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.
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.
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:
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.
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