The Wedding Bells Blogathon


Introducing the Wedding Bells Blogathon!

It is “June in January” and Hometowns to Hollywood is excited to present its fourth official blogathon, entitled “The Wedding Bells Blogathon.” This blogathon will focus upon weddings taking place during the Golden Age of Hollywood–both on and off the screen.

The Wedding Bells Blogathon will run from January 22nd through January 24th in 2020.

Rules and Information:

  • Bloggers are encouraged to write about any topic related to weddings and marriages, on film and off, during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
  • Bloggers can feel free to write about a favorite wedding scene or marriage depicted in a film–for better or worse! Bloggers can also explore “real life” marriages between notable individuals working in the entertainment industry during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
  • If we do get an ample amount of participants, I’ll be reconnecting with participants to see if there is interest in contributing to an ebook that will document this blogathon.
  • There are many aspects of Hollywood weddings and marriages that are worth discussing. Where possible, try to avoid duplicate topics.
  • Bloggers will post their articles anytime between January 22nd-24th and will alert me of the post either as a comment or through email.



  • If you would like to participate in the Wedding Bells Blogathon, please comment below or email me and let me know your name, topic choice, and the link to your blog.
  • Please take one of the Wedding Bells Blogathon banners and include it in your post. You can feel free to link the image back to this page.

List of Participants and Topics: 

I look forward to a fabulous Wedding Bells Blogathon in January!


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Update: The Ava Gardner Museum sent along this banner, as well. Feel free to use it!


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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10 Responses to The Wedding Bells Blogathon

  1. Zoe K says:

    Hi Annette! May I join? I’d like to write about Mae Murray, Pola Negri, and their Mdivani husbands.

  2. Linda Sandahl says:

    Hi! I’d like to do a piece on the unfinishable wedding in I Married a Witch, which I don’t believe is taken.

  3. Debbie says:

    Hi, there! Would Dodsworth be an appropriate choice? There’s no wedding on-screen, but it is focused on a marriage.

    If that’s no good, I would be happy to write about The Clock (1945) instead.

  4. Hello, I would like to write about Captain Von Trapp and Fraulein Maria’s march down the aisle in The Sound of Music for Old Hollywood Films if I’m not too late

  5. Hi Annette, Is it too late for me to join? If not, I’d like to write about ‘Love & War: Marriage in Gone With the Wind (1939).’ Thanks for your time!

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