BLOGATHON UPDATE: The Silent Movie Day Blogathon Is Almost Here!

Hear ye, hear ye! The Silent Movie Day Blogathon hosted by myself and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is a little less than a week away!

If you haven’t heard, September 29th is officially National Silent Movie Day, and fans of our beloved era of film will be celebrating in all sorts of ways. Here’s a few ideas from the founders of this new holiday–you can:

  • Host a virtual watch party.
  • Host a silent movie or film series inside a brick and mortar venue or outdoor location.
  • Coordinate the release of a book, blu-ray or premier new content on a digital platform of your choice.
  • Schedule an in person or online lecture on silent movies or silent movie related subjects.
  • Share silent movie recommendations on social media.
  • Share current cinema titles that are influenced by silent movies on social media.
  • Help spread awareness about silent movie history and statistics on social media.
  • Arrange a walking or bus tour of locations connected to silent movie stars or industry.
  • Organize a petition to help save a silent movie or silent movie related landmark.

…Or in our case, have a blogathon!

If you’re a blogger who’s just learning about this ‘thon and would like to join in the fun, go right ahead! A wide variety of topics are welcome.

The Roster:

Silent-ology: What is the greatest silent film?

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | TBA

Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood | Covering the lost film The Legend of Hollywood (1924)

Wild About Houdini | The silent films of Harry Houdini

Cinematic Scribblings | Tokyo Chorus (1931) and That Night’s Wife (1930)

Taking Up Room | Show People (1928)

ReelWeegieMidgetReviews | Silent Movie (1976)

Nitrateglow | Top grossing movies of 1921

Critica Retro | Souls for Sale (1923)

Caftan Woman | The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

The Thoughts of One Truly Loved | The Circus (1928)

All About Rudolph Valentino | Rudy’s influence on silents

The Story Enthusiast | The Scarlet Letter (1926)

Hometowns to Hollywood | Girl Shy (1924)

Cinematica | Coney Island (1917)

LA Daily Mirror | TBA

The Classic Movie Muse | Hot Water (1924)

MovieMovieBlogBlogII | The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)

Strictly Vintage Hollywood | Lost film Uncharted Seas (1921)

Silver Screenings | The Hoodlum (1924)

Silent Locations | The Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley campaign

Century Film Project | The Nut (1921)

Laurel and Hardy Blog | The Battle of the Century (1927)

Brooksie At The Movies | Valentino in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

25 thoughts on “BLOGATHON UPDATE: The Silent Movie Day Blogathon Is Almost Here!

  1. Hi Lea! My blog, BETTER LIVING THROUGH TELEVISION, will feature a post that highlights the home screen’s historical relationship with silent film from the medium’s Golden Age up to the mid-’70s. Click on my name starting Wednesday morning, and it’ll be there!

    • Ben’s link was there, but yours was missing–it’s fixed! That is very strange, I distinctly remember typing in your entry earlier today but don’t know why it didn’t save. Unless it’s one of those situations where WordPress doesn’t react unless you hit save more than one.

      I can’t empathize this enough–in the past 2 years WordPress has been insanely buggy.

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