The Busby Berkeley Blogathon

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Welcome to the Busby Berkeley Blogathon!

Hometowns to Hollywood is thrilled to present its first official blogathon, entitled “The Busby Berkeley Blogathon.” Busby Berkeley was an American director and choreographer known for devising elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. His works used large numbers of showgirls and props as fantasy elements in kaleidoscopic on-screen performances. The Busby Berkeley Blogathon runs from January 25th through January 28th in 2018.

Upon posting our announcement introducing this blogathon, Hometowns to Hollywood has received a terrific response from numerous talented classic film writers. Their contributions will be posted here throughout the duration of the blogathon in the order in which they are received. Happy reading!

January 25th Submissions:

January 26th Submissions:

January 27th Submissions:

January 28th Submissions:

Bonus Submissions:

About Annette Bochenek

Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is a Ph.D. student and scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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23 Responses to The Busby Berkeley Blogathon

  1. Michaela says:

    Here’s my entry:
    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-mermaid-and-madman.html

    Thanks for hosting this! So excited to read the other entries, now that I finally have my own done. 😉

  2. Melanie says:

    Here’s my post on Hollywood Hotel. Thanks for hosting!
    http://la-explorer.com/spotlight-hollywood-hotel/

  3. Lesley says:

    Hey Annette,

    Health problems have sabotaged my entry, which I’m very disappointed to say won’t be done by end of day. Anyway, sorry for the inconvenience. I’m going to try to get it done in the next couple of days, but it won’t make the blogathon. Looking forward to reading the other entries, and so psyched for your fabulous idea to do a Buzz blogathon! Thanks for doing it!

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  6. Aurora says:

    I’m SOOOO sorry this is so late. Here’s my post on BABES IN ARMS.

    https://aurorasginjoint.com/2018/01/28/busby-berkeleys-babes-in-arms-1939/

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen
    @CitizenScreen

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  8. Hi Annette, here is my link for the blogathon! I’m very sorry for the delay. I had another shool work to submit for today and some problems with my internet yesterday! Thanks so much for hosting this event. 🙂
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/dancin-with-busby/

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