In 2017, I participated in one blogathon and one blog challenge:
The Third Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon
I also participated in one blog challenge:
Springtime Silent Movie Challenge: In the Beginning...
|Moving Picture World, 05-January-1918|
I wrote about the 50th anniversary of the recording of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. I wrote about the 125th birthdays of Ivor Novello and Conrad Veidt. I wrote about the 75th birthday of Sharon Tate.
Actress Dorothy Malone died.
|Seattle Star, 15-February-1918|
I wrote about what may have been the 125th anniversary of Edison's Black Maria. I wrote about the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin starting production on his first film for First National.
I wrote about the 100th birthday of actress, writer and director Ida Lupino. I wrote about the 75th birthday of actress Blythe Danner. I wrote about the 75th anniversary of the death of directory Woody Van Dyke.
Silent film actress Lassie Lou Ahern died. Actress Nanette Fabray died, but I did not write about her.
Actor David Ogden Stiers, who had a great voice, died in March, but I did not write about him.
In March, I started news series on cowboy stars Broncho Billy Anderson and William S Hart.
I wrote about the 150th birthday of writer Booth Tarkington. I wrote about the 100th birthday of writer Mickey Spillane. I wrote about the 75th birthday of Monty Python's Eric Idle.
I wrote about the 50th anniversary of the death of pioneering director Alice Guy-Blaché.
|Rock Island Argus, 27-April-1918|
We marked the 100th anniversary of the release of Charlie Chaplin's first film for First National. We marked the 100th anniversary of the release of the first Tarzan movie with a short series. I wrote a little bit about the Ebony Film Corporation.
We marked what would have been Spike Milligan's 100th birthday. Anne Shirley and William Holden would have turned 100 on the same day.
Animator Isao Takahata and director Miloš Forman died. Magician and comedian Harry Anderson died.
Monty Python member Michael Palin turned 75.
In May, we marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Army pilot S Rankin Drew, the son of Sidney Drew.
|Moving Picture World, 15-June-1918|
We celebrated the 75th birthday of actor Malcom McDowell.
We marked the 75th anniversary of the death of actor Leslie Howard.
|Motion Picture News, 20-July-1918|
We marked the 100th birthdays of Ingmar Bergman and Edward Herrmann.
|Moving Picture World, 24-August-1918|
I wrote about James O'Neill, who spent many years playing The Count of Monte Cristo.
Actress Mary Carlisle died at 104. Playwright Neil Simon died.
We marked the 100th birthday of director Robert Aldrich. On the same day, we marked the 125th birthday of Mae West, the 100th birthday of Evelyn Ankers and the 75th birthday of Robert De Niro. We marked the 75th birthday of Tuesday Weld.
|Scientific American, 02-September-1916|
In September I posted a 1916 article, "Artisans of the Motion Picture Films." I continued my series about The Yellow Dog.
Actress Gloria Jean died. Actor Burt Reynolds died.
In September, we celebrated the 75th birthday of actress Valerie Perrine.
We marked the 125th birthdays of Lillian Gish and Gummo Marx. Those are two names I never thought I would type in one sentence. We observed the 100th birthdays of Robert Walker, Teresa Wright and Rita Hayworth. We celebrated the 75th birthday of Catherine Deneuve. We also covered the 100th birthday of Baby Peggy Montgomery, who is still with us.
|Moving Picture World, 21-December-1918|
In November we marked the 150th birthday of Marie Dressler. We observed the 100th birthday of Art Carney. We noted the 75th birthdays of Sam Shepard and Lauren Hutton.
Stan Lee and directors Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci died.
|Moving Picture World, 23-December-1918|
I noted the 25th anniversary of the death of Don Ameche.
Actress Sondra Locke died. Director and actress Penny Marshall died. Sister Wendy Beckett died.