Barbara Stanwyck is the most versatile actress to ever grace the silver screen. During the annals of her career, Barbara showcased her indelible talents in a pantheon of films of every genre imaginable, and succeeded on all levels.


Sadly Barbara Stanwyck passed away on January 20th, 1990, at age 82. For many fans worldwide this is a day of mourning, but for a legion of others, it’s a time when we reminisce about how phenomenal Barbara Stanwyck was and pay tribute to Barbara and the myriad of achievements she made.

Barbara Stanwyck is my favorite actress of all time, and January 20th marks the 26th anniversary of her passing, so as a special remembrance to my favorite actress, I’ve decided to celebrate her legacy by hosting a blogathon in her honor.

What better way is there to pay tribute to Barbara Stanwyck than hosting a blogathon to commemorate this sad day, so let’s all coalesce and show “Missy” some love.


1. Feel free to write about any subject relating to Barbara Stanwyck or any aspect of her life and career. Barbara Stanwyck has an extensive body of work, so if you want, you can write about any movie from her large resume of films. The choice is yours. As long as the topic relates to Barbara or her filmography, it’s more than welcome.

2. Duplicates are welcome. While many blogathons don’t allow duplicates, I’m more than happy to have more than one person blogging about the same subject.

3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my 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: 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. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s pay tribute to the legendary Barbara Stanwyck who sadly departed this earth on January 20th, 1990.



Pop Culture Reverie: Lady Of Burlesque ( 1943 )

Cinemaven’s Essays From The Couch: Overview of Barbara Stanwyck’s career.

Back To Golden Days: Stella Dallas ( 1937 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Ball Of Fire ( 1941 )

 The Stop Button: Meet John Doe ( 1941 )

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: Union Pacific ( 1939 )

The Cinematic Frontier: The Lady Eve ( 1941 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: The Red Salute ( 1935 )

Sister Celluloid: The Miracle Woman ( 1931 )

B Noir Detour: Barbara Stanwyck and Film Noir.

Wide Screen World: The File On Thelma Jordon ( 1950 )

Goose Pimply All Over: Barbara Stanwyck in “The Big Valley”

Portraits By Jenni: Clash By Night ( 1952 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Christmas In Connecticut ( 1945 )

Outspoken And Freckled: Baby Face ( 1933 )

Smitten Kitten Vintage: Double Indemnity ( 1944 )

Serendipitous Anachronisms: Witness To Murder ( 1954 )

Le Mot Du Cinephiliaque: Forbidden ( 1932 )

Defiant Success: Barbara Stanwyck’s four Oscar nominated performances.

Critica Retro: Night Nurse ( 1931 )

Second Sight Cinema: The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers ( 1946 )

Lauren Champkin: Ball Of Fire ( 1941 )

Old Hollywood Films: The Furies ( 1950 )

Caftan Woman: All I desire ( 1953 )

LA Explorer: Remember The Night ( 1940 )

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Three times Barbara Stanwyck was terrified: The Two Mrs. Carrolls ( 1947 ) Cry Wolf ( 1947 ) and Sorry Wrong Number ( 1948 )

The Lady Eve’s Reel Life: The Lady Eve ( 1941 )

Karavansara: Escape To Burma ( 1955 )

Tales From The Border: Forty Guns ( 1957 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: Christmas In Connecticut ( 1945 )

Le Cinema Dreams: Walk On The Wild Side ( 1962 )

Mildred’s Fat Burgers: Roustabout ( 1964 )

Cinematic Scribblings: The Mad Miss Manton ( 1938 )

Four Star Films: The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers ( 1946 )

Twenty Four Frames: Forty Guns ( 1957 )

Dark Lane Creative: The Bitter Tea Of General Yen ( 1933 )

Wonders In The Dark: Clash By Night ( 1952 )

Film Ruminations: The Woman In Red ( 1935 ) and Executive Suite ( 1954 )

Movie Classics: There’s Always Tomorrow ( 1956 )

Cindy Bruchman: Sorry Wrong Number ( 1948 )

Mother Time Musings: East Side, West Side ( 1949 )

Cinema Cities: Overview of Barbara Stanwyck’s 1941 films: The Lady Eve, You Belong To Me, Meet John Doe and Ball Of Fire.

Film Vulture: Crime Of Passion ( 1957 )

Journeys In Darkness And Light: No Man Of Her Own ( 1950 ) So Big ( 1932 )

100 Films In A Year: Lady Of Burlesque ( 1943 )

Film Grimoire: Clash By Night ( 1952 )

Mike’s Take On The Movies: The Violent Men ( 1955 )

The Motion Pictures: 24 Hours of Barbara Stanwyck: A Stanwyck marathon.

Cinephilia: Forty Guns ( 1957 )

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood: Barbara Stanwyck pictorial tribute

Bare, Bones, E-zine: The Night Walker ( 1964 )

Unrequited Love: The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers ( 1946 )

Immortal Ephemera: Ten Cents A Dance ( 1931 ) 

Speakeasy: Ladies They Talk About ( 1933 )

The Cinema Penitentiary Diaries: John Ford’s use to close ups of Barbara Stanwyck in The Plough And The Stars ( 1936 )

The Movie Rat: So Big ( 1932 )

All Good Things: The Mad Miss Manton ( 1938 )

365 Days, 365 Classics: The Lady Eve ( 1941 )

The Midnight Drive In: Double Indemnity ( 1944 ) and The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers ( 1946 )

Trudy Ring: Guest blogger on Cinemaven’s: My Reputation ( 1946 )

Shadows And Satin: Illicit ( 1931 )

Once Upon A Screen: Titanic ( 1953 )

Silver Scenes: The Homes Of Barbara Stanwyck

The Ellie Badge: Meet John Doe ( 1941 )

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You: Remember The Night ( 1940 )

Girls Do Film: Ball Of Fire ( 1941 )

 The Old Hollywood Garden: Lady Of Burlesque ( 1943 )

Cinema Monolith: A Taste Of Evil ( 1971 )

Seven Doors Of Cinema: The House That Would Not Die ( 1970 )

Moon In Gemini: Annie Oakley ( 1935 )

Pop Culture Pundit: The Hollywood Canteen ( 1944 )

Christina Wehner: The Miracle Woman ( 1931 )

Weekly Cinerama: Jeopardy ( 1953 )

Drew’s Movie Reviews: Double Indemnity ( 1944 )

Midnight Only : Baby Face ( 1933 )

Movie Rob: Union Pacific, Annie Oakley, Escape To Burma and Forty Guns.

Stars And Letters: Barbara Stanwyck correspondence.

The Great Katharine Hepburn: The radical feminism of Barbara Stanwyck



  1. Saw your comment on my blog post for The Universal Movie Blog-a-thon. Thanks for the good words and the invite to this blog-a-thon. Not entirely sure if Barbara Stanwyck’s movies lend themselves to a drive-in theater atmosphere, and if they did, I’d have to personally go with her film noir movies. I have established on my blog that, with very few exceptions, I will be doing a “double feature” format. That said, and if you are agreeable, I will do two of Barbara’s more ruthless roles. Double Indemnity and The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.


      1. Hi Crystal ~ I want to submit the link to Trudy Ring’s essay on “MY REPUTATION.” Thank you again for including Trudy in this blogathon on Stanwyck, and the link will become ‘live’ January 19th ( at the stroke of midnight ) New York time. ( Let me know that you received this, okay? ) Thanks again. I’ll be sending along my overview on Stanwyck in a day or two.

        “MY REPUTATION” by Trudy Ring:


  2. Not sure if my comment posted, but I am a huge Stanwyck fan and would like to write about My Reputation. I don’t have my own blog, but if I need to be under a blog’s banner, I do guest-blog at Cinemaven’s Essays from the Couch.


  3. Trying one more time, as the posts I did with Facebook log-in aren’t showing up. I would like to write about My Reputation. I do not have my own blog but I guest-blog at Cinemaven’s Essays from the Couch.


  4. I LOVE Miss Barbara Stanwick! She does drama, suspense, and comedy so well. “The Big Valkey”-she’s one of the first strong woman characters in tv. She’s tough. Strong. Stubborn. A woman. “Christmas in Connecticut “ is a classic I watch every year! Did I mention “girl crush”? And “Ball of Fire” is absolutely amazing! They just don’t make em like her any more!


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