Monday, May 11, 2009

Encore du blog award!

Wonderful Kate Gabrielle gave me the Friendly Blogger Award from her new flapper doodle blog. She's so sweet.
I have no idea whether the award means that I'm a friendly blogger, or if my blog is friendly (?), but I'm very grateful! I put my guess on the first alternative, since I don't know how "blog friendly" Betty Page striptease videos and photos of a dead Thelma Todd is...

Anyway - it's time for me to deal the award to friendly bloggers! And the first award goes to... Kate Gabrielle for her original blog Silents and Talkies! That, my dear friends, is a friendly blog! Always interesting, funny and surprising. Check it out if you haven't!

Other blog winners are:

Manuel at Coisas do arco da velha - You'll never know what's up next on his frequently updated blog! Is it classic film stars? Is it surrealistic paintings? Campy film clips or erotic art?

The Classic Maiden - A devoted classic film nerd who updates us of every single film she sees, whether it's pre-code films or Japanese anime. And she has an on-going project of viewing almost all of Kay Francis' films.

Alexis at Ingrid Bergman Life and Films - How could one not love a blog dedicated to everything about and around the Swedish wonder Ingrid Bergman? And when it's done in such an honourable and yet easily accessible way.

Robby Cress at Dear Old Hollywood - It's always fascinating to read about his escapades around and among the buildings of the golden age of Hollywood. Robby writes his posts in a way that makes you feel welcome and absorbed.

C. K. Dexter Haven at Hollywood Dreamland - I always give him an award, and he deserves them all! If you love the gone days of Hollywood, check out this popular blog.

An last, but not at all least: Jonas at All Talking! All Singing! All Dancing! - Jonas specializes in his passion of the early talkie era of Hollywood. Always fascinating reading, and as I said to him a couple of days ago: What lacks in frequency of his blog posts is well covered with quality and passion. This is by far one of my favourite blogs!

I tried to deal the award to blogs that Kate didn't already give it to, and I hope that no one is left crying in despair! If so, maybe he/she/it will be happy by a colorized photo of Gary-the-divine-Cooper and Jean Arthur I made today. Peace out!


Jonas Nordin said...

Thank you for the award! Forgive me for not passing it on since everyone I know already have been honored with it... :)
Good point! I'll try to post more often but still maintain quality :)

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Thanks again, Lolita! I'm glad someone's still reading!

BTW, if Jean Arthur isn't the most underappreciated beauty of the Golden Age, I don't know who is! She manages to make look better than the "gorgeous" Coop in that photo.

*Sigh* Jean Arthur...

Lolita said...

Jonas Nordin:
Oh, don't sweat it! The quality is so great that you don't need to post more often! (Even though many paople would cheer, for sure!)

C.K. Dexter Haven:
Yep, I agree with you! I guess people see her more as a comedienne, and those women use to be underappreciated for their serious beauty!

Keith said...

Congrats on the award. You definitely deserve it. I'll have to check out those other blogs.

Alexis said...

Thank you for the comments, the award and the readership. I love your blog! I'm so glad to have found a community that cares, as much as I do, about classic film!

Yey classic film nerds!!
<3 Alexis

Kate Gabrielle said...

Thanks for the award Lolita-- you're too funny!!

I do think it's for being a friendly blogger -- which you are :D

Lolita said...

Oh, thank you! And do check out those other blogs - many treasures to be found!

I feel just the same! It's a friendly bloggosphere ;) Love your blog too!

Kate Gabrielle:
Haha, thought that both your blogs deserved awards! Oh good, then I don't need to wonder any more!

Anonymous said...

Thaaaanks Loli!!

Alexis said...

OMG I love the new look!!

Classic Maiden said...

Love the new look :)

Thank you for the award dear *hugs*. Actually I've never posted about Bette Davis, but I sure should...

Lolita said...

Ah, great! Thanks! :)

Classic Maiden:
Thank you! Oh, Davis was just an example of what kind of things you DO write about! But you sure should write about that amazing woman... :)

Classic Maiden said...

Yes, but it's STILL not correct and besides I'm not THAT into Kay Francis, I'm just viewing 53 films of hers throughout 2009, as a personal interest which I have with many actors/actresses :).

best wishes,

Lolita said...

Classic Maiden:
Okay, I've changed it! Hope your satisfied :) And projects like that is really fun.

Love //Lolita