Happy Birthday, John Gilbert!

I’m lucky to share a birthday with my favorite silent film actor, John Gilbert!

Here’s to you, Jack. 

John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Garbo and Gilbert in A Woman of Affairs

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#ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 3

The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon was such a blast! Thanks to all who participated in any way., especially my co-hostess Ruth of Silver Screenings.

Silver Screenings

Image: The Vintage Glitter Box

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is terrific fun. Discovering people’s character crushes is an enjoyable experience, but it’s also uplifting.

Essays that praise the good in others are refreshing. We could use a little more of that, wouldn’t you say?

Thanks to Maedez of Font and Frock and A Small Press Life for her ideas and for asking me to join the party. Thanks also to all participants for your enthusiasm, and for giving us some “new” films to watch.

Today is the last day of the blogathon, but if you post an entry later this evening (or tomorrow), we’ll add you to the list. Just leave a comment below.

Now, sit back and enjoy today’s Reel Infatuations.

Font and Frock
Artemus Gordon from The Wild, Wild West (1965-1969)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society
Dennis Mulvy from Luxury Liner (1948)

Life’s Daily Lessons…

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2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon–How to Participate Without Writing a Post!

Picture this…

It’s May 2018.

The yearly Reel Infatuation Blogathon is just a few weeks away.

2018 RI Banner (Flesh and the Devil)

You have a character crush, or ten (we don’t judge, after all you’re only human), but don’t consider yourself a writer. Or, that kind of writer.  Maybe it’s a matter of time, or timing.  Perhaps you’re already doing an entry, but are burning to share a few more crushes with readers.

What a predicament!

Fortunately for you, there is another option.

Mary is back to tell you how to participate in this year’s blogathon without writing a post!

Mary Pickford (1919)

“Do you lack a blog, time, skill, or confidence? Don’t let one or more of those pesky facts get in the way of joining your best friends and most able acquaintances in this year’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon! All you need at your disposal is at least one #charactercrush, and a few spare minutes. No foolin’…”

It’s as easy as it sounds.

In the weeks leading up to the start of the blogathon, we’ll be sharing a selection of non-participating readers’ #charactercrushes on here  and on our official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

How does it work?

We need 3 things:

  1. Character name/origin/actor (i.e. Han Solo/Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope/Harrison Ford)
  2. 1-3 sentences describing your crush
  3. Your name (first/first and last/user name/anonymous/whatever floats your boat)

You can submit this info in a few ways:

  1. By commenting directly on this post or the reblogged versions on A Small Press Life, Reel Infatuation, or Silver Screenings (check for those reblogs soon)
  2. By e-mailing us at: reelinfatuation@gmail.com (perfect for those who wish to remain anonymous)
  3. By tweeting @reelinfatuation on Twitter (suggested hashtags: #2018reelinfatuationblogathon/#reelinfatuation/#charactercrush)

If you’re not writing a blog post, we sincerely hope you’ll consider spilling your juiciest crushes using this alternative platform. Why? Remember:

Fictional characters. Sometimes you like them, sometimes you loathe them, and sometimes you’re half in love with them. Want to get to know someone in a hurry? Swap character crush stories; it’s the ultimate icebreaker!

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Announcing the 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

You’re pardoned if you thought that this year’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon was a no-go. Never fear! The announcement is late, but our enthusiasm for #charactercrushes is as strong as ever!

It’s time, once again, to dust off ye olde pens/pencils/keyboards, and get to crackin’ explaining why you love the fictional character(s) you do!

 I’ll lead off this year’s confession fest by naming my pick for the blogathon. It’s none other than…

Artemus Gordon

Mr. Artemus Gordon!

(But, more on that later…)

Ruth’s choice remains a mystery, probably because she’s been working overtime designing this year’s blogathon banners. She has really gone several steps above and beyond. Check ’em out!

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Aren’t they just the best?

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Whether you’re new to the RI Blogathon, or need a refresher, here is a primer.

When you’re ready to sign up, just leave a comment on this post or over on Silver Screenings.

We can’t wait to see your choices!

Mary Pickford (1919)

(Mary says, “Don’t keep ’em in suspense for too long! Sign up today.”)

Check back here for any pertinent updates. Other than that, we’ll see you in June.