Hear ye, hear ye! Me and Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood are happy to announce that we’re bringing back the popular Silent Movie Day Blogathon for another year! And why not? After all, it is an annual holiday, much like Christmas and Easter, and should be celebrated with just as much enthusiasm am I right?
As you might recall if you were around for the blogathon last year, in 2021 Chad Hunter, executive director of Video Trust and director of the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society, archivist Brandee B. Cox of the Academy Film Archive, and archivist Steven K. Hill of the UCLA Film & Television Archive all put their heads together and decided to create a National Silent Movie Day. Described simply as “a day to celebrate and enjoy silent movies,” they chose September 29 as the official celebration date and made it an annual event. As they wrote:
Anyone can participate! Ask your local cinema to show a silent picture with live music; watch a silent movie on a streaming platform or on disc; write a blog or an article for your local newspaper; read a book about your favorite silent movie star; or create a podcast. Use your imagination and post on your social media on September 29 to show how you celebrate the day. This is our moment as silent movie fans, academics, programmers, and newcomers to share our mutual love and appreciation for this unique period in motion picture history. It is also an opportunity to rally around surviving silent pictures that are still in need of preservation.
So once again Crystal and I are hosting a one-day Silent Movie Day Blogathon–and all bloggers are invited!
When: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Where: In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and right here on Silent-ology!
How: To participate, please choose any silent film-related topic you desire. Favorite actors, beloved comedies, unique directors, stunt work, acting trends, artsy flicks–the sky’s pretty much the limit! Then leave a comment below or on Crystal’s blog to let us know what you chose. Don’t forget to include your blog address! On the day of the blogathon itself, please send me the link to your post (or send it to Crystal, depending on which blog you used to sign up) whenever it’s ready. Pretty easy!
- Duplicates are 100% allowed!
- No more than two posts per participant, if you please.
- As this is a celebration of silent film, let’s keep things respectful and informative. Good research is always much appreciated.
- New posts only, if you don’t mind!
- Please mention our blogathon in your post–adding a little about Silent Movie Day is swell too!
- Choose one of our festive banners below and help spread the word about this event!
Crystal and I are looking forward to it! Have a good time choosing your topics everyone!
Silent-ology | TBA
The Thoughts of One Truly Loved | My Best Girl (1927)
The Everyday Cinephile | TBA
Brooksie at the Movies | “Cherie Rich, Australia’s Only Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty.”
Nitrate Glow | Top grossing films of 1922
Taking Up Room | White Tiger (1923)
Whimsically Classic | The Freshman (1925)
Realweegiemidget Reviews | Sunset Boulevard (1950)
All About Rudy | “June Mathis and Silent Films of Hollywood.”
Century Film Project | Blood and Sand (1922)
That William Powell Site | The lost film The Great Gatsby (1926)
Critica Retro | The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924)
wolffian classic movies digest | The Man Who Laughs (1928)
L.A. Daily Mirror | The history of Mack Sennett Studios
Silver Screenings | Mickey (1918)