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CMBA Banned and Blacklisted Blogathon: Salt of the Earth (1954)

The following essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to The Classic Movie Blog Association’s Fall 2017 blogathon.  Banned and Blacklisted focuses on banned films and blacklisted actors, writers, directors, and other participants in the motion picture industry, and will be underway from November 15-19.  For a list of contributing blogs and the subjects discussed,… Continue reading CMBA Banned and Blacklisted Blogathon: Salt of the Earth (1954)

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Blogathons · Classic Movies · Television

The Loving Lucy Blogathon: “Two people who live together…and like it!”

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Loving Lucy Blogathon, which is being hosted today by True Classics: The ABCs of Classic Film in honor of the centennial birthday celebration of Lucille Ball.  TDOY has an additional post up at Edward Copeland's Tangents, toasting our favorite “crazy redhead.”  (Portions of this piece were recycled from a November 2003 post at TDOY’s former Salon… Continue reading The Loving Lucy Blogathon: “Two people who live together…and like it!”

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“I love Lucy and she loves me…”

This Saturday marks the centennial birthday of television legend Lucille Ball, and the various events that are being planned to commemorate Lucy’s 100th natal anniversary are spectacular ones indeed.  I got a press release via e-mail last night from Hillary Schrupf at SiriusXM that I thought was worth passing on to those TDOY followers mad about “that crazy redhead”: … Continue reading “I love Lucy and she loves me…”

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The Ida Lupino Blogathon: Ida’s in the Zone

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to The Ida Lupino Blogathon currently underway at (where else?) The Ida Lupino Blog from August 1-2.  I will warn you right off the bat that I’m going to telegraph the endings of the two episodes discussed here…so if by some off chance you’ve not watched either of these two half-hours rush to… Continue reading The Ida Lupino Blogathon: Ida’s in the Zone

Blogathons · Classic Movies

50s Monster Mash Blogathon: Tarantula (1955)

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the 50s Monster Mash Blogathon, which is currently underway at Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear from July 28 through August 2.  I want to warn any arachnophobes or people who get the willies from spiders that this post may contain some graphic pictures liable to do a number on those with heart conditions… Continue reading 50s Monster Mash Blogathon: Tarantula (1955)

Blogathons · Classic Movies

The Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon: Who will the next Fool(s) be?

This review of Ship of Fools (1965) is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Vivien Leigh/Laurence Olivier blogathon being held this weekend (July 9-10) by Kendra at vivandlarry.com. During my convalescence in March and April of last year, I remember that I often found myself adjusting my schedule of recording movies off The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ (ka-ching!)… Continue reading The Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon: Who will the next Fool(s) be?

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Queer Film Blogathon: Caged (1950)

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Queer Film Blogathon, being hosted by Garbo Laughs in honor of June being LGBTQ Pride Month.  The full list of participants can be found here. Nineteen-year-old Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) is going to be a guest in the Grey Bar Hotel for about one to fifteen years because she happened to… Continue reading Queer Film Blogathon: Caged (1950)