2013 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 1: Humphrey Bogart
Welcome to DAY ONE the 2013 TCM Summer Under the Stars blogathon!
We have a great collection of classic film bloggers to spotlight on this first day, all of whom share a passion for the man the American Film Institute named as it’s #1 male star of all time, Humphrey Bogart!
Here’s a little Bogie trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true), Bogart was given a Sour Apple Award, from the Golden Apple Awards, for being “Least Cooperative Actor” in 1949! (His female counterpart that year was Hedy Lamarr.)
SUTS and Oscar: Humphrey Bogart was nominated for three Best Actor Oscars in his storied career: for 1942’s Casablanca (losing to Paul Lukas in Watch on the Rhine), 1951’s The African Queen (winner), and 1954’s The Caine Mutiny (losing to Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront).
Now, on with the blogging!
Next up, Mary from Classic Film Watch offers not one, but TWO entries on Bogie Day. First is her look at the Bogie/Gloria Grahame noir In a Lonely Place. Second (but no less important) is her take on a quintessential entry in the Bogart canon, The Maltese Falcon.
And here is 2012 SUTS Blogathon veteran Margaret Perry with a unique take on the quotes of Humphrey Bogart.
Cliff Aliperti of Immortal Ephemera is back to the Blogathon this year with a look at an interesting newspaper interview from very early in Bogie’s career. Cliff points out that it’s fun to imagine the Bogie we know leading the interviewer on (he very well have been doing just that). Also, when reading the quotes in this piece, Cliff instructs us to read in Bogie’s distinctive voice! You can follow Cliff on Twitter @IEphemera.
We welcome another Blogathon newbie to the fold. please welcome Gabriel of Gabriel’s Wharf, and check out his his piece, No Good Action, which looks at the John Huston masterpiece The Maltese Falcon.
Gal about town Miss Carley, as a duly designated representative of the hot new site The Moviola (which features many familiar classic movie loving faces, including yours truly), joins us this year with her look at In A Lonely Place.
And don’t miss a great look at Tokyo Joe, courtesy of Judy at Move Classics.
How’s THAT for a first day?