five films that brought about significant “firsts” in 1935.

1936

Lasso the Movies – “1936: The Power of Hindsight.”

1937

The Motion Pictures – the most popular films of the year.

1938

Speakeasy – heroes and villains of 1938.

Entries for The War Years:

Introduction by Once Upon a Screen – The War Years

1939

Once Upon a Screen – Here’s to you, 1939!

1940

Girls Do Film – “It Was a Political Year”

1941

The Joy and Agony of Movies – “Hollywood and WWII”

1942

Wide Screen World – The Hollywood Canteen

1943

The Last Drive-In – “A Symphony of Dark Patches – The Val Lewton Legacy 1943”

1944

The Movie Rat – Carmen Miranda, The Three Caballeros and the Good Neighbor Policy

1945

Caftan Woman – 1945

1946

Syncroniciti – There Ain’t No Place That Far: Disney’s Song of the South, 1946

1947

Crimson Kimono – Damsels in Distress, a series of 1947 noir films.

1948

Hye’s Musings – Major cinematic events

1949

Portraits by Jenni – Pinky

1950

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – Spotlight on 1950

Fantastic!


I’m lucky to have been presented the opportunity to co-host several fantastic events during the two years this blog has been in existence and The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon is way up there on the list.  I must extend a special THANK YOU to Fritzi at Movies Silently who came up with this idea and then actually asked me to join her and Ruth of Silver Screenings to tag along and play host for an era.  I had a fabulous time, am overwhelmed by the response and the effort each and every blogger put into each post.  Best of all – WE’LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR!!

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