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:
Annmarie at Classic Movie Hub and @ClassicMovieHub and firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora at this page and @CitizenScreen and email@example.com
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
Looks like a fun blogathon and I would love to take part. Could I be marked down to look at Abbott and Costello please for May 20th? A more definitive title will be forthcoming. Best regards – Paul from Silver Screen Classics
Blog site: https://silverscreenclassicsblog.wordpress.com
WOOOHOOO! Was hoping someone would choose them. Thanks so much!
I want to get in first. Could I do Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall?
Yes, you got it! Thanks for joining
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.
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?
I’d like to stay with what I know a little better …Would Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin count?
Yes! That’s a terrific choice. I’ll add you to the list in a bit. Thanks for understanding and for joining us.
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.
There are no guidelines. It really depends on the blogger as to how they want to submit an entry. Don’t put pressure on yourself, though. Just have fun with it. Take a look at the previous Dynamic Duos blogathon I co-hosted in the following link. You’ll see some bloggers submit extensive write-ups and others lighter fare. It’s all great by us:
I brought my short list to a consultant (my daughter), and it was determined that I should work up something on two of my heroes, Ralph and Sam. You don’t that that her being an animator may have influenced this decision, do you?
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!
Can I do Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)? love from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews, will send you it on the 20th and my twitter is @realweegiemidge and my blog, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/
Great! Thanks. 🙂
It’s Terry of A Shroud of Thoughts https://mercurie.blogspot.com I think you already know my Twitter handle! (@mercurie80). How about Hope and Crosby?
Sounds terrific!! And yes, I think I know you. 😉
They’re an obscure pair, I know, but could I write about Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson, who co-starred in a number of ridiculous but entertaining Italian melodramas in the 1950s? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings (https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/) and my Twitter handle is @CineScribblings. Thank you!
Sounds great. Thank you!
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
The Dream Book Blog
Twitter handle: @tammayauthor
Preferred day: Sunday, May 20
Not so weird. I considered them too. 🙂 Terrific choice. Thanks for joining us.
Hi! Here’s the link to my blog post for the blogathon :-).
Hi, I’d like to claim Paul Newman and Robert Redford, in both Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid and The Sting. Thanks!
I don’t have a blog, but would love a discussion on Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.
If I may be so bold, here’s my discussion on that pair: https://aurorasginjoint.com/2012/08/23/cary-grants-greatest-co-star-irene-dunne/
Could I do a piece on director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton?
(no Twitter 😦 )
Wait, no one chose Laurel and Hardy yet? I want them! (By the way, they were called Fat & Slim in Brazil… a not very creative name, I know).
“El Gordo y El Flaco” 🙂 Happy to have you join us, Le!
Hey Aurora, I’d love to do George Burns & Gracie Allen, although their film contribution isn’t equal their radio output. Would that be OK?
MY GOSH! Do
you know how much I love them? Of course!
Could I do a piece on director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton?
(no Twitter )
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. 🙂
Great! Thanks! )
Well, it’s taken me over a week to pick a duo to write about, there are so many great options. Can I claim Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery, please?
I’m over at http://www.storyenthusiast.com.
My apologies for the late reply, but that’s a FANTASTIC CHOICE!!! Thank you!!
My post is live.
Yay! Many thanks!
Bugs Bunny! Daffy Duck! Bugs Bunny! Daffy Duck! Bugs Bunny! Daffy Duck!
BLOGGING SEASON!! Yay! I’ll add you in a bit. 🙂
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.
Got it all. Thrilled to be collaborating on a host of things. 🙂
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on the 20th for me!
Popcorn & Flickers: https://popcornandflickers.wordpress.com/
This would not have been the same without Fred and Ginger!! Thanks so much for joining us!
Here’s an obscure one – William Powell and Clara Bow made two movies together across 1925/1926 – can I do these two please?
OF COURSE!!! Terrific choice. Please give me the name of your blog and Twitter handle if you have one. 🙂
Never mind. 🙂 Am now at your site.
Ah! Okey dokey 😺👍
I’d like to write about Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae for LA Explorer (http://la-explorer.com/).
Hi. Apologies for the delay! Your comment didn’t show up on the blog. Got it and thrilled!! Thank you!
Unfortunately, I’m going to need to bow out of the blogathon as I’m going to be out of town. Hopefully next time!
Hey Aurora. 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?
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?
Yes!! Sorry, I’m updating it in a few! Another great choice!
Put me down for Lucy and Desi! Phyllis Loves Classic Movies http://www.phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com @solidmoonlight on Twitter 🙂
YAY!! Thanks and sorry I’m replying so late. I was crazy at TCMFF.
I would like to write about Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx for Old Hollywood Films, if that duo isn’t taken yet. Thanks!
FANTASTIC!! Thank you for joining us.
Hey! Would be okay if I nab Joan Crawford and Clark Gable?
Ooops. I forgot the name of my blog! My apologies!
Anybody Got a Match?
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. 🙂
Here’s my post: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/the-unluckiest-couple-in-italy-amedeo-nazzari-and-yvonne-sanson/ Thank you!
Mine is up.
Hi Aurora, I just posted my take on Burns and Allen:
This is gonna be fun!
Cannot wait!! Thanks, Ruth!
Here’s my entry:
Super excited to read the other entries! Thanks for co-hosting this!
A review of the classic Bugs Bunny – Daffy Duck pairings is mow up.
Hello, here’s my review on Bonnie and Clyde, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/bonnie-and-clyde-1967/ from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
Wonderful! Thanks 🙂
Great to know you got it ok!!
Cheers, Aurora. Pleasure meeting you at TCMFF this year. https://popcornandflickers.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/top-hats-twirls-an-ode-to-astaire-rogers/
Same goes for me, Victor! Got the link and will begin promoting on Twitter shortly.
My post is now live:
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!
No worries, Alex. Feel better!
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.