Announcing the Kirk Douglas 100th Birthday Blogathon!

Intense. Manly. Powerful. Talented.

And let’s not forget that distinctive cleft chin!

kirkgif1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m talking about none other than Kirk Douglas, who will be celebrating his 100th birthday on December 9, 2016!

In his honor, Shadows and Satin is pleased to host a one-day blogathon focusing on all things Kirk. If you share my fondness for Mr. Douglas and his films, you’re cordially invited to join in!

kirkgif2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To take part, please leave a comment below, including the name of your blog, your blog URL, and the film or topic you’d like to write about. Films from any era of Mr. Douglas’s career are welcome, and duplicates are allowed!

kirkgif3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our participants so far are as follows:

MOVIE/TOPIC BLOG
The Hook (1963) Speakeasy
The Kirk Douglas Recipe Silver Screenings
The Vikings (1958) Back to Golden Days
Ace in the Hole/The Big Carnival (1951) Once Upon a Screen
Detective Story (1951) Film Noir Archive
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Micro-Brewed Reviews
Posse (1975) Mike’s Take on the Movies
Profile of Kirk Douglas In the Good Old Days of Hollywood
I Walk Alone (1948) Cinemaven’s Essays From the Couch
Paths of Glory (1957) Defiant Success
Champion (1949) The Stop Button
Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) Twenty Four Frames
Young Man With a Horn (1950) Outspoken and Freckled
Seven Days in May (1964) goodolthisanthat.blogspot.com/
Lust for Life (1956) Old Hollywood Films
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Caftan Woman
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Critica Retro
The Simpsons: The Day the Violence Died The Filmatelist
Out of the Past (1947) Paula’s Cinema Club
The Final Countdown (1980) The Midnite Drive-In
Seven Days in May (1964) The Wonderful World of Cinema
The Fury (1978) Classic Film and TV Cafe
Lust for Life (1956) Wide Screen World
Seven Days in May (1964) Vienna’s Classic Hollywood

Help yourself to one of the banners below to advertise the event on your blog! I look forward to your joining our celebration of this first-rate star!!!
kirkblogathonbanner1

 

 

 

 

kirkblogathonbanner4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kirkblogathonbanner2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kirkblogathonbanner3

 

~ by shadowsandsatin on November 2, 2016.

62 Responses to “Announcing the Kirk Douglas 100th Birthday Blogathon!”

  1. Hi! I’d like to write about “The Vikings” (1958), if that’s okay.
    My blog: Back to Golden Days (http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt)

    -Cátia. xo

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRK, TO ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTORS..I WONDER IF HE KNEW MY PARENTS HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND JOHN HODIAK FROM HAMTRAMCK MICH SUCH GREAT TALENT FROM THESE OLD ACTORS FROM THE PAST JUST LOVE THE CLASSIC MOVIES ON TCM..I WONDER IF THEY WILL HAVE A MARATHON IN DECEMBER..MY FRIEND JUST TURNED 100 ON 10-19-16 HE WORKED OUT WITH ME IN THE GYM 30 YRS AG0 HERE IN GAYLORD MICH BEFORE HIS WORKOUT HE DID 100 PUSHUPS IN HIS EIGHTIES NOW HE ONLY COULD DO 30 EACH DAY BEFORE HIS WORKOUT GOD BLESS THESE TWO PEOPLE MAY THEY CONTINUE TO ENJOY LIFE..DICK SHAVINSKI CSA LUTCF GAYLORD MICH..

  3. Timely and warranted!! Of course I want in on this with ACE IN THE HOLE if it’s available. Terrific idea and I look forward to reading the entries.

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen
    @CitizenScreen

  4. Can’t go wrong with Kirk! I’d like to write about Detective Story (1951). My blog is at http://www.filmnoirarchive.com

  5. I’d love to join but have signed up for way too many Blogathons in the next two months over and above my normal work. Have a wonderful Blogathon! Next time.

  6. If not taken, I would love to do The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). If that’s taken, sign me up for A Letter to Three Wives (1949).

  7. I was thinking of doing a week long Kirk binge and probably will but how about I dedicate 1975’s Posse to the fest.

  8. I Karen. I will like to write a profile on his life, if that’s okay?
    My blog is: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    I would also like to invite you to participate in my latest blogathon. The link is below with more details.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/announcing-the-agnes-moorehead-blogathon/

  9. How about CHAMPION for http://www.thestopbutton.com ?🙂

  10. Hi there Karen. Please put me down for the Kirk Douglas film: “I WALK ALONE.” My blog is CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch, which can be found here: https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/

    NOW I get a chance to tell my great Kirk Douglas story. C’ya in December.

  11. I’ll grab Lust for Life it is still available.

    Amanda from Old Hollywood Films

  12. Put me down for A Letter to Three Wives, please. Love this celebration of Kirk!

  13. Have you seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izy2ittIe7A

  14. Put me down for gunfight at the ok corral

    https://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/category/1970s/page/7/

  15. Young Man With A Horn 1950, pretty please? Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled at http://kelleepratt.com @IrishJayhawk66 …Thanks!!!

  16. I’d like to write on Seven Days In May.

  17. Wut? No one chose The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) yet? Gimme, gimme!
    Le from critica Retro😉

  18. I don’t have the time., dammit. Why do you people persist in tempting me with these blogathons so that I’m way overbooked…? I mean, I’m running my own John Wayne blogathon that same weekend, for crying out loud… It’s not fair, I tell you…

    And yet, how can I possibly pass up a chance to open up people’s eyes to a great and often overlooked sci-fi time travel movie? Ah well, put me down for “The Final Countdown”. But I’m doing it under extreme protest… (OK, so I really do want to do it…)

  19. Oh that’s a great idea!🙂 I’d like to do Seven Days in May.
    My blog is The Wonderful World of Cinema
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com

  20. I’ll review THE FURY at the Classic Film & TV Cafe http://www.classicfilmtvcafe.com.

  21. Lust For Life for now, though I might change my mind later.
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com

  22. Hi Karen. I just thought I would drop by to invite you to join in on the Carole Lombard Blogathon that I am co-hosting. The link is below with more details.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/announcing-the-carole-lombard-the-profane-angel-blogathon/

  23. I’ll be doing “The Day the Violence Died” episode of THE SIMPSONS (featuring Kirk as a Hollywood cartoon pioneer), which includes lots of terrific movie references.

  24. I’m so excited about this, I posted my contribution two weeks early! https://silverscreenings.org/2016/12/01/the-kirk-douglas-recipe-or-how-to-make-a-hollywood-legend/

  25. I mentioned I have my own John Wayne Blogaton scheduled to begin tomorrow, so I’ll be pretty busy. Thus said, I hope you don’t mind but I posted this a day early.

    http://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com/2016/12/time-and-tide.html

  26. The Bad and the Beautiful is a go. And it goes and goes and goes as I got a little long-winded.

    http://microbrewreviews.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-kirk-douglas-100th-birthday.html

  27. Hi Karen…my contribution to Kirk’s birthday blogathon ( “I Walk Alone” ) can be found at this specific link. Thanks for including me in today’s birthday fun. He really is a legend:

    https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/i-walk-alone/

  28. hi Karen! here’s my post https://hqofk.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/the-hook-1963/ thanks for hosting!

  29. Addie’s left a letter for you: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2016/12/kirk-douglas-100th-birthday-blogathon.html

  30. My article on Lust for Life for Old Hollywood Films is ready to go:

    http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2016/12/lust-for-life.html

    Thanks for hosting!

  31. My article for Detective Story is up and ready at http://www.filmnoirarchive.com/2016/12/09/detective-story-1951/

    Thanks!

  32. My post is live now. Direct link: http://filmatelist.blogspot.com/2016/12/one-kool-kat.html.

    Also, in the description, can you amend it to say “The Simpsons: The Day the Violence Died” (1996). I think that will help for clarity. Thanks! Looking forward to reading the other participants.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: