Upcoming- Breaking News: Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon!

Comet Over Hollywood and Lindsay’s Movie Musings present the Breaking News: Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon!

When: September 21-22, 2013

What: Classic films are filled with stories featuring journalists and journalism. Being newspaperwomen ourselves, Jessica and I wanted to feature the roving reporters of classic film.

How to participate: Pick a movie that focuses or includes journalists as characters or the journalism profession. We do want to keep this “classic film” period (pre-1960) but if you want to write about a film pre-1980s (All the President’s Men, Network etc.) that’s definitely up for grabs. The type of journalism doesn’t matter either: newspapers, television or radio!

Once you’ve picked your movie, shoot either Jessica or Lindsay a comment on this post with your film or topic and blog. We’ll compile a master list and assign everyone one of the two days. During the blogathon, we’ll publicize your posts on our blogs and on Twitter. We’ll keep a growing master list up on our blogs leading up to the blogathon so you can see what films/topics have been taken, as it’s preferred that there are no repeating topics. Banners for the blogathon will be coming shortly.

We look forward to hosting and seeing what great topics everyone comes up with!


Comet Over Hollywood– Portrayal of Reporters in film

Lindsay’s Movie Musings– “Arise, My Love” (1940)

Jess in a Yellow Dress– “It Happened One Night” (1934)

Another Old Movie Blog– “30″ (1959)

The Great Katharine Hepburn and the Golden Age of Hollywood– “Woman of the Year” (1942)

A Person in the Dark– “Picture Snatcher” (1933)

True Classics– “His Girl Friday” (1940)

The Joy and Agony of Movies– “All the President’s Men”

Stardust– “Philadelphia Story” (1940)

The Man on the Flying Trapeze – “His Girl Friday” vs. “The Front Page” (1931)

Backlots – “Meet John Doe” (1941)

The Kitty Packard Pictorial – “Blessed Event” (1932)

Portraits by Jenni– “Headline Shooter”

Caftan Woman– “Five Star Final”

Critica Retro– “Ace in the Hole”

Famous Dames– “Sweet Smell of Success”

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – “Teacher’s Pet”

They Don’t Make ‘em Like They Used To – “Lonelyhearts”

Movie Star Makeover– “The Great Race”

Movie Classics– “I Cover the Waterfront”

Tales of the Easily Distracted– “Shattered Glass”

Carole & Co. – “Nothing Sacred”

I Started Late and Forgot the Dog– “Crime of Passion”

Silverscreenings – “The Trial of John Peter Zenger”

Silver Scenes – “Libeled Lady”

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear– “Deadline-USA”

Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence – “30 Day Princess/Wedding Present”

Kevin Carr – Roman Holiday

Family Friendly Reviews – Citizen Kane

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25 Responses to Upcoming- Breaking News: Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon!

  1. Count me in! I’ll write about WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.

  2. David Inman says:

    If it’s ok to do two, I’d like to compare “His Girl Friday” and the original version of “The Front Page.”

  3. Le says:

    Ace in the hole! Put me up for Ace in the hole, please! I’m Le from the blog Critica Retro 🙂

  4. Vienna says:

    Could I do Teacher’s Pet. Great theme.

    Vienna’s Classic Hollywood. http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com

  5. Hi Lindsay! I just left a comment at Jessica’s site, asking if I could do “The Trial of John Peter Zenger”. It’s a 1953 episode of the Studio One series. This one is about a libel suit brought against a newspaper publisher.

  6. Oh shoot, I can’t pass up a good blogathon when I see one. Do you think my sister and I can have dibs on “Libeled Lady” ( 1936 )? Our site is Silver Scenes ( http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com ). I’m surprised nobody took Roman Holiday or the all-time classic newspaper film….Citizen Kane!

  7. I’ll do Deadline – USA!

    Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

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  9. Jill says:

    Ok: I TOTALLY missed this announcement. Maybe because it was during SUTS. The blogathon will be when I’m in Disney World, but I’d love to do something. Hmm…let me get back to you?

    • Absolutely! We’d love to have you, and we’ll work something out. 🙂

      • Jill says:

        Ok, then. Tentatively put me down for either 30 Day Princess or Wedding Present. In both, Cary Grant is a newspaper man. I will try really hard to get this out before the trip. It’s a crazy week coming up! I’m kicking myself for missing this!

  10. Great! And no worries, just keep us posted and we’ll get it promoted!

  11. Chris says:

    I never got the official “assignment” from J.P. but did mention on her blog and twitter that I was up for trying Citizen Kane. If either of you can let me know if that’s ok and if so, what url to use for your banners. Thanks! chris@storyboxfamily.com @StoryboxChris http://familyfriendlyreviews.wordpress.com/

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