Thursday, February 28, 2013

Welcome to the John Garfield Blogathon

After several weeks of planning and anticipation, the eagerly-awaited John Garfield 100th birthday blogathon (main page HERE) is finally upon us.  Beginning tomorrow, and continuing on through Monday, we'll be celebrating one very under-appreciated actor, and I, for one, am thrilled.  Mr. Garfield so deserves the honor and recognition.  (Participants, please include a link to this page somewhere in your post, and then either leave as a comment or email me the link to your article, so I can include it on the page.)

Participating in the event are two dozen different people, two of whom are not bloggers but are John Garfield enthusiasts.  Since they don't have blogs of their own, it is with joy that I welcome them to be guests here at They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To.  As with all blogathons, try to visit as many of the entries as you can...and have fun celebrating the sensational John Garfield.

The contributions are as follows:

March 1st:

Quite fittingly for this "debut day" of the blogathon, Jenna, of Classic Movie Night, is showcasing Mr. Garfield's debut film---Four Daughters.  (HERE)

The late Lori Moore will be sharing a beautiful video tribute at They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To.  (HERE)

Victoria of Slightly Shabby is taking a break from her usual discussion of home decor to showcase one of her favorites--The Postman Always Rings Twice.  (HERE)

Johan, of I'd Love to Kiss You, But I Just Washed My Hair, has reviewed one of the few Garfield films I have yet to see---Between Two Worlds.  (HERE)

Oh, So Very Classic's Alyssa has provided some quotes by and about Mr. Garfield, as well as a bit of biographical information.  (HERE)

Over at Olivia & Joan: Sisters of the Silver Screen, Tom will be shining the light on the star-studded Thank Your Lucky Stars.  (HERE)

March 2nd:

The WWII film Air Force takes to the air with Jeff over at The Stalking Moon.  (HERE)

At 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, Kim shares her thoughts about that sensational film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice. (HERE)

Art, Movies, Wood, and Whatnot's Artman will be sharing the John Garfield portion of his beautiful movie paperware collection.  (HERE)

Featuring Mr. Garfield in his most inherently evil role, Out of the Fog will be showcased by John over at Twenty Four Frames.  (HERE)

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To has invited a guest, who will discuss the little-known Saturday's Children, a film which features Mr. Garfield in a rare romantic role. (HERE)

March 3rd:

Le of Critica Retro will be discussing Mr. Garfield's influence on films.  (HERE)

Tom will be highlighting Daughters Courageous over at Motion Picture Gems.  (HERE)

Ivan of The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear will give us a glimpse into the terrific noir Force of Evil.  (HERE)

Over at Tales of the Easily Distracted, Dorian will be showcasing the wartime spy flick Dangerously They Live.  (HERE)

Deb of Sidewalk Crossings will be taking a short break from her James Bond series in order to tackle the noirish spy thriller The Fallen Sparrow.  (HERE)

Here at They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To, the boxing film They Made Me a Criminal will be stepping into the ring.  (HERE)

March 4th:

Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film will be spotlighting 1947's Academy Award-winning Gentleman's Agreement.  (HERE)

Taking center stage over at Flick Chick's A Person in the Dark is the prison film Castle on the Hudson.  (HERE)

Here at They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To, I will be offering a humble tribute.  (HERE)

 Over at The Girl with the White Parasol, Aubyn shines the spotlight on Nobody Lives Forever.  (HERE)

Dawn, of Noir and Chick Flicks, will be showcasing one of the ultimate chick flicks---Humoresque. (HERE)

The Nitrate Diva---will be getting into the action with another of Mr. Garfield's WWII films, Destination Tokyo.  (HERE)

Over at The Movie Projector, Richard will be highlighting The Breaking Point, the second film adaption of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not.  (HERE)

And, appropriately, on this final day of the blogathon, Judy of Movie Classics will be discussing Mr. Garfield's final film, He Ran All The Way.  (HERE)

NOTE:  Two other important Garfield films---Pride of the Marines and Body and Soul---were to have been spotlighted during the blogathon; however, the bloggers intending to showcase those films ended up unable to participate.  So, while those films were not part of the blogathon, it's not because they were overlooked.

A huge thanks to: my good friend Monty, of All Good Things, for creating the blogathon's beautiful banner...each person who spread the word about the event...each person who contributed an article...each one who visited the blogs and read the entries.  This celebration would not have happened without the participation of all of you!!