Saturday, May 03, 2014

Welcome to Power-Mad, The Blogathon Celebrating Tyrone Power's 100th Birthday




After several weeks of planning and anticipation, Power-Mad---the eagerly-awaited Tyrone Power 100th birthday blogathon---is finally upon us.  Monday, May 5th, we'll be celebrating one very under-appreciated actor, and I, for one, am thrilled.  Mr. Power 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 or my co-hostess (Patty, the Lady Eve) the link to your article, so we can include it on the page.)

Participating in the event are two dozen Tyrone Power enthusiasts.  With swashbucklers, romantic comedies, Westerns, and dramas being highlighted, we're sure to get a great cross-section of Power's film career---hopefully, you'll discover several titles you want to track down. Also, Maria, of the Tyrone Power website, will be giving us a glimpse into her incredible memorabilia collection. This is sure to be a fantastic event, so I hope you get a chance to visit all the entries (even if it takes all week to do so!).

The contributors are as follows:

Barry Bradford---The Razor's Edge
Citizen Screen---The Black Swan
Citizen Screen---Tyrone Power on the Radio
Classic Film Freak---The Mark of Zorro
Critica Retro---Lloyd's of London
Greenbriar Picture Shows---100 Years of Tyrone Power
Hamlette's Soliloquy---The Sun Also Rises   (she's having a giveaway of this film)
Immortal Ephemera---Tyrone Power and Alice Faye
Kevin's Movie Corner---Son of Fury
The Lady Eve's Reel Life---Tyrone Power and Loretta Young
Lasso the Movies---Jesse James
Laura's Miscellaneous Musings---This Above All
Movie Classics---Witness for the Prosecution
The Nitrate Diva---Day-Time Wife
Old Hollywood---King of the Khyber Rifles
Shadows and Satin---Blood and Sand
Sidewalk Crossings---Crash Dive
Silver Screen Modes---Johnny Apollo
Slightly Shabby---Marie Antoinette
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To---Abandon Ship!
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear---Nightmare Alley
Twenty Four Frames---Rawhide
Tyrone-Power.com---Tyrone Power, King of the Disaster Movies
Tyrone-Power.com---A Very Special Memorabilia Collection
Tyrone-Power.com---Supercouples:  Tyrone Power and Annabella, Tyrone Power and Linda

Have fun celebrating the great Tyrone Power!


A huge thanks to my co-hostess, Patty, of The Lady Eve's Reel Life.  Actually, Patty was much more than a co-hostess---she did the lion's share of the work for this event, including creating the blogathon's beautiful banners.  It was a real joy getting to know her better these past few weeks. Thanks also to each person who spread the word about the event, each person who contributed an article, and each one who visited the blogs and read the entries.  This celebration would not have happened without the participation of all of you!!



22 comments:

  1. Looking forward to a lot of great reading!

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    1. It's been an entire spring of great reading, hasn't it? So many fantastic blogathons the past couple months!

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  2. I watch Witness For The Prosecution a couple of times every year as much for Powers' amazing role as I do for Laughton and Dietrich!

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    1. Brad, it's been a couple years since I've watched "Witness for the Prosecution," but since it is my very favorite of Power's films, I figured I would watch it on his big day..which means, only 2 more days until I can see it again. And, I agree with you about his performance---one of the best (if not THE best) of his career. Same with Dietrich. Surprisingly, neither of them received an Academy Award nomination for their work in that film. Go figure!

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  3. I'm excited about all of these fine film-type critters! I fired mine up already, and I'm ready to read all this great stuff! This is a fantastically diverse list o' goodness.

    Clayton @ Claytonology
    http://www.claytonology.com/old-hollywood.html

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    1. Thanks for participating, Clayton. I'm looking forward to reading your article, as it's a Power film I've never seen before.

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  4. Say, Patti -- I bought a copy of "The Sun Also Rises" so I could review it, and I find I don't love it enough to add to my collection, so would it be okay if I did a giveaway of the movie as part of my entry?

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    1. Hamlette, absolutely, you may do that. I'm so sorry you bought a movie you ended up not wanting to add to your collection. Too bad you weren't able to borrow a copy of the film from your library.

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    2. It was only like $7, which is one reason I chose it :-) I must admit I went on a small spree and bought The Mark of Zorro and Black Swan too, which I already knew I liked a whole lot.

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    3. Ooh, "Zorro" and "The Black Swan"...sounds like there is some great viewing coming up in your home. Did I mention that I caught "The Black Swan" on the big screen last summer?! It was amazing in that environment.

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  5. Hi Patti, my review is up - http://movieclassics.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/witness-for-the-prosecution-billy-wilder-1957/

    Looking forward to reading all the contributions! Also, The Long Gray Line is on TV tomorrow in the UK. :)

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    1. Judy, here in the US, TCM isn't airing a single Tyrone Power film tomorrow. Seriously? A 100th birthday, and it gets no recognition? Go figure!

      I look forward to reading your article. "Witness for the Prosecution" is my favorite of Power's films.

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  6. Looking forward to savoring these posts all week. A week with Ty...... sounds wonderful!

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    1. Flick, it is definitely going to take me all week to read all the great articles. But there's not a whole lot better in blogland than a week with Ty Power. Sigh!!

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  7. What an amazing lineup! Really looking forward to everyone's contributions. Thank you for hosting the blogathon!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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    1. And thank you, Laura, for participating in the blogathon. I look forward to reading your article.

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  8. My review of "Sun" is up here :-) And the giveaway has begun!

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    1. Thanks so much for participating, Hamlette. I look forward to reading about a film I know nothing about.

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  9. All of these fantastic blog articles are making it difficult for me to get any work done this morning! Thank you for putting this together - a great tribute to a wonderful movie star!

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    1. I agree, Barry. So many great articles...so little time to read them all. I feel sure it will take me 3 days (if not all week) to get to them all.

      Thank you so much for participating. It was great having you.

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  10. Hi Patti - my review is up at http://fencernanowrimo.blogspot.com/2014/05/crash-dive-1943.html. Looking forward to reading all the posts!

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    1. Thanks for participating, Deb. I know it has been a difficult week for you, and I wasn't sure you would have felt up to writing.

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