Announcing the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon


We are so excited, we can hardly contain ourselves – and for Two Big Reasons!

Firstly, you’re invited to help us celebrate one of the most remarkable actresses in Classic Hollywood: the fabulous Miriam Hopkins. The blogathon will run January 22-25, 2015, and we’d love to have you join us.


Secondly, we’re excited to be co-hosting this event with our über-chic friend Maedez of A Small Press Life. But that ain’t the half of it! This blogathon with correspond with the launch of her new movie blog, Font and Frock, in January, 2015.

Who says January is a dreary month?


Ms Hopkins’ Requests:

  1. You can write on any movie or subject associated with our Miriam, including her life, on/off-screen rivalries, or movies.
  2. Duplicate topics are A-OK.
  3. You can sign up in the comments below, or email yours truly at 925screenings [at] gmail [dot] com or Maedez at onetrackmuse [at] gmail [dot] com.
  4. Please help yourself one the banners below to help us promote the event.

A list of Miriam’s movies can be found HERE.

We hope to see you at the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon (Jan 22-25, 2015)!

Miriam Hopkins.. Image: skdjf djk
Miriam Hopkins: 1902-1972. Image: The Rebel Reader

Participants to date:

Blog Topic/Movie Website URL
A Small Press Life Design for Living (1933)
Silver Screenings Old Acquaintance (1943)
Speakeasy Trouble in Paradise (1932)
The Last Drive-in Don’t Open Til Doomsday, from The Outer Limits (1964)
The Last Drive-in The Children’s Hour (1961)
A Person in the Dark Carrie (1952)
Wide Screen World The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Shadows & Satin 24 Hours (1931)
Carole & Co. Fast and Loose (1930)
Caftan Woman The Stranger’s Return (1933)
Nitrate Diva The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Moon in Gemini Virginia City (1940)
Girls Do Film Design for Living (1933)
miriam24seven Men are not Gods
Now Voyaging Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Movie Classics Becky Sharp (1935)
Fond of Fiction & Film The Old Maid (1939)
Critica Retrô The Woman I Love (1937)
Journeys in Classic Film The Heiress (1949)
Twenty Four Frames The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
The Movie Rat The Children’s Hour (movie vs. stage versions)
Once upon a Screen The Mating Season
Public Transportation Snob Design for Living (1933)
Margaret Perry Profile of Miriam Hopkins
wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Trouble Paradise, Heiress, Mating Season, Old Maid
Second Sight Cinema Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde







      • Well I suppose it does sort of lend my kind of wily ways to the celebration! She was great as Aunt Lily Mortar in The Children’s Hour… but I’m sure someone’s gonna snatch that up before I finish answering this

        and then there’s Savage Intruder a rare 70’s grande dame guignol psycho-flick…

        But her character in Don’t Open Til Doomsday is just grotesque and offbeat enough to temp me to chime in!!!

        Okay, consider me in!!!!

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  1. So cool to see a blogathon in Hopkins’s honor! She’s pretty underrated, all things considered, and just the right gal to pep up January. I recently saw Hopkins in “The Story of Temple Drake” and her performance just floored me! I’d love to write about that please.

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  2. Haha–of course, I JUST wrote a blog post about The Heiress, which would have been my first choice.

    Instead, I’ll claim Virginia City. I love Westerns and have never seen this one. I can’t believe it. Miriam, Errol Flynn and Randolph Scott! Directed by Michael Curtiz! How did this fly under my radar?

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  3. Ruth! Has anyone asked for her marvelous performance as Lily Mortar in The Children’s Hour? If I can do two I’d love to take that one on aside from her Grande Dame performance in The Outer Limits…. PS This is going to be an amazing Blogathon!!!! Hurray


  4. Hello! Words cannot adequately express my excitement at the news of this Miriamstravaganza! I’d like to contribute something on Men Are Not Gods, if I may. (@miriam24seven)


  5. My “I’m not joining blogathons in 2015” lasted about a minute and a half!! Is THE MATING SEASON (1951) available? If so I’d like to do my post on that one. 🙂

    Once Upon a Screen


    • Really? You’ll do The Mating Season?! Yay!! It’s one of my ALL-TIME FAVES, and Miriam is perfectly marvelous in it. I have added you to the list and will update the site later this weekend. So glad you’re joining us for this blogathon, Auora. 🙂


  6. Hello! I finally have an URL for you. I’m new to the blogging game. I will be blogging about Men Are Not Gods. Can you explain a bit more about how this event works? For example, is it OK to post ahead of the blogging period? So looking forward to next Thursday!


    • Hi Colleen! I saw your new site and it looks great! I will add your URL to the list.

      It is A-OK to post ahead of time. At the end of each day during the blogathon, we’ll post a recap of the day’s blogs. I see your (fab) article is already live, so I’ll be sure to include it on the first day’s recap.

      So glad you’re joining us! And be sure to check out the other entries, too. 🙂


  7. Thank you for posting this last year. It opened up my eyes to her work. last year I watched three of the films she starred in: Virginia City, Old Acquaintance, and Barbary Coast. I appreciate your blog! Thanks! Here’s my blog just in case you’re interested:
    and the most recent post:

    Cheers and Happy New Year! Maria


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