Announcement: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon

February 26, 2019 marks the release of a must-read dual Hollywood biography and we are honoring it with a special blogathon. Commemorating the lives and careers of one of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars and one of its most memorable screenwriters, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir promises an enlightening recounting of a romantic, historical encounter. Written by the couple’s daughter, Victoria Riskin, the memoir tells the tales of Wray’s and Riskin’s work, their fairytale marriage, and an essential story of Hollywood.

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To celebrate the release of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir, I have joined forces with Once Upon a Screen for this blogathon event scheduled for the week of the book’s release. You will have no problem choosing a movie or topic. Fay Wray starred in over 120 pictures and opposite Hollywood’s biggest stars – and I don’t mean just a big ape.

Robert Riskin was an Academy Award winning writer with five nominations, a producer, and enjoyed legendary collaborations most notably with Frank Capra with whom he made ten pictures. Riskin’s credits include such notables as It Happened One Night (1934), Lost Horizon (1937), and You Can’t Take It With You (1938).Take a look at a list of Robert Riskin’s cinema accomplishments here.

Now to the fun part. On Saturday, March 2 and on Sunday, March 3 you can submit your entries on either Fay Wray’s or Robert Riskin’s filmographies. One of each would be fun too. Aurora of Once Upon a Screen and I will take turns hosting and promoting your entries across social media. For your efforts, you will be entered to win one of two signed copies of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir. From what I hear, Victoria Riskin may well be visiting the entries that weekend. This will be fun! We hope you join us.

Blogathon Details

Let Once Upon a Screen or myself know which movie/topic you are interested in blogging about. The best way to do that is to leave a comment on either announcement post. Since Fay Wray and Robert Riskin had such impressive careers, we will not accept duplicates. A few more reminders are…

  • Include the title and link to your blog in the comments area
  • Advise if you have a date preference – Saturday, March 2 or Sunday, March 3
  • Include the event banner on your blog and in the entry post to help us promote the event.
  • Spread the word. Help us make this a resounding success!

Auora and I look forward to hearing from you and to reading your entries.

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Link to Day One Posts at Once Upon a Screen

Link to Day Two Posts at Classic Movie Hub


Participating Blogs and Chosen Topics:

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Small Town Girl (1953)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Magic Town (1947)

Carole and Co. – Robert Riskin and Virtue (1932)

Carole and Co. – The Wedding March (1928)

The Hitless Wonder – The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Silver Screenings – The Clairvoyant (1935)

Caftan Woman – The Careers of Riskin and Wray in 1934 with focus on Broadway Bill and Black Moon

Movie Movie Blog Blog II – King Kong and It Happened One Night Double Feature

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – The Cobweb (1955)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – The Richest Girl in the World (1934)

The Story Enthusiast – Platinum Blonde (1931)

The Stop Button – It Happened in Hollywood (1937)

Classic Film Journal – Lost Horizon (1937)

Classic Film Journal – Doxtor X (1932)

Watching Forever – Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Critica Retro – Capra-Riskin Partnership

Sister Celluloid – The Miracle Woman (1931)

Once Upon a Screen – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Once Upon a Screen – The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Classic Movie Hub — Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin (daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin)


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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18 Responses to Announcement: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon

  1. Vincent says:

    Just announced the blogathon — and my participation in it — at Looking forward to it!

  2. Laura A. says:

    How exciting! Put me down for “The Richest Girl in the World” (1934) on March 3rd. My blog is Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

  3. Billy Slobin says:

    This is awesome!
    Cant wait to read the posts~!

  4. I am really excited about this forthcoming blogathon. This would be an ideal way to start my new blog site:

    Thank you very much.

    Please put my down for two movies:

    Lost Horizon (1937) written by Robert Riskin, for Saturday, March 2nd
    The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) starring Fay Wray, for Sunday, March 3rd.

    Thank you everybody!

  5. Janet says:

    Hi Anne Marie,

    May I do “The Miracle Woman”?

    Take care,


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  8. Janet says:

    Hi Anne Marie,

    The Miracle Woman is up! Thank you for including me!1

    Take care,


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