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Huzzah Squad: The Plan

First, I’d like to offer a great big Thank You to all the bloggers who have volunteered to participate in the Huzzah Squad! You guys are absolutely super!

Here are our participants so far:

  1. Millie
  2. Addie
  3. Mercurie
  4. Audrey
  5. Matthew
  6. Jenny
  7. KC
  8. Me! (Casey)
  9. Emily
  10. Niamhy
  11. Sarah

It is not too late to jump on the bandwagon, just jot me a comment and I’ll add your name to the list!

We shall begin by each choosing a star for our first tribute. Here is a list of stars to choose from, if you need ideas. Then we need to establish the order the posts will be published (on our own blogs, or I’ll post them here for those without a blog). You guys can pick your own place in the publishing lineup, so if you covet being first, call it fast!

I am working on a logo for us to use in the posts and a button for each of us to post in our sidebars (of course you do not have to use either, but it’ll be here soon for those who would like it).

Also – I have an idea to publicize the series. What do you guys think of a special twitter feed created just to tweet these posts?

(If you are completely lost and have no idea what any of this is, read this post. All will become clear.)

****2/16/11 Update****

Tribute List:

  • Turhan Bey (Matthew)
  • Richard Beymer (Sarah)
  • Honor Blackman (Millie)
  • Michael Caine (Niamhy)
  • Michael Callan (Millie)
  • Claudia Cardinale (KC)
  • Diahann Carroll (Casey)
  • Sean Connery (Niamhy)
  • Tim Conway (Millie)
  • Peggy Cummins (Matthew)
  • Olivia de Havilland (Audrey)
  • Bradford Dillman (Millie)
  • Deanna Durbin (Millie)
  • Richard Erdman (Addie)
  • Peter Falk (Millie)
  • Joan Fontaine (Emily)
  • Steve Forrest (Emily)
  • Coleen Gray (KC)
  • Marsha Hunt (Casey)
  • Anne Jeffreys (Casey)
  • Carla Laemmle (Matthew)
  • Angela Lansbury (Casey)
  • Joan Leslie (Emily)
  • Dorothy Malone (KC)
  • Maureen O’Hara (Emily)
  • Eleanor Parker (Addie)
  • Nova Pilbeam (Matthew)
  • Jane Powell (Casey)
  • Ann Rutherford (Emily)
  • Eva Marie Saint (Emily)
  • Lizabeth Scott (Addie)
  • Phyllis Thaxter (Addie)
  • Esther Williams (KC)
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The Huzzah Squad

Calling all classic film fans: we have a new project that needs your support! As fans of films from the 30s-60s, we have the bittersweet duty of recalling fond memories when the legends of the screen pass away. It deeply saddens all of us, serving as a reminder of the precious stars remaining with us. It’s time we honored these incredible talents before they leave us.

*cue 60’s adventure music* Announcing, The Huzzah Squad!

Born out of a conversation I had with Terry of A Shroud of Thoughts, The Huzzah Squad will be our way to show appreciation to the stars right now. The plan is to form a circle of bloggers to take turns writing daily or weekly posts in tribute to a star who is still with us. If we have enough participants, each blogger will only be writing one post every month. We can band together to communicate our sincere appreciation for the amazing library of classic films we enjoy today.

So, any takers? Anybody interested in giving back a little of the happiness we receive from watching classic films? If so, drop me a line in the comments by February 11, 2011. Let’s show the fantastic actors and actresses of yesteryear how much they truly mean to us!

P.S. – please feel free to jump in even if you don’t have a blog space of your own. I’ll be happy to host guest posts for anyone interested.

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