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:
- “42nd Street (1933)” | Hometowns to Hollywood
- “Busby Berkeley’s Choreography: Geometric Gems” | Outspoken and Freckled
- “Who Could Ask for Anything More?: The Filming of Girl Crazy (1943)” | Chuck Pickerill
- “Dames (1934): The Grumpy 1930s Musical” | Silver Screenings
- “’Uncle Buzz,’ Mickey, and Judy” | Phyllis Loves Classic Movies
January 26th Submissions:
- “Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)” | Gingerology
- “Cabin in the Sky (1943)” | The Midnite Drive-In
- “Pettin’ in the Park”| Whimsically Classic
- “Ruby Keeler: A Broadway Baby” | Wolffian Classic Movies Digest
January 27th Submissions:
- “The Lady in the Tutti Fruiti Hat: Showgirls and Produce” | Way Too Damn Lazy to Write a Blog
- “Busby Berkeley in Color” | Critica Retro
- “The Mermaid and the Madman” | Love Letters to Old Hollywood
January 28th Submissions:
- “Footlight Parade (1933)” | Old Hollywood Films
- “Hollywood Hotel (1937)” | LA Explorer
- “For Me and My Gal (1942)” | Vitaphone Dreamer
- “Babes in Arms (1939)” | Once Upon a Screen
- “Dancin’ With Busby” | The Wonderful World of Cinema