Paramount Centennial Blogathon: Day 2

Thank you to all of you who contributed something to the first day of the blogathon!  Yesterday, there were eleven contributions and all of them are great reads!

Andrew from The Stop Button starts off day two with a look at The Marx Brothers’ 1931 hit Monkey Business.

Speaking of comedies, Sean from The Joy and Agony of Movies takes a look at Paramount’s comedic output over the years, but most specifically Ernst Lubitsch’s Trouble in Paradise.

Barbara Stanwyck was certainly one of Paramount’s brightest stars.  Head on over to The Picture Spoilers for more on Stanwyck and how Paramount helped her grow as an actress.

1956′s The Court Jester may not have been a big box office hit when it was first released, but it did find an audience when it made its way to television.  Among that audience was Ivan of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, who calls it one of the most perfect movie comedies.

Have you ever seen California with Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland?  If not, Natalie from In the Mood gives us five reasons why she loves California.

Paramount didn’t only produce live action films, they were also the home of some amazing animation.  Head on over to True Classics to find out about how the Fleishcer brothers came to Paramount and created iconic cartoon characters like Betty Boop and Popeye.

Aurora from Once Upon a Screen joins the party a few days late, but her post on Sunset Boulevard is one you don’t want to miss!

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12 comments

  1. D’oh! I mangled your name and called you “Anna,” Angela. Please accept my apology for being such an idiot. (I’d get rid of my head only it’s such a handy place to keep my eyes, nose and mouth.)

  2. Hi, I just wanted to leave a quick comment apologizing for not writing something up for the blogathon as promised. Real life has as of recently been getting in the way of my blogging, so unfortunately I didn’t have time to properly research something for the blogathon. But it seems as if there are tons of great entries and I look forward to reading them once I get the chance. Thanks for hosting this; and once again I’m sorry it happened!
    - Rianna (Frankly, My Dear)

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