Thursday, April 17, 2014

The James Stewart Blogathon

The Classic Film & TV Café hosted a James Stewart Blogathon on April 14-17, 2014. Twenty six movie bloggers participated and wrote about the popular actor's films and personal life.

It's hard to think of an actor more versatile than James Stewart, whose impressive filmography includes comedies (Harvey), dramas (Rear Window), musicals (Born to Dance), Westerns (Bend of the River), and biographies (The Glenn Miller Story).

He worked multiple times with great directors such as Anthony Mann (eight films), Alfred Hitchcock (four), Frank Capra (three), and John Ford (two).

James Stewart starred in the best film ever made (that'd be Vertigo according to the latest Sight & Sound poll among film critics). He also starred in one of the most beloved films of all time (that'd be It's a Wonderful Life). His leading ladies included Grace Kelly, Carole Lombard, Janet Leigh, June Allyson (three times), Jean Arthur (twice), Marlene Dietrich (also twice), and Kim Novak (twice again!).

In short, James Stewart was one of the greatest stars to grace the silver screen. To learn more about the man and his movies, be sure to check out the posts below:

April 14
Bend of the River - Caftan Woman
Destry Rides Again - Virtual Virago
The FBI Story - Kevin's Movie Corner
James Stewart's World War II Service - Wide Screen World
Rear Window - Twenty Four Frames
Vivacious Lady - Immortal Ephemera
Winchester '73 - Classic Film & TV Cafe

April 15
Bell, Book and Candle - A Person in the Dark
Flight of the Phoenix - Outspoken & Freckled
The Glenn Miller Story - Old Movies Nostalgia
The Jackpot - They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - Girls Do Film
The Shopworn Angel - Motion Picture Gems

April 16
Born to Dance - The Vintage Cameo
Harvey - The Old Movie House
The Musical Side of Jimmy Stewart - A Trip Down Memory Lane
Magic Town - Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
No Highway in the Sky - Silver Scenes
Thunder Bay - The Stalking Moon
The Shop Around the Corner - ImagineMDD
The Spirit of St. Louis - The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

April 17
It's a Wonderful World - Tales of the Easily Distracted
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation - Once Upon a Screen
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Ramblings of a Cinephile
The Naked Spur - Lindsay's Movie Musings
The Shootist - portraitsbyjenni
Pot o'Gold - Critica Retro


  1. This will be a great blogathon, Rick. I've added a banner and a link to this page to my blog.

    Thanks for organizing and hosting.

  2. A great line-up indeed! We're looking forward to reading all of these posts...I'm so glad Mr. Hobbs takes a Vacation was selected too.

  3. Just promoted the blogathon (with a link) at my site:

  4. Rick, we of Team Bartilucci HQ are blogging a new and improved version of IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD, one of my early TALES OF THE EASILY DISTRACTED blog posts. Looking forward to everyone's posts! :-D

  5. Hi, Rick, I realize I am almost 7 years late to the party, but I have to say that Mr, Hobbs Takes a Vacation is a classic. I saw it when it first came out in 1962 when I was 7. My father asked his grandchildren to refer to him as "Boompa"! ❤