Announcing the Fourth Annual Van Johnson Blogathon!


It's time to announce the return of one of my favorite events: my Van Johnson blogathon! MGM's Golden Boy, America's Sweetheart, and the bobbysoxers' dream man, Van is one of classic Hollywood's most underrated talents, which makes me all too glad to host this annual three-day tribute to him.

The rules are simple: talk about Van. You can discuss his films, his TV appearances, his stage work, or his personal life -- just remember to be kind! I also ask that there are no duplicates. I would love for this to be a diverse celebration of Van because he more than deserves it.

To join, please leave me a comment, select a banner below, and I'll see you in August!

List of Participants:
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | State of the Union (1949)
Caftan Woman | 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
Champagne for Lunch | Easy to Wed (1946) and In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Realweegiemidget Reviews | Van's episode of MacMillan and Wife
Dubsism | Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society | Weekend at the Waldorf (1945) and Duchess of Idaho (1950)
Movies Meet Their Match | Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
18 Cinema LaneVan's episodes of Murder, She Wrote
Silver Screenings | The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)
The Wonderful World of Cinema | Divorce American Style (1967)
KN Winiarski Writes | Brigadoon (1954)
Taking Up Room | Van's episodes of Batman
Poppity Talks Classic Film | Wives and Lovers (1963)
Musings of an Introvert | The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)





Comments

  1. Hi Michaela. I just seen the announcement for the Van Johnson Blogathon. I want to dive in fast and claim "State Of The Union" if that's okay?

    I also sent you the same message on Facebook.

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  2. I'd like to have a go at 23 Paces to Baker Street, if you please.
    https://www.caftanwoman.com/

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    1. Good choice! I saw that for the first time last year and really liked it.

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  3. yessssssss :D can I be greedy and write about Easy to Love & In the Good Old Summertime?

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    1. I would LOVE that! Glad to have you join, Simoa. :)

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    2. hiiii again. I actually meant to ask for Easy to Wed. can I still take that one? (also, sorry if this has been posted already, I was having trouble with logging in and wasn't sure if they went through)

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    3. Sure thing! Easy to Wed is so much fun. Excited to hear your thoughts on it!

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  4. Hi Michaela, This year I'd like to review him in his episode of McMillan and wife... if thats ok with you. from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

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    1. Sounds wonderful! That's a show that's been on my watchlist for a while now.

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  5. For my 3rd Van Johnson film, I think it's time for "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" :)

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    1. You got it! I just recorded that on my DVR the other day, so I'll have to make sure to watch it before the blogathon starts.

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  6. Dear Michaela,

    I'm glad to hear that you are hosting this blogathon again! I would love to participate. May I write about "Weekend at the Waldorf" and "Duchess of Idaho?" Thank you!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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    1. Great choices! Thanks for joining, Tiffany!

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  7. Ah, there are so many good choices, I can't decide yet. But, I'll be participating!

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    1. Great! I'll put you down as TBD.

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    2. When I saw your post this morning I realized that I never told you my choice! Sorry about that! Can I have Three Guys Named Mike (1951)?

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    3. No worries! And I love that choice!

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  8. Hi Michaela! I'd like to join the blogathon by reviewing Van's episodes of 'Murder, She Wrote'!

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    1. Love that topic! I was actually watching "Murder, She Wrote" when I saw your comment, haha.

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  9. Hi! I'd love to do The Pied Piper of Hamelin, something I keep meaning to watch.

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    1. It's yours, Ruth! I keep meaning to watch that one myself.

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  10. Hi Michaela! Could I write about Divorce American Style, please? :)
    Here's the link to my blog:
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/

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    1. Sure thing! What's your blog's name?

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    2. Thanks! It's KN Winiarski Writes and it's at knwiniarski.com Thanks

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  12. Hi, Michaela! I'd like to review Van's episodes on Batman, please, if that's OK. So nice to see Mr. Johnson again. :-)

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    1. That'd be wonderful! Glad to have you with us!

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  13. Hi again, Michaela!

    Van, Van, Van!! :-S

    I would love to write about WIVES AND LOVERS (1963).

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  14. Hooray for Van!
    I'd liek to write about The Human Comedy (1943), please!
    Kisses,
    Le from Critica Retro

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    1. Oh, interesting choice! Thanks for joining!

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  15. I would like to write for "The white Cliffs of Dover." Thanks so much! :)

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  16. Hey Michaela, I uploaded my entry a little early: https://silverscreenings.org/2020/08/19/van-johnsons-red-yellow-legend/

    This blogathon is always so much fun! Thanks for hosting it again this year. :)

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  17. hope its not too late. can I do The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), The Kidnapping of the President (1980) and Eagles Over London (1969)... but as you know, I might make a few tweaks along the way :)

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    1. Not too late at all! Two of your picks have actually never been covered before, The Purple Rose of Cairo and Eagles Over London. Thanks for joining!

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    2. Here are my posts.. thx again!

      https://movierob.wordpress.com/2020/08/24/the-fourth-annual-van-johnson-blogathon-the-kidnapping-of-the-president-1980/

      https://movierob.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/the-fourth-annual-van-johnson-blogathon-the-purple-rose-of-cairo-1985/

      https://movierob.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/the-fourth-annual-van-johnson-blogathon-eagles-over-london-1969/

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  18. Hi Michaela, hope all good with you here's Van in McMillan and wife (with the added bonus of Rock Hudson).. this is an episode I know you must see as two of your favourites...
    https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2020/08/22/tv-mcmillan-wife-1974-downshift-to-danger-s4-ep1/

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