Announcing the 100 Years of Rita Hayworth Blogathon!


"Whatever you write about me, don’t make it sad." -- Rita Hayworth

On October 17, 1918, Margarita Carmen Cansino was born. In the 1930s, she became Rita Hayworth, and over the next few decades, she was the iconic "Love Goddess." To this day, she remains a stunning talent and tragic figure for millions of film fans. For three days in October, I'll be celebrating this tremendous woman -- and just in time for her 100th birthday, too!

I know it seems silly to announce this so early, but I'm going to be out of the country for two weeks soon, I'm about to start grad school, and I was afraid someone would beat me to the punch, so early announcement it was!

The Rules:
You can write about anything relating to Hayworth -- her films, her personal life, her dancing, her Hispanic heritage, the list goes on! I also won't limit how many posts you want to do.

This probably goes without saying, but I would like for this event to be a loving tribute to Rita, so please keep your post(s) respectful.

Because there is so, so much you can write about, I'd prefer no duplicates. Sorry, everyone, it's first come, first serve. And please, no previously published material.

You can post on any of the three days of the blogathon, or you can post early! I only ask that you be sure to send me your link and I'll try to post it as soon as possible.


Please grab a banner, help me spread the word, and I'll see you in October!

List of Participants:
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films | tribute to Rita
Wide Screen World | Blondie on a Budget (1940)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | profile of Rita
Caftan Woman | Separate Tables (1958)
The Wonderful World of Cinema | Gilda (1946)
Realweegiemidget Reviews | Down to Earth (1947)
The Midnite Drive-In | Blood and Sand (1941)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict | Angels Over Broadway (1940)
The Lonely Critic | The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
Overture Books and Film | Cover Girl (1944)
Critica Retro | The Loves of Carmen (1948)
Angelman's Place | Pal Joey (1957)
Silver ScreeningsYou'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Taking Up Room | Rita during WWII
The Stop Button | Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Top 10 Film Lists | Affectionately Yours (1941)








Comments

  1. Hi Michaela. What a fabulous idea for a blogathon! Can I write a tribute to Rita please? I will discuss why I like her, and I will discuss her performances in some of her films. She is a great favourite of mine and I am thrilled to see her being honoured.

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  2. I sure hope I don't forget about this blogathon when the time comes! I'll take the Blondie movie Rita made, BLONDIE ON A BUDGET.
    http://widescreen world.blogspot.com

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    1. Interesting choice! I recorded all of those Blondie films when TCM aired them last month, but I still need to watch Blondie on a Budget.

      I'll be sending out reminders once the event is closer, so hopefully that helps!

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  3. Hi. Could I have Separate Tables, please?

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    1. Definitely! Glad to have you join!

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  4. Great idea! Could I go with Gilda please? :)

    I'm at The Wonderful World of Cinema
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/

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    1. Certainly! Thanks for joining, Virginie!

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  5. Hello, Can I review her in Down To Earth (1947), does look like a good fun movie! Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews

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    1. Absolutely! It's been a while since I've seen that one, but I remember it being pretty cute.

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  6. I was just shopping the Half Price Books up in south Austin. I saw a boxed set of leading ladies movies that I passed on. Wasn't sure if the Rita Hayworth movie had already been claimed, which was the only reason I was going to buy it at that time. (Not that I didn't want it, it has some pretty good movies, but I was already over budget on purchases for that trip.) Tentatively I'd like to claim "Blood and Sand". Hopefully the boxed set will still be there next time I go (in a couple of weeks...)

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    1. Isn't Half Price Books the best? I'll gladly put you down for Blood and Sand. If things change, just let me know!

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    2. Out of curiosity I went to their website. I had no idea you had that many in Indiana. (Actually I didn't know you had any, but they are expanding exponentially...) We have about 6 or 8 within a 50 mile radius of me. Depending on how ambitious I am I can hit them all on a Saturday.

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    3. I would be so broke if I had that many near me. We have a Half Price Books outlet about 30 minutes from where I live and that's about all the temptation I can handle.

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    4. Good news. The box set was still there today.

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    5. Awesome, glad to hear it!

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  7. Choosing a topic for this was not easy considering the fact that Rita's essentially my favorite actress, so I've seen and reviewed many of her movies at this point and have limited access to the rest. I've decided to rediscover an old favorite of mine and review her in Angels Over Broadway (1940) for Musings of a Classic Film Addict if that's okay! I can't wait to celebrate what promises to be an incredible centenary for her!

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    1. Interesting choice! I haven't seen that one yet, but hopefully I can before the blogathon. Glad to have you join!

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  8. Hello! I'd like to write about The Lady from Shanghai.
    My blog called The Lonely Critic, here's a link: https://lonelycritic.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hey! Can I join? And I would like to talk about Cover Girl.
    My blog can be found here http://www.overturebooksandfilm.com/

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  10. Hi, Michaela! I want to write about The Loves of Carmen (1948). Rita deserves to be celebrated, she was so wonderful!
    Kisses!
    Le

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  11. Hi Michaela - would love to write about Pal Joey (1957), Rita's last big musical for Columbia, if still available. Those banners are FABulous...and I forgot Rita woud be 100 in 2018!
    -Chris

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  12. Michaela! Wonderful idea! I'd love to do "You'll Never Get Rich" (1941) with Fred Astaire, if not already taken.

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    1. Yay, I was hoping you'd join! You'll Never Get Rich is yours!

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  13. Hi, Michaela! I'd like to write about Rita during World War Two, if that's OK.

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    1. Sounds like an interesting topic! Thanks for joining!

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  14. Can I do Only Angels Have Wings for The Stop Button?

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    1. Most definitely! Thanks for joining!

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  15. Michaela,
    I would love to write about Affectionately Yours. I blog at Top10filmlists.com

    thanks

    Kevin

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