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Call for Entries: The Montgomery Clift Blogathon!

October is shaping up to be an exciting month for Montgomery Clift fans! Not only does October 17 mark what would have been Clift’s 99th birthday, but the beautiful new documentary Making Montgomery Clift drops on Apple TV and On Demand on October 15! This important new work from filmmakers Robert Clift (Monty’s nephew) and his wife Hillary Demmon wowed the festival circuit last year with their poignant, moving portrait of one of cinema’s most influential—yet woefully misunderstood—artists.

Since his death in 1966, Clift’s legend has been submerged in hyper sensationalized gossip, hearsay, and (however well-intentioned) misdiagnoses. Eager to offer an alternative narrative to the tortured, repressed, tragic idea of Monty, the documentary makes room for another Monty: a man open with his sexuality, a free spirit with a zest for life (and wicked sense of humor), an artist in constant pursuit of perfecting his craft, and above all else: a human being.

To celebrate the documentary’s release—and in conjunction with what would have been Monty’s 99th birthday on October 17—The Hollywood Scrapbook is excited to announce the Montgomery Clift Blogathon!

PARTICIPANT RULES:

From October 15 (the date of the documentary release) to October 17 (Monty’s 99th birthday), film bloggers are invited to post their thoughts on Clift’s films, performances, or even broader pieces about his place in film history. (More than one writer may write about the same film.)

To participate, simply send us an email letting us know which film you’re going to cover and which date you’d like it to be published. Once you’ve published your piece, please send us the link. We will link to your published piece here and share widely on social media, so please make sure to include your preferred social media handles when submitting to: thehollywoodscrapbook@gmail.com!

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT!

With all this attention on Monty, we’re also ecstatic to announce that we’ll be giving away three (3) free copies of the Making Montgomery Clift! This giveaway is open to blogathon participants, as well as any/all readers who actively engage with the blogathon on social media.

For bloggers: Please include this link to the Making Montgomery Clift download page in your piece: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/making-montgomery-clift/id1479654436

For readers: please retweet the Making Montgomery Clift announcement tweet:https://twitter.com/montyfilm/status/1179132644266782720 or share this Making Montgomery Clift announcement on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLifeAndArtofMontgomeryClift/posts/2426811977607868.

Winners will be chosen at random and will receive an iTunes gift card they can use to purchase the film.

FILMOGRAPHY & STAGE CREDITS

To get you started, here is Monty’s full filmography … as well as his Broadway credits for any Broadway history nerds out there with a taste for the likes of Tennessee Williams, Tallulah Bankhead, or Alfred Lunt.

Film Credits:

The Defector (1966)
Freud (1962)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
The Misfits (1961)
Wild River (1960)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Lonelyhearts (1958)
The Young Lions (1958)
Raintree County (1957)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
I Confess (1953)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
The Big Lift (1950)
The Heiress (1950)
Red River (1948)
The Search (1948)

Theater Credits:

Fly Away Home (1935)
Jubilee (1935)
Yr. Obedient Husband (1938)
Eye on the Sparrow (1938)
Dame Nature (1938)
The Mother (1939)
There Shall Be No Night (1940)
The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)
Our Town (1944)
Mexican Mural (1945)
The Searching Wind (1944)
Foxhole in the Parlor (1945)
You Touched Me! (1945)
The Seagull (1954)

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