The Circus is coming to town!

When Le from Crìtica Retrô invited me to co-host the “At the Circus Blogathon” I was beyond excited, I had such a lovely time hosting the France on Film Blogathon but thought it would be much more fun to co-host an event.

So here we are Serendipitous Anachronisms “fun classic media with an academic twist” and Crìtica Retrô “classic film with a tropical twist” (we are very twisty over here) uniting forces to pay tribute to The Greatest Show on Earth- The Circus!

It is my pleasure to invite you to take part in the At the Circus Blogathon

November 12-13, 2016



Call for Posts, while this is a movie themed Blogathon, the event is open to all bloggers!

The Inspiration

Whether it is the stuff of delight or the stuff of nightmares, the circus impacts our childhood with a sense of wonder, oddity, and sometimes horror.

The Event

Please join us for a two-day blogging event, and help salute The Greatest Show on EARTH!


  • The event is strictly for new material only; please do not send links to previously published posts.
  • Make sure no one has your topic, check the roster as this is a no duplicates event.
  • Your charming co-hosts are operating in two time zones (GMT+3 and PT) so we have a little wiggle room, but watch your deadline!

Can I submit more than one entry? Sure thing, we love when people are as excited about this event as we are!

How do you define circus? Great question, we will leave that interpretation open for this event, the film does not have to be entirely about the circus, but may have some circus elements.

Here are some suggested films to get your mental juices flowing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Circus_films

Questions? Tweet us (Le) @startspreading or (Summer) @kitschmeonce

To submit your proposal, please respond in the comment section below with the following:

  • Subject or Proposed Topic
  • Blog Name
  • Blogger Name
  • Your Blog URL

To submit your post, as soon as you publish your post, send us the URL.

Other details, a recap of each day’s submissions will be blogged during the event; please get your posts to me by 10 pm Pacific Standard Time to make sure your post is listed in the recap.

  • Check the Roster (below)
  • Sign-Up (in comments, below)
  • Grab a Banner (below) add it to your blog and tell your friends! #AtTheCircus

Ciao, for now, dearies!

Summer Reeves | Twitter: @kitschmeonce

Blogathon Co-Coordinator

Event Roster

Crìtica Retrô – Lon Chaney’s Circus Films

Serendipitous Anachronisms – Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Movie Movie Blog Blog – At the Circus (1939)

Cinema Parrot Disco – Freaks (1954)

Cinematic Scribblings – La Strada (1932)

Cinema CitiesNightmare Alley (1947) 

Wide Screen World – Roustabout (1964)

Assholes Watching Movies– Big Fish (2003)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies  Houdini (1953)

Movies, Silently Circus Clowns (1922)

A Shroud of Thoughts Something Wicked this Way Comes (1983)

Recap Retro– Five Men in the Circus (1935)

Weegie Midget– The Walk (2015)

Caftan Woman– Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

Dreaming in the BalconyBehind the Makeup (1930)

Pre-CodePolly of the Circus (1932)

The Wonderful World of CinemaTrapeze (1956)

Silents and Talkies Circus Queen Murder (1933)

Moon in GeminiSawdust and Tinsel (1953)

Laura’s Miscellaneous MusingsThe Big Circus (1959)

B Noir DetourThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

A Person in the DarkSunny (1930)

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodThe Circus (1928)

Once Upon a Screen– Dumbo (1941)

Once Upon a Screen– Big Top Bunny (1951)

Paula’s Cinema ClubI’m No Angel (1933)

Virtual ViragoCaptive Wild Woman (1943)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood– Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

Wolffian Classics Movie Digest– 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Silver Scenes– The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Christina Wehner– Lili (1953)

Midnight Drive-InKiller Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Big V Riot Squad“The Professor” (Chaplin’s unfinished film)

Old Holywood FilmsSusan Lennox: Her Fall and Rise (1931)

The Movie RatStephen King’s IT (1990)

Movie Rob– Shadows and Fog (1992)

Movie Rob– Bronco Billy (1980)

Speakeasy– The Dark Tower (1943)

It Came from the Man CaveCirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)

Thoughts all SortsCirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

Champagne for Lunch – A Bug’s Life (1998)

Sweet Archive – Wings of Desire (1987)

Crimson Kimono – Ring of Fear (1954)