True Classics is three years old! (!!!!!!!!) In the blogging racket, three years is an ETERNITY. I raise my bottle of Boone’s Farm to the entire True Classics crew: Brandie, Nikki, Carrie, and Sarah. Thanks for being amazing classic film ambassadors and all-around awesome-y! To celebrate the occasion, the ladies are hosting a limerick contest! Below are my entries for the event.
Today TCM celebrates Gene Kelly’s Centennial. It’s going to be an action packed day here at The Fence, over at ScribeHard on Film, and on Twitter. Make sure to tune-in to TCM for a fantastic line-up of Kelly’s films.
- Cliff at Immortal Ephemera is back once again with, as Michael says, the best old news.
- Aurora at Once Upon a Screen on the “we’re putting on a show in a barn” classic Summer Stock
- Jackie Brady takes a look at some movie called Singin’ In the Rain.
- Kristen from Journeys in Classic Film on An American in Paris. Who could ask for anything more?
- H.P. Oliver returns with another lovely film editorial on Singin’ In the Rain.
- Margaret Perry from The Great Katharine Hepburn with her favorite Gene Kelly movies airing on TCM today.
- R.D. Finch from The Movie Projector returns with a look at the superb film On the Town
- Judy from Movie Classics on Gene’s film debut For Me and My Gal
- Le from Critica Retro has put together some Gene Kelly trivia!
- The Lady Eve is back to the blogathon with Gene Kelly’s Brief Sojourn, “Let’s Make Love” (1960)
- Carrie from True Classics with her take on the fun Take Me Out to the Ballgame
- Raquel from 19Cooper01 with a lovely essay entitled My Night Under the Covers with Gene Kelly
There’s more to come, folks! Stay tuned!
Congratulations to the winners of our Singin’ in the Rain ticket giveaway for the nationwide encore presentation on August 22nd by Fathom Events :
TCM and Fathom Events have partnered once again to bring an encore presentation of the 60th anniversary restoration of Singin’ in the Rain to theaters nationwide on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm (local time). In celebration of this event, Gene Kelly’s centennial, and in conjunction with the 2012 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon, The Fence and ScribeHard on Film are happy to announce a ticket giveaway!
Yesterday I was in the living room playing with my daughter. I turned on the television and an episode of The Flintstones was on. Fred was in the kitchen, apron on, washing the dishes–complaining all the while. He really had no reason to complain though. Poor Wilma couldn’t assume her typical household duties because she was too busy setting up the card table for Fred’s poker game.
I have never considered myself a huge Judy Garland fan, but that’s not to say I don’t like her. I adore her. I respect her. I hold her in the highest regard. I suppose I never considered myself a fan because I do not feel worthy of that title. Honestly, like those who abused and exploited her, I have taken her for granted. She’s more than Dorothy, you know.