Day 1: John Wayne
The 2012 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon is off to a great start! Please check out all of the wonderful submissions honoring The Duke!
- Silver Screenings on the war drama They Were Expendable (1945): http://silverscreenings.org/2012/07/31/john-wayne-upgrades-the-u-s-navy
- Aurora from Once Upon a Screen on John Ford’s The Quiet Man (1952): http://onceuponascreen.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/the-quiet-man/
- H.P. Oliver’s editorial on They Were Expendable (1945): http://www.hpoliver.com/FILMEDITORIAL/review01.html#http://www.hpoliver.com/FILMEDITORIAL/review01.html
- Cliff from Immortal Ephemera on John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939): http://immortalephemera.com/21125/stagecoach-1939-john-ford/ and an interesting press clipping from early in The Duke’s career http://immortalephemera.com/21187/august-1-john-wayne-tcm-summer-under-the-stars/
- Secret Sanctum of Captain Video features the comic book adaptation of Stagecoach (1939): http://captainvideossecretsanctum.blogspot.com/2012/07/captains-library-theatre-stagecoach.html
- Jennifer from Virtual Virago spends A Day With the Duke: http://virtualvirago.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-day-with-duke-on-august-1.html
- Calum Campbell from Manalishi Films on Ford’s The Searchers (1956): http://manalishifilms.com/2012/07/31/
- Carrie from True Classics on McLintock! (1963): http://trueclassics.net/2012/08/01/suts-john-wayne-mclintock/
- R.C. from The Shades of Black and White writes about her love for her father and John Wayne: http://theshadesofblackwhite.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-duke-my-father-and-i.html
Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.