Friday, December 09, 2016

The John Wayne Blogathon + Giveaway!


It's here!  The John Wayne blogathon has arrived!  And yes, you read that correctly -- this includes a giveaway.  Info on that at the very bottom of this post.  But first, here are the awesome blogathon entries!  I'll be adding to this list as I get links to posts.  So entrants, leave the links to your entries in the comments here or at the Midnite Drive-In!  Quiggy and I will be updating our link lists as we have time throughout the next three days.

THE LIST










Many thanks to Quiggy for thinking up this fun event and asking me to cohost, and to all you lovely bloggers who are participating, be it by contributing a post, reading entries, or both!


THE GIVEAWAY

I am giving away six used John Wayne movies on 5 DVDs, one each to five lucky winners.  They are Hatari! (1962), Hondo (1953), McLintock! (1963), Red River (1948), and a double feature of what are possibly his finest westerns, Rio Bravo (1959) and The Searchers (1956).  Please be aware that these are all USED -- they all load and play in my DVD player, but I cannot guarantee they will work in yours.

This giveaway runs through Thursday, December 15.  I will draw five winners (one for each DVD) on Friday, December 16, and post the names of the winners that day, as well a notify them by email. I can only send these to US addresses because of shipping being so expensive these days. Of course, if you have a friend who lives in the US that is willing to have it shipped to them for you, that's fine, but I won't send them internationally.

PLEASE make sure your information for the giveaway widget includes your current email address so that if you win a prize, you'll get the email informing you that you won! If you don't reply to my email within one week, I will choose another winner and award your prize to them instead.

The first way to enter, as you see, asks you to tell me your top two prize choices. I do my best to match winners with their choice of prizes, but that doesn't always work out. If you already own one or more of these movies, please say so with the next entry option-- that way they can go to someone who doesn't own them yet! (If you don't own any of them, you can still use that entry option and just answer something like "none.")  Enter via this widget:

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21 comments:

  1. If you choose to include me in the giveaway, I have all of those except Hatari!. You are also eligible for the book, BTW (I only exclude myself.) Ready for the fun?

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    1. Slash that. I do have it. I just looked. I forgot... (In my defense, I DO have a LOT of John Wayne films...)

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    2. Haha! I do that a lot, especially if I haven't watched a film yet. In fact, I just bought a copy of a movie I thought I'd been looking for for years... and got home and found I had the exact same edition. Ooooooops.

      Please do put my name in your drawing! I haven't read that book, nor do I own it. I'm sure!

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  2. Ooh, this is fun! I actually made a mistake while entering. I listed my first choice as "McClintock!" and my second choice as "Red River", but I'm actually only interested in "McClintock!". IF I did win and couldn't get "McClintock!", I'd rather give my "winning entry" to someone else.
    Sorry if that made no sense! :/ And thanks for the fun giveaway. :)

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    1. Natalie, good to know! Thanks for clearing that up :-)

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  3. Yay! Here is my review of True Grit. If I need to say anything else, let me know!
    http://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/2016/12/john-wayne-blogathon-true-grit-1969.html

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    1. Thanks, MovieCritic! I have added your link to the list :-)

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    2. And here is the one for The Sons of Katie Elder! :D
      http://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/2016/12/john-wayne-blogaton-sons-of-katie-elder.html

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    3. Great, MC! Adding it to the list :-)

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  4. My review link for Rio Bravo: https://ofhorseselvesandmen.blogspot.com/2016/12/movie-spotlight-rio-bravo-1959.html

    I don't even how to exactly thank you and Quiggy for doing this thing, it has certainly one of my favorite happenings of the year. :)

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    1. Eowyn, I've got it added!

      Thank YOU for participating (twice!). I agree -- this is just amazing. I've been looking forward to it for ages, too :-) Now I need to carve out time this evening to catch up reading posts!

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  5. Here's my review of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance! :) Thanks for hosting this blogathon - it's been lots of fun. https://classicsandcraziness.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/mini-movie-review-the-man-who-shot-liberty-valance/

    ~Eva

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    1. Thanks for participating, Eva! You know I love that film. I can't wait to read your take on it -- probably this evening :-) I'm babysitting this afternoon, so house is extra crazy/fun/loud/exciting/busy.

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  6. Here's my review of Rio Lobo.. http://fencernanowrimo.blogspot.com/2016/12/rio-lobo-1970.html

    Thanks to you and Quiggy for hosting! Can't wait to read all the posts.

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  7. Just got my post up!! Thanks so much for hosting!

    https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/in-old-california-1942/

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    1. Thanks, Christina! I've added you to the list :-) In Old California is possibly the first John Wayne movie I ever saw (it's either that or Dakota -- I saw them both the same weekend), so I'm looking forward to your review!

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  8. Here's my entry:
    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2016/12/john-wayne-and-lucy-ricardo.html

    Thanks for co-hosting this! It'll be interesting to read the other entries and learn more about Wayne!

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    1. Thanks, Michaela! I've added it to the list :-) Looks like a fun one -- I'll read it fully tomorrow!

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  9. Here's mine!! http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2016/12/rio-grande-1950.html Thanks for hosting this great tribute to the Duke :)

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    1. Thanks, Phyl! I'll add it :-) Thanks for joining the fun!

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