Saturday, June 20, 2015

Classic Movie History Project Blogathon - All Next Weekend

This last week has felt like a roller coaster. This blogger was very happy about the parade and ceremony in Oakland yesterday celebrating the intrepid Golden State Warriors winning their first NBA championship in 40 years, as well as the discovery of missing footage from the 1927 Laurel & Hardy pie-fight epic The Battle Of The Century a few days earlier.

Were also profoundly saddened by the bad news involving the passings of Sir Christopher Lee, Ron Moody, Ornette Coleman and The Firesign Theatre's David "Nick Danger" Ossman (all of whom contributed mightily, prolifically and felicitously to 20th century culture) - and the worst, the sickening news from Charleston. ANY good tidings are much needed and desired.

Since it's June 20, we can start good tidings by listening to the great sounds of two musical geniuses born on this day, symphonic pop maestro Brian Wilson - and we'd be remiss to not say Happy Birthday to Brian - and one of the towering giants of jazz, the guy who could plan ANY kind of music on saxophones, flute and clarinets with warmth, skill and humor, Eric Dolphy (1928-1964).

And. . . one seeking sanctuary can also look forward to next weekend's Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, which will commence starting this Friday.

We are delighted to see that a slew of terrific writers - many from our 20th century blog list - will be contributing to the 2015 Classic Movie History Project Blogathon.

We're also pleased as pomegranates to note that Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog will be among the blogathon's participants, with a review of Christmas In Connecticut, starring one of our all-time favorites, the incredible Barbara Stanwyck.

Without question, Monsieur and Madame Blogmeister, both big fans of co-star S.Z. "Cuddles" Zakall, could be induced to lead a cheering section with rousing choruses of "WE LOVE BABS!"

For putting this blogathon together, a big time tip of the Fred Astaire top hat goes to Movies Silently, Once Upon A Screen and Silver Screenings and sponsor Flicker Alley

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