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.
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!
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:
Entries for The Silent Era:
Introduction by Movies Silently – The Silent Era, A Little Appetizer
Three-part article on the 14 films Cecil B. DeMille released in 1915:
Big V Riot Squad – A Funny Year
A Person in the Dark – Vamps, Tramps and Box Office Champs
A Small Press Life – The Magic of Mabel and Mickey
Totally Filmi – D.G. Phalke and Kaliya Mardan
Durnmoose Movie Musings – A Cinematic Year Of Darkness And Light
By Silent Volume – Four reviews of notable silents from Sweden, Germany and the United States:
Family Friendly Reviews – 1922 from a family-friendly perspective
The Filmatelist – Of Tramps and Vamps
Nitrate Glow – Hits and Misses of 1924
Critica Retro – An Unforgettable Year! (Be sure to click the “translate” button!)
Entries for The “Talkies” Era:
Introduction by Silver Screenings – the “Talkies” era and An Uncertain World
Goregirl’s Dungeon – a look at the year in film.
Self-Styled Siren – King Vidor’s realization that talking pictures were here to stay.
Silver Screenings – reviews They Had to See Paris as a barometer of 1929.
The Artistic Packrat – reviews Animal Crackers as a demonstration of improvements in motion picture sound.
Immortal Ephemera – a look at the movie cycles of 1931 and includes a review of City Streets.
Ann Dvorak – “Oh, what a Pre-Code year it was!”
Outspoken & Freckled – a magical year in cinema.
Nitrate Diva – censorship in post-Code Hollywood.
Absolutely Merle – a look at five films that brought about significant “firsts” in 1935.
Lasso the Movies – “1936: The Power of Hindsight.”
The Motion Pictures – the most popular films of the year.
Speakeasy – heroes and villains of 1938.
Entries for The War Years:
Introduction by Once Upon a Screen – The War Years
Once Upon a Screen – Here’s to you, 1939!
Girls Do Film – “It Was a Political Year”
The Joy and Agony of Movies – “Hollywood and WWII”
Wide Screen World – The Hollywood Canteen
The Last Drive-In – “A Symphony of Dark Patches – The Val Lewton Legacy 1943”
Caftan Woman – 1945
Crimson Kimono – Damsels in Distress, a series of 1947 noir films.
Hye’s Musings – Major cinematic events
Portraits by Jenni – Pinky
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – Spotlight on 1950
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!!