Thursday, January 9, 2020

THE BUTLERS AND MAIDS BLOGATHON



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.


Participants:

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











21 comments:

  1. Hi Paddy. How exciting. Please put me down for If You Could Only Cook.

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  2. 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.

    Quiggy

    https://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com

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    1. You're going to have to give me some sort of clue. Giggle-snort-giggle.

      This was the first thing my daughter blurted out when I told her about the blogathon.

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  3. As I tweeted earlier I'm choosing two Arthur Treacher films: Thank You Jeeves and Step Lively Jeeves; both in which he plays ... Jeeves

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  4. 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.

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    1. What a pair! Wonderful choice. We look forward to your article.

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  5. I'd like to cover the first Imitation of Life with Louise Beavers over on The Story Enthusiast.

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  6. 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?

    Thank you!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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    1. 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.

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan

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    2. Anything you wish is fine with us.

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  7. Here's my piece about If You Could Only Cook. Maddy

    https://maddylovesherclassicfilms.wordpress.com/2020/02/21/the-butlers-and-maids-blogathon-if-you-could-only-cook1935/

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  8. https://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com/2020/02/clue-less.html

    My blog post on "Clue".

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