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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.

Rules and Information:

  • Bloggers are encouraged to write about any topic related to the MGM musical film.
  • Bloggers can feel free to write about a favorite MGM musical number, favorite MGM stars who appear in MGM musicals, composers who wrote music and lyrics for an MGM film, or any topic of interest that relates to the MGM musical.
  • MGM had a huge impact on the movie musical and there are many aspects of the MGM musical that are worth discussing. Where possible, try to avoid duplicate topics.
  • Bloggers will post their articles anytime between May 18th-20th and will alert me of the post either as a comment or through email.


  • If you would like to participate in the MGM Musical Magic 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 MGM Musical Magic 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 MGM Musical Blogathon in May!


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51 Responses to Announcements

  1. I would like to write about “Meet Me in St. Louis.”

    -Kayla (Whimsically Classic)

  2. Quiggy says:

    Never been big on musicals but I notice one of my few favorites is an MGM musical. Victor/Victoria.

  3. Hi Annette. I would love to write about “The Wizard Of Oz” ( 1939 ). Thanks.

  4. mak1005 says:

    I’d like to write about Three Little Words (1950) for LA Explorer ( Thanks!

  5. mercurie80 says:

    Hi, Annette! Could you put me down for The Band Wagon? The blog is A Shroud of Thoughts at

  6. Kristen W. says:

    High Society please!

  7. Michaela says:

    It’s taken me DAYS to make a decision, but I’ve finally settled on Hit the Deck (1955). Should be lots of fun!

  8. Samantha Ellis says:

    Hi! I think this was the hardest time I’ve ever had of choosing a topic for a blogathon because so many of my favorite musicals are taken and because I’ve already written about a lot of other musicals and musical stars, so I think I’m going to go with an Esther Williams movie that I haven’t seen and write about Duchess of Idaho (1950) for Musings of a Classic Film Addict. Thank you!

  9. I’ll do HALLELUJAH! (1929)

  10. It was tough to settle, but I would like to write about Sweethearts for your blogathon.

  11. Hey, Annette! Can I do Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

    I’ll post it at 🙂

  12. Le Magalhaes says:

    This is the perfect opportunity for me to watch The Hollywood Revuew of 1929.
    I’m Le from the blog Critica Retro.

  13. Hi Annette! May I claim SILK STOCKINGS (1957)? I’m Emily from . Thank you! 🙂

  14. I’d like to write about My Fair Lady for Old Hollywood Films. Thanks!

  15. Alex Windley says:

    Hello! Would it be okay if I could write a piece on On an Island With You?

    Thanks again!

  16. mercurie80 says:

    My blog post on The Band Wagon is up at !

  17. Mine will be going up on Sunday (I’ll provide a link then) but I’m also going to be discussing CABIN IN THE SKY, so an MGM two-fer.

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