Backlots has received the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

The lovely blog A Person In the Dark has very generously awarded Backlots the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award! The award will be proudly displayed in our Affiliations and Awards section, and I am so grateful that this blog is loved!

Now, this award comes with stipulations. Awardees must:

  • Thank and link to the person who nominated the blog
  • Share 7 random facts about themselves
  • Pass the award to 12 of their blogging buddies
  • Notify the recipients

So here we go.


1. I was born in Oakland, CA and raised in Oakland and San Francisco.

2. I am a French major in college, and recently spent 5 months in France.

3. I play the cello, and attended an arts magnet high school in San Francisco.

4.  I have met: June Allyson, Mickey Rooney, Patty Duke, Rita Moreno, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, Barbara Eden, Olivia de Havilland, Maureen O’Hara, and all of the surviving munchkins from The Wizard of Oz (except Karl Slover).

5.  When I was 2, I swallowed a penny.

6. I am deathly afraid of heights, but I have no problem with spiders.

7. I once taught myself how to sing “We’re In the Money” in Pig Latin like Giner Rogers in Golddiggers of 1933. I can still do it.


GARBO LAUGHS. Run by my friend Caroline, this blog is full of insights on all kinds of films, from the very obscure to classic favorites. Very intelligently written.

CLASSIC BECKY’S BRAIN FOOD. A wonderfully amusing and diverse blog focusing on both classic films and literature. Its design truly reflects the nature of the blog, and contributes to its considerable charm!

VIVANDLARRY.COM. THE go-to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier site on the net, written by another friend of mine–Kendra Bean. I consider Kendra to be right up there with the most elite Viv and Larry historians, and she recently hosted a very successful weekend devoted to them in London, which I attended. For anyone looking for information on Viv and Larry, this site will give you everything you need, and more.

THE LADY EVE’S REEL LIFE. A very well-written blog focusing on all the ins and outs of classic film. Chock full of interesting and useful information!

VIA MARGUTTA 51. This is a fun one! Written by a Chilean gal (who speaks very good English, I might add!), the site takes its name from the address in Roman Holiday, and is a sweet devotion to classic film.

OLIVIA AND JOAN: SISTERS OF THE SILVER SCREEN. Those who have been following Backlots for some time know of my love for the de Havilland sisters, and this site is a marvelous tribute to them. With detailed sections about both Olivia and Joan, it is one of a kind in their compilation of accurate and well-presented information about the two sisters without a focus on their famous feud, which is very refreshing.

CLASSIC FILM AND TV CAFE. One of the most fun blogs out there! Great polls, trivia games, and lots of discussion among readers. A charming treat!

CLASSICFILMBOY’S MOVIE PARADISE. Great and detailed analyses of films, and a recurring segment on Audrey Hepburn entitled “Audrey of the Month” with fantastic and rare pictures.

CAFTAN WOMAN. Beautifully put-together blog with tons of info. She also incorporates wonderful snippets of her life outside of film, making for a truly comprehensive blogging experience for the reader.

TRUE CLASSICS: THE ABCs OF CLASSIC FILM. This dedicated and fun blog recently hosted the Loving Lucy blogathon, resulting in an incredible showing of love for Lucille Ball. Also a very diverse blog, discussing everything from classic film to TV shows to burlesque!

THRILLING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR. I was so incredibly impressed with Ivan’s look at Lucille Ball’s work on “My Favorite Husband,” that I fell in love with this blog as soon as I discovered it. A fascinating and intelligent look at the classics of yesterday, touching on radio, television, and film, and one of the most detailed blogs I have ever come across. Major applause for this one.

CAROLE & CO. A sweet and devoted tribute to the brilliant and beloved Carole Lombard. Full of information about the star, and I have already learned so much from it! The blog is hosting a Carole Lombard birthday blogathon in honor of her 103rd birthday–details can be found here.

Whew! Thank you again to Person in the Dark for this award!


3 responses to “Backlots has received the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

  1. So fantastic!! Congratulations!

  2. Gurl, thanks so much for the award! I have one to give to you, as well, as soon as I get around to updating ye olde blog!

  3. Lara,

    I just gave this award to you too 🙂

    I guess if you already received this, you don’t have to do anything, but just wanted to let you know 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s