Introducing the “Celluloid Road Trip” Blogathon!
Dreaming of travels, Hometowns to Hollywood is excited to present its fifth official blogathon, entitled “Celluloid Road Trip.” This blogathon will focus upon Hollywood depictions of cities throughout the United States. While Hollywood productions were sometimes shot on location, in many other cases, they were not. Nonetheless, through movie magic, studios were able to portray their imagined depictions of the intended locations in which their stories were set.
Join Hometowns to Hollywood for this imagined road trip by sharing your articles about films set anywhere within the United States. In the end, when all articles are compiled, we’ll have a lovely list of destinations spotlighted on our journey through films.
The Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon will run from December 9th through December 11th in 2020.
Rules and Information:
- Bloggers are encouraged to write about any film featuring or focused upon a particular location within the United States. The film need not be shot on location.
- 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 classic Hollywood films that are set in a wide array of locations. Please avoid repeat submissions for a particular location.
- Please let me know your film of choice and the location it focuses upon.
- Bloggers will post their articles anytime between December 9th-11th and will alert me of the post either as a comment or through email.
- If you would like to participate in the Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon, please comment below or email me and let me know your name, topic choice (film name and location focused upon), and the link to your blog.
- Please take one of the Celluloid Road Trip 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:
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940): Springfield, Illinois | One Gal’s Musings
- Anatomy of a Murder (1959): Michigan Upper Peninsula | Mrs. Charles
- Blue Hawaii (1961) & From Here to Eternity (1953): Hawaii | In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
- Buick Riviera (2008): North Dakota | Dubsism
- Chicago (2002): Chicago, Illinois | 18 Cinema Lane
- Hell on Frisco Bay (1955): Pale Writer
- Leave Her to Heaven (1945): Deer Lake, Maine | Whimsically Classic
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): St. Louis, Missouri | KN Winiarski Writes
- The More the Merrier (1943): Washington, D.C. | That’s All for the Modern Girl
- Mystery Street (1950): Massachusetts | Caftan Woman
- Niagara (1953): Niagara Falls, New York | Top 10 Film Lists
- Night of the Lepus (1972): Arizona | Realweegiemidget Reviews
- The Philadelphia Story (1940): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Poppity Talks Classic Film
- Show Boat (1951): The Mississippi River | Ava Gardner Museum Official Blog
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951): New Orleans, Louisiana | Pure Entertainment Preservation Society
- Sullivan’s Travels (1941): Los Angeles, California | Wolffian Classic Movies Digest
- They Came to Cordura (1959): St. George, Utah | Classic Blondes
- This Time for Keeps (1947): Mackinac Island, Michigan | Hometowns to Hollywood
- Viva Las Vegas (1964): Las Vegas, Nevada | Box Office Poisons
- What’s Up, Doc? (1972): San Francisco, California | The Wonderful World of Cinema
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966): Northampton, Massachusetts | Wide Screen World
I look forward to a fabulous Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon in December!