A Few Upcoming Events

First of all, I would like to announce that I will be bringing back Blogging Under the Stars for a second year!  In case you missed it last year, Blogging Under the Stars is an event where I pick a movie from each day of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars line-up (preferably something I haven’t seen before, but that’s not always possible) and do a review for each day.  It’s a fun way to get to see some movies I otherwise might not have watched and hopefully get out of my movie comfort zone a little bit.  You can look forward to that starting on August 2nd and running through September 1st.

Then on September 27-28, I will be hosting the Paramount Centennial Blogathon!  I’ll be looking for reviews of movies made at Paramount, articles about the studio’s history, articles about stars famous for working at Paramount, anything you can think of as long as it relates to Paramount Studios.  Even though this is a classic film blog, articles about movies from any decade of the studio’s history are very welcome.

If you don’t know what you want to write about yet, don’t worry about it, you don’t have to sign up for a topic.  If you’re interested in participating, just either leave a comment or send me an e-mail at HollywoodRevue AT gmail DOT com.  If you  have any questions, please let me know.

And I went on a banner making spree, so there are plenty to choose from…


  1. Angela, I am so IN for this and now I can’t decide which banner I want to put on my page because you have given us such richness!

    1. Great! And I may have went a little overboard with the banners, but with 100 years worth of movies to choose from, it was hard to restrain myself.

  2. Angela,

    Exciting topic! I’m in and would love to focus on Gloria Swanson and Sunset Blvd! Your banners are amazing, btw. So many greats it’s easy to see why you couldn’t pick just a couple.


  3. Angela, include me in this fun. I’ll write about any earlier movie – maybe it’ll be a good chance to explore more the silents.
    The only problem will be to choose which banner to display 🙂

  4. I mentioned “I was in” on Twitter but I thought I’d make it official here as well. Right now my essay will be a toss-up between something on the Marx Brothers or Bob Hope…but at least I know which banner to display.

  5. Count me in on this, Angela! Great choice of banners as well! Will narrow down my topic over the coming months and let you know when we get closer to the date. Thanks!

  6. Count me in as well! I’m not sure of a topic yet, but I do have a few ideas to narrow down before the blogathon. Beautiful banners, too!

  7. Just did an entry on Paramount at “Carole & Co.” as a way to promote this blogathon: http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/523622.html

    Oh, by the way, while I consider Paramount’s lot hallowed ground for any classic movie buff, was your listing “The Holywood Revue” on the vertical banners meant as a way of veneration, or simply a misspelling? (Hey, I’ve had my “oopsie” moments, too…)

  8. Is it too late for me to join in? I love reading blogathons and would love to participate in this one. Could I write about This Property Is Condemned? I know it’s not considered a classic, but it was more than 45 years ago and it’s got a lot of resonance for me.

    1. Not too late at all! This Property is Condemned would be just fine; Paramount movies from all decades are absolutely welcome.

  9. I would love to be part of your blogathon. My site is Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood. I am not sure what I want to do yet, definitely something Precode.

  10. I’d like to chip in with something about Marlene Dietrich, even though I’m still bitter that none of her movies were recognized on that Paramount poster.

    1. I love Dietrich so I’m happy to know she’ll be represented in the blogathon. Actually part of what inspired this blogathon was the fact that a lot of people were frustrated by how Paramount’s celebrations were ignoring a lot of their most important stars and films. I figured this way, people would have the opportunity to give those films and stars the credit they deserve.

  11. Hey there Angela, just wanted to let you know what I have planned for the blogathon. I’m going to make a top 15 list of my favorite Paramount Films and a separate list on the ones I want to see (saves me from having to decide between the amazing output of films to review)

  12. I am totally in! I’ll write about Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s “Road” pictures. If someone is doing that already, then I’ll do something about the Marx Brothers. Can’t wait! Oh, BTW – I love that you’ve given such a wide range of banner options and in both the narrow and wide format. They all look great!

    1. Wonderful! More than one person is welcome to write about any topic, so either way you choose to go, those are some excellent topics. And I’m glad to hear you like the banners, too!

  13. I would love to be part of this if you’re still accepting entries. My blog is “The Joy and Agony of Movies”, and I was going to write about “Trouble in Paradise”, the Lubitsch film, while also giving a brief look at the comedy talent at Paramount during the classic studio era.

  14. A whole studio?! That to say, I haven’t picked a topic yet, but will let you know when I think of something good. Is that alright?

  15. May I participate? I think I will be writing about “Love Me Tonight” and Paramount’s use of “Isn’t it Romantic?” throught the year.

  16. I’ve been writing about The Mad Doctor lately – that bizarre car crash of a movie starring Basil Rathbone. Its strangely overt hints of homosexuality make it such an odd thing to have come out of the studio in 1941 and I think it would be incredibly cool to feature this and ask questions about how and why.

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