You may have noticed that I have been out of the blogathon business for a while. Well, I’m baaaaaack!
This has been a pretty rotten year for me already (and for a lot of you too, from what I gather) but I have decided to turn lemons into lemonade and, I hope, help everyone feel just a little bit happier.
I wanted something sunny to look forward to as we are still in the depths of winter, something cheerful.
On May 20-23, 2016, I will be hosting the Classic Movie Ice Cream Social and you’re invited to attend!
What the heck is a Classic Movie Ice Cream Social?
In real life, an ice cream social is an event that combines friendly visiting with delicious frozen treats.
For our little shindig, we’re going to be focusing on classic movie-themed cheer. I’m supplying the ice cream (in digital form) and you’ll bring the cheer.
All you need to do is review a movie that has a sunny plot or has the power to cheer you up when you’re feeling down.
You are also welcome to write an article sharing happy movie memories, classic movie humor, create an ice cream/frozen dessert/summer sweet recipe based on a star or film or whatever else you like.
I want to gather a lot of warm, fuzzy and wonderful stuff in one convenient and friendly location. Chicken soup for a classic movie lover’s soul. Except it will be ice cream because I like ice cream.
How to participate:
Let me know what you would like to cover and you’re all set. Make sure to include the address of your blog! Oh, and only original stuff, no older posts. We only like fresh ice cream. Yum! Podcasts, videos, pictorials, etc. are quite acceptable.
Reviews: It can be any film made in or before 1970 that is one of your feel-good favorites, has a happy story or has the power to turn a frown upside down. Or all of the above! Because this event is based on what cheers you up when you’re sad, I will not be imposing further limits other than to ask for no exact duplicates, please!
Articles: If you want to write an article about happy movie memories, charming anecdotes or classic movie-related humor, just give me a general idea of your topic and you’re good to go! I won’t hold you to the pre-1970 rule but the main thrust of your writing should be about classic film.
Recipes: If you want to share a recipe, be it an ice cream, cold dessert or other spring or summer treat, just let me know what you will be covering. Vegan/dairy-free options are very welcome. I have a whole pile of silent star ice cream, sorbet and granita recipes up my sleeve (not literally) so you’ll have those to look forward to as well!
Once you submit your choice, be sure to download a banner to display on your blog. This will help promote the big event!
I want to spread cheer but I can’t participate!
That’s okay, you can still help by spreading the word and by leaving nice comments on the participating blogs. Compliments always spread cheer!
Can I post early?
Yes! Just be sure to send me a link. You can contact me via email or Twitter but leaving a comment is the best way.
Do I have to post on a particular day?
No. Post on any of the four days and I will add you to the event page. Easy!
Movies Silently | Silent star ice cream recipes and The Strong Man (1926)
Sister Celluloid | A hug from Richard Widmark
Now Voyaging | Roughly Speaking (1945)
Paul M. Cobb | The Thin Man series & chai-infused snickerdoodle recipe
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | Easy to Love (1953) and Follow the Fleet (1936)
Nitrate Diva | Charade (1963)
Mildred’s Fatburgers | Pillow Talk (1959) and The Trouble With Angels (1966)
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch | Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Simoa Writes | On the Town (1949)
Defiant Success | Random Harvest (1942)
F for Films | High Diving Hare (1949)
Cinematic Scribblings | Playtime (1967)
The Last Drive In | Mad Monster Party (1967)
Cinema Cities | The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
Aperture Reviews | Laurel & Hardy and Way Out West (1937)
The Flapper Dame | The Awful Truth (1967)
storytellergirl | The Wizard of Oz (1939) and The Gay Divorcee (1934)
BB Creations | Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Big V Riot Squad | Sharing pre-cinema and early cinema
Critica Retro | A nous la liberté (1931)
Silver Screenings | It’s a Great Feeling (1949)
Moon in Gemini | Movie-watching memories
Movie Movie Blog Blog | Laurel & Hardy -inspired dirt pie recipe
Laini Giles | Kiss Me Kate (1953) and recipe for cherry chunk ice cream
Cinematic Frontier | Fantasia (1940)
The Wonderful World of Cinema | Give Us the Moon (1944)
Old Hollywood Films | Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) and recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie
Silents and Talkies | Sunday in New York (1963)
Silent-ology | The Freshman (1925)
Cinematic Catharsis | Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Little Bits of Chaplin | A Pair of Tights (1929)
An Ode to Dust | A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Blog of the Darned | Lover Come Back (1961)
B Noir Detour | Noir films with happy endings
Girls Do Film | My Fair Lady (1964)
nitrateglow | The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Wide Screen World | Born Yesterday (1950)
Ramblings of a Cinephile | Some Like it Hot (1959)
Christina Wehner | “Shine on Your Shoes” dance scene from The Band Wagon
Finding Franchot | Honeymoon (1947)
coffee, classics and craziness | State Fair (1945)
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You | You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Eyes on Kite | Double Wedding (1938)
Meredy.com | One Desire (1955)