Blogathons, Blondes and the Most Beautiful Eyes Ever Photographed?

Tonight I’m ruminating over running a Meg Ryan Blogathon on her birthday in November. A dose of Maggie may be better late than never, as I’ve spent far too much time recently staring intently into the eyes of Michelle Pfeiffer in Wolf.If you’ve ever read any of my posts you’ll know I’m a Pfeiffer pfanatic. My admiration for this legendary beauty and her work has been a huge part of my life. I still find Pfeiffer films the best way to get away from everything.Catching The Fabulous Baker Boys on the BBC one Christmas was the start of my pfixation, then along came Meg Ryan, and things got more complicated. Boasting a smile that could out-twinkle La Pfeiffer’s, it was a toss up for me whether Meg or Michelle had the most beautiful eyes ever photographed.This battle of the baby blues drove me doolally for a decade. While others suffered by comparison to Michelle, Ryan proved be the pixie-ish, sparkling exception. Every Meg movie was an event, an occasion to cherish and savour.So would anyone like to help me celebrate Meg’s birthday on November 19th? As always there’ll be no strings or obligations, just shared affection for my favourite blonde. Please leave  me a comment if you’ve got any thoughts, interest, ideas.



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37 responses to “Blogathons, Blondes and the Most Beautiful Eyes Ever Photographed?

  1. Kim

    Meg Ryan Blogathon! Totally in! 🙂

  2. Sure, I might be able to write a review for one of her movies for that date, so if I can help out in that way, let me know 😊

  3. Count me in! I’m going to write a comparison of Meg Ryan’s “You’ve Got Mail” to “The Shop Around the Corner”. Yes, I know this comparison has been done a million times, but I’m going to cover it anyway.

  4. Love to join this Paul, and hoping to get a copy of The Doors in time for this blogathon.. failing that would love to look at my fave movies with her.

  5. RB

    well you know how I feel about Kate and Leopold….

  6. I would love to review Prelude to a Kiss for your blogathon.

  7. Great post 🙂 If I may recommend another Pfeiffer film to watch in your marathon, you should also choose Jonathan Demme’s Married to the Mob from 1988 and to this day and you have agreed with me on this, it still stands out as a criminally underrated gangster comedy. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂 I will be writing reviews of horror films in October in time for Halloween month 🙂

  8. If I may offer another set of beautiful eyes of an underrated actress and a fellow Meg: Meg Foster. Just remarkable eyes on a beautiful woman.

  9. Wow!! I’ll definitely help you celebrate her birthday. Count me in. 🙂

  10. Paul, somehow I missed this post last week. I would absolutely love to join your Megathon (wow, I like how that sounds)! Has Joe Versus the Volcano been taken? Or maybe I’d just write a general ode to Meg and a few roles of hers I love. We’ll see. As always, life is complex and complicated and the time to do these things always seems to lie just outside our grasp, so I can’t say with 100% certainty I’ll get something written in time for the Megathon, but I’ll definitely try!

    • I would really love it if you got involved. There’s still nearly seven weeks before the Megathon begins, and however much or little you can contribute will be appreciated, as and when it’s ready. Joe versus the Volcano will be all yours, but whatever you decide will be fine. No strings no obligation.

  11. Dear Mr. Smith,

    You have been such a good friend to me that I want to join your blogathon. You have been very supportive of my endeavors and articles, so I want to support your blogathon. I have never seen a film with Meg Ryan, but I have an idea for an article topic. I thought that perhaps I could write an overview of the numerous remakes of classic films in which Miss Ryan appeared. This would include her first film, “Rich and Famous,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “The Women,” and “Ithaca.” Would that be acceptable? I would try to include as much information and celebration of Meg Ryan as I possibly could!

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon.” This blogathon, which will be taking place on October 12-17, is a celebration of the Code, its Era, and its enforcer, Joseph I. Breen. We are using this blogathon to honor Joseph Breen on his 130th birthday, which would have been on October 14. However, we are extending the blogathon to October 17 to celebrate the second anniversary of PEPS, which was founded on October 17, 2016. You can participate by breening a film that is not from the Breen Era (1934-1954) or by analyzing a Code films. You can also discuss an aspect of the Code, its influence on Hollywood, or Mr. Breen itself. You can find out more and join here:

    I would also like to invite you to join a blogathon which my sister, Rebekah, is hosting in November. On November 9-11, PEPS is hosting the Claude Rains Blogathon in honor of this marvelous actor’s 129th birthday on November 10. You can read the announcements and sign up here:

    I hope that you’ll be able to join! We could really use your talents.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

  12. Thanks Tiffany, I’m delighted to welcome you to the Meg Ryan blogathon, your post idea sounds fabulous.
    Thanks also for your kind invitations to your upcoming events. I’m not really familiar with either Joseph Breen or Claude Rains, but I will give the matter some thought. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavours.

    • Dear Mr. Smith,

      I just saw this comment. For some reason, it did not appear in my WordPress notifications. I am looking forward to your blogathon; I’m glad you like my idea. Thank you for your good wishes!

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan

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  14. Not sure if I’m up to entering another blogathon right now, but I shall certainly try and stop by to read all the articles about Meg and her films.

  15. Pingback: Meg Ryan Birthday Blogathon: Joe versus the Volcano (1990) | Tranquil Dreams

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