Hollywood has had it’s fair share of romantic couples who graced the silver screen with their immaculate presence and larger than life personalities, but the world was about to be conquered when Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, two unparalleled individuals who were already at the top of their zenith, created a sizzling on-screen partnership that has now made motion picture history.
Both stars are legendary figures, and while they made nine movies together, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn endured successful solo careers, appearing in a wide array of blockbusters alongside the greatest stars Hollywood has ever produced.
Tracy and Hepburn welcomed audiences into their idyllic lifestyles that they created for themselves on-screen, and the wonderful Margaret Perry, the instrumental force behind The Great Katharine Hepburn blog, has invited fans to join her in honoring Katharine Hepburn with previous blogathons, but now it is my turn to shine the spotlight on both stars who continue to enthrall millions worldwide with their ingenious trail of artistry that they left behind.
With Margaret Perry’s blessing and full approval, it is with great pleasure that I am hosting this blogathon dedicated to both Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, two of my personal favorites from Hollywood’s constellation of stars.
Many of you might be wondering why I am hosting this blogathon in October? Well, the answer is simple. I couldn’t wait for the birth dates, death dates or other prominent dates of either stars, but both Kate and Spence are special enough to be honored on any day of the year.
1. This blogathon is not just restricted to the nine films that Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn made together. Bloggers are welcome to write about any film that either Katharine or Spencer appeared in, or any topic relating to either Tracy or Hepburn.
2. Since I am generous, I am allowing no more than two duplicates. Both Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn had an illustrious career that consisted of a long resume of acting credits, so there is no reason why everybody should write about the same topic. I only ask that you send me your posts during the days of the blogathon.
3. When: The blogathon will be held on October 15th, to October 18th, so please send me your articles on any 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 all open to the window to Spencer and Kate’s genius.
ROSTER, WITH THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS:
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The complete filmography of Katharine Hepburn.
Thoughts All Sorts: Rooster Cogburn ( 1975 )
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Adam’s Rib ( 1949 )
Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Woman Of The Year ( 1942 ) & Holiday ( 1938 )
The Shelly Blog: Early Spencer Tracy romantic comedies.
The Midnight Drive-In: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner ( 1967 )
Real Weegie Midget Reviews: On Golden Pond ( 1981 )
A Shroud Of Thoughts: Bad Day At Black Rock ( 1955 )
The Dream Book Blog: Long Day’s Journey Into Night ( 1962 )
The Stop Button: Desk Set ( 1957 )
Cinema Cities: Pat and Mike ( 1952 )
In The Vintage Kitchen: Katharine Hepburn Vintage Dinner & The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Holiday ( 1938 ) & Woman Of The Year ( 1942 )
Taking Up Room: Boys Town ( 1938 ), Pat and Mike ( 1952 ) , The Spencer Tracy Legacy, hosted by Katharine Hepburn ( 1986 ) & Men Of Boys Town ( 1941 )
Moon In Gemini: Father Of The Bride ( 1950 )
Sat In Your Lap: San Francisco ( 1936 ) & Adam’s Rib ( 1949 )
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Keeper Of The Flame ( 1943 )
Old Hollywood Films: Kate & Spence Literary Classics: Little Women ( 1933 ) and Captains Courageous ( 1937 )
Life With Books & Movies: On Golden Pond ( 1981 )
Cinematic Scribblings: The Lion In Winter ( 1968 )
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: TBD, but at this stage a top ten list.
Lauren Champkin: Father Of The Bride ( 1950 )
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: State Of The Union ( 1948 )
DB Movies Blog: The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )
The Flapper Dame: Test Pilot ( 1938 )
Le Cinema Dreams: Spencer Tracy in “The Actress” ( 1953 )
Finding Franchot: Quality Street ( 1937 )
Christina Wehner: The African Queen ( 1951 )
I Found It At The Movies: Bad Day At Black Rock ( 1955 )
Critica Retro: The Spencer Tracy Legacy, hosted by Katharine Hepburn.
Classic Movie Treasures: Without Love ( 1945 )
Goose Pimply All Over: Desk Set ( 1957 )
Linda Sandahl: Captain’s Courageous ( 1937 )
The Divine Miss Hepburn: Bringing Up Baby ( 1938 )
Karavansara: The Iron Petticoat ( 1956 )
Blogferatu: Suddenly Last Summer ( 1959 )
Movies Screen Life: Summertime ( 1955 ) & State Of The Union ( 1948 )
Second Sight Cinema: Stage Door ( 1937 )
Silver Screenings: Dear Katharine Hepburn. Katharine Hepburn tribute post.
Anybody Got A Match: 20,000 Years In Sing Sing ( 1932 )
Silver Screen Modes: Katharine Hepburn & Walter Plunkett, a working relationship.
Movies Meet Their Match: A Delicate Balance ( 1973 )
Cinema Monolith: The Seventh Cross ( 1944 )
Classic Stars: A Review: Kate and Kathy: From aunt and niece to mother-daughter duo.
Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews: Inherit The Wind ( 1960 )
Prince Of Hollywood: Morning Glory ( 1933 )
The Story Enthusiast: Sylvia Scarlett ( 1935 )
The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Libeled Lady ( 1936 )
Liza Trevino: Bringing Up Baby ( 1938 )
Diary Of A Movie Maniac: Love Among The Ruins ( 1975 )
Vinnieh Movie Reviews: The African Queen ( 1951 ) & Broken Lance ( 1954 )
The Blonde Screwball: Morning Glory ( 1933 )
Hometowns To Hollywood: Spencer Tracy’s early years and hometown.