The Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon

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.

Day 1 Entries: 

Day 2 Entries: 

Day 3 Entries:

Thank you for a fabulous Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon in December!


48 Responses to The Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon

  1. Hi! I’d like to write about Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940). I’m a Chicagoan, but I have visited Springfield often and have seen so many of the Lincoln sites depicted, including the family home, the Capital, and the train depot.

    My blog is not specifically a movie blog. Here’s the link:

  2. Can I do “Leave Her to Heaven” where a bulk of the action takes place in Deer Lake, Maine ?

  3. Quiggy says:

    Not sure if this fits. Damnation Alley is like a Route 66 road trip only after a nuclear Armageddon.

  4. Kristen W. says:

    Hi Annette!
    I’d like to write about Meet Me in St Louis please!

  5. J-Dub says:

    I’m not a Chicagoan…but I only live about two hours from it. I noticed that your header has a list of states in it, but it’s missing the state where I went to college. So, for this blog-a-thon, I’d like to contribute the 2008 indie film “Buick Riviera,” which is all about North Dakota.

  6. If it hasn’t been selected yet, I’d like to offer something on Mystery Street, filmed in various Massachusetts locations.

  7. That’s a great idea! I’d like to write about What’s Up Doc? (1972) for San Francisco!

    Here is the link to my blog:

  8. Rich says:

    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, set in Northampton, Massachusetts.

  9. i would love write about Sullivan’s Travels as it takes place in hollywood some of the movie but its a road trip movie. i simply adore this movie. is my blog. so if you could please put me down for that movie

  10. April says:

    They Came to Cordura, Saint George, UT
    Thanks, Annette!

  11. 18cinemalane says:

    Fantastic idea for a blogathon! Can I sign up with the musical, ‘Chicago’?

  12. Erica D. says:

    Hi Annette!

    I would love to write about THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940). 😀

  13. Dear Annette,

    What a fabulous idea for a blogathon! I would love to participate! May I write about “A Streetcar Named Desire”? I looks like no one has claimed New Orleans yet on the roster, so I thought I could do so with this Academy Award winning film. Is that alright?

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

  14. Peedee says:


    So fun! I’d love to do “The More the Merrier” and Washington D.C. if it hasn’t been done before/claimed!


  15. Sarah Owens says:

    Hi Annette! I’d love to participate in this blogathon with Anatomy of a Murder (1959) which takes place in, and is filmed in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. My blog is Mrs. Charles at
    Thank you!
    Sarah Owens

  16. Sarah says:

    This is a great topic for a blogathon. I’d love to write about Anatomy of a Murder (1959) with James Stewart, if it’s still available. It’s set in, and filmed in small towns on the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. Thank you!
    Mrs. Charles

  17. 18cinemalane says:

    Hello! I’m almost done with my review, but it may come a few minutes late. I just wanted to let you know.

  18. Here is my entry Annette! Sorry again for the delay. Thanks a lot for hosting 🙂

  19. Dear Annette,

    Here is the link to my review of “A Streetcar Named Desire:” I’m sorry for sending it to you late. I have been delayed this week by power outages. Thank you for hosting this!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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