Saturday, June 2, 2012

5th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer on their wedding day.

The month of June marks 5 years, count 'em 5 years, since I started Out of the Past ~ A Classic Film Blog. In June 2007, I had a desperate urge to start writing about classic movies. If I truly love something, I have to talk about it! I just have to! This blog has been a wonderful little nook for me to express my thoughts and share classic films with you all. I've met lots of great people online and offline because of this blog and for that I'm truly grateful.

I wanted to celebrate my 5th blog anniversary with some fun stuff for June. In July, I'll be marrying the love of my life Carlos. To get me in the wedding mood I decided to do some wedding related posts:

Weddings in Film series will be featuring the following movies:

Seven Chances (1925)
The Catered Affair (1956)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Double Wedding (1937)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

'Til Death Do Us Part series will highlight real life classic Hollywood couples whose marriages stood the test of time.

5th Anniversary Wedding Giveaway!

You can enter for a chance to win an awesome Wedding-themed prize pack (US & Canada only please!). The prize includes:

1 4X6 Eccolo Art Deco Silver-Plated Frame - As part of my reception table centerpieces, I will be placing images of real-life classic Hollywood couples in these frames. Each table will have it's own couple. Also Art Deco is my main wedding theme and my wedding colors are Pink and Grey/Silver.

1 grey silk fan - This will be given out at my wedding as a favor. Since it's in July and it'll be hot hot hot, my guests can cool themselves down with an ice cold beverage and their silk fan!

1 copy of Father of the Bride (1950) on DVD

To enter the contest fill out the form below. Good luck and stay tuned for all sorts of Wedding goodness. UPDATE: Contest is now over.


  1. Happy fifth blogiversary, Raquelle!

  2. Aww.. Happy Anniversary, Raquelle!! :") I am looking foward for the next five years (and more..) Fingers crossed for all of those who try their luck on your giveaway! (What a cute idea!)

    All the best to you and your blog! May you always enjoy writing it!

  3. wow 5 years, that's awesome! and an Art Deco themed wedding is also awesome, i applaud your good taste!!!! :D heres to 5 more years here and more after that!

    1. Paulie - I knew you'd like the Art Deco part. Ha! :-)

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you Bev. Are you on year 12 now yourself?

  5. Happy anniversary, and congratulations on five years of great writing. Your celebration events will be a lot of fun, a real treat for your readers.

    1. Thank you Jacqueline and congrats on your own recent 5 year anniversary as well.

  6. Congrats on everything, Raquelle! You know I'll especially be looking forward to your post on Double Wedding!

    1. Thanks Cliff! I don't have as many screen caps for Double Wedding as I'd like. Perhaps that movie merits 2 posts!

  7. Congratulations! love the photo of Norma and Irving x

  8. Happy blogaversary and congratulations! I have dreams of screening Seven Chances at my nuptials one day...

  9. I wish you the very best of success on your nuptials! Love the classic movie-themed idea. Congratulations on five years of blogging as well.


  10. Sorry to be so late in wishing you this, but happy blog anniversary! & what a lovely & inventive way to celebrate the 5th anniversary, June, & your own upcoming nuptials--loved the photos that have followed this, tho this photo may be my favorite :)

  11. Late to the party as well, Raquelle, but congrats on making it 5 years! That's a great accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself! Best wishes for a lovely wedding, and look forward to many more years of fun posts form you!


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