May 7, 2012
What timing! Not long after I announce the Mary Pickford Blogathon, here's the announcement that there will be a biopic based on the biography, Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood, by Eileen Whitfield. Maybe we will have a Mary renaissance? I'm very curious about the casting for this-- Hollywood Reporter
Speaking of the Pickford blogathon--I've got a lot of updates. There are going to be some fun guests--in addition to all of the fantastic bloggers who are already signed up--and a book giveaway. Stay tuned.
So many blogathons coming up. They all look like fun too. Here's a great round-up. I need to add some of these banners to my sidebar-- True Classics
This leading man tournament looks interesting as well-- Journeys in Classic Film
The more I learn about Audrey Hepburn, the clearer it becomes that she was a total goof. Just one more thing to love about her. Astaire is so elegant that he is even graceful when he is being silly-- Flying Down to Hollywood
I'm obsessed by this Lois Weber film, Suspense (1911). Her technique was so sophisticated. It is also, true to its name, a very suspenseful ten minutes-- YouTube
This review of the 1940s Gershwin biopic is interesting. There are a lot of true-to-life details in the flick that I wasn't aware of. There are of course also a couple of fabricated romances, but that's Hollywood. For some interesting tidbits about Gershwin, The Astaires, which I reviewed last week, is a good source-- NPR