Announcement: Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon


Announcing the 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 Once Upon a Screen 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.

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film  Blogathon

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:

Aurora at Once Upon a Screen and @CitizenScreen and

Annmarie at this page and @ClassicMovieHub 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 here at the Classic Movie Hub website.

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film  Blogathon


Participating Blogs and Chosen Duos:

Silver Screen Classics – Abbott and Costello

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Bogart and Bacall

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

Once Upon a Screen – Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride as Ma and Pa Kettle

LA Explorer – Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae

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



Happy Blogging!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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20 Responses to Announcement: Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon

  1. Michaela says:

    Hi there! I left a comment on Aurora’s post a few days ago, but for some reason it doesn’t seem that she has received it. Anyway, I would love to write about Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams. Should be a fun time!

  2. 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 Aurora an email on a different matter yesterday.

  3. Quiggy says:

    While waiting for Aurora to add my entry I just wanted to let you know, too. I have opted for an overview of the pairing of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. I will probably focus on the so-called “Hunter trilogy”, but I will also reference some of the 12 others in which they appeared together.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh my gosh. I LOVE those cartoons 🙂 Duck Season Rabbit Season… never gets old! Thanks so much for entering.

      • Quiggy says:

        Thanks. BTW, at the risk of being labeled at nitpicker, the title of my blog is spelled “Midnite” not “Midnight”. An artistic variation, and i guess some automatic spell-checking programs find it perturbing, but I liked it.

  4. Philip Bahr says:


    I’m doing Rope’s Brandon and Philip. Do we just post as normal to our own blog and then Tweet with your two blogs mentioned along with a hashtag for Dynamic Duos? Or is there a place where we submit the posts to your sites?

    Philip (Reel Charlie)

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Terrific! Yes, you post the article to your own blog and tweet it out mentioning us and the hashtag. We will also be promoting your post on social as well. Looking forward to reading your article. BTW what is your twitter handle?

  5. Simoa says:

    Hello! I reached out to you on twitter about posting on the 19th as my preferred date. Could I opt for the 20th instead?

    Thank you!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Not a problem at all! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      • Simoa says:

        Hi Annemarie, I’m really sorry, but I actually won’t be able to participate in the blogathon after all. 🙁 I hope to still read the entries, really sorry I can’t contribute. Unless I can get an extension and submit it later in the week! Let me know if that’s ok.

        • Annmarie Gatti says:

          Thanks so much for letting me know Simoa. I totally understand. If you want to submit later in the week, that’s okay with me, but no pressure if you’re really busy…

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