Monday, June 11, 2018

Announcing The Lovely Lee Grant Blogathon
August 20-23, 2018


She’s been one of our most treasured classic movie character actors for more than 60 years—so it’s about time someone did a blogathon for the beautiful and amazing Lee Grant. Join co-hosts Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews and Chris of Angelman’s Place August 20-23, 2018 to celebrate the illustrious career of the versatile and prolific Academy Award-winning actress.

From comedy to tragedy, soap opera to adventure to grand guignol thriller, Lee Grant has run the gamut in her six decades in show business—her aptly titled memoir I Said Yes To Everything tells the story of a determined actress, mother, activist, director and survivor of the Communist blacklist of the 1950s, who triumphed over adversity by carving out one of the most unique careers in filmdom.

If you have a favorite Lee Grant performance, you’re invited! Up to three bloggers can choose the same Grant film. If you’ve written previously written about one of Ms. Grant’s films, that’s OK too—just send us the link. And grab one of Gill’s lovely banners below, too, if you have mind to, and post it on your blog. Hope you can join us!

Selected filmography (Check IMDB for a complete list)

Detective Story (1951)
Storm Fear (1955)
Middle of the Night (1959)
The Balcony (1963)
Pie in the Sky (1964)
Terror in the City (1964)
Divorce American Style (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)
The Big Bounce (1969)
Marooned (1969)
The Landlord (1970)
There Was a Crooked Man (1970)
"Ransom for A Dead Man" (Columbo, 1971)  Reserved by 3 bloggers
The Neon Ceiling (1971)
Plaza Suite (1971)
Portnoy's Complaint (1972) Reserved by 3 bloggers
The Internecine Project (1974)
Shampoo (1975)
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Airport '77 (1977) Reserved by 3 bloggers
The Spell (1977)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Swarm (1978)
The Mafu Cage (1978)
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Little Miss Marker (1980)
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
For Ladies Only (1981)
Bare Essence (1982)
Visiting Hours (1982)
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Teachers (1984)
Defending Your Life (1991)
Citizen Cohn (1992)
It's My Party (1996)
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Dr. T & the Women (2000)
The Amati Girls (2000)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Going Shopping (2005)

The Lee Grant Blogroll:

Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews... Voyage of the Damned
Chris from Angelman's Place... Shampoo
Bill at Great Old MoviesThe Spell 
Ken at Le Cinema DreamsPortnoy's Complaint
Quiggy at The Midnite Drive-In Portnoy's Complaint 
Maedez at A Small Press Life… "Ransom for A Dead Man" (Columbo, 1971)
Andrew at The Stop ButtonMiddle of the Night
Debbie at Moon in Gemini... Defending Your Life 
Paul from Return to the 80sTeachers
The Craggus from What the Craggus Saw... In The Heat Of The Night
Dick from The Oak Drive InThe Mafu Cage 
Hakuna Mocata at Synthetic CinemaThe Swarm  
Shroud of Thoughts... Detective Story 
Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodIn The Heat Of The Night and Storm Fear
Down Among the Z Movies… "Ransom for A Dead Man" (Columbo, 1971)
Caftan Woman…  "Eat, Drink and Be Buried" (Ironside, 1967)
Movie RobShampoo, Portnoy’s Complaint and Divorce: American Style
Jenny at Silver Screen Suppers… "Ransom for A Dead Man" (Columbo, 1971)
30 Hertz Rumble The Landlord
DubsismAirport ’77 
Paula at Paula’s Cinema ClubTerror in the City
Stabford Deathrage…  Airport ’77
NuwansenfilmsenDetective Story
The Vern at Video VortexMulholland Drive
Movie Movie Blog BlogValley of the Dolls
Rebecca at Taking Up RoomDamien: Omen II
Silver ScreeningsPlaza Suite
The Wonderful World of CinemaAirport ’77
Life Daily Lessons BlogCharlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
W.B. Kelso… When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder
Crítica Retrô…Valley of the Dolls
Words Seem Out of PlaceCharlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen 
Poppity from Film Exodus... The Big Bounce