Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Announcing the Margaret Lockwood 95th Birthday Blogathon

15 September 2011 will be be the 95th birthday of legendary British actress Margaret Lockwood CBE. Miss Lockwood appeared in such classic films as The Lady Vanishes (1938), Night Train to Munich (1940), and The Wicked Lady (1945). On television she was the star of the Yorkshire Television series Justice, which ran from 1971 to 1974. Given Miss Lockwood's position in British film and television, I thought it would be fitting to hold a blogathon in honour of her 95th birthday.

If you wish to participate in the blogathon, I only have three rules. The first is that you should leave me a comment on this blog or email me letting me know that you want to participate. The second is that on 14 September or 15 September make a comment to this blog or email me, letting me know the link to your post on Margaret Lockwood. The third is that any posts in this blogathon should be respectful. If you do not like Margaret Lockwood, then do not post. Other than being respectful, you can post on any aspect of Miss Lockwood's life or career. You can write about her career in general, one of her specific movies, or even her television appearances. Anyhow, if you are a Margaret Lockwood fan, here is a chance to honour her on her 95th birthday alongside other fans!

8 comments:

kate gabrielle said...

I'm going to participate! :)

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I've got too many irons in the fire to kick in something for this (wish I did not, but there you are) but I've got a post planned for this morning that mentions the blogathon for those who will be able to swing it. Sorry I couldn't RSVP.

simoncolumb said...

I have been meaning to write about THE LADY VANISHES for a while - this should give me the impetus!

Mercurie said...

Thanks, Kate and Simon! And thanks for mentioning the blogathon in Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, Ivan! Anyway I know all to well what it is like to have too much going on at once, so there's no need to be sorry for not being able to participate!

Anyway, I am going to try to work up a banner for everyone to use for the blogathon and will have that up this week with any luck!

Kendra said...

I would, but that's the day my dissertation is due. Sorry!

Mercurie said...

That's okay, Kendra. Your dissertation is much more important! :-)

Purush said...

What a serendipitous coincidence!! As I type these words, "The Lady Vanishes" movie is running on my laptop. I have been Ms.Lockwood's fan since my school days. I still remember the day (February 14th 1994)! That was the day, when I first watched Margaret Lockwood's movie "The Lady Vanishes". Ever since, I have admired her talent and her beauty. I would be more than happy to participate in the blogathon, and would be willing to do so, more after the fact that we both are Virgos and my birthday is just 4 days after hers :)

Purush said...

Thanks for letting me share my thoughts about her!!