THE THIRD ANNUAL LAUREN BACALL BLOGATHON HAS ARRIVED

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It’s that time of year again. For the next three days, the legendary Lauren Bacall will be taking high precedence in the blogasphere. Join me and a talented array of writers while we pay tribute to this great actress, who left an indelible mark on cinematic history with her illustrious contribution to motion pictures.

For those of you who are participating in the event, please submit your entries on the comments section below, and I will link them as soon as I can. Thank you for taking part in the event.

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THE THIRD ANNUAL LAUREN BACALL BLOGATHON ENTRIES

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Appointment With Death ( 1988 )

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The Stop Button – To Have and Have Not ( 1944 )

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Taking Up Room – Dark Passage ( 1947 )

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The Midnight Drive-In – The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

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Critica Retro – Designing Woman ( 1957 )

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Love Letters To Old Hollywood – How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

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18 Cinema Lane – From The Mixed-UP Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ( 1995 )

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Poppity Talks Classic Film – Blood Alley ( 1955 )

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ANNOUNCING THE SECOND FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON

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Two iconic screen legends who epitomized American cinema, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were a dynamic dancing duo and successful acting veterans whose names will continuously echo throughout the years.

At least everyone should have heard of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The unparalleled artistry that both stars possessed, which is coupled by their enduring legacy, continue to evoke interest in today’s popular culture. In the blogasphere Fred and Ginger are among the most celebrated screen teams. It is for this reason that Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood and myself have decided to launch the second addition of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon, a blogging event that we hosted for the first time in July 2018.

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THE RULES

1. This blogathon is not just restricted to the ten films that Fred and Ginger made together. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the indelible legacy and illustrious filmography of both stars. Bloggers are welcome to write about any film that starred either Astaire or Rogers or any topic pertaining to the two legends.

2. Due to the diversity of the subject matter, we are allowing no more than two duplicates per topic. I know this sounds extremely fair, but we want to give everybody the opportunity to participate. If you have a topic in mind, act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to both Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful to either star.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on December 28th – 30th, 2019. Please submit your entries on either of these days or early if you wish. For those of you posting early, just remember that your entry won’t be linked until the event starts.  In case your wondering why the event takes place on dates that aren’t specifically connected to either star – the answer is that we simply wanted to end the year with a bang.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Michaela’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com or by contacting Michaela. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Michaela, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to seeing you in December.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Stage Door ( 1937 ) and TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 ) and a Fred Astaire Tribute.

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Tribute.

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Swing Time ( 1936 ) and The Sky’s The Limit ( 1943 )

Pale Writer – Daddy Long Legs ( 1955 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Fred’s Appearance on Battlestar Galactica ( 1978 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Swing Time ( 1936 )

Caftan Woman – Professional Sweetheart ( 1933 )

Screen Dreams – Top Hat ( 1935 )

The Story Enthusiast – Forever Female ( 1953 )

Critica Retro – Kitty Foyle ( 1940 )

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict – Having Wonderful Time ( 1938 )

THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON HAS ARRIVED

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I can’t believe how fast the time has flown since Michaela and I announced the comeback of the Second Annual Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon. Now, here we are two months later and the blogasphere is ready to bring one of cinemas most iconic couples to the forefront this weekend with our highly anticipated event.

For those of you who are participating in the event, please submit your entries on the comments section below or on Michaela’s blog, and we will read your articles as soon as we can. Thank you for taking part.

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THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON ENTRIES

Screen Dreams – Woman Of The Year ( 1942 )

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Caftan Woman – Keeper Of The Flame ( 1942 )

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The Stop Button – Adam’s Rib ( 1949 )

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18 Cinema Lane – It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ( 1963 )

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18 Cinema Lane – One Christmas ( 1994 ) – Kate’s final film

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Dubsism – Pat and Mike ( 1952 )

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A Shroud Of Thoughts – The People Against O’Hara ( 1951 )

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Pale Writer – Undercurrent ( 1946 )

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The Wonderful World Of Cinema – Quality Street ( 1937 )

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Critica Retro – Desk Set ( 1957 )

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Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – The African Queen ( 1951 )

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Taking Up Room – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )

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Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Eight Favorites from Kate the Great.

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Vintage Genevieve – Katharine Hepburn: A Fashion Icon

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Poppity Talks Classic Film – Spencer Tracy Double Feature

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Anybody Got A Match? – Katharine Hepburn’s legendary status with the Academy Awards

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Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Film Fashion Friday: Spencer Tracy

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Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The African Queen ( 1951 )

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Movies Meet Their Match – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )

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ANNOUNCING THE CAROLE LOMBARD MEMORIAL BLOGATHON

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A cinematic icon and a timeless beauty whose ingenious flair for Screwball Comedy will forever be immortalized in motion picture history – Carole Lombard was all that and so much more, but in today’s popular culture, most people remember Lombard as being the doting wife of movie king Clark Gable, a joyous activity that fulfilled the stars private life.

During the mid to late 1930’s, Carole Lombard was at the top of her zenith. She was a highly revered actress, who had starred alongside some of Hollywood’s leading pioneers, but away from the cameras, Carole was a wittingly funny human being, whose vivacious spirit and zest for life earned her many valuable friendships and lured her into the arms of Hollywood’s iconic legend, Clark Gable.

Sadly, Carole Lombard became victim of a tragic death. On the evening of January 16th, 1942, Carole, her mother and Hollywood press agent Otto Winkler were returning home after a successful War Bond rally in her home state of Indiana when their TWA Flight 3 plane crashed into Potosi Mountain, killing all twenty-two passengers on-board instantly.

For a star whose time on mortal soil was only short, Carole Lombard lived every day of her rich and comprehensive life to the fullest, and created an enduring legacy that many of her contemporaries found difficult to surpass. Even though it is almost seventy-eight years since her premature death, Carole’s name and her imperishable screen presence will continue to echo through the ages.

To this day, Carole Lombard’s legion of fans worldwide continue to follow her ingenious trail of artistry that she left behind. There are numerous Facebook groups honoring the actress, and even the young generation are appreciating her illustrious body of work. I am privileged to be great friends with Miss Lombard’s most ardent supporter and enthusiast. His name is Vincent Paterno, and he is the author of Carole & Co, a blog dedicated to Carole Lombard.

As all of you would know, I am a great admirer of classic films and the stars that adorned the silver screen. Like many people, I have my own personal favorites, but there are a very few who stand in a pivotal position and secure a place in my top ten. One individual who ranks high on my list is the inimitable Carole Lombard. It is for this reason that Vincent and I have decided to co-host our first blogging event together and honor the legendary Carole, who means a lot to both of us.

Before I proceed with the rules, I must say that I am beyond excited to be collaborating with Vincent on our first ever blogathon. Miss Lombard is one star who deserves such a loving tribute.

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For those of you who wish to participate in the blogathon, please read the following. 

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THE RULES

1. The purpose of this blogathon is to celebrate the wonderful person that Carole was and to shine the spotlight on her legendary film career. With all that said, bloggers are welcome to write about any topic pertaining to Carole Lombard or any movie that stars the actress herself. If you have a subject in mind, but not sure whether its suitable, just run it by Vincent or me, and we will kindly help you out. If you are still stuck for ideas, here is a comprehensive list of Carole’s motion picture work. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001479/bio

2. To give everyone a chance to participate, we are allowing no more than two duplicates. Carole has an illustrious filmography that consists of seventy-nine acting credits, so there are enough topics to go around. We also encourage bloggers to think outside the square when it comes to choosing subjects. Remember, the more popular the subject matter, the more likely it is to be claimed, so act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to Carole. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful towards Miss Lombard.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on January 16th – 19th, to coincide with the 78th anniversary of Carole’s passing. Early entries are most welcome, but they will not be linked until the day the event commences.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Vincent’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com or by contacting Vincent. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Vincent, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to celebrating Carole with you all in January.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

MY MAN GODFREY ( 1936 )

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – TBD

Carole & Co – TBD

Poppity Talks Classic Film –  The Carole Lombard and Fred MacMarray Collaborations.

Super Veebs – Tribute to Carole.

Pale Writer – To Be Or Not To Be ( 1942 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – The Scarlett O’Hara War ( 1980 )

Cinema Cities – My Man Godfrey ( 1936 )

Karavansara – My Man Godfrey ( 1936 ) and the 1957 remake.

Critica Retro – Carole’s early years with Mack Sennett.

Caftan Woman – We’re Not Dressing ( 1934 )

The Stop Button – The Princess Comes Across ( 1936 )

The Midnight Drive-In – High Voltage ( 1929 )

Taking Up Room – Made For Each Other ( 1939 )

Back To Golden Days – Carole and Clark.

Screen Dreams – No Man Of Her Own ( 1932 )

18 Cinema Lane – In Name Only ( 1939 )

The Flapper Dame – Nothing Sacred ( 1937 )

The Story Enthusiast – Carole as a dramatic actress.

ANNOUNCING THE THIRD LAUREN BACALL BLOGATHON

 

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Lauren Bacall, the tremendous actress and mystique beauty whose memorable story-book marriage to the legendary Humphrey Bogart continues to make cinematic headlines, was born on this day ( September 16th ) 1924.

In honor of her birthday, I usually host a blogathon dedicated to Lauren, but due to a hectic schedule, I haven’t found the time to announce it, and as the time was fast approaching, I came to the conclusion that her special day is the best date to make the announcement.

Lauren Bacall is an actress who is near and dear to my heart, and the thought of not creating a blogathon for her was not in my vocabulary. I am the proud recipient of a myriad of personalized autographs that were signed by Miss Bacall herself. I know this is a moment that I constantly harp on about, but the fact that I wrote to Lauren’s home address twice and received mail from her both times is something that continues to excite me. Of course, millions of people have written to stars, but I have never heard of anyone being as generous as Lauren was to me, and I am deeply touched by it.

Now that I have gotten all that out of the way, it’s time to proceed with the rules. If you are interested in joining the blogathon, please read the following.

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THE RULES

1. This blogathon enables bloggers to write about any topic pertaining to Lauren Bacall, from her illustrious filmography, her relationship and marriage to Humphrey Bogart to her friendships and adventures. I also encourage to people to think outside the square when it comes to choosing subjects.

2. To give everyone a chance to participate, I’m allowing no more than two duplicates. I know this sounds fair, but I want to give everybody to attain the topic of their choice. Remember, the more popular the subject matter, the more likely it is to be claimed, so act fast.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to Lauren. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but I will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful towards Miss Bacall. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, I am limiting it to three posts per blog.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on November 20th – 22nd, which coincides with the anniversary of the release of How To Marry A Millionaire. Early entries are most welcome, but they will not be linked until the day the event commences.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave me a comment with your choice of topic and the name of your blog. If you wish to register by email, my email address is: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com. Once you receive confirmation, please select one of the wonderful banners that were designed by Michaela, and I’ll see you in November.

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Appointment With Death ( 1988 )

Pale Writer – Written On The Wind ( 1956 )

Cinema Cities – The Bogart and Bacall collaborations. 

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict – Young Man With A Horn ( 1950 )

Sean Munger – Murder On The Orient Express ( 1974 )

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Blood Alley ( 1955 )

The Stop Button – To Have And Have Not ( 1944 )

Critica Retro – Designing Woman ( 1957 )

The Midnight Drive-In – The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

Taking Up Room – Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Lauren Bacall Costume for Film Fashion Friday.

Screen Dreams – Woman’s World ( 1954 )

THE FIFTH ANNUAL BARRYMORE TRILOGY BLOGATHON HAS ARRIVED

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I can’t believe that today marks the arrival of the fifth edition of the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, an event that was first conceived in August 2015 to commemorate the birth of Ethel Barrymore.

As an ardent supporter of the Barrymore siblings, I was the instrumental force behind bringing the famed theatrical family to the blogging world. This year I am joined by the lovely Gabriela, the author of Pale Writer, who gracefully offered her services as co-host.

Before we proceed with the entries, I would like to kindly ask all bloggers to send their contributions to Gabriela or me. Thank you. Let’s get the Barrymore party rolling.

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL BARRYMORE TRILOGY BLOGATHON ENTRIES

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – The Spiral Staircase ( 1946 )

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Realweegie Midget Reviews – The Paradine Case ( 1947 )

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Pale Writer – Sweet Prince: A Tribute To John Barrymore

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Caftan Woman – On Borrowed Time ( 1939 )

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Critica Retro – Broken Lullaby ( 1932 )

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Thoughts From The Musical Man – You Can’t Take It With You ( 1938 )

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Poppity Talks Classic Film – A Family Affair ( 1937 )

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The Stop Button – Twentieth Century ( 1934 )

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Taking Up Room – David Copperfield ( 1935 )

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Stars and Letters –  Don’t worry, everything will be Jake.

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Movies Meet Their Match – That Midnight Kiss ( 1949 )

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ANNOUNCING THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON

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When I first embarked on my journey into the world of classic cinema, I discovered a myriad of stars who I greatly admire, but before any of these individuals entered the picture, I became acquainted with two prominent figures whose names had been etched in my memory – they are known universally as Katharine Hepburn ( 1907 – 2003 ) and Spencer Tracy ( 1900 – 1967 )

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy are two of the greatest stars to ever have their presence adorn the silver screen. Today they are best remembered for their dynamic and magnetic partnership, but outside of their story-book romance, the two nurtured successful careers of their own, and triumphed in every genre.

Kate and Spence are two of my personal favorite stars. It is because of this reason that I have decided to shine the spotlight on both of them with a blogathon for the second time. When the idea sprang to mind, I simply couldn’t pass it up. For this years edition, my fellow Kate enthusiast and friend Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood is joining me as co-host.

Before I proceed with the rules, I want to say that its rather fitting that I’m hosting this blogathon tribute. I’m currently conducting a blog series and film marathon on Kate, and at the end of it, I’m hoping to get my own weekly or monthly feature writing about Kate films in some sort of publication, if all goes well.

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THE RULES

1. This blogathon is not just restricted to the nine films that Spence and Kate made together. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the indelible legacy and illustrious filmography of both stars. Bloggers are welcome to write about any film that starred Kate or Spencer or any topic pertaining to Hepburn or Tracy.

2. Due to the diversity of the subject matter, we are allowing no more than two duplicates per topic. I know this sounds extremely fair, but we want to give everybody the opportunity to participate. If you have a topic in mind, act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to both Kate and Spence. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful to either star. I also want to state that entries focusing on Kate’s head tremor will not be allowed. By all means, you are welcome to mention it in your articles, but posts that are strictly about that subject are verbatim.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on October 11th- 13th, 2019. Please submit your entries on either of these days or early if you wish. For those of you posting early, just remember that your entry won’t be linked until the event starts. We understand that these are not birth or death dates for either star, but we simply couldn’t wait for any anniversary. Besides, Kate and Spence are important enough to be celebrated any time of the year.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Michaela’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: carolelombardforever@yahoo.com or by contacting Michaela. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Michaela, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to seeing you in October.

SUBJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES

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THE AFRICAN QUEEN ( 1951 )

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY ( 1940 )

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THE ROSTER

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Kate and Spence: A Memorable Partnership & TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Stage Door ( 1937 )

The Stop Button – Adam’s Rib ( 1949 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? ( 1967 )

Caftan Woman – Keeper Of The Flame ( 1942 )

Critica Retro – Desk Set ( 1957 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts – The People Against O’Hara ( 1951 )

Pop Culture Reverie – TBD.

Pale Writer – Undercurrent ( 1946 )

18 Cinema Lane – One Christmas ( 1994 & It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World ( 1963 )

Dubsism – Pat and Mike ( 1952 )

Vintage Genevieve – Katharine Hepburn and Fashion.

Taking Up Room – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Spencer Tracy Double Feature: The Mountain ( 1956 ) and Broken Lance ( 1954 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – The African Queen ( 1951 )

Anybody Got A Match? – Katharine Hepburn’s legendary status with the Academy

Retro Movie Buff – Pat and Mike ( 1952 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The African Queen ( 1951 ) and Spencer’s costumes. 

Screen Dreams – Woman Of The Year ( 1942 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema – Quality Street ( 1937 )

Linda Pacey: Guest post on In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner ( 1967 )

Movie Critic – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )