Upcoming Comet blogathon: Gone Too Soon

I’ve been promising details and banners for my blogathon on March 9 and 10, and I finally have both ready to share with you all!

The theme is “Gone Too Soon”-spotlighting stars who died before the age of 50.

Everyone can write up to three posts. To avoid repeated stars, as you know who you want to write about, comment below and I will add you to a list of topics on this page.

Don’t know who you want to discuss yet? That’s okay, you have until March 9! Still let me know you are interested and post one of the below banners on your page (feel free to resize banners if they are too large).

Make sure your comment includes your what blog you write for-sometimes it’s hard to keep everyone straight πŸ™‚

When it gets closer to time, I will let everyone know how we are going about posting.

Hope everyone is excited as I am!


100 Years of Movies– F.W. Murnau

A Person in the Dark– John Gilbert

And Then They Start to Sparkle– Laird Cregar

All Good Things– Natalie Wood

Blame Mame – Jayne Mansfield

Classic Movies -Robert Williams (1930s actor of Platinum Blonde)

Comet Over Hollywood-Brandon de Wilde and Virginia Weidler

Crankshafts and Curse Words– Steve McQueen

Critica Retro – Olive Thomas

Far From Camelot– Leslie Howard

Forever Classics– James Dean

Frankly, My Dear– Jean Harlow

Great Entertainment Media Archive– Billie Holliday

Hollywood Revue-Judy Holiday or Rudolph Valentino

I Shoot the Pictures– Zbigniew Cybulski

ImmortalΒ Ephemera– Dorothy Dell

In the Mood– Errol Flynn

Kitty Packard’s Pictorial– Robert Walker

Lindsay’s Movie MusingsAlan Ladd

The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World–Β Helen Twelvetrees

My Love for Old Hollywood– Thelma Todd

Noir and Chick Flicks– Marilyn Monroe

Old Movies Nostalgia– Tyrone Power

Portraits by Jenni– Sal Mineo

Random Ramblings– Linda Darnell

Scarlett Olive– Judy Garland

ScribeHard On Film– John Cazale

Shadows and Satin– Steve Cochran

Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence– John Garfield

They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To– Montgomery Clift

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear– Renee Adoree

True Classics– Bobby Driscoll

Wide Screen World– Carole Lombard

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64 thoughts on “Upcoming Comet blogathon: Gone Too Soon

  1. My first thought was Jack Carson–but he died at 52. And Ronald Colman–he died at 56, I believe. So many greats died in their fifties!

    Then I remembered John Garfield. πŸ˜‰

    So count me in for him.


    • Oh darn! Well I did consider going to age 55 or 60 for people like Ronald Colman or Vivien Leigh, but I didn’t want to get too too old so decided to stick with 50 as the cap. :/

      John Garfield is an excellent choice!


      • Ha, was just Tweeting at you! Yeah, I’ve wanted to dig into the books and newspaper files since the time I saw that. Really enjoyed her there, hopefully I have one of her other couple of movies on hand to view as well. Thanks!


  2. I saw the banner on Monty’s All Good Things and decided to check things out. Does one have to be invited to participate? Or may I invite myself? I’d like to write about Montgomery Clift, who died at age 45.

    Patti (They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To)


    • Thanks for dropping by Patti! Everyone is welcome, this is an open party πŸ™‚ I’ll put you down for Montgomery Clift! Thanks for joining, it will be alot of fun.


  3. Hello! What a great idea for a blogathon! Any chance I could write about Errol Flynn who died right at 50 years? I hope that’ll work!! πŸ˜€

    ~Natalie @ In the Mood


  4. Hi! This is a fabulous idea for a blogathon. If possible, I’d love to write about Olive Thomas, silent film star and Mary Pickford’s sister-in-law who died at age 24. I run the blog Critica Retro.


  5. I would like to contribute a post about Sal Mineo. I remember when his death was announced on a local radio news cast and how shocked my mom was to hear of his death. I think he was in his 30s?


      • hehe.. I am very excited, too! πŸ™‚ Laird Cregar is one of my favourites.. Can’t wait to read all those others fabulous posts.. So many participants – and so many great artists and fascinating personalities..

        Glad that I can join this!


  6. John Garfield, the prince of films noir. I would love to, honor Mr. Garfield….sad ending to a brilliant man, died at aged 39.

    Thank you.


    • Hey Jennifer, Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence blog is already writing about John Garfield. Do you still want to write about him or choose someone else πŸ™‚


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  8. Hi,

    This sounds like a great blogathon. Would it be possible to do a piece on the mostly forgotten pre-code actress Helen Twelvetrees? She died at 49, so it is kind of close to the cutoff point, but I have always been fascinated with Twelvetrees and she actually died in my hometown and is buried just outside of town.

    Oh, and I suppose I should mention my name is Kevyn Knox and I am from The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World


  9. Sorry I didn’t see this until now, Jessica, but I’d love to participate! Since my favorite actor Sal Mineo is already taken, I would love to contribute a post on Conrad Veidt, who died at age 50.


    • No problem, Carolina. I know you’ve had alot on your plate lately. I’ll put you down-I completely forgot about Conrad! Thanks for joining. You are scheduled for Friday, Mar. 9! πŸ™‚


  10. You can’t forget Colin Clive. If anyone was a Comet, he was.. Mr. Clive shot to fame on the London Stage in JOURNEY’S END, and reprised his role in the James Whale film of the same name. He also became a featured player in three other Whale films: FRANKENSTEIN, ONE MORE RIVER and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. By 1934, Colin Clive had settled permanently in California, supporting such players as Ronald Colman, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn and William Powell. A heavy drinker at the best of times, Clive’s alcoholism eventually took its toll. He died on 25 June 1937, at the age of 37…leaving only 18 films behind..,


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