Time for a new blogathon!
My blogging habits have been spotty lately, I know. A broken ankle and several other personal issues have made it difficult to post regularly. The good news is my ankle is just about completely recovered, and other areas of my life seem to be finally calming down into a new routine.
So why not host a new blogathon?
This time, I’m inviting you to write about your favorite costume drama.
I’m using the term “drama” loosely. The film(s) you choose to write about can also be comedies, musicals, etc., if you like.
However, I would prefer “costume” to not be synonymous with “period” drama. I know many people think of movies set in the 1980s as “period” films. Anything set early 20th Century and before is fine. (Let’s use 1920 as a completely arbitrary marking point.)
So any movie set 1920 and earlier is acceptable and can be set in any area of the world. The movie can have been made in any era, from any area of the world.
No duplicates, please. I am allowing ONE exception: there is a post from an earlier blogathon that was submitted late which I never got a chance to promote. It’s about Gone With the Wind. I will promote it during this blogathon, but will allow one more person to submit a post on the same topic.
The blogathon will run Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8. You may post any day (or earlier, if you wish).
To claim your topic, please request your choice in the comments section below, or contact me on Twitter (@DebbieVee). Include the name and URL of your blog. Then grab one of the banners below, display it on your blog and link it back to this post.
Thanks for joining in!
THE ROSTER SO FAR:
Moon in Gemini: The Favourite (2018)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Gone With the Wind (1939, remember, one more person can choose this topic) and The Heiress (1949)
Thoughts All Sorts: Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
Caftan Woman: In Old Chicago (1937)
Cinematic Scribblings: The Leopard (1963)
Retro Movie Buff: A Scandal in Paris (1946)
Nostalgic Italian: Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)
Pale Writer: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Five favorite costume drama films
Screen Dreams: Queen Christina (1933)
A Shroud of Thoughts: The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Taking Up Room: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
MovieMovieBlogBlog: The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Silver Screenings: Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
The Stop Button: The Three Musketeers (1974)
Silver Screen Classics: The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Critica Retro: Scaramouche (1923)
The Midnite Drive-In: Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula (1966) and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)
Destroy All Fanboys!: Barry Lyndon (1975)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: The Glass Slipper (1955)
Movies Silently: Absolom (1912)
The Lonely Critic: Senso (1954)
The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: The Lion In Winter (1968)
18 Cinema Lane: The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Silver Scenes: The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
91 thoughts on “Announcing The Costume Drama Blogathon!”
Awesome! Can I please do Plunkett & Macleane? Does it count? A little confused between costume and period drama…so hope it counts.
It counts. 😊 Thanks for joining in!
Yaaay! Awesome. Can’t wait. Been missing your blogathons 😉
Always up for an interesting blogathon.
I would like to contribute something on Henry King’s In Old Chicago, 1937.
– Caftan Woman
Great! Thanks for participating!
Could I write about The Leopard (1963)? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!
Definitely! Thanks for joining!
Hello, I’d like to write about ‘A Scandal in Paris’ for Retro Movie Buff (www.retromoviebuff.com), please. Thank you!
Sure! Welcome aboard!
Would Mel Brook’s History of the World Part I fit into this??
Or maybe Zorro, The Gay Blade? Sorry – I am trying to think of more movies that focus on older days. Both of mine are comedies….Zorro probably works better for costumes I am guessing. Maybe I should go with that one.
Either one is fine! Let me know your decision. Thanks for joining!
Put me down for Zorro, The Gay Blade.
You got it!
LOL – the more I think about this, the more excited I am to write about it!
Hi hi! May I please write about The Last of the Mohicans? 😊 Is that okay? Otherwise I’ll choose something else.
Works for me! Welcome aboard!
Hi, again not sure if this counts but can I review The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)? from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
It totally counts! Thanks for joining!
Cool, thanks Debbie – love you to join my Jeff Goldblum one if you keen, details on my blog.
Hi! Can I write about Queen Christina (1933)? I’m at screendreams.net 🙂
Certainly! Thanks for participating!
I’d like to write about The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)!
Fantastic! Thanks for joining!
Hi Debbie, sorry to be a pain but can’t find my copy of this, can I write a list about my five favourite costume drama films instead? Sorry about this, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews
No problem! I’ll update the roster later.
Thanks for being so understanding..
I would love write about The Thief of Bagdad(1940) as overall i think its one of best movies ever made.
You got it! Thanks for joining!
How about The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas?
You got it! Thanks!
Fabulous idea! Would love to do Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948), even though it stars Stewart Granger, whom I normally avoid.
Also: I’d be posting about two weeks before the actual blogathon. Are you OK with that?
And, glad to see you back in the blogosphere. 🙂
I am very intrigued by this aversion to Granger. Thanks for joining! Feels good to be back. 😊 You are welcome to post early.
Okay, going with favorite childhood costume drama. Haven’t seen it in decades…
The Three Musketeers (1974)! For the Stop Button
Awesome! Thanks for participating!
I’m glad to know you’re better, Debbie, and back with a nice blogathon.
Could I write about 1923’s Scaramouche?
Le from Critica Retro
You certainly can! Thanks and kisses back! 😊
That “anywhere in the world” tripped me up. I was going to make a case that “Star Wars” qualified because, after all, it took place “a long, long time ago”… 😀
I’m assuming the Odd West qualifies. So I’ll pick a double feature: “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula” and “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”. (And now you know that “Odd” was not just a mistyping…)
Works for me! Thanks for participating!
(Flips coin, coin bounces off head and out the nearest window, but looking down in disgust, spies a copy of Barry Lyndon he was going to send to a friend in a week). Well, you can’t go wrong with probably the best-looking period drama of that era (and some may say ever), sooo… Kubrick’s classic it is.
Fantastic! One of my favorites. I would have picked it for myself if I hadn’t already written about it a few years ago. Thanks for joining in!
I’d love to join with The Glass Slipper (1955)! My blog is LoveLettersToOldHollywood.blogspot.com.
Love that one! Thanks for participating!
Was wondering if my post can be changed to just a post on Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), checked the dates for 2 of my 5 and they fall nearer 1930 so past the cut off of 1920.
Found another two, so will stick with the 5 faves, sorry for being a pest
Sorry I didn’t respond right away. I was super busy the last couple of days. I change my mind all the time, so no worries!
I know I’m late to the party but I’d love to participate. Can I do “Gaslight” from 1944? My blog is at https://seanmunger.com/blog/.
Not late at all! You certainly can. Thanks for joining!
Debra, I feel a little gauche posting this in a comment here, but I did not find an email/contact form elsewhere on your blog and I really wanted you to be a part of this, if you’d like to be. I’m hosting a movie blogathon of my own soon, on Orson Welles: https://seanmunger.com/2019/07/29/some-kind-of-a-man-announcing-the-orson-welles-blogathon/
I cannot get the word out by traditional means because my blog lost all its subscribers when I migrated servers not long ago, so no one knows this exists! I’m also not on Twitter anymore so I can’t spread the word there.
All in your community are welcome and encouraged to participate. There could even be some crossover possibilities, as Orson Welles made some costume dramas (I’m thinking specifically of “The Magnificent Ambersons.”)
Thanks for indulging me to stick my nose under the tent here. Cheers!
Hi, Sean. I’d love to participate! Put me down for Touch of Evil.
Later today I’ll link to your post on Twitter.
(I really need to update my site and and a contact form.)
Thanks so much! I’ll put you down.
Hello, I’d like to write about Senso for the Blogathon.
My blog is The Lonely Critic: https://lonelycritic.blogspot.com/
You got it! Thanks for participating!
Hi, I might be late with my post of Senso, I’m juggling between between this and prepping for Hurricane Dorian at the moment…
No worries! I’ve been doing the same, though it looks like we’re almost in the clear here in Miami. Stay safe!
Hello Debbie! I’d like to sign up for the blogathon by reviewing the film “The Littlest Horse Thieves”. I believe that the film takes place in 1909.
Awesome! Thanks for participating!
You’re welcome! I’ve never seen this movie before, so I’m looking forward to talking about it!
Hi Debbie! While I was looking through the participant list, I noticed that my name and topic of choice wasn’t found.
Sorry about the oversight! I will correct that now.
Hi Debbie. I’d love to take part. Can I do “The Lion In Winter” ( 1968 ), please?
Oh, and my blog is: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood. I had to comment via my Facebook account, because I’m having problems leaving comments from my blog on all WordPress blogs.
You got it! Thanks for joining!
Thanks Debbie. I’m really looking forward to writing about “The Lion In Winter”. I’ve been wanting to present a piece on it for ages.
By the way, I’m also hosting another blogathon, and you are cordially invited to join in. Here is the link if interested.
Hi Debbie, writing up my post and discovered they all seem to be about Henry VIII and his six wives.. also got a wee (sneaky) Costume comedy in there too is that ok, should I miss that one out (I can easily miss out this entry)?
It all sounds good! 🙂
Thanks – thought I’d sound it out with you if this ok!
This looks like a great blogathon! Thank you for promoting my “Gone with the Wind” article, although it was so shamelessly late. I really appreciate it. I would like to participate in this blogathon with a new article, if I may. I would like to take this opportunity to watch and review “The Heiress” from 1948, which is set in the Victorian Era. Also, I would like to participate with an article in my “Film Fashion Friday” series. In this series, I choose costumes from movies and use products on Amazon to illustrate how my readers can recreate these outfits for themselves. For that week, I would like to use some costume from a classic film set in the Victorian Era to describe a lady’s ensemble of modern clothes that reflects that era. Would that be alright?
By the way, I am sorry to hear about your ankle. I hope it feels much better soon!
That sounds awesome, Tiffany! I will add this to the roster.
My ankle is pretty much healed now. It was a long slog, though. Thanks!
Thank you! I am excited about this, and I won’t be late for this one.
By the way, I would like to invite you to a blogathon my sister is hosting, “The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon.” Taking place on September 23-25, it will be dedicated to all things “phantom.” I don’t know if you are a “phan,” but we would love to have you join us! https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/its-here-the-phantom-of-the-opera-blogathon/.
Oh my, you’re going to have to make this an annual event, with those juicy guidelines there are too many films to pick from! Can you put me down for “The Private Life of Henry VIII” ( 1933 )? I’ll definitely be picking a second film ( just need time to pick a title ). – Constance ( Silver Scenes ) silverscenesblog.blogspot.com
Absolutely! I will update the roster soon. Glad to have you aboard!
Here’s the post for Henry VIII: https://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-private-life-of-henry-viii-1933.html
I was really hoping to contribute a second entry but time just slipped away from me this weekend!
Hi there! I uploaded my post a couple weeks early – hope that was OK. I was too excited!
Of course, no problem!
Such as it is, my post is up
Hi Debbie – here is mine:
My post on “Gaslight” is up now:
Here is my article on “The Heiress:” https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2019/09/08/52-code-films-week-36-the-heiress-from-1949/. Thank you for letting me participate!