Announcement: Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon


The Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon just got more exciting. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Kino Lorber, we are giving away eight DVD prizes! The winners will be chosen at random from the participating bloggers, 4 each on May 19 and 20. All DVDs will feature classic movie duos and a fun assortment is in store. GOOD LUCK!

Long ago and not so far away I teamed with the fabulous Classic Movie Hub to form a partnership in honor of memorable movie duos. Time, work and numerous other events have prevented us from resurrecting this topic, which was met with great enthusiasm throughout the blogosphere. That is, until today. I’m thrilled to announce this reunion with a great friend and movie lover and to spotlight once again the duos that have made us laugh, cry, fear or that have taken us on great adventures. It’s the Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon! and we hope you’ll join us.

Stanley: Ollie?

Oliver: What’s the matter?

Stanley: I’m scared.

Oliver: Well, that’s nothing to be afraid of!

Don’t fret! You can choose on-screen pairings that have enjoyed romantic entanglements or professional partnerships. Perhaps memorable adversaries are your poison. Or maybe you prefer siblings and family values. Any one of the many perilous, precarious and/or personable pairs – including the non-human variety – will be great. The only rule is that they must be classic in the traditional sense, which for this event is designated to any film, character, personality, etc. before 1970.

The details:

When:  May 19 – 20

If you are interested in taking part, and we hope you are, please follow these simple steps:

Leave a comment on either host blog, contact us via Twitter or by email:

Annmarie at Classic Movie Hub and @ClassicMovieHub and

Aurora at this page and @CitizenScreen and

Include the following in your comment or email:

  • The Name and URL of your blog
  • Your email address
  • Your Twitter tag if you have one
  • Your choice of film/characters/personalities, etc.  (Although all entries are welcome, there are so many wonderful Duos to be discussed, we will take no prisoners…er, repeats)
  • Your post date preference if you have one (either May 19 or 20)
  • AND, please help us promote the event by placing one of the banners included in this post on your site along with a link to the host sites.

We look forward to hearing from all the fabulous classic film bloggers out there in the dark.

One more thing – be on the lookout for many more classic film events this summer. Stay informed through the Events Calendar featured at Classic Movie Hub.


Participating Blogs and Chosen Duos

Silver Screen Classics – Abbott and Costello

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Greta Garbo and John Gilbert

Nostalgic Italian – Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

Classic Movie Hub – Doris Day and Rock Hudson

Caftan Woman – Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog

Real Weegie Midget – Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

A Shroud of Thoughts – Hope and Crosby

Cinematic Scribblings – Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson

The Dream Book Blog – Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland

Moon in Gemini – Paul Newman and Robert Redford

The Old Hollywood Garden – Anthony Mann and John Alton

Critica Retro – Laurel and Hardy

Silver Screenings – George Burns and Gracie Allen

Champagne for Lunch – June Allyson and Van Johnson

Reel Charlie – Philip Morgan (Farley Granger) and Brandon Shaw (John Dall) in Hitchcock’s Rope (1948)

Overture Books and Film – Linda Darnell and Tyrone Power

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams

Blog of the Darned – Rock Hudson and Tony Randall

Midnite Drive-In – Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

The Story Enthusiast – Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery

That William Powell Site – William Powell and Clara Bow

Popcorn & Flickers – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Lucy and Desi

Old Hollywood Films – Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx

Anybody Got a Match? – Joan Crawford and Clark Gable

Blogie & Bacall – Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn

Watching Forever – Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

90 thoughts

  1. I have never done this before, but would like to try. There are SO many great duos to write about, but I thought I could easily write about Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton of The Honeymooners. Please let me know what I need to do.

    1. Hi. We’d love for you to join us, but this time around we’re only doing classic film duos, not TV. I adore Ralph and Ed so it’s not easy to turn them down. Would you consider a classic movie pair?

          1. Are there any specific guidelines? Usually my blog is all over the place. Lol. The topics have been everything from my vacation, music on my iPod, to praise for my sons. Any specific format? I want to be sure what I write is worth it.

    1. NOT AT ALL!! I love the choice! I am leaning toward a second cartoonish entry, but have to make sure I can pull it off. Those characters are just too great to ignore. Thrilled you’re joining us, Paddy!

  2. Looks great, Aurora! I know this is going to sound really weird, but when I saw the topic (dynamic duo), I immediately thought about Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. I know they’re not exactly a “duo” but they did do several films together throughout their careers and I thought it might be interesting to look at those

    Tam May
    The Dream Book Blog
    Twitter handle: @tammayauthor
    Preferred day: Sunday, May 20

    1. Yes! Sorry, I checked with co-host to make sure that a director/cinematographer duo fits the bill. It’s ok. I’ll add you to the list in a bit. 🙂

  3. After a lot of soul search and not wanting to go with something too obvious Tracy/Hepburn, Powell/Loy, I decided to go with Rock Hudson and Tony Randall for Blog of the Darned. My twitter handle is @ChrisSturhann. By the way, I sent you and AnneMarie an email on a different matter yesterday.

      1. Unfortunately, I’m going to need to bow out of the blogathon as I’m going to be out of town. Hopefully next time!

  4. Hey Aurora. I’m not sure if my last comment went through. Can I change my entry. As much I would like to write about Bogart and Bacall, I figured that I could write about them for the Lauren blogathon I’m planning to host in September. Would I be able to write about Greta Garbo and John Gilbert instead?

    1. That’s the choice I made for our first go around with this blogathon. LOVE the choice and can’t wait to read your entry. 🙂

  5. Hey Aurora!

    I’m very sorry I couldn’t participate in this blogathon. I’ve been sick the past couple of days and I totally neglected this. I’m very sorry about this!

  6. So very upset that I missed this! Really wanted to take part but hasn’t been the best time for me. Will save my draft and get on board for next time. Best regards and look forward to reading the entries.

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