“The Caftan Woman Blogathon – Honoring Patricia Nolan-Hall” will be hosted here at Another Old Movie Blog and by Patty at Lady Eve’s Reel Life on Friday, May 6th.
On March 7th, the classic film blogger world lost one of its greatest writers and champions of classic film, Patricia Nolan-Hall, also known as The 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 the banner above, designed by Patty Schneider, to place 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. 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 here 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.
Another Old Movie Blog -- The Case of Charlie Chan and The Caftan Woman.
Make Mine Film Noir -- Union Station (1950)
A Shroud of Thoughts -- Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Final Fade-Out"
Once Upon a Screen -- Remember Caftan Woman and her Words
Lady Eve's Reel Life -- Champagne for Caesar (1950)
Pale Writer -- Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
A Person in the Dark -- The Binding Ties Made of Film
Hometowns to Hollywood -- TBD
Laura's Miscellaneous Musings -- Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)
Let Yourself Go...To Old Hollywood -- Ida Lupino, TBD
The Stop Button -- Ball of Fire (1941)
Vienna's Classic Hollywood -- Paul Lukas
By Rich Watson -- Saturday Night at the Movies