As my readers know, I started this little blog just to catalog and share my old Hollywood memorabilia then something magical happened. I was accepted into the Classic Movie Blog Association. I've only been a member for a year now and so far it's been great fun. I have never claimed to be a writer and I've expressed just how intimidating it is to even attempt to write an article or a review when there are so many talented writers in the CMBA. I can compare it to wearing a burlap sack to fashion week then sitting on the front row next to everyone decked out in designer clothing.
My first review was for the Hitchcock Blogathon last year and I have to say I was such a bundle of nerves because I decided to write it in the way I feel comfortable, with snark. I held my breath waiting to see just how my take would be excepted, fully expecting rotten heads of cabbage thrown at me along with a few side glances. After all, classic film is dear to every member of the CMBA including myself.
A year later I'm still writing my snarky photo reviews which I really enjoy plus it's allowed me to explore films that a year ago I would have past over. Bonus, I still haven't had any rotten produce hurled at me.
Then we move ahead to the CiMBA Awards and I have to say I wasn't going to enter any article/review because I KNEW I didn't stand a chance up against such brilliant writers. A certain someone kept encouraging me though so I threw my hat into the ring. I must say that I am truly shocked and humbled to have won the award in the Comedy/Musical category for my review of The Women (1939) . (And to think I almost submitted my review of Ice Follies of 1939 instead.) Also, this award means a lot to me because The Women is my mothers favorite film of all time.
Thank you everyone who voted for my review and for your constant support here at My Love of Old Hollywood. I adore each and every one of you. And Congratulations to all of my fellow winners and equally deserving nominees on having your own red carpet moment.
Oh, I waited to post this because I just knew the "Oops Page, I must apologize but there was a ballot mishap and you didn't actually win" email from Rick was coming.
For anyone who would like to read my review of The Women, it can be found HERE and to check out the full list of nominees and winners, read their articles just click HERE