Goodbye, Summer – Hello, September!

Happy September, everybody! Alas, summer has gone and autumn is upon us. Actually, fall is my favorite season, so I’m not exactly sad that the wretched days of Virginia humidity are behind us. But I am bummed that there will be no more Summer Under the Stars on TCM until next year.

Thank you to Turner Classic Movies for another great year of stars – it was nice to see some of the old familiar faces, while also being introduced to some new friends. SUTS is a great way to meet new actors and expand one’s movie-watching experience.

I would like to thank Michael at ScribeHard on Film and Jill at Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence for hosting the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon again this year. There were so many great entries from across the blogosphere. A big thank you to those who read along and commented – our followers are as much participants in these events as are the hosts and writers. I look forward to doing this again next year!

Here are the Summer Under the Stars posts I contributed this year:

Humphrey Bogart
Doris Day
Alec Guinness
Lana Turner
Henry Fonda
Mickey Rooney
Bette Davis
Hattie McDaniel
Maggie Smith
Shirley Jones
Rex Harrison

The end of the summer also means the end of another blogathon, the 2013 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge hosted by Out of the Past. I may not have read as many film books as I was hoping this summer, but it was fun seeing what the others wrote about.

Here are the book posts I wrote this summer:

“Celluloid Gaze” by Boze Hadleigh
“The Private World of Katharine Hepburn” by John Bryson
“Beyond Casablanca” by Jennifer Garlen
“Movies and the Battle of the Sexes” by ZetMec
“Knowing Hepburn and Other Curious Experiences” by James Prideaux
“At Home with Kate” by Eileen Considine-Meara


Although the summer blogathons are over now, there are a couple September events to look forward to. Lindsey at The Motion Pictures is hosting the Gish Sister Blogathon, September 7-9. I shall be writing about REMODELING HER HUSBAND (1920), a lost pictures both sisters collaborated on. Then on September 21-22, Comet Over Hollywood and Lindsay’s Movie Musings will be hosting the Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon. I intend to write about WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942), Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy’s first film together, in which they both play journalists on the same paper.