At the Circus Blogathon

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

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
  • Sign-Up
  • Grab a Banner add it to your blog and tell your friends! #AtTheCircus

The Event, while was a shocking week for many in the U.S. and around the world, we hope you found a happy blogathon a welcome relief and join us for At The Circus.

My charming co-host Le and were very fortunate to have so many talented, excited, and willing participants for this online writing event, a salute to the greatest show on earth, so without further ado, I present AT THE CIRCUS.

Should you choose to join us this weekend, or at the later date Le has announced, your posts can be sent to my charming co-hostess Le here or to me directly on this page.

Thank you for standing with us, as we approach times of uncertainty and offering a burst of sunshine by posting #AtTheCircus!

Event Roster

A Bug’s Life | Champagne for Lunch

Annie Get Your Gun | Serendipitous Anachronisms

At The Circus | Movie Movie Blog Blog

Big Top Bunny | Once Upon a Screen

Billy Rose’s Jumbo | Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Bronco Billy | Movie Rob

Captive Wild Woman | Virtual Virago

Carnival of Souls | Moon in Gemini

Charlie Chan at the Circus | Caftan Woman

Charlie Chaplin and the Flea Circus | Big V Riot Squad

Circus Clowns | Movies Silently

Circus du Soliel – Worlds Away | Thoughts All Sorts 

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away | Thoughts all Sorts

El Circo/The Circus | Crítica Retro

Five Men in the Circus | Recap Retro

Freaks | Cinema Parrot Disco

Houdini | Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

Killer Klowns from Outer Space | The Midnite Drive-In

La Strada | Cinematic Scribblings

Lili | Christine Wehner

Lon Chaney goes to the Circus | Critica Retro

Nightmare Alley | Cinema Cities

Ring of Fear | Red Kimono

Roustabout | Wide Screen World

Shadows & Fog | Movie Rob

Something Wicked This Way Comes | A Shroud of Thoughts

Stephen King’s IT | The Movie Rat

Sunny | A Person in the Dark

Susan Lennox, Her Fall and Rise | Old Hollywood Films

The Big Circus | Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings

The Dark Tower | Speakeasy

The Greatest Show on Earth | Silver Scenes

The Walk | Reel Weegie Midget

Trapeze | The Wonderful World of Cinema

Wings of Desire | Moody Moppet


Ciao, for now, dearies!

Summer Reeves | Twitter: @kitschmeonce

Blogathon Co-Coordinator