All Hail the Queen! The Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon has arrived!

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The day that Gabriela and I have been waiting for for months has finally arrived, the day on which we get to honour our favourite goddess of Nitrate, Miss Joan Crawford! We cannot wait to read your contributions!

Gabriela and I will be hosting all three days jointly, so you can comment on either of our arrival posts with your entry, send it to us on twitter or to Gabriela’s email at palewriterblog@gmail.com.

We so hope you enjoy the blogathon as much we know we will! So let’s get on with it as Joan always did so stylishly!

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The entries:

Silver Screenings starts us off with one of Joan’s finest films, Daisy Kenyon.

Then The Old Hollywood Garden shares her thoughts on one of Joan’s most tragic films, Humoresque.

Myself at Poppity Talks Classic Films lightens things up a bit by discussing one of Joan’s early silent films with a decidedly fitting title, Spring Fever.

Francesca from @lifeisabanqvet writes about Sadie McKee, in which Joan plays a girl that knows how to play the game.

The Story Enthusiast takes a commendatory look at They All Kissed the Bride, a film for which Joan signed-on after the untimely death of Carol Lombard.

We take a stroll down Noir Alley with Maddy Loves Her Classic Films as she talks about Joan’s role in the electrifying thriller Sudden Fear.

A Person in the Dark renders hommage to the silent picture that propelled Joan to stardom, Our Dancing Daughters.

Dubsism digs deep to unearth those hidden sports analogies in Joan & Bette’s cult classic, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

The Stop Button writes about one of Joan’s most famous pre-code films, the steamy Rain.

Reelweemidget Reviews writes about Joan’s saucy appearance in an episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Midnite Drive In gives us an eye full with Joan’s appearance in The Night Gallery.

Flaemmchen arrives in stylish fashion thanks to Caftan Woman who highlights Joan’s performance in the classic Grand Hotel.

In The Key of Karen shows us why Mildred Pierce is an utter triumph for Joan.

Gwenda Young (@y_gwenda), author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master, shares her thoughts on his and Joan’s films together.

My delightfully fantastic co-host, Gabriela, gives us a spellbinding look at four essential films in Joan’s later career.

The Flapper Dame introduces Joan’s campy yet impressive cult classic Strait-Jacket.

Amanda Farrow enters the building escorted by Diary of a Movie Maniac who has perfectly typed his review of The Best of Everything.

Stars and Letters explores Joan’s utter devotion to her fans through her many personal responses to their letters.

The charming Gabriela is back, having written about two of Joan’s horror classics and why they should be seen together in The Perfect Joan Double Bill: The Unknown (1927) and Berserk! (1967)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict puts on her finest cowboy hat to honour Nicholas Ray’s revered western, Johnny Guitar.

I, Poppity Talks Classic Film, have returned to spotlight MGM designer Adrian and his relationship with Joan as well as share about my visit to Azzedine Alaïa’s Parisian fashion house to see some of Adrian’s original designs.

Crítica Retrô gives us her thoughts on a film that Joan hoped would break her out of playing only glamorous roles, A Woman’s Face.

Joan’s incredible path to stardom is traced by Screen Dreams in her dedication, From Kansas to Hollywood.

Overture Books and Film shows us how Congresswoman Joan is taken by a past flame in Goodbye, My Fancy.

Musings of a Noir Dame bring us her perspective on Joan’s most celebrated, Oscar-winning role in Mildred Pierce.


26 thoughts on “All Hail the Queen! The Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon has arrived!

    1. Thanks so much! It was a real pleasure reading your article! 😀
      I have linked it to the main page. We count ourselves lucky to have received so many wonderful entries!

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    1. That’s terrific, Margot! I’ll be glad to link it and I’ll also promote this on Twitter. No worries about being late as it’s a pleasure to read your work. 🙂

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      1. I honestly can’t put into words just how incredible your article is. It blew me away. I really love ‘Mildred Pierce’ and it was amazing to see such an in-depth, emotional analysis. There is so much to learn. 🥰

        Classic Film Twitter has become my second home. Finding so many others like us is so very satisfying, not to mention fun. I think you’d really like it. Be forewarned that you might spend an inordinate amount of time there! 😁

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      2. Thanks for the kind words.
        About Twitter, it’s great there are actually so many classic film fans out there. Like a few other people, I always thought I was the only one. Nobody else I know is really interested in classic film. Blogging has definitively helped me to find other fans. 🙂

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