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Let’s all celebrate the feminine funnybone with the Funny Lady Blogathon. It will be held on June 29-30. The goal is to celebrate the wit and wacky ways of female comedians. This is a classic blogathon so any funny actress from the beginning of film to 1970 is eligible.
Here’s the skinny:
Who can join:
You can! All bloggers are welcome. There is no pre-event cutoff date. You can join right up to the first day of the Blogathon! (And maybe even after, we’re pretty casual in these parts.)
How to participate:
Pick a comedienne from pre-1970 cinema. Then have fun! Post an image gallery, review a film, write a biography, paint a picture, create a GIF, write a poem…
Your Funny Lady can be a dedicated comedienne (Mabel Normand, Beatrice Lillie) or a dramatic actress who also excelled in comedy (Katherine Hepburn, Carole Lombard).
There are a ton of funny ladies to choose from so I am asking for no duplicates, please. And I selfishly snagged Marion Davies for myself.
Need inspiration? Here are some unclaimed Funny Ladies: Marie Dressler, Bebe Daniels, Marilyn Monroe, Edna Purviance, Myrna Loy, Audrey Hepburn, Lupe Velez, Carole Lombard, Constance Talmadge, Dorothy Gish, Leatrice Joy, Margaret Sullivan.
If you are on Tumblr and deal exclusively in images and GIFs, simply tag your posts #funnyladyblogathon on June 29-30.
You can either leave a comment, tweet me @MoviesSilently or contact me via email to join in. And grab yourself a banner too.
There is no pre-event cut-off date for entries. I will be accepting new participants up to the Blogathon date.
Oops, I changed my mind!
No problem! Just contact me and let me know your new choice and I will update the roster.
I have arbitrarily divided the ladies into three categories covering the time when they did their most famous work. It’s just a guesstimate to keep things tidy so don’t be mad if I put someone in the wrong slot.
Blogs with direct links to the posts will be marked with an *
The Silent Ladies
*Movies Silently | Marion Davies in Show People + sundry GIFs
Comet Over Hollywood | Zasu Pitts
*The World’s Funniest Dissertation | Mabel Normand
*The Movie Rat | Louise Fazenda
*Noir and Chick Flicks | Clara Bow
*Family Friendly Reviews | Mary Pickford in My Best Girl
*A Modern Musketeer | Martha Sleeper
*A Mythical Monkey | Funny Ladies of the Silent Era: A Baker’s Dozen
The Golden Age, Thirties and Forties
*I Started Late and Forgot the Dog | Ginger Rogers
*Crítica Retrô | Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday
*Girls Do Film | Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby
*The Vintage Cameo | Carmen Miranda
*Thrilling Days of Yesteryear | Thelma Todd
*Classic Movie Hub | Kathleen Howard
*I Humbly Suggest… | Irene Dunne
*She Blogged by Night | Margaret Dumont in Duck Soup
*Portraits by Jenni | Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story
*Spoilers | Jean Arthur in The Public Menace
*Stardust | Una Merkel
*Close Ups and Long Shots | Jean Harlow
*Shadows and Satin | Isabel Jewell
*Love Those Classic Movies!!! | Billie Burke
*Film Flare | Barbara Stanwyck
*i luv cinema | Mae West
*Destroy All Fanboys | Betty Hutton The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
Naughty Librarian | Miriam Hopkins
Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence | Myrna Loy
*Movie Classics | Margaret Rutherford in Blithe Spirit
*Let’s Go to the Movies | Carole Lombard
The Nifty Fifties and Swinging Sixties
*Motion Picture Gems | Marjorie Main
*Silver Scenes | Joan Davis
*Frankly My Dear | Lucille Ball
*The Kitty Packard Pictorial | Shirley MacLaine
*Once Upon a Screen | Gracie Allen
*The Great Katharine Hepburn | When Comedy Was Queen: The Women of the 1950s Sitcom
*Blame Mame | Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
*Oh, Don’t Be Diriculous! | Doris Day
*Caftan Woman | Judy Holliday
*The Motion Pictures | Mary Tyler Moore
*Cindy Bruchman | Maureen O’Hara
*Cinemalacrum | Marilyn Monroe