I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.
This week we welcome Paddy from Caftan Woman as our new guest host. She will be with us for at least four weeks so please say hello.
As some of you know, Elaine have been blogging for about seven years in a different niche and just started blogging about classic movies. Link Parties are very popular in the food and lifestyle niches just like blogathons are popular in the movie niche. From what she understand, this link party is the only one going on in the movie niche so a lot of movie bloggers aren't even aware of what a link party is, so we are going to leave the description below as part of the post for all the "new to link parties" bloggers.
If you aren’t familiar with link parties (sometimes called blog hops), they are an opportunity for bloggers to share your work on other websites, as well as find new inspiration as you discover other bloggers who link up! When you visit a site on the day of their weekly link party, you’ll see a button inviting you to “add your link” – – and you’ll share your post URL, a title for the post, and crop a photo from the post, which will create a hyperlinked thumbnail that others can click on and read it on your site.
When you visit a site that is hosting a link party that day, it’s important to read the “rules” of that host as some require you to follow their blog, post their button on your site, commenting on the two links before you, etc. We have discovered some great blogs through link parties, so we recommend visiting other bloggers and showing them some comment love. It is a party, after all! Also, many hosts will feature their favorite posts at the following week’s link party, so be sure to check back.
Please let your classic movie blogger friends about this link party. It is a great free way to get exposure for your blog.
Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host? It's really easy to do.
Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis
If you are not a blogger and just a classic movie lover like us, you will discover the vast array of classic movie bloggers around the world. We have contributors from Finland, Brazil, India and the UK!
Featured Post From Last Week's Party
Amanda chose Eight reasons to admire Anthony Perkins from Crítica Retrô
Elaine chose Rear Window Photo Gallery from our own Amanda from Old Hollywood Films
If you have been featured, please feel free to grab
the "featured" button code below and add to your post or website.
Let's PartyRules of the Party
– Show some love to your host and guest-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. It is not required but would be nice.
– Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
– Grab the button below and display it on your sidebar! If the code doesn't work on your site just let Elaine know (info @classicmovietreasures.com no spaces) and she can send you the workaround.
**Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Classic Movie Treasures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.
We will also use the email address you provide for the purpose of notifying you each week of the link party and that reason only. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, you may unsubscribe at any time**
To share your article, leave a link in the comments section or go to Classic Movie Treasures and upload it via InLinkz
How To Add Your Link(s) - It's Really Easy
Scroll down past the other entries and click on the "add your link" button. It will take you to a new screen.
Enter the link to your blog post (not your homepage) in the first box and if you just click in the second box it will pull in the title of your post and the pictures on that post. You can edit the title and change the picture that defaulted in. Add your email address.
Scroll past all of the images and click "Done".
If you missed this party, the next one starts Monday night at 8pm ET
Here's this week's links:
The screwball comedy The Awful Truth is on Classic Movie Treasures list of the greatest films of 1937.
Classic Movie Treasures takes a look at the life and career of Norma Shearer.
Hamlette's Soliloquy reviews the Errol Flynn-Olivia de Havilland costume drama Sante Fe Trail (1940).
John V's Eclectic Avenue investigates the neo-noir Night Moves (1975), starring Gene Hackman.
Thoughts All Sorts writes about her childhood hero, cowboy star John Wayne.
Reelweegiemidget Reviews writes about the "so bad it's good" killer bee movie, The Swarm (1978).
We've got three articles from Classic Movie Man starting with his look at onscreen couple Irene Dunne and Cary Grant.
Classic Movie Man writes about Grace Kelly's journey from Philadelphia society to old Hollywood star.
Here's 10 thing you might not know about old Hollywood icon Barbara Stanwyck, according to Classic Movie Man.
Unknown Hollywood reviews the locksmith in a jam noir Man in the Vault (1956).
Donald Barry and company try to break out of a Train to Alcatraz (1948) in this low-budget thriller.
Agent 54 provides a humorous update on what happens to the characters after the end of The Wizard of Oz (1939).
The Jean Negulesco melodrama The Best of Everything (1959) is Caftan Woman's July TCM movie pick.
Yours truly writes about my soft spot for the character of Wally Fay in the noir Mildred Pierce (1945).
I Found It at the Movies reviews the seminal noir, Out of the Past (1947).