I launched this blog three years ago today, on 01-January-2014. I split it from my other blog, The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion.
In 2016, I participated in five blogathons:
The Second Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon
Buster Keaton and the Passing Show of 1917
The Classic Movie Ice Cream Social Blogathon
The Illusion of Motion
The Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon
Olivia de Havilland on the Air
The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon
Movie Theaters in the Teens
The At the Circus Blogathon
Charlie Chaplin and the Flea Circus
In January I wrote about The Marcel Perez Collection and Accidentally Preserved, Volume 3, DVDs from Undercrank Productions. I wrote about the dvd of Sherlock Holmes with William Gillette.
We observed Faye Dunaway and Jessica Walters' 75th birthdays.
We observed the 100th anniversary of the death of Arthur Johnson, who had appeared in the first movie directed by DW Griffith.
Alan Rickman, Haskell Wexler, Vilmos Zsigmond all died around the same day. Abe Vigoda died.
In March, I decided to cut on my posts again. I stopped several monthly series. We observed the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
We celebrated the 75th birthday of Wolfgang Petersen. We celebrated the 100th birthdays of Mercedes McCambridge and Sterling Hayden.
George Kennedy and Patty Duke died.
We observed the 125th birthday of Sam Jaffee.
In April we marked the 125h birthdays of Colonel Tim McCoy and Wallace Reid, the 100th birthday of Gregory Peck and the 75th birthdaya of Julie Christie and Ann-Margaret.
In May I reached the of the News of the Week as Shown in Films series, which stopped running in Motography magazine in May, 1916. We marked the 75th anniversary of the release of Citizen Kane. I finished the Iconic City Hall series because I never found number 6 of 6. We marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.
We celebrated the 75th birthday of actress Senta Berger.
In June, we marked the 100th anniversary of the drowning of actor Page Peters.
In June, the Greatest of All Time, Muhammed Ali died.
We marked composer Cole Porter's 125th birthday.
In July, we celebrated the 100th birthday of Olivia de Haviland, who is still alive. We marked the 125th birthday of Blossom Seeley.
Noel Neill and Garry Marshall died.
In August we visited the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.
In August, Gloria DeHaven and Fyvush Finkel died. Even worse, Gene Wilder died.
In September, I started a new weekly series, The Best Show in Town, based on a group of art displays on Market Street. We celebrated the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. I spoke to kids at Good Shepherd School in Pacifica about the current DAR essay contest, which was inspired by the anniversary.
I neglected to write about the 100th anniversary of the release of Intolerance.
In October I finished the short series, The Best Show in Town.
In October Vin Scully retired after broadcasting Dodgers games for 68 seasons.
Andrzej Wajda and Pierre Étaix died.
In November, we marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Jack London.
In November, Robert Vaughn, Lupita Tovar and Florence Henderson died. Lupita Tovar was 106 years old.
After Donald Trump won the presidential election, I thought about doing a post on The Manchurian Candidate, because of Putin's efforts to help Trump win the election. I was too depressed.
In December, we marked the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
We celebrated the 100th birthday of Kirk Douglas, who is still alive. We also celebrated the 100th birthdays of Betty Grable.
John Glenn, Michèle Morgan and Zsa Zsa Gabor died. Carrie Fisher died one day and her mother Debbie Reynolds died the next.
The image shows actress Polly Walters, who appeared in small parts in many movies.