The 7 x 7 Link Award!
I am popping my buttons, floating on air, and just plain tickled to pieces to share the news of my second blog award! Last month, my pal Kristina over at Speakeasy (and our most awesome Senior Writer for The Dark Pages) passed on to me the 7 x 7 Link Award, which not only is an honor, but also gives me a chance to talk about me, me, me!
According to the conditions of the award, I am obliged to respond to the following:
- Tell everyone something that no one else knows about;
- Link to one of my posts that I personally think best fits the following categories: Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, and Most Pride-worthy Piece; and
- Pass this award on to seven other bloggers.
So, here goes!
Something nobody knows about me:
I’m a chronic list-maker. Barely a day goes by where I don’t make some kind of list – whether it’s a grocery list, a list of tasks for the day, a list of things to pack for a trip, Top 10 list of favorite films – whatever! Lists rule!
Most Beautiful Piece:
I’m going to say my entry for the LAMB Acting School 101: Joan Crawford in Our Blushing Brides, because I love the stills that accompany the post – especially the one of Crawford and her co-stars, Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian.
Most Helpful Piece:
My review of A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, a fictionalized account of the real-life case that inspired The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. It was my first (and, to date, only) book review – which was a lot harder to write than I would have imagined – but I hope it caused at least one person to go out and buy this book!
Most Popular Piece:
Definitely my second list of Top 10 films noirs, in which I focused on the lesser-known gems, such as Plunder Road, Shield for Murder, and Nora Prentiss.
Most Controversial Piece:
It wasn’t terribly controversial, but I’ll say my post on the Loretta Young pre-Code She Had to Say Yes – which, in my opinion, she definitely did NOT have to say!
Most Surprisingly Successful Piece:
Happy Birthday, Claude Rains, which offered up trivia tidbits on the life and career of this great character actor. Obviously, I’m not the only Claude Rains fan!
Most Underrated Piece:
Character Assassination, my look at the main characters in The Asphalt Jungle. It’s received the fewest views of all my posts, but I enjoyed looking at the fascinating cast of characters offered in this great film.
Most Pride-worthy Piece:
I think I’m going to go with Scenes from Private Lives, which highlights my favorite scenes from one of my favorite pre-Codes. I remember writing this post late into the night, and watching the scenes over and over again, falling in love more with each viewing. I simply can’t get enough of this movie, and it was a joy to share it.
And now the most fun part – passing this award on to seven great sites. It’s a pleasure to invite you to discover, as I did, these interesting, creative, versatile and innovative blogs – all focusing primarily on classic film. Cheers!
Thanks for sharing my excitement over receiving this award!