Well, it’s already June, and that means … it’s only a little over two months until Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday! We are so excited to be planning the “Loving Lucy” Blogathon, which will be hosted here at True Classics on August 6th.
Some wonderful bloggers have already signed up to participate, and we welcome you to join us that day as we celebrate the life and career of the pioneering comedienne. The rules are simple: sometime prior to or on August 6th, post an entry on your blog discussing something Lucy-related. That’s it! You can write about anything—her television shows, her movie roles, aspects of her personal life, her behind-the-scenes role as the first woman to head a major production studio … anything about Lucy that you find particularly fascinating. And if you want to participate but need a suggestion for a topic, just let us know—we have a multitude of ideas! You can do a photo post, a podcast, an interview—let your imagination (and your ambition!) run wild. There is no limit to what you can do, and no limit to the number of posts you can contribute—as a matter of fact (provided each of us can swing it), Carrie, Nikki, and I will EACH be posting something Lucy-related that day!
Once you have completed and posted your entry, simply head back over here and leave a comment with a link to your post, or email us at trueclassicsblog (at) gmail dot com. We’ll link all of the posts in an entry on the morning of the 6th and will be encouraging people throughout the day to stop by and see what you have to offer!
Here is a list of folks who have signed up to participate thus far. If you’ve already contacted me about participating and don’t see your name on the list, please let me know!
Carole & Co.
Classic Movie World
Fedoras and High Heels
Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear
Noir and Chick Flicks
Rock Hudson Blog
Silver Screen Scribblings
The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World
The Scarlett Olive
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
True Classics: The ABCs of Classic Film
Via Margutta 51
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
We posted some preliminary banners in April to start getting the word out, but this week we’ve whipped up a couple more for you to use to promote the blogathon on your own site, if you should so desire. I’ll be the first to admit they aren’t the prettiest banners ever to be created for one of these things (like I’ve said before, stuff like this is so far out of my wheelhouse), but if you don’t like them, you can always take a cue from Marya and make your own (hers featuring Lucy in Miss Grant Takes Richmond is lovely). And please make sure to link back to this entry when posting a banner so any interested parties can find out more details about this event!
To those who have already signed up, thank you for joining us for this event! And for those who haven’t … well, what are you waiting for? We’d love to have you join us! 🙂