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Well, another month has come and gone, and what a month it was! For instance:
- Our “Movie Memories” series, which wrapped up yesterday, was so much fun to host! Over the course of the past thirty-one days, we posted memories from thirty-six people from all walks of life: fellow bloggers, dear friends, relatives, coworkers, from age two to age eighty … all combined, equaling thirty-six wonderful, funny, touching, and entertaining memories. We are grateful to each one of you for sharing your cinematic memories with us, and we hope to do another event like this in the future so we can share even more great stories with all of you!
- Brandie became a contributor to The Cinementals, and on Saturday, she will be kicking off a weekly series on the site to accompany True Classics’ ongoing ode to animation, Saturday Morning Cartoons. The new series over at The Cinementals will focus on animated shorts, highlighting one fantastic cartoon each week. Make sure to check it out!
- We learned on Tuesday that True Classics has been nominated for three LAMMY Awards from the Large Association of Movie Blogs! We are up for Best Running Feature (our Saturday Morning Cartoons offshoot, Pioneers of Animation), Best Blogathon (last August’s Loving Lucy Blogathon), and, for the second year in a row, Best Classic Movie Blog! That last nomination is shared with five other fantastic blogs: Angela’s Hollywood Revue, Anna’s Defiant Success, Mark’s Where Danger Lives, Caroline’s Garbo Laughs, and James’ Cinema Sights. We are thrilled to be nominated in their company!
- And last but not least … we welcomed a new contributor, Sarah, to the True Classics crew! And Sarah is rarin’ to go–she is going to revive our long-dormant “Maudlin Mondays” series to focus on the romantic comedies and sentimental flicks she loves so very much. Look for her first MM post this Monday!
As we kick off a new month, there is a lot of fun stuff on tap that we hope you’ll enjoy, including our participation in three upcoming blogathons. On Sunday, Brandie will post her contribution to the Mary Pickford Blogathon hosted by KC of the Classic Movies blog. Later in the month, both Brandie and Sarah will write posts for the Queer Blogathon hosted by Garbo Laughs and Pussy Goes Grrr. And Brandie will wrap up the month with a piece for R.D. Finch’s William Wyler Blogathon over at The Movie Projector.
As of late, we’ve been experimenting with a monthly “theme” to tie the month together. April gave us a month of Barbara Stanwyck films, and last month was all about those memorable movie experiences. With the weather getting downright sweltering in our neck of the woods, we figured June would be a great time to highlight some of our favorite “Girls” of Summer. Throughout the month, we’re going to focus on films with “girl,” “lady,” or “woman” (or some such variation) in the title. Not only does this give Brandie an excuse to dust off the ol’ Feminist Fridays banner (like she needed one), but it means we’ll be watching–and posting about!–some truly fantastic films. There are so many to choose from that fit the category, after all!
Additionally, Carrie has decided that this summer is as good a time as any to tackle a topic she’s longed to write about since the early days of this blog: the filmography of the great Mel Brooks! She’ll be writing about High Anxiety (1977) in July for the “Best Hitchcock Films Hitchcock Never Made” blogathon hosted by Dorian and Becky, and over the next couple of months will focus on other films helmed by Brooks as well.
And of course, we’ll feature our regular film reviews and anything else that happens to tickle our fancy. It’s shaping up to be an exciting month, and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we plan to.
Here’s to a great summer of blogging!