The MGM Musical Magic Blogathon


Introducing the MGM Musical Magic Blogathon!

Hometowns to Hollywood is excited to present its second official blogathon, entitled “The MGM Musical Magic Blogathon.” Musicals featured gorgeous songs, meticulously choreographed dance numbers, and some terrific plots. The musical itself evolved from featuring song and dance numbers that had no bearing on the plot, to transforming songs as a means of furthering the story along. While some actors seemed born for the musical genre’s call for top-notch singing, dancing, and acting abilities, others excelled in maybe just a few of these areas but still managed to pull off a musical performance. Moreover, nobody could crank out musicals like MGM did, so let’s have fun exploring the magic of the MGM musical.

The MGM Musical Magic Blogathon will run from May 18th through May 20th in 2018. I look forward to reading all of your entries throughout the event days!

Day 1 Submissions: 

Day 2 Submissions:

Day 3 Submissions:


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About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid 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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8 Responses to The MGM Musical Magic Blogathon

  1. My post on Royal Wedding for Old Hollywood Films is ready to go
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Samantha Ellis says:

    I’m coming in just under the wire, but here’s my post for Duchess of Idaho (1950)! Thank you so, so much for hosting, and I hope you host more amazing blogathons like this one in the future!

  3. Michaela says:

    Here’s my entry:

    I’m so sorry it’s late! You wouldn’t believe the trouble I had in writing this post — between health problems, an unexpected family emergency, and a ruined DVD, I honestly thought I was never going to get it done. Sorry again, and thanks for hosting!

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