The Esther Williams Blogathon is here!
I don't know about you all, but I am over the moon that we'll be celebrating Esther Williams for the next three days! An unforgettable talent, brilliant businesswoman, and wonderful role model, Esther has been thrilling audiences for years and her influence is still felt today from Beauty and the Beast to The Great Muppet Caper to Beyonce's Black is King. I love this woman to pieces, and I can't wait to read what all of the participants have to say about her.
Participants, please leave a comment below once you are ready to submit your entry and I'll try to post them as soon as I can.
08-12 UPDATE: Some entries are still coming in, so be sure to keep checking back for new posts!
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | The ABCs of Esther
Dubsism | Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
18 Cinema Lane | places where Esther left an impact, frequented, or visited
KN Winiarski Writes | Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Critica Retro | Fiesta (1947)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | Esther and screenwriter Dorothy Kingsley
Whimsically Classic | Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Taking Up Room | Bathing Beauty (1944)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society | The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Poppity Talks Classic Film | The Unguarded Moment (1956)
Happy 99th birthday, Esther!
The week seemed to move very slowly as the blogathon approached: https://www.caftanwoman.com/2020/08/the-esther-williams-blogathon-dangerous.htmlReplyDelete
I know what you mean! Thanks, Paddy!Delete
Here's my post on Thrill of a Romance!ReplyDelete
Yay! Can't wait to read it!Delete
Hi Michaela! Thanks for letting me join your blogathon! I just published my entry, so here's the link:ReplyDelete
Happy to have you with us! And thanks!Delete
Thanks for letting me participate! In a bit of coming "full circle," "foreshadowing'" or whatever you may like, Esther Williams got three contributions in the very first blog-a-thon I ever hosted.ReplyDelete
How wonderful! I remember participating in that event, but that was also when I was up to my eyeballs in graduate work so I don't think I got to read everyone's entries. Time to remedy that!Delete
Here it is Fiesta!ReplyDelete
Wonderful, thank you!Delete
Hi, Michaela! My post is now up: https://takinguproom.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/bathing-beauty/ Oh, and I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award--congrats! > https://takinguproom.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/blogger-recognition-award/ReplyDelete
Oh, wow! Thank you!Delete
You're very welcome! :-)Delete
Here is my article about "Jupiter's Darling:" https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/breening-thursday-50-jupiters-darling-from-1955-amonthwithoutthecode-3. I'm sorry for sending you this link late!
No worries! Thank you!Delete
Sorry for being such a "problem blogger"! After my last comment my computer was giving me a lot of trouble. I'm sorry I'm so late! Here it is:ReplyDelete
It's all good! I've been late to a blogathon or two before. :)Delete
I'm sorry I'm sending this to you so late. Here is my second post: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/100-new-code-films-62-the-hoodlum-saint-from-1946-esther-dries-off/. Thank you for hosting this!
Oh, awesome! Thank you!Delete