Thursday, March 31, 2022

THE CAFTAN WOMAN BLOGATHON - HONORING PATRICIA NOLAN-HALL

Patricia Nolan-Hall

The Caftan Woman Blogathon – Honoring Patricia Nolan-Hall will be hosted here at Lady Eve’s Reel Life and at Jacqueline's Another Old Movie Blog on Friday, May 6th.

On March 7th, the classic film blogger world lost one of its great writers and champions of classic film, Patricia Nolan-Hall, also known as Caftan Woman, the name of her delightful blog.  You can visit her blog here. 

Paddy was very supportive of other bloggers, and eagerly contributed to many blogathons, always graciously commenting on the posts of others.  It seems fitting to celebrate her time with us with a special blogathon in her honor.

Here’s a banner to post on your blog to advertise the blogathon. (The photo of Paddy is courtesy of her sister, Maureen Nolan, used by permission.)

The range of topics on which to write is wide open, since Paddy’s interest and knowledge of pop culture was quite broad.  You might post on a movie or TV show she liked and wrote about, a genre you both loved, or about any topic she discussed on her blog (it wasn’t always about TV or movies), or about a comment she might have left on your own blog. Or you may post on any music, TV, or films from the silent film era through the 1960s, or spotlight stars or character actors from those decades.  Share your memories, the laughs, and the inspiration of this witty and kindly woman.

You can name your topic by leaving a comment on this post.  A blogathon page with all the entries will be posted at Another Old Movie Blog and Lady Eve’s Reel Life on Friday, May 6th.  When you publish your post, link back to that page and leave a comment with your link so we can update the roster.

Be sure to visit each other’s posts and comment.  You know Paddy would.

Participants:

18 Cinema Lane: The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Another Old Movie Blog: The Case of Charlie Chan and The Caftan Woman

By Rich Watson: "Saturday Night at the Movies" Connected Canadian Viewers to Classic Cinema

Classic Film Observations & Obsessions: Part II of The Carey Family in the John Ford Western Universe

Critica Retro: Fitzwilly (1967)

Dubsism: Caftan Woman's Sports Education: A Prime Example of Her support for Bloggers

Hometowns to Hollywood: Betty Grable's Hometown

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: The Proud Rebel (1958)

Lady Eve's Reel Life: Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings: Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)

Let Yourself Go...To Old Hollywood: Ida Lupino, TBD

Make Mine Film Noir: Union Station (1950)

Moon in Gemini: Ride the High Country (1962)

Movies Silently: William S. Hart, TBD

The Old Hollywood Garden: Paddy Nolan-Hall's Impact

Once Upon a Screen: Remembering Caftan Woman and Her Words

Outspoken & Freckled: The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) 

Pale Writer: Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Paula's Cinema Club: Powell & Pressburger

A Person in the Dark: The Binding Ties Made of Film

Realweegiemidget Reviews: Still Adoring an Always Entertaining Blogging Friend Patricia Nolan-Hall, the Caftan Woman

Rick's Real/Reel Life: Joan Crawford Wows as One of 'The Women'

Shadows and Satin: Man of the West (1958)

A Shroud of Thoughts: Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Final Fade-Out"

Silent-ology: Supporting Actors of the Silent Era

Silver Screen Modes: Treasure Island: From Page to Screen to Cable 

Silver Screenings: The Secret Garden (1949)

Speakeasy: An Appreciation

Spellbound with Beth Ann: TBD

The Stop Button: Ball of Fire (1941)

Taking Up Room: The Patsy (1928)

Vienna's Classic Hollywood: Paul Lukas

62 comments:

  1. I'm in for sure. I guess you could call my topic "The binding ties made of film" for now.

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  2. As I have already mentioned, I think this idea of a blogathon in memory of Patricia Nolan-Hall is a wonderful one, and I would very much like to participate. I'd like to blog about Union Station (1950), starring William Holden.

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Marianne! I look forward to your post.

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  3. Just to clarify, I was the one who will blog on a Perry Mason episode TBD!

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  4. Could I do BALL OF FIRE for The Stop Button?

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    1. Yes, you can, Andrew! Thank you for joining us.

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  5. Thanks for putting this tribute together! I see Paddy contributed to the ebook “The Ida Lupino Files”, writing about a few episodes of The Fugitive that Lupino directed. I’d like to contribute to the blogathon with an essay on some aspect of Lupino’s directing career—precise topic still TBD.

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    1. OK, P.M., I've added Let Yourself Go...To Old Hollywood on our blogathon list. Thank you!

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  6. Can I add a post with this lovely lady's always sweet and supportive comments that she left on my blog about my posts.

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  7. BTW Meant to say so lovely you guys are tributing her in such a wonderful way, Have shared this link with my blogging group on Facebook x

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for sharing on your FB group.

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  8. This is such an appropriate tribute. I'm in, topic TBD.
    My blog is here: https://paulascinemaclub.com/

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  9. Happy to join in honour of Paddy. She wrote about Paul Lukas in 2015 and I’d like to add my comments on this fine actor.

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    1. Great! Thanks for joining us in our tribute to Paddy, Vienna.

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  10. This is great--I was hoping someone would honor Paddy like this. I'd like to write about "The Patsy," please. Paddy reviewed it for Gill's and my Odd or Even Blogathon in January and we had a good time. My blog is Taking Up Room (http://takinguproom.wordpress.com).

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    1. We all love and miss Paddy and it's great that you're joining our tribute.

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  11. Please sign me up, y'all -- Shadows and Satin. I wouldn't miss it for the world. I'll let you know the topic as soon as I decide.

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    1. Welcome, Karen! You are signed up - and we're so happy to have you.

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    2. Patty, I'm going to blog on Man of the West, because it combines the western with film noir.

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  12. There's really only one thing I can do for this event; an episode of a series on my blog called "Story Time." This one will be titled "Caftan Woman's Sports Education: A Prime Example of Her Support For Bloggers." For those familiar with my blog https://dubsism.com/ they will understand this pretty quickly. For those who aren't, tune in on May 6th!

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    1. Glad to have you, J-Dub, and fascinated by your topic. I'm sure Paddy would be pleased.

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    2. I wouldn't have missed this for anything!

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  13. I'm looking forward to participating Patty, and considering Paddy's wide interests, genres and media covered including popular culture, I will feature TREASURE ISLAND: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN TO CABLE.. Christian at silverscreenmodes.com

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    1. Hello, Christian. Great choice and more than great that you've joined us!

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  14. Thank you so much for organizing this. I am not sure of which title exactly but Paddy liked William S. Hart a lot, so I will choose something from his filmography.

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  15. I've chosen my topic. Was just discussing on Twitter last night the greatness of the movie Ride the High Country, and I see it was one of Paddy's favorite Westerns. So please put me down for that. Thanks!

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    1. Excellent choice, Debbie, thanks!

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    2. Joel McCrae and Randolph Scott directed by Sam Peckinpah. What more could you want?

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  16. I'd like to do The Secret Garden (1949), one of the last films Paddy wrote about.

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    1. So glad you're joining in, Ruth, and you've made a wonderful choice for your post.

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  17. Hello! This is a wonderful idea, I'm sure Patty would've been delighted. I've been giving some thought to my topic, and I'd like to write about some of the hardworking supporting actors of the silent era--people who were in literally hundreds of films. People as prolific as Caftan Woman, in other words! ;)

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    1. Great, original idea Lea. Thanks for joining us.

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  18. This is awesome, she is dearly missed. Could I talk about the importance of supporting fellow bloggers, leaving comments, sharing stuff, and generally having this sense of belonging in the classic film community and how she contributed to that? I know this is a bit vague and someone has probably already thought of this, but I would like to talk about Paddy's efforts and how she's affected so many people. If this is not OK, put me down as TBD and I'll get back to you with another topic! :)

    Thanks!
    Carol, The Old Hollywood Garden

    www.theoldhollywoodgarden.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm willing to bet your post will dove-tail rather nicely with mine. Can't wait to see if I'm right :)

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    2. Please do write about Paddy's supportive impact, Carol. And welcome to the blogathon.

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  19. Hosting a blogathon is a wonderful way to honor Paddy. I'd like to cover "The Proud Rebel" ( 1958 ) if I may? Paddy wrote about for one of my Olivia de Havilland blogathons and I know she adored the film as much as I do.

    My blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood.

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    1. Thank you so much for joining us in honoring Paddy. Great pick for your blog post, too.

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  20. Hello! I'm so glad this blogathon is going ahead. I'm happy to contribute a post about an early film of Harry Carey, Sr (TBD). Paddy was a big fan of Westerns, and one year we both wrote about the Carey family (!), so this has special meaning for me.

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    1. I'm so glad you're going to be a part of this blogathon, Jocelyn. Looking forward to your post on Harry Carey, Sr.

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  21. Oops, I forgot to mention my blog. It's https://classicfilmobsessions.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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  22. Is it too late to participate?
    I'd like to write a review of Joan Crawford as Crystal Allen in "The Women."
    This could be a tribute to Paddy and for Joan, who will have passed away 45 years ago May 10. Let me know either way. Cheers, Rick

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  23. What a lovely way to honor Paddy!
    That being said, I want to write about Fitzwilly (1967), a movie that she recommended.
    Thanks,
    Le from Critica Retro (www.criticaretro.blogspot.com)

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    1. Sorry I didn't see your comment waiting to be "approved" until days later, Le. Great choice for a subject and so nice to have you.

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  24. I'd like to sign onto the blogathon, too! Depending on her response, I may change topics. I've asked Paddy's sister Maureen if I can interview her about their shared love of movies and moviegoing.

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    1. Great! I'll put you down for TBD, just let me know as soon as you do.

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  25. Hi! I'm listed above as TBA. I wanted to choose a film Paddy had previously written about for my post and have picked HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL? which I was just able to see at the TCM Classic Film Festival. Best wishes, Laura

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  26. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to Patricia! I'd like to join by reviewing 'The Song of Bernadette'!

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  27. Hello! Very last minute but I'll be posting "An Appreciation" of Paddy as a movie fan and blog supporter. :) wouldn't miss it.
    I'm at Speakeasy https://hqofk.wordpress.com

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    1. Early or late, we're glad to have you, Kristina...thanks for joining in!

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  28. Hi there! I just uploaded my entry (a little early):
    https://silverscreenings.org/2022/05/04/loss-and-hope-in-a-secret-garden/
    I'm looking forward to this very much.

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  29. Hi there, thanks again for this lovely tribute... if we remember her yearly still so many comments from this wonderful lady, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/remembrances/remembrances-2022/caftan-woman/

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