Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blogging World, Rich of Wide Screen World and I cordially invite you to a blogathon tribute to the outstanding, and maybe not so outstanding, butlers and maids of the large and small screens.
From Hattie McDaniel to Thelma Ritter. From Eric Blore to John Gielgud. From Hazel to Mr. Belvedere. We all have a favourite or two, and here you can tell us all about them. Or perhaps you have scary memories of some servant in a horror film (eek!).
The Butlers and Maids (and chauffeurs, and cooks, and gardeners, etc.) Blogathon will be presented to the public on February 22nd and 23rd.
Please R.S.V.P. the invitation here or at our host's estimable site here.
Caftan Woman, Personal Maid's Secret (1935)
MovieMovieBlogBlog II (Steve), Another Fine Mess, 1930
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films (Maddy), If You Could Only Cook, 1935
Second Sight Cinema (Lesley), Ruggles of Red Gap, 1935
Strictly Vintage Hollywood (Donna), Sunset Blvd., 1950
Old Hollywood Films (Amanda), The Fallen Idol, 1948
Hometowns to Hollywood (Annette), Higher and Higher, 1943
The Midnight Drive-In (Quiggy), Clue, 1985
Taking Up Room (Rebecca), Benny and Joon, 1993
Grand Old Movies, Thank You, Jeeves!, 1936 and Step Lively, Jeeves!, 1937
Once Upon a Screen, (Aurora), Rebecca, 1940
Pale Writer (Gabriela), Cluny Brown, 1946
Another Old Movie Blog (Jacqueline), Sullivan's Travels, 1941
Critica Retro (Le), Murder by Death, 1976
The Story Enthusiast (Brittaney), Imitation of Life, 1934
RealweegiemidgetReviews (Gill), The Others, 2001
Hi Paddy. How exciting. Please put me down for If You Could Only Cook.ReplyDelete
Got it. Thanks Maddy.Delete
A favourite around here!Delete
Has Our Man Godfrey been taken yet?ReplyDelete
I am correct in assuming you are referring to the 1936 version?Delete
It has now! Thanks.ReplyDelete
Originally I didn't have a CLUE about what movie to pick. But I did have a CLUE about what constituted a great butler performance. The actor had to have a CLUE about the right amount of nonchalance and a great snarky attitude. I think I made the right choice.ReplyDelete
You're going to have to give me some sort of clue. Giggle-snort-giggle.Delete
This was the first thing my daughter blurted out when I told her about the blogathon.
As I tweeted earlier I'm choosing two Arthur Treacher films: Thank You Jeeves and Step Lively Jeeves; both in which he plays ... JeevesReplyDelete
Thrilled with your entry.Delete
Good morning Madam, Sir. I would like SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941) - writing on butler Robert Grieg and valet Eric Blore. Probably Saturday the 22nd, but if Sunday would be better, that's okay with me. Thanks ever so much. Jacqueline -- Another Old Movie Blog.ReplyDelete
What a pair! Wonderful choice. We look forward to your article.Delete
I'd like to cover the first Imitation of Life with Louise Beavers over on The Story Enthusiast.ReplyDelete
My post is ready.Delete
This sounds like a great blogathon! May I write about "The Inspector General" from 1949? Walter Slezak plays Yakov, Danny Kaye's former boss who pretends to be his servant when he is the Inspector General. Also, the period piece means that there are other servants, as well. Does this qualify?ReplyDelete
I was looking among my films, and I think I found a better topic. Could I write about "Panama Lady" instead? In it, Lucille Ball pays for a crime by being a maid.Delete
Anything you wish is fine with us.Delete
Here's my piece about If You Could Only Cook. MaddyReplyDelete
My blog post on "Clue".