Catalina from A to Z: You’re Only Young Once

Hello, and welcome to the final week of the Blogging A to Z Challenge! This year my theme is Catalina from A to Z, featuring posts about the Southern California island of Catalina. With a focus on the island’s romantic side, I’ll be sharing info about where to go, what to see and do, plus a few sneak peeks from my novel in progress, Wife For A Weekend, which is set on the island!

Long before there was YOLO (You Only Live Once, in internet slang), there was YOYO: You’re Only Young Once.

You’re Only Young Once is a movie from 1937 – a talkie! – where the Hardy family heads to California on vacation. It was shot on Catalina Island, and showcases lots of the fun in the sun you’ll find there. As TCM explains, “Its simple tale of a small-town family trying to get through their summer vacation in one piece perfectly melded the elements of high-spirited youth and parental wisdom that would make the Hardy films so successful.” In fact, the Hardy film series was so successful that in 1941 MGM was honored with a special Oscar to recognize “achievement in representing the American way of life.”

Naturally, all of this makes You’re Only Young Once a must-watch for any Catalina-loving movie buffs. You can stream it for just $1.99 on Amazon or iTunes; for $2.99 on Vudu; or for $3.99 on Google Play or YouTube.

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