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Well, whaddaya know—Crime does pay!


The august aggregation of classic movie bloggers known as The Classic Movie Blog Association (catchy title!) recently handed out their yearly CiMBA awards…and I know this is going to flabber your gast, but Thrilling Days of Yesteryear collected an actual trophy this year!  (Yes, I know I tried to tackle Our Lady of Great Caftan at last year’s ceremony for one of her statuettes…fortunately, she declined to press charges and really, why are you people dredging this up again?)  TDOY was nominated in two categories: Best Film Review (Drama) for my review of the Olive Signature Blu-ray release of Macbeth (1948), and Best Classic Movie/Film Series for TDOY’s currently-in-limbo Crime Does Not Pay write-ups on Fridays.  I won the CiMBA for the CDNP posts, so now when I write “award-winning” that’s the truth, Ruth.  I’d like to extend my humble thanks to all who voted for this ‘umble scrap of the blogosphere—here’s the list of the nominees (with winners in bold):

Best Film Review (Drama)
Self-Plagiarism is Style: Hitchcock, Grant and North by Northwest (1959)  – ONCE UPON A SCREEN
Maedchen in Uniform (1931) – SILVER SCENES
Thirteen Women (1932) – CELLULOID CLUB
Nosferatu (1922) – SILENTOLOGY
Stella Dallas (1937) – CARY GRANT WON’T EAT YOU

Best Film Review (Musical/Comedy)
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) – LADY EVE’S REEL LIFE
Me and My Pal (1933) – CAFTAN WOMAN
It’s a Great Feeling (1949) – THE BLONDE AT THE FILM
Get Your Man (1927) and the Importance of Film Preservation – BACKLOTS

Best Classic Movie Article
A Government by Classic Movie Characters – ONCE UPON A SCREEN
What I Learned from George Bailey – 4 STAR FILMS
The Legacy of Gone with the Wind – HOMETOWNS TO HOLLYWOOD
My Favorite Herbert Marshall Performances – CLASSIC FILM OBSERVATIONS & OBSESSIONS
Classic Movie Gift Guide – THE BLONDE AT THE FILM
A Rainbow of Silent Film – SILENTS, PLEASE!

Best Classic Movie Series
History Through Hollywood – THE BLONDE AT THE FILM
Comique Month – SILENTOLOGY
The RKO Story (Entries to Consider: Part OnePart TwoPart Three)- VIENNA’S CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD
2017 Centennials – APOCALYPSE LATER

Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker
Louise Fazenda, Comic Venus – SILENTOLOGY
“Masterful, audacious, beautiful…”: Basil Rathbone’s Captain Levasseur – A VIEWER’S GUIDE TO CLASSIC FILMS
Cary Grant’s Resume – ONCE UPON A SCREEN
The Twin Careers of Lyn and Lee Wilde – HOMETOWNS TO HOLLYWOOD
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher – THE CELLULOID CLUB

Best Classic Movie Blog Event
Things I Learned from the Movies Blogathon – SILVER SCREENINGS & SPEAKEASY
The Third Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon: Celebrating 100 Years of Buster! – SILENTOLOGY
What a Character! Blogathon – ONCE UPON A SCREEN
Diva December – SILENTS, PLEASE!

Best Movie Blog Design
The Blonde at the Film 
Java’s Journey
Silver Scenes
Hometowns to Hollywood

Congratulations to all that were nominated and to those who are putting CiMBA gold on their bookshelves.  (Oh, and I’m sorry I ate all the shrimp.)

9 thoughts on “Well, whaddaya know—Crime does pay!

  1. When a blog series is as enjoyable as your CDNP, you have to expect this sort of thing.

    Bygones are bygones. As mentioned on my blog banner, and all should remember, I am “faster than a speeding scooter” and “able to leap tall dust bunnies in a single bound”, especially when it comes to the beloved CiMBA.

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