Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ANNOUNCING "John Garfield: The Original Rebel" Blogathon


The first time I saw John Garfield on film I was completely blown away by his performance and became an instant fan. I had to learn more about this sullen and enigmatic man who never seemed to be on top.

Out of his 34 acting credits, Garfield is probably best known for his role in the Classic Film Noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). He appeared in several other noir films, as well as some classic WWII films, like Destination Tokyo (1943) with Cary Grant. He was also in the Academy Award winning film Gentleman's Agreement (1947) which is currently on Netflix.

Since John Garfield's birthday is March 4th, I thought it would be the perfect time to host a Blogathon in his honor and see how many other Garfield fans are out there (or to introduce him to others). Here's how to join:

1. Choose a topic (film, life story, relationship with, favorite films, his work with the Hollywood Canteen, etc.) and let me know in the comments. Be sure to include the link to your blog. I will allow up to two posts on the same topic. You can find a list of his films here.

2. The event will run from the 3rd to the 5th. Publish your post before or on those days and leave the link to your post either here or on the post I set up once the Blogathon starts.

3. Choose a banner below and display it on your blog to help spread the word!




 
Roster:
 
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Tribute post
The Flapper Dame: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Caftan Woman: The Breaking Point (1950)
Finding Franchot: John Garfield and Franchot Tone's Group Theatre History
The Wonderful World of Cinema: Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Back to Golden Days: John Garfield's involvement in the HUAC hearings and his subsequent blacklisting
Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Between Two Worlds (1944)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Silver Screenings: Destination Tokyo (1943)
Taking Up Room: Air Force (1943), Between Two Worlds (1944), & Pride of the Marines (1945)
Cary Grant Won't Eat You: Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

28 comments:

  1. Hello! I would Love to do The Postman Always rings twice! I need to re watch that movie! my blog for your convience! https://theflapperdamefilm.wordpress.com/ Thanks!

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    1. Awesome!! I've been needing to rewatch it too ;) I also just ordered a Garfield bio off thriftbooks :)

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  2. I would like to contribute a piece on The Breaking Point for your blogathon.

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    1. Awesome!! Been wanting to watch that one as I caught the end of it on TCM once. Love Patricia Neal's quote about the back of his neck ;)

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  3. May I cover John Garfield and Franchot Tone's Group Theatre History? Also, I noticed your banners for the blogathon have 2016 on them, but it'll actually be 2017 then. thanks!

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    1. How embarrassing... Thanks for letting me know! I made the banners several months ago :/

      Great topic! Thanks for joining!

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    2. I totally understand. I typically write the previous year until about March so I'm surprised I caught it! :)

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  4. Hi! :) I'd like to write about Gentleman's Agreement :)
    My blog is The Wonderful World of Cinema
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com

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    1. Great movie!! Thanks for joining :)

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  5. Hi Phyl! I'd like to write about John Garfield's involvement in the HUAC hearings and his subsequent blacklisting. Would that be okay?

    -Cátia. xo
    Back to Golden Days (http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/)

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    1. Awesome topic!!! Can't wait to read your post! Thanks for joining!!

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  6. I'll happily write about Humoresque (1946), please!
    Kisses!
    Le

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  7. I've been wanting to watch more of John's films for a long time and consider him such a great actor! This is the perfect chance, so sign me up for Between Two Worlds (1944), please! My blog is Musings of a Classic Film Addict at https://annsblyth.wordpress.com/ . Thank you!

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  8. Can I also review The Postman Always Rings Twice Thanks, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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    1. Got you down. Thanks for joining!!

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    2. No problem - looking forward to seeing this, loved the Jack Nicholson remake so really interested to see this one x

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    3. I haven't seen the Nicholson one but this one is definitely a classic :)

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  9. Hello! Great idea for a blogathon. Can you put me down for Destination Tokyo?
    I'm at: https://silverscreenings.org

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    1. Thanks for joining!! Great choice!!

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  10. Hi again! This looks fun. I'd like to write about Air Force, Between Two Worlds, and Pride of the Marines, if that's all right. My site is http://takinguproom.wordpress.com (Sorry if this message comes through more than once. I'm still getting the hang of commenting on Blogger sites.) :-)

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    1. Wow! Awesome! Looking forward to all three!! Pride of the Marines is one of the ones I haven't seen yet so looking forward to that one!

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  11. How about Nobody Lives Forever? carygrantwonteatyou.com?

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  12. Hey Laura,

    I've finally decided on what I want to write about for this. Put me down for "Dust Be My Destiny". I haven't seen it as yet, but it sounds intriguing.

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    1. Awesome! I haven't seen that one either but I want to :)

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