The time has come! After three years participating in the classic film blogging community with thegreatkh.blogspot.com, Margaret Perry is finally ready to host her very own blogathon. What will the topic of this blogathon be, you ask? Who else but my most favorite classic movie star ever, the great Katharine Hepburn herself!
The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon will take place over Miss Hepburn’s birthday weekend, May 10-12. Hepburn would have been 107 years old May 12, 2014, which sounds pretty old, but she was all of 96 when she passed away in 2003. Quite a dame.
The Rules and Specifics
- Feel free to write on any subject as long as the central theme is Katharine Hepburn, her life and her work. There is no date range – feel free to write about Hepburn’s life and career before Hollywood. You may also write about the films she made later in life, including the made-for-TV movies she made in the 1980s and 90s.
- You may double up on topics as long as there is a different spin. (i.e. Two people may write about THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) if one post is about the costumes and the other is about the script)
- I will not be assigning days for posting. You may post your article any time leading up to and including May 12. The deadline will be MIDNIGHT on May 12.
“Le Hepburn” would like to remind you:
- Please spell Katharine correctly – that’s K-A-T-H-A-R-I-N-E.
With a K and two As.
- Please do not confuse your Hepburns! This is Katharine, not Audrey. I know most of you don’t need to be reminded. Audrey is great! Gorgeous! Sublime! But all entries about Audrey will ever-so-politely rejected from this blogathon. Thank you!
How to Participate
- Your chosen topic
- Your name
- The name of your blog/website
- A link to your blog/website
2. Post one of the banners below to your blog/website linking back to this announcement post
3. When you’ve written your post, leave a link to the post either in the comments below, on Facebook, or via Twitter.
I have prizes for three lucky participants! Once you have sent me the link to your The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon contribution post, I will add your name to a random drawing for one of these fantastically brilliantly amazingly fantabuous books! If your name is drawn, I will be in touch with you via Facebook, Twitter, or email to get your shipping address.
Participants so far
- Aurora at Once Upon a Screen – DESK SET (1957)
- Jennifer (author of Beyond Casablanca) at Virtual Virago – ROOSTER COGBURN (1975)
- Will McKinley of cinematically insane – undecided
- Le (Kisses!) at Critica Retro – SONG OF LOVE (1947)
- Marcela from Best of the Past – undecided
- Emily from The Vintage Cameo – STAGE DOOR (1937)
- Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. at The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear – HOLIDAY (1938)
- Stevee at Cinematic Paradox – undecided
- FlickChick from A Person in the Dark – THE LION IN WINTER (1968)
- Sofia Da Costa from Film Flare – cosutmes
- Lindsey at The Motion Pictures – undecided
- Kellee is Outspoken and Freckled – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
- Kristen from Journeys in Classic Film – undecided
- Chris (Groggy Dundee) from Nothing Is Written – THE GLASS MENAGERIE (1973).
- Monty Hawes of All Good Things – BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
- Gingerology – STAGE DOOR (1937)
- James Downs – MARY OF SCOTLAND (1936)
- Kimberly at GlamAmor – “Style Essentials – Katharine Hepburn + Adrian for 1940’s THE PHILADELPHIA STORY”
- Martin Turnbull, author of the “Garden of Allah” novels – WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942)
- Marta at Ramblings of a Cinephile – SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959)
- Mike Perry (no relation) of Mike’s Take on the Movies – THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
- Vicki from Girls Do Film – ADAM’S RIB (1949)
- Robby from Dear Old Hollywood – place in Hollywood where KH would exercise
- Barry at Cinematic Catharsis – LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962)
- Leah at Cary Grant Won’t Eat You – STATE OF THE UNION (1948)
- Bonjour Tristesse – A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (1932)
- Meredith at L.A. La Land: Fame, Fortune, and Forensics – KH’s androgynous sex appeal
- The Metzinger Sisters, Diana and Connie, of Silver Scenes – THE LITTLE MINISTER (1934) and SUMMERTIME (1955)
- Janet at Sister Celluloid – ALICE ADAMS (1935)
- Anne Marie from We Recycle Movies – KH’s Mid-Atlantic accent
Please copy, save, resize, and post one of these banners on your blog! And please remember to link back to this announcement post so visitors to your site can click on the banner and learn about how they too can participate in this splendiforous blogathon! Thank you!
I’d like to give a shout-out to my blogging pal Fritzi Kramer at Movies, Silently. I relied heavily on her wonderful post All About the Blogathons Part 2: How to host your own. Thanks for the great guidance, Fritzi!