Dorothy Lamour is a celebrity we (as in, yours truly) thought we knew.
But we really didn’t.
Thanks to the contributions to The Dot Blogathon, we discovered that Dorothy was a lot more talented and versatile than we realized. She was, frankly, an impressive woman who isn’t always recognized as such.
We’ve tried to change that with this blogathon, and we’d like to thank our co-host, Maedez, for suggesting this blogathon in the first place. Thanks to every one of you – writers and readers – for helping us celebrate All Things Dorothy.
Here are the final and fabulous contributions!
Critica Retro analyzes Dorothy’s role as a Panamanian nightclub singer in Swing High, Swing Low (1937).
Midnight Only examines a radiant Dorothy in the strange yet compelling The Phynx (1970).
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood features the glamorous “Dot” in a Dorothy Lamour Pictorial.
Christina Wehner defends Dorothy’s under-appreciated role of straight man in the Road To… series.
Speakeasy reviews Dorothy’s “sad, sultry and sweet” performance in Johnny Apollo (1940).
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies applauds Dorothy’s holding her own with John Wayne and Lee Marvin in Donovan’s Reef (1963).
Now Voyaging admires Dorothy as a take-charge woman in Road to Utopia (1946).
Our fab co-host Font and Frock shows us why producers hire stars like Dorothy, even in small roles in television shows like Murder, She Wrote (1987).