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Summer Under the Stars Blogathon Hosted by Journeys in Classic Film! – UPDATED

imageedit_2_7487251389We may be knee deep in The July Five, but I’m already thinking about August. Long-time readers of the site know I haven’t hosted a blogathon since the Universal Backlot Blogathon a few years back. In reading Twitter, I noticed long-time Summer Under the Stars blogathon hosts, the lovely Jill Blake of The Black Maria and Michael Nazarewycz of Scribe Hard, weren’t doing a month-long tribute. With that hole obviously needing filling I put my foot in my mouth I stepped up to the plate and volunteered to host this year’s month-long blogathon! So between August 1st and 31st I will be hosting the Summer Under the Stars blogathon.

The fine folks at Warner Archive will be giving me several DVDs and Blu-rays to give away to blog participants and #TCMParty friends. I’ll give exact details on the 30th but that’s all the more reason for you to sign up!

What do I need from you right now, your commitment. If you’re interested in participating, shoot me an email ( or leave a comment below with your blog name and a way to get in touch. On July 30th-31st I’ll be announcing the participating blogs, any and all prizes offered (as well as rules), as well as other activities being put-on. Since this is Summer Under the Stars feel free to write on as many actors/actresses, films as you want. As for the content, the sky’s the limit. If you want to review a film, write a profile on the star, create a Top 10 list, so long as it’s related to the person on that day, you’re golden. I know this will be a great event and I appreciate everyone willing to devote their time!


Summer Under the Stars Video | Turner Press Site.

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A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.

35 thoughts on “Summer Under the Stars Blogathon Hosted by Journeys in Classic Film! – UPDATED Leave a comment

  1. Hey Kristen, I’m in: Thinking Mitchum, thinking The Lusty Men. Thanks for hosting this, looking forward to the month! Need something to fill in the hole when Summer of Darkness ends. 🙁

  2. I’d love to do a post on Fred Astaire for his day, August 5th. I’m envisioning a list of “must see” dances (one from each scheduled film) along with reasons why you must catch the dance and some background info on the choreography. I’m at

  3. I’d like to do a post on Robert Walker on the 9th – a bio with special focus on Strangers on a Train. I will also do something on Marlene Dietrich on the 22nd but, since I see someone else has already chosen her for this blogathon, I’ll make my post independent of this blogathon, if you’d prefer.

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