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!
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.
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
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 Cities– Nightmare 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)
Caftan Woman– Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
Dreaming in the Balcony– Behind the Makeup (1930)
Pre-Code– Polly of the Circus (1932)
The Wonderful World of Cinema– Trapeze (1956)
Silents and Talkies– Circus Queen Murder (1933)
Moon in Gemini– Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings– The Big Circus (1959)
B Noir Detour– The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
A Person in the Dark– Sunny (1930)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood– The Circus (1928)
Once Upon a Screen– Dumbo (1941)
Once Upon a Screen– Big Top Bunny (1951)
Paula’s Cinema Club– I’m No Angel (1933)
Virtual Virago– Captive 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-In– Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Big V Riot Squad– “The Professor” (Chaplin’s unfinished film)
Old Holywood Films– Susan Lennox: Her Fall and Rise (1931)
The Movie Rat– Stephen 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 Cave – Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
Thoughts all Sorts – Cirque 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)