Five Years and Counting …

It's our birthday, and we just "gotta dance!"

It’s our birthday, and we just “gotta dance!”

Today, November 30th, marks the fifth anniversary of True Classics!

And though our posting has slowed down quite a bit this year (life, dahlings, life), we are still kicking–and still planning on hosting our annual anniversary contest as a “thank you” to our lovely, loyal readers.

So let’s get down to the details: who wants to win a prize?

We love our readers almost as much
As we love Gene Kelly’s delectable ass–
So we’re showing our dedication this Christmas
With the gift of some easy cash!

As you might have guessed, for this year’s contest, we’re returning to an old favorite–adapted from our third-anniversary contest, the great limerick throwdown!

But this time, we’re broadening the rules. We want to see your best, cleverest, funniest, or downright oddest poem focused on the world of classic film. Are you a haiku devotee? A master of the sonnet? Dedicated to the ode? It doesn’t matter the length or the form–ballad, elegy, free-verse, rhyming, non-rhyming–get creative, and let us see your love for classic film shine through your verse.

This time around, we want to spread the love to more readers, so we’re not going to have one winner–we’re going to have four! Our four favorite contributions will each win a $25 gift card to the retailer of their choice (Amazon, TCM Shop, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, etc.: whichever one floats your particular boat), just in time to add some swag to their personal film collections for Christmas.

And now the mumbo-jumbo: the deadline for entering the contest is December 10th. You can post your entries on your own site, or you can post them in the comments below. Note: this contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. Entries must be posted by noon on December 10th to be counted in the contest. The winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is chosen. All winners will be announced on the site by December 14, 2014.

To all of our readers near and far: we thank you for your readership over the past five years, and we look forward to sharing many more years of classic film (and animation!) love with all of you.

12 thoughts on “Five Years and Counting …

  1. Rod Taylor was an actor who went far and wide
    Whose muscular build was stock with great stride
    When he unleashed that sexy chest hair
    Oh I wish I could have had my fair share
    Of that perfect, graceful manly hide

  2. Ode to Rick’s Broken Heart
    (with apologies to Dr Seuss)

    That song, Sam –
    You should not play it in the rain.
    Not in the dark. Not on a train,
    Not in the café, Not in a tree.
    I do not like it, Sam, you see.

    I do not want her
    In my house.
    I do not want her
    With that louse.
    Do not seat them
    Here or there.
    Do not seat them
    I do not like Ilsa and her man.
    I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

  3. Silver Screenings poem is BRILLIANT!!!! I can’t compete so instead I’ll just send this love letter:

    Dear Classic Movies,
    I’ve loved my cocktails and sleuthing with Nick and Nora. Dancing with Fred and Gene have made me swoon. Sinatra’s serenading has melted my tiny, black, soul-less ginger heart. I once tried to hitchhike across the country because It Happened One Night. Whether a lazy Sunday morning over pancakes, insomniacing at 3am, or just a plain ole Tuesday night, my dearest classic movies, you’ve always kept me in fine entertainment. So remember what my dearest Auntie once taught me, “Life is a banquet. And most poor suckers are starving to death!” But with you, we’ll never starve.

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  6. The poet Robert Browning he portrayed.
    With flamboyant behavior overplayed.
    He offered a carat
    For his love Miss Barrett
    Whilst his dick was plainly displayed.

    Inspired by none other than Fredric March (and his wang) in THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET.

    (And yay! On 5 years.)

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