Breaking News Blogathon: Day 2 Roundup


Thanks to all who contributed yesterday! We’ve got another great group today, so without further ado:

– Lara at Backlots takes a look at journalist Barbara Stanwyck’s creation of a political everyman in Capra’s Meet John Doe.

– Carley at The Kitty Packard Pictorial looks at Lee Tracy’s fast-talking gossip journalist (and Dick Powell’s screen debut!) in Warner Brothers’ Blessed Event.

Famous Dames looks at Burt Lancaster’s ruthless J.J. Huntsecker manipulating Tony Curtis’ Sidney Falco for his own agenda in Sweet Smell of Success.

I Started Late and Forgot the Dog looks at the role of the career women in Crime of Passion.

– Kevin at Perforated Carr takes a behind-the-scenes look at Roman Holiday.

– Aurora at Once Upon a Screen looks at Barbara Stanwyck’s domestic column writer who must suddenly become the persona she’s been playing in the newspaper in Christmas in Connecticut.

Portraits By Jenni looks at a woman torn between her journalistic profession and domestic life with Ralph Bellamy in Headline Shooter.

– Danny at Pre-Code takes a thorough look at rival headlines causing trouble in Platinum Blonde.

Silver Scenes gives some great behind-the-scenes info in their review of the hilarious Libeled Lady.

Silver Screenings looks at an early television anthology episode documenting the important case of newspaper printer John Peter Zenger in The Trial of John Peter Zenger.

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog looks at the use of the journalist in the Poverty Row thriller The Mysterious Mr. Wong.

The Hollywood Review highlights some memorable journalists from the pre-code era.

The Joy and Agony of Movies gives an in-depth look into the production and the true story behind All the President’s Men.

The Man on the Flying Trapeze compares The Front Page and its later remake, His Girl Friday.

– Bernardo at The Movie Rat looks at journalists in the classic horror films Doctor X and The Return of Doctor X.

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To looks at Montgomery Clift as a journalist who gets a little too involved with his readers in Lonelyhearts.

– Ivan at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear writes an in-depth review of Humphrey Bogart’s Deadline – U.S.A.

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood reviews the Clark Gable/Doris Day romantic comedy Teacher’s Pet.

– Dorian at Tales of the Easily Distracted looks at Shattered Glass, a biopic about reporter Stephen Glass, who was caught fabricating his news stories.

Girls Do Film looks at some of the historical and cultural context of Sex and the Single Girl.

The Girl with the White Parasol looks at one murderous reporter trying to keep his secret from his determined protege in Scandal Sheet.

– My co-host Jessica at Comet Over Hollywood looks at portrayals of journalists in film.

Nitrate Diva looks at Buster Keaton and newsreels in The Cameraman.

– Cliff at Immortal Ephemera looks at another Lee Tracy journalism film, Clear All Wires!

If there are any stragglers, just send me a link once you have your posts up. Thank you all so much for making this such a great success!

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