The Van Johnson Blogathon is here!
Calling all bobbysoxers!
Yesterday marked my fourth year of blogging and I can't think of any better way to celebrate than this. For the next three days, we'll be honoring the redheaded, freckle-faced, and immensely talented Mr. Van Johnson, whose 101st birthday is on August 25. For decades, Van entertained audiences on the big and the small screen, whether he was dancing, singing, or acting. With his adorable boy-next-door persona and natural style, Van has endured as a fascinating star from classic Hollywood and I cannot wait to read everyone's tributes to this man and his varied career.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954).
A Guy Named Joe (1943).
Easy to Wed (1946).
Van's role as the dastardly Minstrel on the brilliantly campy '60s show, Batman.
23 Paces To Baker Street (1956).
Public Transportation Snob explores Van's subtle work in the star-studded The Caine Mutiny (1954).
Caftan Woman discusses when Van acted alongside giants Hepburn, Tracy, Lansbury, and Menjou in Frank Capra's State of the Union (1948).
Sat in Your Lap evaluates one of Van's many military roles in the war drama Command Decision (1948).
Critica Retro checks out Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968), a family comedy that boasts the incredible talents of Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda in addition to Van.
Go for Broke! (1951).
Van's bobbysoxer fans.
Van's hilarious episode of I Love Lucy, "The Dancing Star."
Three Guys Named Mike (1951).
Weekend at the Waldorf (1945).
Van's early years and his hometown of Rhode Island.
Thrill of a Romance (1945).
Psssst... stick around because on the 28th, I'll be announcing my next blogathon! (I know, I'm ridiculous.)
Here's my entry for the blogathon! I'm so happy that Van is getting his due with a tribute, and I can't wait to read everyone else's entries and hear about your new blogathon!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'll try to get it up ASAP!Delete
My article is going somewhat slowly. If I send it to you on Sunday night, can it still be listed in the last recap? Thank you very much.Delete
Sure, no problem!Delete
The first of two entries is up. Van Johnson as "The Minstrel" on the Batman TV series.
Thanks! I'll try to post as soon as I can!Delete
Hi there. Here is my entry. Can't wait to read all the others. Maddy https://maddylovesherclassicfilms.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/the-van-johnson-blogathon-23-paces-to-baker-street-1956/ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'll get to it as soon as I can!Delete
I'm not sure if my earlier comment went through, so apologies if this is a repeat.ReplyDelete
PS: Another blogathon?!
Thanks! Yes, another one -- it's an addiction.Delete
So exciting~! Thanks again for hosting and happy birthday to our man. <3ReplyDelete
You're so welcome! He deserved his own blogathon and I was happy to provide it.Delete
Here's my entry, which is up today: http://www.ptsnob.com/2017/08/van-johnson-blogathon-caine-mutiny.htmlReplyDelete
Here it is Yours, Mine and Ours:ReplyDelete
Now up to reading! Kisses!
Got it! Thanks!Delete
My second entry on "Go for Broke!"
Hi Michaela. Here is my article for the blogathon.ReplyDelete
First, congrats on your 4 years of blogging! :D I'll celebrate my 3rd anniversary in October :)ReplyDelete
And second, here is my entry for the blogathon. Thanks so much for hosting! :)
Thanks, Virginie! Hopefully I can get my post for your blogathon done soon.Delete
I loved all of his performances, but still laugh out loud at his hilarious persnickety persona in Brigadoon.ReplyDelete
I'm right there with you! Brigadoon is one of my favorites of his.Delete