Schedule: DYNAMIC DUOS in Classic Film blogathon

They’re almost here.  The perilous, precarious and/or personable pairs.

As the Dynamic Duos in Classic Film blogathon, co-hosted with the fabulous Once Upon a Screen (@CitizenScreen) draws near, it’s time to share the planned schedule. I can hardly contain my excitement at the incredible list of bloggers and topics that will be featured.  As you see below, it’s an impressive list – one that far exceeded my expectations in number, artist, genre and participant.  I’m so excited, in fact, that I want to look up, into the clouds as if John Gilbert were nibbling on my neck….oh.

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Garbo and Garfield

Participating Blogs / planned schedule:

Saturday, July 13th

Hosted by Annmarie at Classic Movie Hub

Silver Screenings – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby in a “Road” picture

Comet Over Hollywood – Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan

The World’s Funniest Dissertation – Laurel and Hardy

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – Thelma Ritter and Connie Gilchrist

Cinemalacrum – Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Godard’s Breathless

Cinematic Catharsis – Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in Horror of Dracula

Terrible Movies – Godzilla and Mothra

We Recycle Movies – Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson

Critica Retro – Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp film depictions

Silver Scenes – Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson

Hero Histories – The Lone Ranger & Tonto – film incarnations – Part 1

Secret Sanctum of Captain Video – The Lone Ranger & Tonto – Part 2

The Joy and Agony of Movies – Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

Furious Cinema – Lemmon and Matthau in The Odd Couple

Lindsay’s Movie Musings – Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda’s friendship

The Great Katharine Hepburn – Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant

Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions – Charlie Chaplin and Claire Bloom in Limelight

The Stop Button – Lon Chaney Jr and Bela Lugosi

The Vintage Cameo – Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra

Virtual Virago – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney

Shadows and Satin – Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake

Krell Laboratories – Special Japanese legends Pairings

Wide Screen World – Tom and Jerry

Durnmoose Movie Musings – Abbott & Costello (Part 1)

Maegan hosted on Citizen Screenings – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Classic Movie Hub – Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont

Once Upon a Screen – Crawford and Gable

Sunday, July 14

Hosted by Aurora at Once Upon a Screen

The Hollywood Revue – Greta Garbo and John Gilbert

Outspoken & Freckled – Nick and Nora Charles

Bogie Film Blog – Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre

Picture Spoilers – Dynamic Duos in Libeled Lady

Stardust – Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck

Caftan Woman – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear – Martin and Lewis

Movies Silently – Vilma Banky & Ronald Colman in The Winning of Barbara Worth

Greg McCambley on Once Upon a Screen – Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles in The Third Man

Durnmoose Movie Musings – Abbott & Costello (Part 2)

Weird Flix – Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, 50th Anniversary of Beach Party

The Man on the Flying Trapeze — Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, focus on Hold Your Man

The Baz – Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone

Film Flare – Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren

The Jeanette MacDonald Blog – Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

Classic Movie Man – Irene Dunne and Cary Grant

Be Careful! Your Hand! – Maleficent and her crow Diablo from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

Noir and Chick Flicks – Carole Lombard and Cary Grant

Movie Mom – Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins

The Motion Pictures – Cary Grant and Joan Bennett in Big Brown Eyes and Wedding Present

She Blogged by Night – Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

Hitless Wonder Movie Blog – Evelyn Ankers and Lon Chaney Jr.

Movie Classics – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Western Comics Adventures – The Lone Ranger & Tonto – Part 3

The Last Drive In – Bette vs. Joan, “Get Back in the Chair Blanche”

The Last Drive In – Bette vs. Joan, “I wouldn’t piss on Joan Crawford if she were on Fire”

Trocadero Baby – Farley Granger and Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train

goosepimply allover – Doris Day and Rock Hudson

The Nitrate Diva – Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich

Viv and Larry — Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (on-screen and off-screen)

Citizen Screenings – Batman (1966)

Before I go I must express my thanks to all of you fabulous bloggers for making this event so special so borrowing the words of George M. Cohan I say…“My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.”

Um…OK.  I guess that’s corny.  Let me instead offer some advice…“Plastics.”  Or a wistful thought, “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”  

Don’t tell me I never gave you anything!


If you’d like to take part and haven’t signed up, it’s not too late.  Here are the details:

When:  July 13 – 14

Just follow these simple steps:

Either via email to either host –

Annmarie @ClassicMovieHub of Classic Movie Hub

Aurora @CitizenScreen of Once Upon a Screen

Or in the comment section of this post make note of the following:

  • 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 prefer no repeats)
  • Your post date preference if you have one (either July 13 or 14)
  • 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.


Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Ma and Pa Kettle

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Garbo and Garfield

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Martin and Lewis

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Fred and Ginger

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Crawford and Davis

One more thing – there are many more classic film events planned this summer.  For details visit the new Events Calendar featured at Classic Movie Hub.

Happy blogging!




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  8. David Nash says:

    For me, the Classic Romantic Dynamic Duo are Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland as ‘Robin of Loxley’ and Maid Marion in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ 1938. While he was charming and courteous to her, she was hard and bitter to him until he revealed the true reason as to why he became an outlaw to Prince John and the Normans. While their relationship begins as a love/ hate affair, (He loves her, She hates him), it soon becomes romantic and passionate set against the plots and machinations of Prince John and Sir Guy of Gisbourne. When Robin is taken prisoner by Sir Guy it is Marion who plans his escape with the help of his Merry Men, (and Michael Curtiz). Needless to say by the end of the picture order is restored, as is Loxley’s title and properties, and Robin and Marion run off to a happy and fruitful future together. Flynn and de Havilland’s screen chemistry is electric and really boosts the tone of the film. Though not overtly romantic their love story evolves at a believable pace through the picture. This is one movie where Olivia de Havilland was given license to really strut her performing stuff and she really made Marion.

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