A virtuoso of motion pictures, Bette Davis was an indomitable actress whose versatility and scripted brand of artistry was showcased in an array of memorable productions that have left an indelible mark on cinematic history.

Earlier this year I hosted the Bette Davis Blogathon, which took place over her birthday weekend in April. Because the blogathon was such a success, I have decided to make it an annual event. This time however, I’m bringing the blogathon forward to March. The reason for this is that Bette shares a birthday with three other legendary icons from the silver screen, and some might consider it unfair that I honor Bette with a blogathon while the other three get left out. I also decided to hold it on these dates because March 26th marks the 79th anniversary of the release of Jezebel, the film in which Bette received her second Academy Award for her performance.



1. Participants are welcome to write about any subject relating to Bette Davis or any aspect of her life and career. As long as the topic relates to Bette or her filmography, I’ll accept it.

2. Because Bette Davis has an extensive resume of films, I will be allowing no more than two duplicates. There are a wealth of topics regarding Bette. Remember, your choice doesn’t have to be a movie. If you have a subject in mind, act fast.

3. When: The Blogathon will be held on March 24th – 26th, 2017, so please post your entries on either of these dates.

4. 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 celebrate the unparalleled talents of Bette Davis.








In The Good Old Days Of Classic HollywoodTBA

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: The Letter ( 1940 )

Christina Wehner: Kid Galahad ( 1937 )

Smitten Kitten Vintage: Jezabel ( 1938 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Bette Davis and Errol Flynn movies.

Gary Pedroni: Guest post on In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve ( 1950 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: Now Voyager ( 1942 )

The Dream Book: Bette Davis in All About Eve ( 1950 ) and The Star ( 1952 )

Real Weedgie Midget Reviews: Burnt Offerings ( 1976 )

Silver Screenings: Phone Call From A Stranger ( 1952 )

Back To Golden Days: Dark Victory ( 1939 )

The Stop Button: The Little Foxes ( 1941 )

Taking Up Room: Now Voyager ( 1942 ), Bette’s real life involvement with the war effort, and the Hollywood Canteen, and Of Human Bondage ( 1934 )

Old Hollywood Films: Bette Davis, and the Hollywood Canteen

The Flapper Dame: The Man Who Came To Dinner ( 1942 )

Katrina Selby: Guest post on In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis: Pint Sized Pioneer.

Critica Retro: Bette Davis and William Wyler

Lauren Champkin: The Letter ( 1940 )

The Old Hollywood Garden: The Petrified Forest ( 1936 )

Goose Pimply All Over: Bette Davis’ appearance on Dick Cavett

Karavansara: Death On The Nile ( 1978 )

Life’s Daily Lessons Blog: Of Human Bondage ( 1934 )

Silver Scenes: The Corn Is Green ( 1945 ) and The Catered Affair ( 1956 )

Cinematic Scribblings: In This Our Life ( 1942 )

Thoughts All Sorts: All About Eve ( 1950 )

Whimsically Classic: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ( 1962 )

Finding Franchot: Bette Davis and Franchot Tone career and personal connections

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins

Girls Do Film: The Old Maid ( 1939 )

Critica Retro: Bette Davis and William Wyler

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Deception ( 1946 )

Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews: The Whales Of August ( 1987 )

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Mr. Skeffington ( 1944 )

Classic Movie Treasures: Dead Ringer ( 1964 )



  1. Hi Crystal,
    I know All About Eve has already been tagged but I’d like to do a blog post about Davis’ character in both The Star and All About Eve. It focuses more on putting one aspect of Margot Channing’s character in a 1950’s context, so it’s a bit different than just writing about the character. Can I do that?

    Tam May
    Blog: The Dream Book Blog



  2. classicemily

    I covered their only movie together Dangerous for last year’s blogathon, so this year I will focus on career and personal connections between Bette and Franchot.


      1. Hey Crystal, I’d like to change my topic to “Bette Davis: Hats and Reviews.” I’ll go through her movies and share photos of the hats she wore in them accompanied by the reviews she received on each film. I’m just not in the mood to write about a feud and want something more light and fun 🙂


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