Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Joan Blondell: The Summer Under the Stars Blogathon for 2011

Consider this your engraved invitation to the TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon, which will honor the inimitable talent of Joan Blondell from Thursday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Movie Morlocks (the official blog of TCM).

This year's SUtS blogathon is set for the week leading up to the lady's special day, when a 24-hour marathon of Joan Blondell's films will be aired on Turner Classic Movies.  Each Morlock will look at a different aspect of the actress, focusing on a movie(s), a medium, a character or key moments in her long career. You can see the posts related to this topic by the individual bloggers here, beginning on Aug. 18th: 


From wisecracking good time girl to sassy veteran star, Miss Blondell's considerable talent and likability carried her through six decades on screen. Consistently under-rated, her presence in films--including several rarely seen Pre-Code productions--will be spotlighted this August as TCM doffs its hat to the lady and her work as part of the network's Summer Under the Stars month-long event.

A few of the less well known but "don't-miss" flicks I'd recommend that day are below. (Sorry kids, but I can't report that reels of the legendary Convention City (1933) have been unearthed...but we live in hope):

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