Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon – Day Two

Day Two of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon


Aurora and I chose a name at random from each of the two days of the Wray and Riskin Blogathon. Each winner will receive a signed copy of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoirby the couple’s daughter, Victoria Riskin.

Dum roll…..

Winner for Day Two – Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood

For the name of the Day One winner visit Once Upon a Screen.

CONGRATULATIONS to the two winners and THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by for a visit and/or for joining the event!


The time has come to officially celebrate the careers of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin in a joint effort with Once Upon a Screen. Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon was conceived to celebrate the release of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir, by the couple’s daughter, Victoria Riskin.

fay wray and robert riskin blogathon 250fay wray robert riskin a hollywood memoir by victoria riskin

If you need a refresher on the nuts and bolts of the blogathon visit the announcement post here. Otherwise I will waste no time getting to the heart of the matter, the entries that will no doubt entertain. On behalf of Aurora and myself, I want to thank all of the bloggers who have submitted entires to this event. Learning from you is the best part of hosting and we’re excited to have two signed copies of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir to raffle off at the end of the weekend to entrants chosen at random. Many thanks to Pantheon Books and Victoria Riskin for these gifts.

Here are the Day Two entries for your pleasure…

The ‘Big Ape’ Trailer


  • The Story Enthusiast takes on Platinum Blonde (1931), starring Jean Harlow, Loretta Young and Robert Williams.
Platinum Blonde, Jean Harlow and Robert Williams Jean Harlow and Robert Williams, Platinum Blonde


black moon starring fay wrayBlack Moon starring Jack Holt, Fay Wray and Dorothy Burgess


  • Carole & Co. reflects on two films — Carole Lombard’s first loan-out from Paramount and a sublime film from director Erich von Stroheim — in the post Virtue and The Wedding March.
Fay Wray and Eric von Stroheim The Wedding MarchFay Wray and Eric von Stroheim, The Wedding March


  • Classic Film Journal talks about the pre-code horror gem Doctor X (1932), starring Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill.
doctor x fay wray lionel atwillLionel Atwill and Fay Wray, Doctor x


  • Love Letters to Old Hollywood covers Small Town Girl (1953), in which Fay Wray plays Jane Powell’s mother.
small town girl with jane powell and fay wrayRobert Keith, Fay Wray and Jane Powell, Small Town Girl


collaborators and friends robert riskin and frank capraRobert Riskin and Frank Capra


thin man goes home lobby cardWilliam Powell and Myrna Loy, The Thin Man Goes Home


the richest girl in the world 1934

The Richest Girl in the World, starring Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea and Fay Wray


  • And last, but not least, Sister Celluloid takes a look at Frank Capra’s The Miracle Woman, starring Barbara Stanwyck, based on the Robert Riskin play “Bless You Sister”.
the miracle woman, barbara stanwyck and frank capraBarbara Stanwyck and Frank Capra on the set of The Miracle Woman


Stay tuned for our other entries today:

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

So don’t forget to check back later today for additional entries on Day Two. Also, be sure to visit Once Upon a Screen for Day One of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon. If you’re on Twitter, follow us @ClassicMovieHub and @CitizenScreen as we’ll be tweeting about all of this there. Many thanks for the visit and your continued support. Here’s to Hollywood history and the careers of two supremely talented people as told in Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir.

By the way, if you’re anywhere near New York City we suggest you visit the Film Forum, which is presenting Bob & Wray: A Hollywood Love Story, a series of movies starring Fay Wray and/or written by Robert Riskin. Victoria Riskin will introduce several films during the series, which runs from March 15 through April 2.

robert riskin and fay wray in new york 1942

Robert Riskin and Fay Wray in New York, 1942.


A Big Thank You to all the bloggers that entered the Blogathon!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub



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7 Responses to Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon – Day Two

  1. Pingback: Announcement: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon | Classic Movie Hub Blog

  2. Hi Annmarie,

    Would it be alright if I publish my entry a day late? I’m currently working on it, but I can’t guarantee that I will have it ready in time. I hope it can still be accepted.

  3. Pingback: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin Blogathon - Platinum Blonde (1931) — the Story Enthusiast

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