Greetings, fellow film fans! I hope that the week is going well for you. Today is Tuesday, a middle-point between Sunday and Thursday, two days on which I always post. Before bringing you the final Breening Thursday article of winter on March 14, we want to share some news with you.
Since late July of 2018, we have enjoyed being members of the Large Association of Movie Blogs (LAMB). Although not dedicated exclusively to classic films, it is a fun, inviting group of film-loving bloggers. Our involvement has come in waves, but we have always liked the participation which we did offer to the group. At the beginning of this month, I decided that I wanted to be more involved with the LAMB. As a first step in this direction, I suggested the Movie of the Month (MOTM) for April. Some months have themes at the LAMB, and April’s theme is film franchises. Thus, I suggested one of my favorite classic movie series, MGM’s Dr. Kildare series, which includes nine films made between 1938 and 1942. Without hesitation, Jay Cluitt, the charming Englishman who is the “shepherd” of the LAMB, added my suggestion to the poll! Thus, Dr. Kildare is now at the top of the list, competing with seven other franchises to be Movie of the Month in April. If my suggestion wins, I will be on the podcast (or LAMBCast) about the film, and everyone will write about this great medical series! This would bring a lot of attention to a great, underrated series which starred two excellent principle actors, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore, plus a multitude of marvelous guest stars. It would also bring a lot of publicity to PEPS. If you are a fan of this charming medical series, visit the poll here and vote for Dr. Kildare! We really appreciate it.
Secondly, I am proud to announce my new presence on social media as a travel writer! I have been studying for this career with Great Escape Publishing‘s online course since January of 2018. Now, as a member of the same company’s Travel Writer’s Café, I am making great progress toward becoming a successful freelance travel writer. As a general rule, I intend to keep that endeavor separate from PEPS, which is solely dedicated to the arts, specifically films. However, since I have received such kind support from my readers here, I wanted to post an initial announcement about my new membership in three social media platforms. I call myself the Parasol Princess Viatress, reflecting my trademark of being a traveler dressed in vintage fashion who always carries a parasol. You can now follow my adventures on my Facebook Page, my Instagram Page, and my Twitter Page. Please note that I will not post anything about PEPS on these platforms. Our website will still be represented on social media by Promise E. Pope, who has been our Director of Social Media for quite some time. Also, these pages are not personal or social. I created them exclusively to advance my travel writing career. If you use any of these platforms and are interested in showing your support for my endeavor by following my adventures, please follow my pages! I really appreciate your support.
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