Reminder: The Agatha Christie Blogathon is coming up next week!

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You can still join the fun! We can’t wait to celebrate 🙂

Christina Wehner

AgathaChristieJust a reminder that next week the Agatha Christie Blogathon begins: Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th! Domi from Little Bits of Classics and I are really looking forward to reading everyone’s entries.

There is still plenty of time to sign up if you want to participate. We are celebrating all things related to Agatha Christie – her novels, her life, her characters. More information can be found on the original announcement, here.

So please join us in celebration of Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday (September 15th). May her reign as the Queen of Crime continue! 🙂

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When Joan Crawford Was Fifth Fiddle – Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

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There was a time when both Joan Crawford and Frank Capra were working for the success of the very same man. He was none other than Harry Langdon, one of the most popular comedians of the 1920s. Just like many others, he started his career under the supervision of Mack Sennett and by 1926 he was confident enough to settle his own production company. Many say this was the beginning of his decline. It may be so, but one thing is for sure: it was also the beginning of Joan Crawford’s rise.

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Announcing the Agatha Christie Blogathon!

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Come and join us!

Christina Wehner

AgathaChristieLittle Bits of Classics and I are thrilled and excited to announce the Agatha Christie Blogathon – The Queen of Crime!

When? 

September 16th-18th

Why?

The inspiration for this blogathon is Domi’s of Little Bits of Classics. It is in honor of Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday on the 15th of September.

Rules

All things Agatha Christie are welcome! Anything and everything – her life, her writing style, her characters, her books, the movie adaptations of her books, tributes, retrospections – the more the better! We want to honor everything about the great lady.

The only rule we have is that we are Not Allowing Duplicates on individual Books, Plays or Movies because there are so many we hope to see covered. However, there is no limit on how many posts can be written about Agatha Christie, her life or her characters. And if you want to compare a…

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5 Things That Make a Screwball Divorce Suit – The Awful Truth (1937)

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Screwball comedies are often described as “comedies of remarriage”, as it was a recurring topic in the heyday of the genre. The Awful Truth also revolves around a couple (played by Cary Grant and Irene Dunne) who are on their way to fall in love again. However, first you have to divorce your partner before you can remarry them. This movie presents a rare example of a screwball divorce suit and proves that there’re certain things which can turn even the courtroom’s peace into chaos. Here they are!

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A Silent Movie Ice Cream Battle – A Pair of Tights (1929)

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If there was such a genre as “ice cream comedy”, I think A Pair of Tights would be an award-winning piece.  With its delightful cast and gentle story it’s so amusing that it makes you laugh again and again. This movie certainly proves that in the golden age of silents a single gesture could speak louder and be funnier than a hundred words today.

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