Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's Almost Time For The Movies Of 1939 Blogathon!

The much anticipated Blogathon showcasing some of the great films of 1939 is quickly approaching. As the co-producer of the Blogathon I've had a lot of fun putting it together with my wonderful partner (who I now consider a friend) Becky of  ClassicBecky'sBrainFood. This topic was truly her vision and choice for a Blogathon. So please join us beginning May 15th through May the 17th.  Below is a list of the movies being represented and the bloggers who are reviewing those films.

Thanks so much to the CMBA for sponsoring the event and for allowing Becky and I to take on the project.

On a side note: I couldn't find movie posters for every film but I did my best to make logos so be kind! : )

On Sunday May 15th the following films will be reviewed:

"The Women" which will be reviewed here by me.

"It's A Wonderful World" by Dorian at

"The Wizard of Oz" by Kendra at

"Another Thin Man" by Priscilla at

"The Cat and the Canary" by John at

"Charlie Chan at Treasure Island" by Ivan at

"Destry Rides Again" by Kim at

"Five Came Back" by Caftan Woman at

"Gone with the Wind" by Christian at

"On Your Toes" by Becky at

"The Return of Dr. X" by Grand Old Movies at

On Monday May 16th the following films will be reviewed

"The Gorilla" will be reviewed right here by me.

"Q Planes" by Kendra at

"Gulliver's Travels" by whistlinggypsy at

"Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Clara at

"Idiots Delight" by Meredith at

"Golden Boy" by Brandie at

"The Light That Failed" by Classic Film and  TV Cafe at

"Love Affair" by Flick Chick at

"Made For Each Other" by Vincent at

"The Star Maker" by Lobosco at

"Only Angels Have Wings" by Jacqueline at

On Tuesday May 17th the following films will be reviewed

"The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt" by Cliff at

"The Ice Follies of 1939" will be reviewed right here by me.

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" by Bryan at

"Never Say Die" by Java at

"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" by Lady Eve at

"The Old Maid" by MacGuffin at

"The Rules of the Game" by Caroline at

"The Rains Came" by Kevin at

"We Are Not Alone" by Moira at

."The Whole Family Works" by Nathanael at

"Wuthering Heights" by Bette at

J. N. at has taken on the year in film to close out the Blogathon which will be a real treat.

I hope you will join us on these dates and take the time to leave a comment on the sites you visit.  Obviously we couldn't cover every film but my fellow CMBA members have chosen some of the best to review.  And please take the time to visit the Classic Movie Blog Association's site HERE for information on future Blogathons.

Oh and fellow bloggers if you need one of these posters for your site help yourself and if you have one I need for the list give me a shout! 



  1. Wow, Page, thanks for adding all these great posters, it must have taken you ages. I need to re-watch 'The Hunchback..." soon, lol.

  2. I must say I've only seen "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind." Thanks for putting up pictures of all those movies, you proved that I need to catch up on watching old movies.

  3. This is going to be so great! Can't wait for the blogathon!

  4. Very excited about this blogathon. What a fun idea! I am looking forward to your review on The Women, as it is my favorite movie ever. So wonderful. Keep it up!

  5. Clara,
    Thanks, I don't feel so bad now for being way behind on my reviews! Ha please let the next few days go by slowly.

    Lady with the look,
    Please join us for the Blogathon as I know once you read the wonderful reviews you will have to run out and find these films.

    It's going to be a good one. Thanks again for doing two films.

    I'm glad you'll be back for the Blogathon. I had to choose The Women as it's my mother's favorite film too.

  6. Page:

    Anytime you're on the hunt for a classic movie poster, make The Movie Poster Database your first stop. It helped me with some of the ones I used for a post that will go up tomorrow reminding folks of the blogathon.

  7. Ivan,
    Thanks so much for that link! I'll go have a look right now.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful post and all those great old movie posters -I'm looking forward to participating in the Blogathon this Sunday - I'm blogging on The Return of Dr X at Grand Old Movies, and found some poster images at Google images - how can I send them to you? thanks--

  9. Hi Grand Old Movies (I apologize for not knowing your proper name as of yet) I did find your film's poster so if you can refresh. I've found all but three I just don't ever use google images as they are copyrighted to others who own the posters.

    If you've found the three I don't have and know the sites they belong to I'll certainly ask for permission to borrow them. : )
    So glad to have you participating in the Blogathon and welcome to the CMBA.

  10. Nice to see all of these posters in one place. Quick correction: the blogger for True Classics who is doing a review of Golden Boy is Brandie, not Jennie (we don't have a "Jennie" writing for our blog!).

    Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts!

  11. Page, you have created a thing of beauty, and must have spent a great deal of time putting it together. I am so glad that you and I have been partners in producing this blogathon. I think between us, we have put together a good one!

  12. This is great, Page, really looking forward to participating and seeing what everyone else posts. Awesome choice for Lone Wolf poster btw!

  13. Wow! This is amazing! A great idea!! :")

  14. Everyone's already said it, but I'll say it too: gorgeous post, Page! It makes me not only excited for my own contribution but to read everyone else's, too! Truly a landmark year in film!


  15. trueclassics,
    Thanks for pointing that out! I am not sure where Jennie came from but for some strange reason I had her listed as doing two films. Wherever you are Jennie I apologize for giving you so much to review without an invite.

    You've worked your backside off on this Blogathon and I've been honored to be working alongside you on this one. Who knows, they might let us partner up again in 2022! Ha

    Cliff, I have to admit that I'd never heard of Lone Wolf but after seeing your poster and knowing your writing skills I'm very excited about reading the review.

    Thanks so much. and see you in a few days.

    Some of these posters are pretty awesome. Who would have thought that Notre Dame would be the stand out poster then The Cat and the Canary.
    Can't wait for it to begin but I had better get started on my reviews! These NBA playoffs have me really behind.


  16. Page, I am so relieved that your beautiful post is back up again! What a relief. Mine is back too -- the comments are gone, but I'm so glad I don't have to reconstruct my gangster piece. You would have hours of work to reconstruct this one!

  17. Lovely Page. I've linked to this post from my blog.

  18. Page, my compliments on the amazing job you did assembling all the images represented in this weekend’s blogathon; it makes me proud to be a part of this gathering of creative people. I assume from Becky's comments that you, too, lost all or portions of your posts. I discovered this morning that all my work on Intermezzo had completely vanished. I’m hoping this wont’ happen again between now and Monday, but I have taken precautions and copied the HTML version so I will simply need to paste into a new post.

  19. Becks,
    Keeping my fingers crossed that things stay up! Going to give it 24hrs before I start posting though just in case.

    Thank You buddy! So glad you like it.

    This has been nerve racking and horrible timing and I'm so sorry you lost your draft. I have a bad feeling there will be a few having to redo their posts as well. Looking forward to Sunday.

  20. I agree Chris! We all chose a film and unfortunately there are still a lot of great films that won't be covered during the Blogathon.
    I hope you will still join us over the three day event and comment on the films/reviews you enjoy.
    Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon.

  21. Page, I loved your gorgeous gallery of classic movie posters for the CMBA 1939 Blogathon! You did a great job of whetting my appetite for the Blogathon.

  22. Dorian,
    Thank You!
    I did this before the Hitchcock Blogathon and the posters looked so cool all together I wanted to do one for this Blogathon. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find posters for every film.

  23. As the existing movie posters are massively looking so vintage. But they are authentically looking just cool to see. And I have really found the big collection of this one. As the rocking content and features of this post really makes me crazy about it. Thanks for sharing.

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