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)
August 4 – Fay Wray
August 5 – Karl Malden
Amy’s Rib reviews On the Waterfront (1954)
F for Films looks at Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
August 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
August 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
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
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.
Hi Kristen. I noticed that I’m not down for Humphrey Bogart as well. I requested to do “The Maltese Falcon”. So could you add me down for that please?
And my blog name has been slightly mixed up: It’s “In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood”.
Fixed and fixed.
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.
Hi! I wasn’t sure if you’d seen the link for my Anne Baxter post so I’m putting it here just in case. I tried clicking on the link to my blog but it doesn’t work, all I get is an error message.
Have a great day! -Becky
Hi Kristen. Thanks for the reminder. Both Angie films now up.
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!
Hi Kristen. Here is my post on Bette’s Oscar nominated performances.
Robert Montgomery, Night Must Fall: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2016/08/summer-under-stars-blogathon-robert.html
Hi Kristen. I haven’t had time to watch “The Great Escape” again because it’s a long movie. Would “The Notebook” be ok to write about for the blogathon? or would you prefer that I kept it in the classic era?
I’d prefer to keep it relegated to films airing during Garner’s day or, at the very least, pre-1970. Sorry!
It’s not a problem, as I prefer classic films anyway, and classic is the purpose of my blog. I will write a profile on him.
Here’s my post on James Garner in HOUR OF THE GUN: http://classicfilmobsessions.blogspot.com/2016/08/james-garner-in-hour-of-gun-western.html
Hi Kristen. Here is my article about Jean Simmons in Until they Sail. Thanks so much for hosting! 🙂