My dad (smiling away) and my Uncle Hugo (looking less than pleased). Aren’t they the cutest things?
D-Day! FDR elected for 4th term! Vesuvius erupts! On the stage, The Glass Menagerie and No Exit premiere! Iceland declares independence! And World War II continues to rage across the globe.
It’s been 75 years since 1944, something my dad doesn’t like to be reminded of. Come July 1st, he’ll finally have to admit that he’s in his mid-70s, not his late early 70s, as he refers to being 74. In honor of his turning three-quarters of a century, I’m dedicating a blogathon in his honor.
It was the year Bacall taught us how to whistle, Judy went to the fair, Bing went his own way, and Stanwyck and MacMurray went straight down the line.
For this blogathon, you can write about any movie released in 1944 (yes, I know it’s called “Made in 1944,” but that’s just a title, folks) or any pop culture personality born in 1944. Other pop culture-related topics will be considered at my discretion. Discussions of personalities should be about them, not about a particular project. For example, you can write about The Kominsky Method in the context of Michael Douglas’s career, but not about the show itself.
Notable births include Shelley Fabares, Joe Frazier, Rutger Hauer, Jimmy Page, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Jerry Springer, Stockard Channing, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Demme, Roger Daltrey, Bobby Womack, Diana Ross, Craig T. Nelson, Jill Clayburgh, John Rhys-Davies, George Lucas, Joe Cocker, Danny Trejo, Patty LaBelle, Frank Oz, Gladys Knight, Marvin Hamlisch, Gary Busey, Jeff Beck, Geraldine Chaplin, Sam Elliott, Jacqueline Bisset, Michael Douglas, Dennis Franz (my dad’s schoolmate), Danny DeVito, Lorne Michaels, Harold Ramis, and Brenda Lee.
- There’s a lot to write about, so only three posts about any single topic will be allowed.
- I’m not limiting the number of posts you can do, but, if you’re considering multiple posts, be considerate and let other people choose topics before you squat on a bunch other people might want to do.
- All entries must be fresh. No old posts.
- If you don’t have a blog and still want to participate, let me know, and I’ll post your entry on my blog.
- Post a banner and a link to the blogathon with your entry.
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