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Coming in March…

It was too much fun to only do it once!  That’s right, the Fashion in Film Blogathon will be returning to The Hollywood Revue on March 29 and 30.  If you’re in the mood to write about costume designers, style icons, trendsetting movies, the costumes in a particular movie, or anything else that relates to costume design, please join in!

As always, even though this is a classic film blog, don’t feel obligated to stick to movies from the classic era.  Posts about costume design from any and all eras of film are very welcome.

If you’d like to participate, please leave a comment here or e-mail me at HollywoodRevue AT gmail DOT com.  If you don’t know what you’d like to write about yet, don’t worry, there’s no need to sign up for a particular subject.  If you have any questions, just let me know!

During the last Fashion in Film Blogathon, everyone who participated had excellent posts, so I’m very excited to see what all of you come up with this time around!

Banners are under the jump…


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…


2012 LAMMY Award Nominee

I am very proud to announce that The Hollywood Revue has been nominated for Best Classic Film Blog in the 2012 LAMMY Awards (hosted by the Large Association of Movie Blogs)!  I must say, the Classic Film Blog category is pretty amazing this year.  Also nominated in that category are Garbo Laughs, True Classics, Defiant Success, Where Danger Lives, and Cinema Sights; all excellent blogs!  Thank you to everybody who nominated me and good luck to all my fellow nominees!

Now, for something fun to celebrate, here are some songs that are either inspired by classic films/stars or sample clips/songs from them:


The Hollywood Revue Turns 2!

Today marks my second blogaversary!  My second year of blogging was even better than my first.  Over the past year, I’ve had a wonderful time with events like Blogging Under the Stars, 30 Days of Pre-Codes, hosting the Fashion in Film blogathon, and participating in blogathons like the Loving Lucy blogathon, the Carole-tennial (+3!), Project Keaton, and the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier blogathon, just to name a few.  Hopefully my third will be just as delightful!

To mark the occasion, I put together a little retrospective.  I figured just posting links to some of my favorite posts from last year would be boring, so instead I decided to liven up that idea a little bit.  I present to you The Hollywood Revue: Year in Review, a montage featuring clips of 39 movies and events that I wrote about over the past year.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t include clips from everything, but I got in as many as I could!  Hope you enjoy!

Upcoming Events

Hope everybody had a nice holiday weekend!  Even though it’s still early in July, I’ve been planning a couple of fun things for August and September.  Let’s start with my August plans.  As you already know, August is always Summer Under the Stars Month on TCM.  The great thing about Summer Under the Stars is that not only does it give you the chance to see a significant part of an actor’s body of work in one day, but it’s also a great opportunity to check out some actors you may not know very much about.  So I’ve decided to spend the entire month of August watching at least one (preferably) new to me movie every day from the Summer Under the Stars line-up and post a review a day here.  I figure it’ll be a good way to see some new movies and kind of get out of my movie comfort zone a little bit.  I’ll start posting on August 2nd (since I have to watch something on the first) and finish up on September 1st.

Now, for September’s plans.  On Saturday, September 24th, I would like to host a Fashion in Film blogathon!  I’m looking for articles on:

  • Costume designers
  • Costumes in a particular movie
  • Movies that influenced the way people dress
  • Actresses who became style icons because of their movie wardrobes
  • Analyses of  what a character’s wardrobe says about who they are (I recommend checking out Tom and Lorenzo’s Mad Style articles for inspiration on that).

Anything else you can think of that deals with movie costumes and design is also welcome.  Even though this is a classic film blog, bloggers who write about modern movies are absolutely welcome and encouraged to join in!  You don’t have to sign up to participate (although commenting to let me know if you’re interested in participating is appreciated), but if you’ve got any questions, leave a comment on this post or send me an e-mail at  Have fun!

Oh, and here are some banners for you (click to get the full size images):

The Hollywood Revue: Now With More Award Nominations!


It’s my pleasure to announce that The Hollywood Revue has been nominated for Best Classic Blog in the 2011 LAMMY awards!  The old cliché of saying it’s just an honor to be nominated is 100% true.  A very sincere thank you to all who nominated me and put me in the company of fantastic blogs like Where Danger Lives, The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, True Classics, and Defiant Success.  Those are all blogs that I read, so I’m thrilled to be included in such a fine group.  Congratulations and best of luck to all the LAMMY nominees!  I would be proud to lose to any of them!

I would say that if I win, there will be a party at my house, but last time I did that, things got a little out of hand.  It started out well enough with just a few friends and some soda and pie, but then the Beastie Boys showed up and next thing I know pies are flying left and right.  I never did get all the whipped cream out of the carpet…

The Hollywood Revue Gets Modern

The Hollywood Revue has made a running leap into the 21st century and gotten a Facebook page! So head on over and ‘like’ me if you are so inclined.  Not only will you get a handy notification every time I post something new, I’m sure I’ll be posting some other classic film related fun stuff (pictures, movie clips, various witty observations) as well.

The Hollywood Revue Turns 1!

That’s right, today is my first blogaversary!  I’ve had a blast writing here over the past year.  I already loved writing about movies when I started this blog, but this past year has been so much fun that I’ve grown to love it even more than I already did.  Thank you to all the readers who have made my first year so much fun!  It’s one thing to write for yourself, but to share what you love with others who share your enthusiasm makes it all the more enjoyable.  If my second year is just as fun as my first, I’ll be a very happy lady.

I thought I’d celebrate my blogaversary by reviewing the movie I named this site after, but reviewing a movie I called a “historical curiosity” didn’t really seem fitting.  But since I do love a good musical number, I’m just going to spam a bunch of my favorite musical numbers instead!