I’ve Got a Funny Feeling that I Want To Be Good

You weren’t dames like Annie Laurie Starr who couldn’t go straight. You were good. You were very good, and the results of For the Love of Film (Noir): The Film Preservation Blogathon are proof. We had 132 blogs and more than that number of bloggers offer posts (which I’m still reading). We had Roger Ebert, Lou Lumenick, Dave Kehr, Leonard Maltin, some unknown writer for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times and many other high-profile media contribute tweets and articles to publicize our cause. We had blogs all over the world display Greg Ferrara’s banner ads and commercial before and during the blogathon.

And we had almost twice the number of donors as last year, each of you offering whatever you could to help make the restoration of The Sound of Fury possible. Those small and not so small donations added up to $5,697, a marvelous show of support and generosity at a time of great economic hardship for many people. We thank every last one of you from California to New York and all points in between, and from countries all over the world, including but not limited to the United Arab Emirates, The Philippines, Chile, and Spain, who contributed blog posts and money to our cause.

We promised some incredible prizes to several lucky donors, and here are the results of our random drawing:

A full set of NOIR CITY posters goes to Mike Glancy Auction Co.

The brand-new deluxe DVD edition of The Prowler goes to Sam and Lucille Juliano.

A DVD documentary on Eddie Muller called The Czar of Noir and his short film The Grand Inquisitor, starring Marsha Hunt, goes to Jason Civjan.

A set of NOIR CITY SENTINEL annuals goes to John Fitzpatrick.

Programs from NOIR CITY 8 and 9 go to Leanord Moore.

An autographed copy of Eddie Muller’s first novel The Distance goes to Andrew Horbal.

A signed and framed art photo of some of the old Castro Theater seats by noted photographer R. A. McBride, donated by Donna Hill, author of the recently released Rudolph Valentino the Silent Idol, goes to Mary Beth Roney.

The original watercolor of Lloyd Bridges done exclusively for the blogathon by noted artist Steve Brodner, whose works have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mother Jones, and many, many other publications, goes to Stephanie Chadwick.

Congratulations to all the winners. And congratulations to everyone for making this blogathon a success and inspiration to those of us who love film.

  • John Grec0 spoke:
    1st/03/2011 to 10:08 am

    Marilyn,

    You, Farran and Greg did a fantastic job with the blogathon! The contributions from around the world is amazing and the money of course will help, every penny does. Congrats to all the prize winners. Last but not least thanks to Eddie for the love of noir.

  • Marilyn spoke:
    1st/03/2011 to 10:44 am

    Thanks, John, for all your great contributions to the blogathon and for your support. We’re grateful for people like you, and, of course, like Eddie, who gives so much of himself to film.

  • Lou Lumenick spoke:
    1st/03/2011 to 11:13 am

    Marilyn, you Farran, Greg and all the bloggers should be very proud. The quality of the contributions was so uniformly high that the Foundation might want to think of collecting them as a book (e or otherwise) for further fundraising efforts.

  • Marilyn spoke:
    1st/03/2011 to 11:27 am

    Lou – We’re honored to have you visit our blog. I agree that our bloggers outdid themselves with entertaining, informative, and ingenious posts. Eddie, did you hear that? Sounds like a good idea to me.

  • Sam Juliano spoke:
    1st/03/2011 to 9:53 pm

    Marilyn: Needless to say the staggering amount of money collected really speaks for itself, especially in these difficult economic times. You’ve received visits from so many people, many celebrities (I remember Lou Luminick’s reviews for the Bergen Record, as I live in that NJ county) and the aggressive support of Eddie Muller. In a blogging career of noteworthy accomplishments I dare say you hit the summit.

    Congratulations to you, Greg and Faran for this tremendous success.

    And thanks for picking our name out of the hat!

  • Marilyn spoke:
    1st/03/2011 to 9:58 pm

    Thanks, Sam, and when I saw what prize you won, I thought it was perfect. I only hoped that your desire for a comprehensive film collection hadn’t caused you to order the film already.

  • deedee spoke:
    2nd/03/2011 to 2:15 pm

    Hi! Marilyn….
    Congratulations to all the winners Of all the nice prizes…and most definitely, to Sam Juliano and his wife, Mrs. Lucille Juliano, and I want to extend my Congratulation! to you, The Self-Styled Siren, and Greg Ferrara, for all your hard-work on behalf Of author Eddie Muller, and The Film Noir Foundation.

    By the way, in the upcoming days…I plan to offer a “For The Love Of Film Noir” contest over there on Sam Juliano’s blog. I will have additional details…Shortly!

    Thank-you,
    DeeDee ;)

  • Sam Juliano spoke:
    2nd/03/2011 to 6:13 pm

    “I only hoped that your desire for a comprehensive film collection hadn’t caused you to order the film already.”

    I’ve been found out, I’m afraid, though I have a well-deserving good friend.

    I look forward to Dee Dee’s upcoming contest!

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