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2013 tcm SUTS blogathon: Fade to Black

Once again I find myself wondering where the time went.  To paraphrase Anthony Hopkins in 1998’s Meet Joe Black: “Thirty-one days.  Don’t they go by in a blink?”

Of course, an event is not an event without the people who participate in it, and I cannot thank them enough for the time, effort, and care they put into their entries, all of which clearly reflect the passion that the members of the classic film blogging community have.  It never ceases to amaze me.

Also, thanks to everyone who visits the bloggers’ sites.  Maybe you have a favorite film or a favorite actor or a favorite blogger.  No matter what, support is just as important to the blogathon as any submission is.

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And where would this event be without my my co-host, Jill Blake of Sittin’ On A Backyard Fence?  Believe me when I say that she is the heart of soul of this event, and it is a joy to work with her every day of the month.  My thanks to her for everything.

The last bit of business before we close the door on another year is to announce the winners of The Contest:

Lindsay of Lindsay’s Movie Musings wins The Magnificent Seven Collection on Blu-ray
The Lady Eve from The Lady Eve’s Reel Life wins the TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Elizabeth Taylor
Margaret Perry from The Great Katharine Hepburn wins the 50th Anniversary edition ofWest Side Story on Blu-ray

And our Grand Prize Winner is…

Karen from Shadows and Satin! She wins a $50 TCM Shop gift card! Don’t let it burn a hole in your pocket, Karen!

Thanks again, everyone.

Michael

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2013 tcm SUTS blogathon Day 31: Rex Harrison

Welcome to DAY THIRTY-ONE of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!  I can’t believe it’s over.

Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight Rex Harrison!  (Oh Rexy, you’re so … sorry, wrong era.)

First, a little Rex Harrison trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true), Harrison was, “… almost completely blind in the left eye as the result of a childhood bout of measles.”

SUTS and Oscar: Harrison was nominated for two Oscars, winning one:

Best Actor, 1963’s Cleopatra  (lost to Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field)

Best Actor, 1964’s My Fair Lady (won)

Now onto the blogging!

Rex Harrison My Fair Lady SUTS LTBX

The Lady Eve, of The Lady Eve’s Reel Life, helps us close out the blogathon with a dazzling look at the man and the actor in her piece, Unfaithfully Rex.

Margaret Perry, of The Great Katharine Hepburn, joins us one last time with some great Harrison quotes, as well as her list of Must- (and Might-) See Harrison films.

Brandie checks in one more time at The Moviola with her take on Harrison in Preston Sturges’ Unfaithfully Yours.

And Le from Critica Retro joins us one more time with a comparison of kings!  It’s Rex Harrison vs. Yul Brynner in a Siam smackdown for the ages!  (And remember … hit TRANSLATE!)

Check back throughout the day because there are MORE POSTS COMING!

2013 tcm SUTS blogathon Day 30: Kirk Douglas

Welcome to DAY THIRTY of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!  Wow. Only one more day after this.

Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight Kirk Douglas!

First, a little Kirk Douglas trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true), Douglas turned down lead roles in “Cat Ballou” and “Stalag 17” that went to Lee Marvin and William Holden (respectively).  Those actors each won Best Actor Oscars for those roles.

SUTS and Oscar: In addition to receiving an Honorary Oscar in 1996 (“… for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.” – AMPAS), Doulas was nominated for three Oscars:

Best Actor, 1949’s Champion (lost to Broderick Crawford for All the King’s Men)

Best Actor, 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful  (lost to Gary Cooper for High Noon)

Best Actor, 1956’s Lust for Life (lost to Yul Brynner for The King and I)

Now onto the blogging!

Kirk Douglas Young Man With a Horn SUTS LTBX

Raquel from Out of the Past returns with her final contribution for the Blogathon: a look at Douglas in Young Man with a Horn.

Check back throughout the day because there are MORE POSTS COMING!