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The 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon


Below the cut you’ll find all the blogs currently scheduled to participate and the given days they’ll be posting. I will be updating this list daily throughout the month, posting links as they come in. Here’s to a great blogathon!


August 1 – Edward G. Robinson

Once Upon a Screen reviews Five Star Final (1931)


August 2 – Lucille Ball

Backlots highlights some of Ball’s films airing


August 3 – Bing Crosby

Rick’s Texan Reviews looks at the racial implications in Holiday Inn (1942)

FayWrayAugust 4 – Fay Wray

KarlMaldenAugust 5 – Karl Malden

Amy’s Rib reviews On the Waterfront (1954)

F for Films looks at Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

MontgomeryCliftAugust 6 – Montgomery Clift

Cinema Cities reviews The Search (1948)

Sleepwalking in Hollywood reviews A Place in the Sun (1951)


August 7 – Jean Harlow

Cracked Rear Viewer reviews The Secret Six (1931)


August 8 – Esther Williams

Musings of a Classic Film Addict picks their favorite Esther films!

I review Esther in On an Island With You (1948)


August 9 – Tim Holt

Mariah’s Musings looks at Tim Holt’s non-Westerns


August 10 – Hedy Lamarr

Musings of a Classic Film Addict picks their favorite Hedy films!


August 11 – Spencer Tracy

Another Old Movie Blog reviews Spencer in Keeper of the Flame (1942)


August 12 – Janet Gaynor

Once Upon a Screen does a pictorial tribute to Janet Gaynor

RalphRichardsonAugust 13 – Ralph Richardson

Old Hollywood Films reviews The Fallen Idol (1948)


August 14 – Cyd Charisse

Musings of a Classic Film Addict picks their favorite Cyd films!

Cinema Cities reviews It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)


August 15 – Roddy McDowall

Rick’s Texan Reviews discusses McDowall’s transition from child star to adult actor

Bond Age reviews McDowall in the wacky Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Amy’s Rib reviews How Green Was My Valley (1941)


August 16 – Anne Baxter

Meredy profiles Anne Baxter

Film Music Central reviews The Ten Commandments (1956)

Thoughts All Sorts looks at Baxter in Yellow Sky (1948)

Old Hollywood Films profiles Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950)

CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch reviews Guest in the House (1944)


August 17 – James Edwards

I review The Member of the Wedding (1952)


August 18 – Angie Dickinson

Crimson Kimono reviews Dickinson’s work in The Killers (1964) and Point Blank (1967)

Widescreen World looks at Dickinson in Big Bad Mama (1974)


August 19 – Ruby Keeler

Vitaphone Dreamer reviews Gold Diggers of 1933


August 20 – Humphrey Bogart

Film Noir Archive discusses Bogart’s noir work


August 21 – Bette Davis

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood looks at Davis’ Oscar-nominated features

Cinema Cities reviews It’s Love I’m After (1937)

Flickin’ Out looks at how Bette Davis awakened her inner “badass”


August 22 – Robert Montgomery

Film Intuition looks at Robert Montgomery, comedic star

Caftan Woman reviews Night Must Fall (1937)

Dreaming in the Balcony reviews When Ladies Meet (1933)


August 23 – Brigitte Bardot

Crimson Kimono reviews Bardot in Contempt (1963)


August 24 – Constance Cummings

Silver Screenings reviews American Madness (1932)


August 25 – Van Johnson

CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch reviews High Barbaree (1947)

Cinema Cities reviews Battleground (1949)

Champagne for Lunch reviews Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)


August 26 – Boris Karloff

Cracked Rear Viewer reviews Bedlam (1946)

CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch reviews The Devil’s Command (1940)

F for Films looks at Karloff in Targets (1968)

Old Hollywood Films analyzes Karloff’s 1930s monsters

Once Upon a Screen looks at Karloff as Mr. Wong


August 27 – James Garner

Christy’s Inkwell looks at the best of James Garner’s work

Classic Film Obsessions and Observations reviews Hour of the Gun (1967)


August 28 – Jean Arthur

Cinema Cities reviews Easy Living (1937)

Joel Williams recounts his love for Jean Arthur


August 29 – Charles Boyer

Cinema Cities reviews The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)


August 30 – Jean Simmons

The Wonderful World of Cinema reviews Until They Sail (1957)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies “discovers” Jean Simmons


August 31 – Dean Martin

Forgotten Films

Cinema Cities reviews Bells Are Ringing (1960)


Cinema Cities recommends the best of Summer Under the Stars

Kristen Lopez View All

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.

27 thoughts on “The 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon Leave a comment

  1. Hi Kristen . . . I’d like to know if I may please write about Anne Baxter’s performance in “Guest In The House” for her day, August 16th? I wish it were showing on her day, but it’s still a performance I want to tell folks about. Please let me know if that’ll work with the schedule. Thank you.

  2. I’d like to participate with a review for 8/22 ~ Robert Montgomery day. I’m just finishing up with a write-up for When Ladies Meet. Would that be alright? I’ll link to your site 🙂 and send you one to mine when I’m done. Good?

    • Hi Molly, you’re definitely welcome to join the fun! Just give the rules post a look so you don’t miss out on winning our fun prizes. I’ll put you on the schedule and send a reminder to you 24 hours before your post is due.

      • That’s great to hear. Thank you. I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time but I just really wanted to write again, especially about Robert Montgomery. I will definitely look over the rules, link to your blog as well as post on social media linking to my post and your blog, characters allowing. Thank you so much for hosting this; I love SUTS – it’s just been a fabulous month for films!

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