Day 7: Sidney Poitier
Today the Summer Under the Stars spotlight is on the charming and handsome Sidney Poitier. We have several bloggers signed on to pay tribute to this revered, groundbreaking actor:
- H.P. Oliver is back with another film editorial on To Sir, With Love
- Twitter pal Joel Williams has started a new blog so he can participate in the festivities! Check out his inagural post on Poitier’s performances in A Raisin in the Sun & To Sir, With Love
- Aurora from Once Upon a Screen takes a look at A Raisin in the Sun
- Margaret Perry from The Great Katharine Hepburn on Sidney Poitier and The Civil Rights Movement in Hollywood
- Friend Raquelle from Out of the Past on Poitier’s performance in A Patch of Blue
- Cliff from Immortal Ephemera keeps it going with an excellent piece on Poitier, including some press clippings
- Carrie from True Classics weighs in with her thoughts on To Sir With Love.
- Rich from Wide Screen World offers a nice bio on Poitier.
- And blogathon newcomer 19cooper01 writes a very nice essay about Mr. Poitier.
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.