The Backstage Blogathon Day 1 Recap

The first day of the Backstage Blogathon had a lot of impressive posts, I must say. Let’s take a gander at all the behind-the-scenes goodies that got covered in loving detail:

Sister Celluloid offers up some Souls for Sale, Hollywood damage control at its finest.

The Last Drive In delights us with a deep examination of two Kim Novak backstage roles: The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) and Jeanne Eagels (1957).

Make Mine Criterion has the skinny on a film with one of the best titles of all time: Hellzapoppin (1941)

Movie Movie Blog Blog has an animated take on You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940), starring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck.

Crimson Kimono takes a look at the dark side of good old-fashioned entertainment with a review of They Shoot Horses Don’t They?

Silver Screenings celebrates James Cagney and Joan Blondell in Footlight Parade.

Speakeasy goes looking for The Lost Squadron.

Caftan Woman finds out what’s up with Charlie Chan at the Opera.

Spontaneous Whimsy assures us that You’ll Find Out is an irreverent treat.

The Wonderful World of Cinema tips a hat to Lady Be Good.

Nitrate Glow takes a deep look into The Unknown and likes what she sees.

Critica Retro gives us all the details on both the 1925 and 1943 versions of The Phantom of the Opera.

Cinema Gadfly buzzes in with a smashing review of Variety Lights.

wolffian classics movies digest discusses The Bad and the Beautiful.

Wrote by Rote gives his regards to Give My Regards to Broadway.

Tossing it Out has all the details on a singing and dancing Clark Gable in Idiot’s Delight.

Love Letters to Old Hollywood shows us why There’s No Business Like Show Business.

Are you ready for A Night at the Opera? The Rumble tells all!


Did you post yesterday but don’t see your link? Please tell me and I will fix it ASAP. Remember, if you post today, Janet will be handling the Day 2 recap over at Sister Celluloid tomorrow. Looking forward to those posts!

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