Jack Lemmon was his name, acting wonderfully was his game. He shined in both drama and comedy. He is best remembered by his role in “Some Like It Hot” (1959), but he also won two Oscars, four Golden Globes, two Emmys, three BAFTAs and two Cannes prizes for Best Actor. He was born inside an elevator, went to Harvard, served the Marine, was a self-taught pianist, was Billy Wilder’s favorite and Walter Matthau’s best friend. SO. MUCH. AWESOMENESS.
That’s why I had to jump on the bandwagon when my friend Rich of Wide Screen World invited me, of all bloggers, to co-host a blogathon in honor of Jack Lemmon.
To maximize the fun, we minimized the rules:
Choose a film, a topic, an anecdote. Duplicates are allowed.
Get in touch with us via blog or Twitter (me, @startspreading / Rich, @ratzo318)
Grab a banner if you like (we appreciate the support)
Publish your post when the time comes and send us the links!
The roster so far:
Critica Retrô – 12 Angry Men (1997 TV movie)
Wide Screen World – The Out of Towners (1970)A Shroud of Thoughts – The Apartment (1960)
The Old Hollywood Garden – It Should Happen to You (1954)
Paula’s Cinema Club – It Happened to Jane (1959)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Caftan Woman – Avanti! (1972)
Outspoken & Freckled – Mister Roberts (1955)
Old Hollywood Films – The Odd Couple (1968)
Moon in Gemini – Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Midnite Drive-In – How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Movies, Silently – The Great Race (1965)
Silver Screenings – The China Syndrome (1979)
Cinema Cities – Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Realweegiemidget Reviews – Airport 77 (1977)
Cary Grant won’t eat you – The Fortune Cookie (1966)The Wonderful World of Cinema – Irma La Douce (1963)