Happy New Year, Darling! The Sunset Boulevard Blogathon is Here!

Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) and Joe Gillis (William Holden)

JOE: Happy New Year, Norma.

NORMA: Happy New Year, darling.

Sunset Boulevard

Ladies and gentlemen, Happy New Year! In honor of the beginning of 2021, we are hosting a blogathon dedicated to a very unique, famous film with an iconic New Year’s Eve scene, Sunset Boulevard (1950). This Billy Wilder masterpiece is one of those fascinating Code films about that mysterious, tragic dawning era of film, the silent era. It showcases the talent of great actors, like Gloria Swanson, William Holden, and Erich von Stroheim. In this blogathon, we are inviting other writers to participate with articles about this film, its adaptions and spinoffs, other works containing its three main actors, and different memorable New Year’s scenes.

Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond

Alright, Mr. DeMille. I’m ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard

We hope that all our participants are “ready for their close-ups,” since The Sunset Boulevard Blogathon is here! From January 1-3, we will be celebrating all things Sunset Boulevard. Even if you don’t participate, we invite you to take this opportunity to revisit this famous movie or watch it for the first time if you haven’t seen it yet!

I can’t swim now, darling! I must sort these blogathon entries.

If you don’t see your name on the roster of participants listed at the original announcement, don’t be concerned. I’ve just been very sloppy about updating it because of busyness due to other commitments. However, I will post new entries to the blogathon as soon as possible after you send me the links! I will continue updating it during this weekend.

The Roster So Far

Sabrina – Love Stories Real and Imagined – Kristen Winiarski of KN Winiarski Writes

FILMS… Airport 75 (1974) – Gill Jacobs of Reel Weegie Midget Reviews

Glenn Close to make West End debut in Sunset Boulevard

“This Time Next Year;” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Year Promise – Tiffany Brannan of PEPS

Erich von Stroheim | Technicolor Red

“Queen Kelly” from 1932; Norma and Max’s Only Film Together – Tiffany Brannan of PEPS

Take 3: The World of Suzie Wong Review – Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane

Forever Female (1953) promo shot of William Holden – Once upon a screen…

Forever Female from 1953; Sunset on Broadway – Tiffany Brannan of PEPS

S.O.B. (1981) – Rob of MovieRob

Father Takes a Wife (1941) – Rob of MovieRob

So Ends Our Night (1941) – Rob of MovieRob

Please join our other two upcoming holiday blogathons!

The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon!

and

The Luck o’ the Irish Blogathon!

Follow us to bring back the Code and save the arts in America!

We are lifting our voices in classical song to help the sun rise on a new day of pure entertainment!

Only the Code can make the sun rise on a new day of pure entertainment!

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year, Darling! The Sunset Boulevard Blogathon is Here!

  1. Pingback: The Sunset Blvd Blogathon – So Ends Our Night (1941) | MovieRob

  2. Pingback: The Sunset Blvd Blogathon – Father Takes a Wife (1941) | MovieRob

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